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    Re: So Deseo form JLO is actually pretty nice

    I actually sprayed a sample of this on my arm a few minutes ago. It smells very similar to 2 other fragrances:

    A) Noor, which is something my father bought on a cruise ship, and which I've never...
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    Re: SOTD 18th of June, Monday

    Floris JF
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 12 June

    YSL Rive Gauche
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    Re: What's the Cologne you Hate the most?

    I'm convinced that nerve gas must smell exactly like Hilfiger Athletics. Just thinking of it makes me ill.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 11 June

    Mat;Male

    ;)
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    Poll: Re: bulgari aqua vs Acqua Di Gio

    I enjoy both, but Bulgari Aqua's longevity is astounding. I've pulled shirts from the laundry that smelled of Aqua a week after I wore them.
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    Re: Frags similar to Eau de Hermes?

    I agree totally with the previous posters re: L'Autre, Fendi Uomo, and Declaration. That said, I think EdH is the best of that group.

    (Man, I'm so glad I'm not the only one here who digs Eau...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 8 June

    YSL M7 Fresh
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    Re: Horizon by Guy Laroche

    I owned a bottle of Horizon once. It's not bad, but I wouldn't buy it for 2 reasons:

    1. You can find other stuff that is better for a similar price, and
    2. It's likely to be an old bottle, and it...
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    Re: Sephora Inside JCPenney...

    I've noticed the same thing. The selection at the local Sephora stores has become much more limited. I no longer see CdG either, for example. Sad.
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    Re: This is really mean but...

    That's the worst logo I've ever seen. Disturbing.
  12. Re: Was the Kouros bottle EVER any different from the one that we have now?

    AFAIK, Kouros has always come in an opaque, white bottle. The bottle in your photo looks fake.
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    Re: Elegant and sophisticated english scents

    Add my vote for Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 6 June

    Alain Delon: Samourai 47
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    Re: A*MEN in hot weather

    Yes! :D
  16. Thread: Samouraļ 47

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    Samouraļ 47

    I just picked up a bottle of Alain Delon's Samouraļ 47 for $10. I'm considering buying more...:o

    I've found the following listing of Samouraļ 47's notes:

    [Top Notes]...
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    Re: Uninformed/lying sales rep

    When I was younger I had some very !@#$ retail jobs, including one at a bike shop. The owner of the bike shop encouraged me to spout off all kinds of BS to make a sale, which I refused to do.

    I...
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    Re: I hope we haven't been bankrolling this...

    This may be a tad off-topic, but it's an interesting story nonetheless:

    Some years ago, I was having lunch with my father at his attorney's office. All the law firm's partners were present, and...
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    Re: Sephora Inside JCPenney...

    I can confirm that the JC Penney's in Dadeland Mall (here in Miami) has a Sephora inside. It seems about 1/3 the size of a regular Sephora. From the outside it appeared that their selection of men's...
  20. Re: Crabtree & Evelyn Men's scents Appreciation Thread

    I've had a bottle of C & E Sandalwood for quite some time. It's pleasant, but I find that I never really wear it. Most of my co-workers don't care for it too much. It's a little too linear and...
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    Re: My experience with Dior Homme

    I believe many people may describe a fragrance as "fresh" as a way to communicate its novelty, not its actual smell per se.
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    Re: A*MEN in hot weather

    I agree with the previous comments--A*Men can be very cloying in hot/humid weather. I try to avoid it until winter.
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    Re: Fragrance Foundation Certification

    Ron, do you have the URL for their certification program? Sounds intriguing!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 5 June

    Gendarme
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    Re: BEST UNSCENTED DEODORANT?

    Add me to the Mitchum unscented votes. I used to go for the roll-on, but now I'm a fan of the clear gel. Nothing else I've tried even comes close.

    So effective you could skip a day.;)
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    Re: SOTD Monday 4 June

    Penhaligon's Castile

    (Thx S'tronic!)
  27. Thread: Sharps

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    Re: Sharps

    Scents, I totally agree with you, and I have the perfect recommendation--the "original" Sharps facial scrub! It's grittier, with smaller particles! (It smells better too.) However, it costs a heck of...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 1 June

    Thierry Mugler B*Men
  29. Thread: Sharps

    by Scentsei
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    Sharps

    Has anyone tried the line of Sharps products that are available at Target? They appear to be different from the regular Sharps products. I've tried both facial scrubs and shave gels, and the scent,...
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    Re: Kiehl's Musk, hello nurse!

    FWIW, I just saw a **ton** of this on sale at Marshalls for around $20 a bottle.
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    Re: Who needs one when you have the other?

    Who needs Floris Santal or Gucci Envy when you have L'Occitane Vetyver? :p

    Who needs GIT or Floris JF when you have Cool Water? ;)

    Who needs Diptyque L'Autre when you can stop bathing for a...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 31 May

    Bulgari "Aqua"
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    Re: Is Live Jazz a safe blind buy?

    I'll dissent with the majority here and say it is a safe blind buy IFF (if and only if) you can get it for a decent price.

    I've bought two bottles in a row at 50% retail, and it's become one of my...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednessday May 30th

    Lanvin Arpege
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    Re: Finally tested Kouros in summer heat

    Add me to the Kouros fan club! I see it on a lot of guys' shelves here in (hot) Miami. I confess, however, that I'm an even bigger fan of Kouros Cologne Sport!
  36. Re: Your taste in frags - Stays the same or an endless evolution?

    If I had a dime for every time my tastes have changed--just since my 1st post at BN--I'd be a millionaire. I went through a big Oriental phase, an 80's phase, a 70's phase, an AdG clone phase, etc....
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    Re: M7 / Why is M7 the most reviewed scent?

    I can see why some ppl would hate M7, but I confess I fell in love with it the first time I smelled it. It's impossible for me to wear in hot weather, but during the winter it's fantastic.
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    Re: What a difference the humidity makes!

    Yeah, humidity SUCKS. And in Miami, we get it a LOT. :mad:

    If I lived somewhere else, I'd get to wear M7, Gucci PH, A*Men, etc. a lot more often...
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    Re: What is your Number 1 ?

    Probably Kenzo Pour Homme. Probably.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 29 May

    Floris "JF"
  41. Re: Guerlain Vetiver (Vintage juice and bottle) question

    You are my new favorite Basenotes member!
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    Poll: Re: Looney Frags , The Best of The Insane

    Though I love a lot of frags on this list, I ultimately had to vote for Nostalgia.

    I want to bathe in it:bath:
    then hop in a Ferrari and take off at 100+ mph! :D
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    Re: Has any basenoter a "bespoke" scent?

    I have to agree with everyone here, i.e. I like the the idea of creating a bespoke scent, but I also like novelty, variety, etc. too much to settle on one signature scent. Now, if I could get a...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 25 May

    Carolina Herrera "Chic"
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 25 May

    Carolina Herrera "Chic" :cool:

    Waitaminute... How did I wind up on the women's SOTD thread...? Whew! Thank God it is Friday, I need a break!
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    Re: Auto Shop Scent

    There is one scent that totally captures "car essence." It's Nostalgia by Santa Maria Novella. It's named after a famous race, and the bottle cap looks like a wooden gear shift knob. If I recall...
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    Re: Best hot weather Creeds?

    My vote goes to Zeste Mandarine Pamplemousse, despite its somewhat short longevity.
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    Re: Best Cedarwood frag?

    My votes go to Gucci Rush, Gucci PH, Jack Black "Black Mark", and "Trend" by Les Copains. They're all good if you're a cedar fan.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 18 May

    Angel Men Summer Flash (Thx Stu!)
  50. Re: Is Live Jazz similar to lacoste original?

    I totally agree--buy both!

    I mainly smell the soapiness in Lacoste, though it has been 2 years or so since I last smelled it. Live Jazz is totally different--I always compare Live Jazz to Creed's...
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    Re: best shave cream

    Man, I totally forgot about the J. Peterman 1903 cream! I received some as a gift years ago, and it was the best stuff I'd ever used. Very good scent.

    I've since stopped using my shaving brush,...
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    Re: Caldo men's toiletries (from Target)

    Interesting! I may have to go to Target this weekend. ;)

    On another note, has anyone noticed their local Target carrying the Sharps brand of shaving gels? I bought some there for much less than I...
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    Re: treasures at the Rite-Aid?

    I second your recommendation of the Fusion Power razor. I was skeptical at first, but I have to confess that it's very gentle on my face. No cuts, razor burn, etc.

    A friend of mine swears by the...
  54. Thread: South Florida

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    Re: South Florida

    If you're in Miami, here's a few recommendations:

    1. "The Boys" on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. Carries Lorenzo Villoresi, L'Artisan, MPG, Diptyque, Penhaligon's, Santa Maria Novella, D'Orsay,...
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    Re: What Does CNBC's Cramer wear !@#$?

    Tiger urine :D

    That, or maybe Hermes Bel Ami or Diptyque L'Autre ;)
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    Re: Scents that made you stop a woman

    Anything with gardenia makes me do a double-take and ask (e.g. Marc Jacobs).
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    Re: I'm craving oranges

    Clinique Happy is definitely the most modern, and I've yet to meet anyone who dislikes it. I've received a handful of compliments while wearing it. It starts off very "orangy," then dries down to a...
  58. Thread: "By" by D & G

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    Re: "By" by D & G

    It must be a temporary supply problem, because I see it for sale all over the place here in Miami.
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    Re: SOTD - Tuesday, 15 May 2007

    Mat; Male

    :)
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 3 April

    L'Occitane Vetyver
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    Re: SotD Friday 16th June

    Bulgari Aqua
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    Re: Need a modern patchouli fragrance

    another ROCHAS LUI vote here...

    Heavy on the patchouli, modern, receives a ton of compliments. One of my all-time faves. Excellent for romantic occasions. Bought my bottle for next to nothing.
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    Re: SotD Thursday June 15

    Paul Smith Extreme
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 14th June

    Baldessarini Concentree
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    Re: Perfect Minimalist Wardrobe

    Rompip, I totally concur with your 12 scent system. Now how the heck do I narrow my wardrobe to 12...? :-[
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    Re: SotD Friday 26th May

    SOTD: Burberry London

    SOTE: ? (Maybe Egoiste? Terre d'Hermes?)

    :-/
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    Re: SotD Thursday May 25

    Sung Homme

    :)
  68. Re: Jack Black Liquid Magnetism Signature Black Ma

    I'll add my 2 cents here--the Black Mark is ludicrously good. The cedar puts it in the same family as Gucci PH, Rush, Visit, etc., but the JB is mellower and a tad sweeter too. Probably my favorite...
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    Interesting NYT article on unisex scent

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/23/fashion/thursdaystyles/23UNISEX.html?8hpib

    "Scent of a Person"

    Enjoy!
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    Re: SotD, Thursday January 5

    Eau de Cartier Concentree 8-)
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    Re: SOTD Monday 5 December

    Claiborne Spark
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 30 November

    Donald Trump "The Fragrance"

    ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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    Re: SotD, Tuesday November 29

    AdG 8-)
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    Re: SWEET SORROW--Or Nicole Miller and me

    I totally agree with you on Nicole Miller and DK Unleaded. I get the same feeling from CDG Avignon.
  75. Re: Evening, intimate, and sexual fragrance line u

    I agree on M7, Floris Santal, Bulgari Black, D&G By Man, and Hanae Mori, and Gucci Envy. I'll add Lolita Lempicka and Gucci PH.
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    Re: YsL Pour Homme

    Get a sample of L'Autre and bring it to work when you wear YSL Pour Homme. When your coworkers say you smell like lemon and BO, spray them with L'Autre and say "No, that's BO."

    ;D
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    Re: Which YSL to get?

    1. M7
    2. Rive Gauche
    3. Kouros
    4. the rest of YSL
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    Re: SOTD Monday 28 November

    Davidoff Echo
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    Re: SOTD Friday 18 November

    Azzaro Chrome
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 16 November

    TM Cologne
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 15 November

    YSL Live Jazz
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    Re: SOTD Friday 11 November

    Jack Black Signature Black Mark Eau de Parfum

    This stuff is fantastic. I think this may be my signature scent until I finish the bottle...wow.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 10 November

    YSL Rive Gauche
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    Re: Advice from the pros: Men's Health!

    One probloem with the walk-through method--last time I tried it, I managed to get a blast of Eau de Cartier Concentree in my eyes. Burned like hell. No more walkthroughs for me. ;D
  85. Re: I want reco's on strong 80's type fragrances..

    Why--why--has no one mentioned Sung Homme?!?!
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    Re: SotD, Wednesday November 2

    Creed Erolfa
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    Re: Question regarding discount stores...

    I've yet to be burned by TJ Maxx or Marshalls, except for the "sealed" bottle of Floris Limes I bought--without a cap. The juice was fine and the price was great, so I didn't complain.
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    Re: Azzaro CHROME :   What am I missing ?

    I bought Chrome back in 2000. I had just finished my bottle of L'Eau d'Issey, and I went shopping for a replacement. (This was in my pre-BN, sane, one bottle days.) I went to Sephora and sampled a...
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    Re: BASENOTES DISCOVERY

    Some time around April 2004. And don't even get me started about how much $$ I've blown since then. :o
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    Re: Any opinions about CREED CYPRES MUSC

    Alas, I recently inherited Ronald's decant, and I must agree with him: Creed Cypres-Musc is downright horrible. :P

    I could not recommend it to anyone given its high price and the availability of...
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    Re: SotD, Thursday October 20

    Davidoff Echo, second day in a row. For a run of the mill fresh/aquatic fragrance, this isn't half bad!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 18 October

    YSL Live Jazz
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    Re: Whats missing?

    I couldn't agree more. CdG may be my new favorite brand (bye bye Hermes). I just received Avignon, Jaisalmer, and a decant of 71. They're all very unique and smell wonderful. Now I just need to win...
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    Re: opinions on Visit by Azzaro

    Azzaro Visit got me started on Basenotes. :)

    One of my favorites; I agree that it works better in cool weather, but it's not too bad during hot weather--it's a lot more flexible than M7 and Gucci...
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    Re: SOTD FRIDAY 14 OCT 2005

    Marc Jacobs (Men)
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    Re: Sexual ph by Michael Germain

    rj--thanks for reminding me to go back and edit my response to the "most hated fragrances" thread from a few weeks ago. I forgot all about MG Sexual. ;)
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    Re: SOTD Thursday October 13

    L'Occitane "The Vert"
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    Re: When is enough, enough ?

    All four of those are excellent ideas, and I've tried to implement them myself. However, it's easier said than done, especially when I find a great deal on something that I can only buy blind... ::)
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    Re: Best Acqua di Gio clone...

    Here's another vote for Halston Unbound. It's a great bargain scent.

    Also agree with the previous vote for Angel Schlesser. I'll add Higher by Dior, though I'm not sure whether its longevity is...
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    Re: Pi for the holidays?

    I get one and only one note from Pi: vanilla. If you love vanilla, then go for it. I could see this being a great winter scent for a vanilla fan.
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