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  1. Re: Designer or Niche: A Reevaluation (very long post)

    Excellent post scentemantal, definitely some food for throught. I was already a bit :rolleyes: about the "natural" ingredients spiel of the niche designers being a chemical engineer and all, but this...
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    Re: An alternative to A&F Fierce?

    Hm, I suppose in that regard I could see where you're going. However TdH is not nearly as "safe" as this is, I wouldn't really consider it a similar alternative. It is a great frag though.
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    Re: Montale.. bottles are half full

    No.
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    Re: An alternative to A&F Fierce?

    This is a joke right? Really?
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    Re: My noob setup? Will it work?

    Make sure you actually like London first, it's awfully, awfully linear, and if you don't like sweet things it gets cloying really fast.
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    Re: TdH Flint = Pine?

    Did you leave a drink alone at the bar for a bit? :)
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    Re: Out of curiousity - a personal question

    There is nothing wrong with asking a simple question like this. Unfortunately there's no good way of answering this question, and that in it of itself should have crossed the OP's line before they...
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    Re: kurous question

    Why pay for Kouros when you can make it for free?

    serious answer: I'd say the original
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    Re: Your best layering combos

    One of my favorites is layering Bois du Portugal, then two sprays of Joop!, then a healthy serving of Brut on the top. By far my best compliment getter.
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    Re: YouTube Cologne Reviewer

    Cut the shitty music out, nobody wants to listen to any of it. The reviews are nice though (robes08)
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    Re: Looking for cologne

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=241618
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    Re: A Fresh, Clean, and Soapy smell

    This does not fulfill the soapy requirement, at least in my opinion. Not really a good choice for this application.
  13. Thread: ****

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    Re: ****

    alright this **** is ******' brilliant.
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    Re: Is she really going out with him?

    Hah, seriously this! I'd be pretty pumped :D
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    Re: Is she really going out with him?

    Exactly, glad to see some normal people on here who aren't all stupidly secretive about what they're wearing.
  16. Thread: ****

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    Re: ****

    Please don't attempt to bring my credibility into question - I can assure you that I possess a much greater knowledge of ******************, especially relating to ****, than you do.
  17. Re: what are the best testers you have scored?

    My Terre de Hermes tester was great, the cap is integrated into the bottle so no worries there!
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    Re: Tips for trusting an eBay seller?

    While this is a good place to start, numbers really don't mean much. Maybe someone will understand what I mean when an auction has a certain "vibe" to it, some pages make me feel a bit uneasy,...
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    Re: John Varvatos longevity 'disapointed'

    Haahah. No.

    Depending on the pattern of the spray and how it concentrates on your skin it definitely makes a difference. Simple transport phenomena, it's obvious you're not an engineer of any...
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    Re: John Varvatos longevity 'disapointed'

    Why, thanks for a vague, incorrect generality.
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    Re: The Cadillac Fragrance

    What about his not even close? Just let it be.
  22. Re: What is the ultimate formal scent? Or Note...

    Come to think of it, Creed Windsor would be perfect as well.
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    Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    Heh, looks like it.
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    Re: To open, or not to open?

    Wow, you make buying a fragrance sound like having an abortion. Really?
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    Re: A "bois de cedre" fragrance

    One of these two might strike you (I get them mixed up, it's been a while since I sampled last)

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120528.html
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26126827.html
  26. Re: FragranceNet.... a truly disappointing experience

    Posting a thread like this before even trying to resolve the situation with the company is like the kid on the playground who goes and cries to his parents because some other kid is taking too long...
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    Re: To open, or not to open?

    Just open it, if you don't like it I imagine you won't take too big of a hit selling in the marketplace here.

    At least I know I couldn't let that sit :P
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    Re: New Polo red white and blue

    My thoughts exactly, nothing to see here with this frag. Polo Bue redux.
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    Re: Bud Perfumes: An Australian Niche Company

    Man, having a website like that in these times does not give a good impression, regardless of how good this stuff might be.
  30. Re: What is the ultimate formal scent? Or Note...

    Yeah, for formal events the last thing I'd want is something overwhelming or controversial. Himalaya, Prada Amber,TIffany for men would be good choices.
  31. Re: FragranceNet.... a truly disappointing experience

    Please don't attempt to bring my credibility into question - I can assure you that I possess a much greater knowledge of nuts, especially relating to almonds , than you do.
  32. Re: FragranceNet.... a truly disappointing experience

    Boo hoo, if $25 is an issue, you shouldn't be buying anything as a hobby.

    So someone screwed up on their end and they're willing to make it right, grow up. If you want to pay full price, go ahead,...
  33. Re: FragranceNet.... a truly disappointing experience

    Maybe you should have contacted them to see what they'd do for you before posting this thread.
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    Re: Post your top 5 Summer Fragances

    Bond 9 - Riverside Drive
    Issey Miyake - L`eau d`Issey Eau D`Ete Summer Edition
    Kenzo - L'Eau Par Kenzo PH
    Ineke - Derring-Do
    Ulrich Lang - Anvers 2

    edit: what is up with all the GPH-II...
  35. Re: I thought you couldn't sell Decants on Ebay?

    Reread my post and think about it again, because it's clear that you didn't do at least one of those.
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    Re: Are you secretive about scents when asked?

    Yeah this is me too.
  37. Thread: 99Perfume?

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    Re: Abusive response from 99perfume .com!

    What are you so worried about, this site has been around forever, I've ordered (along with thousands and thousands of people) and had a good experience and you're worried? Are your billing and...
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    Re: Help needed - scent for an 11 yr old boy !?

    Yeah just get him something easy like Essential
  39. Re: I thought you couldn't sell Decants on Ebay?

    Yes, eBay policy. You use eBay so you agree to abide to the terms of service, in the same way that you ask your neighbor if you can put your things in his sale.The analogy really isn't too hard to...
  40. Re: I thought you couldn't sell Decants on Ebay?

    It's the same reason that you don't bring your toys to your neighbors garage sale without asking.
  41. Thread: 99Perfume?

    by albumleaf
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    Re: Abusive response from 99perfume .com!

    You gotta use the priority flatrate boxes or you get boned.
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    Re: Arpege Pour Homme vs Egoiste

    Hurr hurr hurr look at the OP's post history.
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    Re: Arpege Pour Homme vs Egoiste

    personally i prefer slathering ketchup into my armpits
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    Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    I was going to write an impression but this is exactly what I got a well, that "papaya" is quite noticeable. Thank you so much zztopp for the sample, if I can get my hands on a split of this, I'm in....
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    Re: Does Terre d'Hermes get faked?

    I imagine getting the bottle exactly right would be an issue.
  46. Thread: 99Perfume?

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    Re: Abusive response from 99perfume .com!

    Glad to see that it's rectified! Thanks for the clarification :D
  47. Re: I thought you couldn't sell Decants on Ebay?

    You are the police officer that tickets someone for jaywalking when there are no automobiles for miles.

    I'm sure the enforcement of the no-decant policy on eBay operates in the same fashion as...
  48. Re: I thought you couldn't sell Decants on Ebay?

    Waah waaah waaah why do you care.
  49. Re: I thought you couldn't sell Decants on Ebay?

    it's probably different because it's a retail item purchased from a vendor, not someone operating out of their house decanting things themselves.
  50. Re: Frags hated by many BNers that you like, and why.

    Kouros smells like pee.
  51. Re: Bois du Portugal - Dwindling...Reformulated?

    I was right.
  52. Re: A special reward to yourself: what to buy for xmas?

    I just bought Field Notes from Paris by Ineke blind.. hopefully it's good! This'll be my last purchase for a while (unless I don't like it and can roll the money into something else! :D)
  53. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Re: Egoiste?

    I don't see any issue with venturing into another direction. Egoiste is absolutely classic and the reviews in the the directory speak for themselves. This fragrance suits anyone, although in CA I'm...
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    issey miyake "on the rock" ??

    What is this stuff? Anyone tried it?

    linky
  55. Thread: Scamming

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    Re: Scamming

    I don't see any reason not to talk about something that happened that long ago in public, unless it's something personal. I'm curious!
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    Re: Best Fresh Aquatic?

    Why are you people posting all these non-aquatics? This is is not the "post your favorite "fresh" scent" thread.
  57. Re: Gucci by Gucci, Kenzo Power and Burberry London annoy me.....

    London is too linear, sweet and cloying in the drydown for me to appreciate at all. I can't put a number on it, if that's what you're asking
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    Re: Are My Favorite Frags Cruel to Animals?

    Seeing as the price of ambergris is so high, and there's no other use for it aside from perfumery, then yes.
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    Re: Are My Favorite Frags Cruel to Animals?

    You wouldn't believe the awful things they do to vegetables these days.
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    Re: Are My Favorite Frags Cruel to Animals?

    I did a tiny bit of reading (not knowing anything about this before the thread). I'm a Chemical Engineer and the synthesis doesn't seem awfully difficult based on the couple journals I've come...
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    Re: Are My Favorite Frags Cruel to Animals?

    Civetone is synthesized from palm oil, they're not squeezing cats for the stuff.
  62. Re: John Varvatos -- Does the drydown smell cheap?

    That's what I thought initially, don't overapply.. two sprays and let it mingle. Good stuff.
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    Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    For once I'm awfully intrigued, although it probably has more to do with the fact that even obtaining a sample of this is going to be fat stacks.
  64. Re: What notes are responsible for a classy cologne

    What is the best tasting food?
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    Re: Dior Homme or Terre D'hermes

    Apple pie or a nice rare steak?
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    Re: What's a good DRY or DARK fragrance?

    Def get a sample first, something about the "inky" ness of EN put me off.
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    Re: What's a good DRY or DARK fragrance?

    Terre d'Hermes is far from what I'd consider dark. Maybe Comme Des Garcons - 2 Man would fit your bill. It's a perfect blend of incense, smoke and vetiver.
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    Re: I seem to have a problem with CEDAR..

    L'Occitane has an EXCELLENT cedar fragrance, I'd suggest you check it out. Affordable too!
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26128650.html
  69. Re: Bois du Portugal - Dwindling...Reformulated?

    You're absolutely right, nobody should ever be criticized for making a post with no substance. Excuse me while I go post a thread about how I think that perfume X is being reformulated because I...
  70. Re: Bois du Portugal - Dwindling...Reformulated?

    I'm a Chemical Engineer, not an English major, although I found your PM to me rather amusing.


    Please continue your dick-waving as much as you'd like, but keep it in public this time so everyone...
  71. Re: Bois du Portugal - Dwindling...Reformulated?

    How this non-sequiter of a post even occurred is beyond me.
  72. Poll: Re: What scent should I wear out on my birthday?

    Out of that list, Lyric Man!
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    Re: What to wear during sex?

    .FG
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    Re: What to wear during sex?

    this makes zero sense, who cares if you're already there?



    CORRECT ANSWER
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    Re: Burberry London

    London's not bad for the first couple hours.. then, at least on me, it gets rather annoying. Awfully linear, to say the least.
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    Re: post your worst cologne-related moment

    Pizza eh? One of my coworkers said hamster cage.

    D:
  77. Re: How can it be that men's fragrance are 4 times more discussed?

    I only know one other man out of the five years I've been at college that cares the slightest about cologne. A couple girls who collect a bit more than usual, but those are few and far between too.
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    Re: What scent got you "hooked"?

    Wore Lacoste Essential for a year at the behest of my girlfriend, ended up talking to a friend about cologne, finding this site and buying TdH.

    That was about a year ago, and now it's much, much...
  79. Re: "For women" fragrances better made than men's.

    I don't think women are any less scent-blind than the general male populace.
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    post your worst cologne-related moment

    This isn't terribly singular, but honestly the worst thing is when you put on cologne, then have to drop some kids off and the two aromas just mix together and :eek:
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    Re: Actual scent delivery over the internet!

    An absolutely awful, yet novel idea that will never take off.
  82. Re: a man asking for a bit of help (recommend someone else a frag!)

    Thanks for the tips! I really appreciate it, gonna go sniffing soon!
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    Re: Fragrance for a Mt Everest Summit Climb?

    Derring-Do
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    Re: Encre Noire EdP: A Review

    Spoken like the finest of bench racing douchebags. :rolleyes:
  85. a man asking for a bit of help (recommend someone else a frag!)

    Hey!

    My (ex) (long story) girlfriend is thinking about finally moving on from her high school fragrance of choice (Lucky You), but she is absolutely clueless about where to start. We went sniffing...
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    Re: Fragrances and a bowl of water

    If you're that paranoid go and tape up your atomizers. I'll think you're absolutely retarded for doing so though.
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    Re: BADASS vetivers?!

    Nobody has mentioned Encre Noire?
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    Re: Fragrance snobbery

    Sweet post man, you'll change the world.
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    Re: I'm sorry to do this but I must...

    Why do people keep posting this bullshit


    Why keep it private? It's good for the community if we all know.
  90. Re: Brace Yourselves: A long winded newbies blind buy adventure is to be found here!

    Believe me, you will come back to Vetiver. Mark that.
  91. Re: All You Really Need to Know About Cologne - March GQ (US)

    Just a note as a ChemE. I'm not sure what's condensing inside your bottles, but simply assuming it's water is terribly stupid. You'd need to know where the dew point is on the P/T diagram for that...
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    Re: Egoiste. Only for winter and evenings?

    Urrgh that sounds like a bad idea. I could see myself using it on a cooler night under 70F in the summer, but never anything above. It is an absolutely fantastic scent though, I wouldn't hesistate to...
  93. Re: Close, concentrated sprays vs. spread out sprays

    Sigh. Your analogy is terribly wrong in this application and it's pretty damn clear you're not an engineer of any sort.
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    Re: Where to start with Comme Des Garcons?

    For some people, I get fairly good longevity 5-6 hours with two sprays in one place.
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    Re: The Opposite Sex....

    Yeah, I honestly just realized today that my entire wardrobe for the most part is.. well, either heavy or "odd" scents (save RSD and TdH, but those are still a bit off for my age)

    And I'm ok with...
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    Re: terre d' hermes.. gone bunk?

    Ahh ok, well I hope that's the case :D
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    Re: What's the most Badass scent?

    A real man wouldn't care what he smelled like

    $5 brut
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    terre d' hermes.. gone bunk?

    Just curious if anyone has noticed this.

    I can't decide if it's my bottle which I've had for about two years, or if it's my nose getting numb to the topnotes? I rarely wear it these days, but I...
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    Re: Bought a fake Cool Water: here is the story

    Wow, it boggles my mind that people would go through the trouble of counterfeiting that. Well, I hope you used your credit card so you can roll out a chargeback :D

    Enjoying the 2man you sent me...
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    Re: Gucci ph II = L'Anarchiste Light?

    Odd, London gets terribly cloying and sweet for me after a while, while I get none of that from GPHII
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