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    Re: Ch men prive

    Just take one day off from wearing it. And then only spray spots around your chest and arms - no sprays to the neck. I bet you'll smell it for 8 hours or more.
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    Re: NEW : Oscar de la Renta Gentleman

    Wow...I did not like this one very much on first whiff. It was very high on cumin and cedar, but sometimes the first spray out of a bottle can be misleading. After letting the bottle settle, I...
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    Re: Pineapple Vintage Discussion

    Can I just say that I think this is a very masterful packaging job (based on the photos). Congrats to the BN members behind this product. I just hope I can't get a sample somewhere, so I can justify...
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    Re: NEW : Oscar de la Renta Gentleman

    Got super lucky at TJX in downtown Chicago.
    5789157892
  5. Re: 4 months into 2016. Are there any standout releases?

    Bond No 9 has something debuting. Could be a pleasant surprise for those who haven't sworn off the brand. Lol
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    Re: NEW : Azzaro Wanted

    Wow!! You're right! Makes me think that there's little time spent on formulae and a lot of money pumped into aesthetics and marketing. I'll still check it out if it crosses my path.
  7. Re: John Varvatos Dark Rebel vs Vintage

    Dark Rebel is my vote. There are a few other fragrances that are similar to JV Vintage but Dark Rebel is a signature fragrance in my opinion. I've found that I get EXCELLENT longevity from all JV...
  8. Re: Cant sell my Armani Prive - Pierre De Lune less than half price?!?

    So this is very much the reality of niche fragrance resale, and it must be considered in the purchasing process. I am at a point in this hobby where I only buy designer fragrances that I know have...
  9. Re: 212 Men White (Limited Edition)

    Beastly performance indeed. Its a very nice green scent, not completely different in style than the original. Its much more sheer, with less of a pronounceable character. That's why its hard for...
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    Re: FragranceNet Best Bottles

    If you want to find used bottles on Fragrancenet's eBay store, just add the "%" sign to the search bar and hit GO. Only the USED fragrances will have the % volume FULL specified in the title line.
  11. Re: Scent Of Peace For Him By Bond 9 Any Good?

    why blind buy something so expensive when samples are so readily available and inexpensive? Are you international? I recommend heading to eBay to find a 2 or 3 pack of samples for under $15 USD if...
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    Re: Polo Black & CH Chic for men

    Polo Black is a fresh woody fragrance with a bright, crisp mango note, a bit of florals and a smooth woody finish. It does get a bit powdery towards the end but it smells really good. Chic is a...
  13. Re: How many fragrances did you acquire in 2015, and which is your favorite?

    Of the 12-15 new bottles I acquired in 2015, I think I've used and/or enjoyed Guerlain Homme, Bond No. 9 Shelter Island, & Givenchy Blue Label the most. The worst buys were easily Davidoff The Game,...
  14. Re: Looking for a guava based fragrance

    All-American by Stetson features Guava prominently
  15. Re: Value-Centric Wardrobe as Christmas Gift

    What a great selection! We should all be so lucky to have such a wonderfully curated selection offered to us when we're starting out. I am particularly loving the use of Guerlain Homme, Midnight in...
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    Re: Favorite Bond No 9 Fragrance?

    I own the following: RIVERSIDE, SHELTER ISLAND, & MONTAUK. I really like but don't own NY OUD, NY MUSK, and SCENT OF PEACE FOR HIM. My favorite of the bunch however, is probably NY OUD.
  17. Poll: Re: Hugo Just Different and Davidoff Game Intense

    Yeah - I'm voting that you just avoid both. And I say that having owned both. The thing is, they both smell fine, but why not save the money and get something magical. If I had to make a...
  18. Re: Your Best Niche VS Your Best Designer... which is best?

    This exercise feels like asking name your favorite independent artist and name your favorite mainstream artist and then pick which is better. They're different lanes. They're good on their own...
  19. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Vetiver Royale Absolute

    So I've seen them all at the Duty Free America stores in airports through out the North Midwest, including Chicago, Detroit and Pittsburgh. I tried PE Oud Saffron Rose and found it to be another...
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    Re: 2015: Intensely extreme

    Don't forget this little puppy that came out this year, I believe (its not a popular one but it fits):
    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=41373&stc=1
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    Re: Looking For A Creamy Summer Scent

    Check out Jil Sander Sun for Men...
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    Re: New Carolina Herrera CH Men Prive

    Now thats funny!! :grin: Fragrance X has it before the American boutiques?? Smh...Who's running things over there at Carolina Herrera/Puig??
  23. Re: Davidoff Hotwater vs Hotwater Night

    I find them quite different actually. Hot Water is a medicinal, sweet fragrance that has a fair amount of spices thrown in. I find Hot Water Night to be more dry, with cedar and a cool spice feel...
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    Re: Fragrance Consultant

    I actually think this WOULD work, but under a very specific condition. If you think about any personalized service, you have to consider: A) the point of contact with the customer; B) the type of...
  25. Re: Animale Sport.. Anyone tried it?

    Tried it at a Duty Free (O'Hare airport I think). It's not anything special. I don't even remember anything distinct about it. Pass. It's a 2014 or so release if I had to guess.
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    Re: Dior Dune Pour Homme - Anyone?

    If you're a fan of the style of fragrances from the late '90s, then you'll like Dune. It's a figgy, woody composition that is three dimensional, rather than flat like fragrances released nowadays....
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    Re: Dior New Scent - Why so little info?

    SCOTT - Thanks for the low-down! Very much appreciated.

    You know what kills me about the conjecture in this thread (and I mean this with all do respect)? It's that people are clamoring for...
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    Re: Upgrade from Lanvin Avant Garde

    A different but definitely more intense (think Ferragamo F vs. Ferragamo F Black) option would be Zegna Forte by Ermenegildo Zegna. Tobacco, honey, lavendar - not as spicy, but sweeter AND denser.
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    Re: Ferrari's Essence line

    These comparisons are simplifications but they give you a general idea:
    - Cedar: Cool Water but sweeter
    - Leather: Gucci PH 2
    - Musk: Boss Bottled Unlimited/Sport
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    Re: Armani Mania

    I know Macys used to do that at one point (only a few years ago). Not sure if this is still common practice. But it certainly was the norm not so long ago.

    -Tim
  31. Re: Mainstream but Oddball - Your favourite Out of the Ordinary stuff

    Just thought of two really good ones:

    Kenzo Jungle Homme

    Ultraviolet Man by Paco Rabanne
  32. Re: Designer Cult Favorites...Still In Production

    Versace Dreamer
    YSL Live Jazz
    Dolce & Gabbana BY
    Escada Magnetism
    Paul Smith London
    Kenzo Pour Homme
  33. Re: No colognes last on my skin, any tips?

    Here's a few suggestions:
    1) Spray from a few inches further away from the surface of your skin
    2) Spray parts of you that are not your neck (chest, wrists, shoulders, arms)
    3) Spray on clothing...
  34. Re: Carolina Herrera CH Men - Longevity and projection

    I've had it for 3-4 yrs and I'm near the bottom of my bottle. It has never been a fragrance that projects well on me based on my own awareness, but my girlfriend has made comments many hours after I...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 27th April 2015

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=37489&stc=1
    I feel transported to this scene every time...Kenzo Pour Homme (vintage) is a gem!
  36. Poll: Re: What's your pick(s) for Fig based fragrances?

    I'm gonna go Fico di Amalfi and Dune Pour Homme by Christian Dior!
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    Re: Blind buy Beyond Paradise Homme?

    Thats pretty steep. My issue with this one is that it never stuck around as long as I wanted it to, leaving me continually frustrated. We're talking 4-5hrs by my assessment. So I would be willing to...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 3nd April 2015

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=36603&stc=1
  39. Re: Better compliments getter then bleu de chanel? (for summer)

    I agree! I was just going to write Versace Pour Homme. It really is a great fragrance and one that people find appealing almost immediately after they encounter it on me. I'd also add Chic for Men...
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    Re: Best scent under $35

    Guerlain Homme - just got a 2.7oz tester for $32 bucks! Better than I thought!!
  41. Re: NEW: Carolina Herrera CH Men Africa

    This is the worst type of flanker usage. I'm not the type to get hung up on flankers, as they can be well-executed, and from a marketing stand point they make a lot of sense. But when you hurry to...
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    Re: Online pricing?

    Well perhaps it has to do with the fact that the bottle is so plain. Looking at a photo of the refill, I can tell that little effort/resources were devoted to presentation relative to the original...
  43. Re: I'm pretty sure I haven't told this story before

    Now that is hilarious!!! Bahahaha!!
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    Re: Blind buy Jaguar Vision.

    This is not similar to Aventus - its just a semi-sweet, woody oriental with pineapple in the beginning. I think its nice but its soft from the start and didn't seem to last very long on my skin. ...
  45. Re: Dior Dune for men - thoughts on longevity with this one?

    I don't have any numbers on mine to verify its age however I've own this now 3 times and it has always had solid longevity but was never loud. I would say its a personal space fragrance that lasts...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 9th February 2015

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=34993&stc=1

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=34994&stc=1
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, February 6, 2015

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=34843&stc=1
  48. Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Sounds refreshing in the same sense as Versace Eros (ie. not really refreshing at all), though it has a significant citrus component...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 5th February 2015

    SotD/E
    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=34829&stc=1
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 4th February 2015

    The beast...
    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=34805&stc=1
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 3rd February 2015

    Lancome Hypnose Homme
    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=34786&stc=1
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    Re: Best distance to spray ?

    I've recently switched to spraying as close (1-2 in away) as possible. I've found that this really increases the sillage and perceived longevity of the fragrance. Now, if the sprayer is really...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26th January 2015

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=34588&stc=1
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 25th January 2015

    Its my birthday and I wanted to wear something special!

    BLACK SAFFRON it is!

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=34558&stc=1
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    Re: compliments - again

    Think about what you asked in your post. Wouldn't the same fragrances that have gotten men compliments in the past (ie. the sticky thread with 108 pages), be the same fragrances that a man would...
  56. Re: What's Carolina Herrera CH Men SPORT like?

    As stated above, its quite different from the theme of the original CH Men; however, it is very persistent and quite potent to boot. But those are only redeeming qualities when you actually like the...
  57. Re: For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    I agree with both of these posts. I think its important to be considerate of your audience when posting helpful posts as well as critical ones. I'm not trying to pick a side. I appreciated your...
  58. Re: For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    I think we all appreciate your opinion here. I think the comment he was trying to make is that when a single BN member makes multiple posts disparaging a particular fragrance, on multiple threads,...
  59. Re: Carolina Herrera - CH Men *Grand Tour* - Unboxing/First Impression!

    Please, do share where you were able to acquire this BEAUTIFULLY presented bottle! I wasn't anticipating this stateside for a while but I'm curious to hear how you were able to get your hands on it....
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    Re: Fake Diesel Plus Plus?

    I just bought a bottle from TJ Maxx and it is nearly scentless. I'm thinking this is a reformulated, diluted version of the original fragrance. I hate it because I'd love to experience what its...
  61. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Just a heads up if anyone is interested, TJ Maxx/Marshalls has ZEGNA INTENSO (a rather hard to find/test designer fragrance) selling for a mere $29.99 for a 50 mL. I've now seen it in OH, TX, and NC...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Man, I knew as soon as I smelled it that it would get panned on Basenotes. Its just not complex and mystifying enough to warrant high praise here.

    But personally speaking, I smelled this...
  63. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    HAHAHAHA! Is this a referendum of the whole collection?? LOL
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    Re: Good cola fragrance?

    Escada Magnetism for SURE!! That stuff is majorly potent too. I'm talking blow-your-socks-off sillage.
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    Re: A nice little score...

    Great find!!
  66. Re: Wall Street by Bond No 9 gotta be the worst smelling fragrance ever

    Yeah I don't get it at all. I think this fragrance is quite nice and have received compliments while wearing it. Honestly, it could even be my holy grail summer scent, so I find it hard to understand...
  67. Re: Paco rabanne xs l'exces - Fake or Real?

    It's bizzare that the font is up to date but the skull is still hanging by a chain...Its as if they updated a few things but not all at once on the assembly line. I am 90% sure your's is real. ...
  68. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Man it's so true...I went to a Ross last night out near a very well-to-do subdivision and they had a much more diverse inventory. I ended up grabbing a gift set of CH Men Sport (100mL EDT + 100mL...
  69. Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Your signature is hilarious!! Haha...("no particular order")
  70. Re: F by Ferragamo Black (F Black by Salvatore Ferragamo)

    I really like F Black and F Pour Homme. F Black is more heavy and oriental, suggesting its utility for evening wear, formal wear, etc. I have enjoyed it quite a bit, but I recently wore it to an...
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    Re: Best of Sephora

    Based on your list, I can tell you go for quality and dynamism from your fragrances. That said, I recommend Noir EDT & Grey Vetiver from Tom Ford and Allure Homme or Bleu de Chanel from Chanel. If...
  72. Re: Carolina Herrera CH Men worth a blind buy?

    To even begin to determine whether this would possibly be a good blind buy for you, you'd have to tell me more about what you do and don't like. This is a sweeter, fruity-leather fragrance. I don't...
  73. Re: Did Ralph Lauren really just do oud?

    Lets not forget Calvin Klein (Encounter) & Davidoff (Hot Water Night). They all flopped in the market place. But was M7 really a success?? I don't think it was much of a seller until it was...
  74. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    Its funny - this whole debate was started because people present their ideas on here as if they are law (not point fingers at either party). If this is a discussion, then make your point and defend...
  75. Re: Versace Dreamer & Versace Man discontinued or?

    Neither one is listed on the official Versace fragrance website and considering Versace Man is becoming scarce, I am very seriously doubtful that it is still in production.
  76. Re: Animale Intense? Anyone hear about this one????

    Have not tried it but I did see it at a random duty free store (Philly airport maybe). It blew my mind bc they also had Animale Sport which was also news to me! Couldn't find a tester bottle so I...
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    Poll: Re: La Nuit vs Avant Garde

    La Nuit is the better fragrance in my opinion. I like Avant Garde (own a bottle) but it settles to something powdery and soft. I wish there were more woodsy notes in the base.
  78. Re: Name a scent you bought, sold and bought again cause you realized what you had lost....

    This happens to me all too often. I have learned to table any decisions to sell off a bottle for 30d, giving me time to reconsider and ideally, fall back in love. Lol

    Escada Magnetism
    Burberry...
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    Re: Montale Intense Cafe... Discuss

    This is a lovely concoction of coffee and sweet goodness. It also resembles Bond No 9 NY Oud to my nose, even if just a little. I really enjoyed the sample I have and my GF was really into it when...
  80. Re: New Bond No.9: New York Sandalwood

    I tested this in Houston's Galleria Saks Fifth Avenue - SA told me it wasn't out until November but she had a small spray vial tucked in the cabinet that she brought out and sprayed on a card for me....
  81. Kenzo Jungle Homme with more lime/citrus

    I am a fan of KJH but recently I smelled a signature hotel soap that was nearly an exact replica of the scent with amplified citrus notes at the top - smells amazing. Does anyone know of such a...
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    Re: Pure Malt Alternatives?

    Yeah, I would definitely say that the issues you're seeing have everything to do with the sample vial. I would recommend heading to your local Macy's or similar department store and giving it a...
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    Re: Determining olfactory fatigue?

    That last point is critical I think - and its a painful one at times. But to really get the most enjoyment out of this fantastic hobby, one has to take breaks, particularly of things sprayed around...
  84. Re: Hanae Mori HiM, Gucci Pour Homme 2, or Burberry London

    Man, you couldn't have picked three fragrances on the designer market that are all excellent but share a lot of similarities. These three are similar enough that they can be mistaken for each other...
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    Re: New: John Varvatos Oud

    Yeah I think they're the only one's who have had it. They had it "available" online initially but it has since become unavailable. I really can't wait to get my nose around this bad boy. You ever...
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    Re: Michael Kors for Men recalled ?

    dang...its already been removed from Macy's website. Eeks...That's not a good sign.
  87. Re: Kenzo Jungle Homme: your thoughts?

    I agree. And its nothing like TdH, but it is a really nice fragrance.
  88. Re: Thoughts on True Religion Drifter

    Yeah, I would describe this as a synthetic, though pleasant woody-pear fragrance that is not extraordinary and not bad. I would recommend it to a younger audience as well.
  89. Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Having worn this twice now, I can confidently say: SAVE YOUR MONEY. It does smell similar to Aventus but its also clearly not Aventus because it lacks the complexity and vibrance of Aventus. That's...
  90. Re: Which 2 cheapys should I buy (Lanvin Homme Sport, Perry Ellis 360 Red or Carolina Herrera CH Men

    Perhaps he's got a cheapie source. I know I got mine on eBay for a steal - 60% full 100mL bottle for $21 shipped. I wasn't complaining...
  91. Re: Which 2 cheapys should I buy (Lanvin Homme Sport, Perry Ellis 360 Red or Carolina Herrera CH Men

    I would definitely go CH Men (fruity floral with a smooth leather) and Lanvin Homme Sport (aromatic citrus with a hit of sage). Perry Ellis Red is a knock-off of AdG. You're better than that...Lol
  92. Re: Calvin Klein's "Reveal Man" Will Be Great

    I'm predicting something that smells similar to Stetson's All-American - cheap, synthetic, but pleasant and fleeting. Coty produces both Stetson and Calvin Klein fragrances so I won't be surprised...
  93. Re: Calvin Klein's "Reveal Man" Will Be Great

    Unfortunately, I don't agree but that depends on your definition of "great". Let me give you mine:

    -Does it last >6hrs?
    -Does it project noticeably within the first 3hrs with only a light to...
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    Re: Bond No 9 NY Sandalwood

    Carrot?? Cumin? Papaya?? Sandalwood?? That sounds like quite an experience! Count me in for a whiff!
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    Re: Bond No 9 NY Sandalwood

    never even heard of it...Where did you see this??
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    Re: YSL L'homme Libre alternative?

    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. RD is more refined and versatile while being a little less "fresh and aquatic". Libre is more trendy, less timeless, and more casual.
  97. Re: What's your favourite oriental in the heat and humidity?

    Hanae Mori HM for Men
  98. Re: Bond Bleecker st. is sooo underrated!

    Hahaha...I'm sorry, I'm not laughing at you, but at your comment. It seems a bit dramatic but I'm sure you have your reasons. I just can't seem to grasp all the animosity for this brand. Perhaps...
  99. Re: If I have Pure Malt and Amen - would Tase if Fragrence be over kill?

    I would say that you should not buy this one blind. And if you live in the USA, I would be glad to send you a sample (at a cost of $2 to cover shipping) just so you can make that call for yourself. ...
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    Re: New: John Varvatos Oud

    Wow...this will be available at Bloomingdales in just a few weeks. At $150 a bottle, I'm pretty sure this will FAR surpass anything we've seen from the house of Varvatos to date. This may be there...
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