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    Re: Dior "Homme" - Marketing over Manliness

    manliness is marketing.
    What you think of as being manly or feminine is only what you have previously been led to believe is acceptable by marketing.
    there's nothing intrinsically manly or feminine...
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    Re: Les Exclusifs / Privee collection

    The lady at Selfridges Dior gave me 5ml samples of Eau Noire and Bois D'argent which was very generous (though I did ask for them). I love Eau Noire but I left europe so am making my 5ml bottle last....
  3. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    I've never smelled anything remotely evil and dark, you can definitely cross of Salvador Dali pour homme , dior eau noire, and serge noire. They all smell really nice, salvador dali is bit old...
  4. Re: What has a strong black pepper note but not sweet?

    marc jacobs bang
  5. Re: Calling All By Kilian Fans (And Haters): A 100% By Kilian Thread

    I like incense oud but the range is priced out of my reach. I don't object to that though (but with some other perfumes I do)

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    I like incense oud but the range is priced out...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2013

    today I got a terre d'hermes coffret for $47.5 USD... has 100ml EDT, 12.5 ml EDT and 40ml aftershave. I'm pretty sure thats the best deal i've ever gotten on anything.
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    Re: Spring Summer Gourmands???

    i prefer Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin in the spring and cooler summer days
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    Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    Bulgari Pour Homme Extreme
    Al Rehab Silver
    Zirh Ikon
    Rochas Man
    lolita lempicka
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    Re: Non-IFRA compliant houses

    I guess I don't really know either, but I also assumed that alot of smaller companies dont subject themselves to those rules. Some have come with warnings they contain allergens, so i took that as an...
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    Re: Sweet licorice fragrances

    B men is the one that reminds me of licorice.

    I love eau noire, don't know if it fits the bill (its not what i call sweet, and i also have a fondness for sweet) but its really nice
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    Re: Lesser known frags from great houses

    estee lauder brasil dream for him
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    Re: Kokorico: very underrated/overlooked?

    i thought it was ok but nothing particularly special. I do remember the ad campaign - didn't appeal in fact it was off-putting. also the bottle is fugly
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    Re: Le male, what is up with you?

    i haven't had that experience, but I have had experiences where I thought I smelled a note, but time revealed it was just my brain interpreting what it was smelling based on my previous experiences,...
  14. Re: What fragrance was so bad you HAD to wash it off?

    thierry mugler alien and secretions magnifiques are the two that come to mind. It happens every now and then that I'll want to wash something off (about 1 in 50) but those were the two I just couldnt...
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    Re: Best cherry male fragrance?

    I've been looking for cherry too, and none of the above have satisfied me. Never tried Bogart
  16. Re: honey fragrances, are there any out except Pure Havane ?

    Immortelle de Corse by L'occitane
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    Re: your favourite scent from Serge Lutens?

    Serge Noire
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    Re: Bought within seconds of first smelling it

    if i get the chance to smell it before i buy it, i always wait a few hours. Many a time has a perfume started off wonderful, only to turn boring, unpleasant, or vanish altogether within a few hours
  19. Re: Original youtube reviewers - pretty cool guys, fun to watch; new batch - nerds, awkward, dorks,

    this forum topic reminds me of the old saying about the pot calling the kettle black
  20. Re: 2012 winding down, whats your favorite release so far ?

    i'm enjoying forest walk
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    Re: Cuir Mauresque still going and going

    im not fond of this one but i did find it long lasting. 5 days is more than i'd want out of a fragrance though!
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    Re: Do we REALLY want to smell like sex?

    no, the itchy and scratch character was poochie. It's coochie in the front and poochie in the back.
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    Re: Arabie - Serge Lutens

    I tried a bit of this on today, and also had comments. I wear different perfumes everyday, but my two co-workers both liked this one. Seems like a popular one
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    first full day wearing a fruity floral

    I liked it!

    I waited until spring to try out my new scent. I spritzed it a couple of times during winter and it didn't work at all but today it was marvellous.

    The scent was Hermes Un Jardin...
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    Re: costume national scent/scent intense

    similar to scent intense is chanel coromandel in my opinion. but it could be just a moment, because i have never worn scent intense just smelled it on my friend who has a bottle
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    Re: What to buy at Harrods or Liberty?

    ormonde jayne, for a european exclusive. The store is not that far from liberty.

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    Man and Zizan are the 2 I like best but also liked champaca and isfarkand when i tried them...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel flankers

    I am certain it will have flankers. Probably a night version and a sport version
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    Re: Thierry Mugler B*Men

    i like it more than a man, but not enough to wear it. thierry mugler has never gelled with me.
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    Re: Just received Encre Noire . . .

    I really like this one too. I reach for it often, on days when I don't know what to wear, and i haven't regretted it yet. It's classy and distinctive, and goes in all different weather here. I always...
  30. Re: Can you tell if this is Fake or Real. (Fragrancex.com)

    As soon as you work for a big company, you realise that nobody really knows anything. The person who got that email would just think "this is not worth researching". Since the customer got it from a...
  31. Thread: Am I Faking it?

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    Re: Am I Faking it?

    it seems a lot ground to cover in two hours. Be careful you don't get bogged down in details too. A stream of perfume names and ingredients will be daunting to people if nothing is familiar. Sounds...
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    Re: Making a scent your own.... literally!

    the reason i normally ask people not to buy a scent is because it smells frightful and i want them to get something better/less common. I agree you did the right thing with your friend , but if you...
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    Re: Age restrictions in male fragrances

    If you think you smell like either your grandfather, or some fifteen year old douchebag, you are not going to be happy. That doesn't mean everybody else who smells you will have the same association....
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    Re: Fragrance Myths and realities

    oh god, I've encountered a l'occitane rep who'd been on a company-sponsored trip to france too. She was adamant that there was a special nose that one in a thousand men have (and absolutely no women,...
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    Re: New James Bond fragrance!

    i won this one at work today, I think the opening notes smell sweet, generic and mainstream contemporary, it falls flat and slightly unpleasant in the heart notes, but the dry down is quite nice,...
  36. I bought the last one because i got sucked in by...

    I bought the last one because i got sucked in by the slick ad copy and low price, but least two non-perfume friends (without knowing what it was) criticised it, saying it smelt cheap, and like...
  37. Thread: Incense?

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    Re: Incense?

    this is a good question, i have been wondering the same thing myself. Does smokiness have anything to do with it? the smell of burning resin is different to the smell of the resin unburnt, right?
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    Re: Wow...this is kind of disgraceful.

    it's a good resource for people wondering which fragrances are being faked.

    though they could do that old trick of actually only having a few fakes in stock, but listing a bunch of different...
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    Re: Sample in the UK, why such high prices?

    escentual.com has a good deal on etat libre d'orange, you get the whole collection of 25 fragrances including rien in 1.5ml vials for 25 pounds, and it comes with a voucher to get 25 pounds off a...
  40. Re: Bad news for Body Kouros and Opium fans! They are nearly the same with our cheap traditional oil

    sometimes things smell similar because your brain picks out a familiar element and excludes everything else. When you experience more smells, you often go back to the two things you at first thought...
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    Re: Iris: Have I Missed Anything?

    infusion d'iris absolue

    much less chill than the other infusion d'irises
  42. Thread: Bal d`Afrique

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    Re: Bal d`Afrique

    i like it, it reminds me of a spicier version of pulp. Byredo is priced out of my reach though i got given some samples once
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    Re: Dsquared Potion EDP and Spanish only EDT?!

    I just bought the edt, not really realising there were two versions... however (from memory, as I finished my sample) it smells and wears the same as the edp... so maybe its just a labelling thing,...
  44. Re: Like imitation crab meat...these oud fragrance should be refer to as immitation oud

    If you need us to watch a ten minute video to pronounce a word using sounds that don't even have a letter, then you should probably get used to hearing oud spoken the way it spelt
  45. Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    i like to have some scents that project well and last long, and some that are quieter and short lived. for different occasions.
  46. Re: Likes, Dislikes, Neutrals...How many of each?

    i have never read your reviews.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Bell Jars at Barney's...for $290

    i wouldn't pay that much
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    Re: The Quality of a Fragrance, a Misnomer?

    this was a long post. you hate the term niche but you made the 1000th topic about how it does not equal quality, congratulation, you are part of the problem. I like quality fragrance, I wouldn't...
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    Re: Blekh synthetic frags are so awful

    i like some non-naturalistic fragrances. Synthetic is a poor choice of descriptor for what you are talking about, but i suppose you write more posts than you read so no point telling you.
  50. Re: Every mans question has just been answered by a Yahoo article!

    My favourite part was the sick summer house, and Jenniel D, aged 34, admitting she enjoys the scent of a "fratty, total prepster".

    Also for what it's worth, describing these women who expressed...
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    Re: Effect of cologne on clothes?

    When I spray to the chest, it's onto my bare chest, but down my shirt. That way no perfume is wasted.

    The only colour I have had problems with perfume is green, it has happened to me three times,...
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    Re: Whats your thoughts on fragrance oils....

    i don't really like putting oils on. I have a few oils from Al Rehab, I wear them sometimes. I also bought their one which is similar to silver mountain water called "Silver" - but i got it in an EDT...
  53. Re: Fragrancex overseas buyers beware... poor service and miss leading information

    I'm pretty sure globalmail is DHL. Why don't you just hold onto your pants, and start getting upset if it doesn't arrive on time. Maybe you will be able to track it later on in the process.

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    Re: Creed & Tom Ford SA = clueless

    Time to close this thread now.
  55. their target audience is gullible and insecure...

    their target audience is gullible and insecure people. fortunately none of us will fall for that quackery though
  56. Poll: Re: End Perfume Scentism! - Is it all about the juice, or... does the label matter?

    yeah this for me. i can't deny that i favour brands that package and name their stuff in a way that I like
  57. Poll: Re: End Perfume Sexism - Should Basenotes Merge the Male and Female Sub-Forums?

    the mens side has a lot of really boring people.

    It's good to keep all those people together and apart from interesting conversations.

    I have started only reading the general forum because it...
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    Burberry is a brand that is growing stronger, but...

    Burberry is a brand that is growing stronger, but their fragrances have always seemed downmarket to me. I'm not surprised it wants to look for a new license agreement
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    Re: A 'recurring' issue on ebay....

    Well it pays to know your rights, and their obligations... but it also pays to know that a lot of people are not on ebay to build a long term business, and so even if they aren't technically...
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    Re: Looking for fragrance sales job

    If you want a retail job, show your interest at the store. I wouldn't think that having experience at The Perfume Shop would necessarily advance your career at any other place (unless you're...
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    Re: What budget scents do you actually wear?

    I wear Al Rehab Silver EDT sometimes at the gym. I quite like it and would wear it more often but i have other things i like better.
  62. Thread: Spicy Oriental

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    Re: Spicy Oriental

    what spices do you like?

    I like Potion
  63. Thread: Online Shopping

    by pawful
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    Re: Online perfume sites that are relatively cheap and safe.

    fragrancex.com
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    Re: YSL M7 and M7 oud

    they all smell the same to me
  65. Re: How often (on the average) do you buy a new scent?

    every few weeks at the moment
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    Re: Creed & Tom Ford SA = clueless

    I'm really interested to know what you bought. Because if you went in and informed her that the different colours of the tubes means that the formulations are slightly different but identical to the...
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    Re: Seriously, There Ought To Be A Law...

    would be kind of confusing for the average consumer, don't you think?

    I am one of those people who has never picked up on a reformulation. I've had my perfume obsession for a couple of years so...
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    Re: The actual popularity of fragrances

    most of my friends wear fragrance, but in very small doses and not every day. It's very precious to them because they don't have 6 litres of it!
  69. Re: Comme Des Garçons: Amazingreen! A new fragrance!

    i've thought that too. Most other brands new releases are aspiring to be on-trend, but CdG is usually something aspiring to be ahead of its time or trend-setting.
  70. Re: Breath of God is on it's way...What am I in for?

    i found it pretty unmemorable
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    Re: What do you think of Fleur du Male??

    A total scrubber on me - one of the worst.
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    Re: Byredo line anyone using it?

    Oud Immortel and Pulp are the two I want to buy. I am conserving my samples as long as possible in the hope that one day I will find them for a price I can afford. Alittle bit of pulp goes a long way...
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    Re: Avignon or Cardinal? Why?

    i find them quite similar too! though i prefer cardinal, don't know why. i'd proably buy avignon if i bought one, just because the cost diffference and how little i can distinguish between them
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    Re: What masculines resembles smoke?

    i like fireside intense by sonoma scent studio, it is a strong wood smoke as the name suggests.
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    Re: Perfume and headache, making science

    this would be a really interesting study for someone to undertake! Not sure if this member is active anymore as the post is old. Anyone who has joined up to basenotes for the purpose of commenting on...
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    Re: Difference between Basenotes and Fragrantica?

    i guess it depends on whether you trust marketing departments or online communities more. In any case, "actual" notes don't necessarily exist. A note is whatever people smell and there's a lot of...
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    Re: Creed & Tom Ford SA = clueless

    i'm not surprised she hadn't heard of basenotes. It may come as a shock but basenotes is not the centre of the fragrance industry around which purveyors of fine fragrance rotate like the planets of...
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    Re: Another heads up about fragrance pricing:

    Shipping is often the deal-breaker! And import tax comes up unexpectedly and bites you on the bum sometimes.

    I like shopping around for a good price though, it is definitely an enjoyable part of...
  79. Re: What fragrance do you think compliments Rayban Wayfarer Sunglasses?

    a a fragrance that would go well with wayfarers? Then it should be mass-produced by a corporation and ubiquitous, yet cynically promoted with a message of "authenticity" and "individuality"... now...
  80. Thread: I figure by not

    by pawful
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    Re: I figure by not

    I think if you're making a decision on having children using that as one of your reasoning points, you should DEFINITELY not have a kid.
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    Re: Creed boutique price increases

    i never thought they were worth the price before the increase. Well I haven't smelled them all, but I've smelled the popular ones
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    Poll: Re: Dior Homme and Terre Dhermes (similar)?

    this is the biggest pile-on ever. Sorry Noirdrakkar, the people have spoken - check your nose
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    Re: H.M. by Hanae Mori

    for me it was a pretty quick no. a couple of wearings didn't improve it!
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    Re: Reformulation!!!

    I don't know... I guess if you like something, and then it changes, you will generally tend to like the new version less?? Or are you seeking out the pre-reformulation versions of scents and then...
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    Re: Redefining Reformulation

    I like Nukapai's response. I know it happens but "reformulation" is a basenotes buzzword, and I think it's catching on. How can we talk about our experience if we're not certain we're experiencing...
  86. Re: Anyone else get signed up by M2Media mag subscription after ordering men's frags online?

    haha yeah i wouldn't read M2 if it was free either
  87. Re: What smells do you have an obsession with that aren't perfumes?

    i really like the dust in my apartment's elevator shaft at the moment. It's an old building converted from a warehouse. It smells kind of irissy i guess.
  88. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    how could it not be chanel no. 5? It's been the most famous fragrance in the world for years and years. Subsequent years I guess the field will be more open!
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    Re: uk frag release dates.

    shops just get stuff when they get them. often never because there's hundreds of new things released every year. Unless its a specialty product or a major new product there's no point asking.
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    Re: Has Anybody Used TopPerfumery.com?

    I wouldn't even bother shopping there, all signs point to counterfeits.
  91. Re: Many famous scents - are they being watered down?

    People who have decided that because they don't like fragrance, it's killing them (I'm allergic! etc.) are more to blame. All those litigious americans spooked the industry imo. DOn't think its got...
  92. Re: What exactly does it mean to "pull off" a fragrance?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cuu5ppL0b4Q
  93. Re: What exactly does it mean to "pull off" a fragrance?

    lol!!!!!!
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain Vetiver: Masterpiece? (Yes or No)

    i don't hate it but i don't love it
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    Re: Spicebomb reformulated?

    where else would such rumours originate if not basenotes? Is there a whole other world of guys talking about perfumes that I don't know about?
  96. Re: Why Chanel Doesn't Produce Eau De Parfum For Men?

    they are all strong enough on me, some unpleasantly so. Also from what I understand, some men's fragrances might be technically an EDP strength, but are conventionally labelled EDT, if there's no...
  97. Re: Isn´t all chanel´s line, said masculine, a little too sweet compared to other houses..???

    I disagree. Also wouldnt pick Coromandel as exclusively masculine, to my nose this seems more feminin (not that I care about such things, and I dislike it anyway)
  98. Re: Tell us about one fragrance you really want but have not purchased yet and why.

    Are you saying shame is stopping you from buying a scent that you love it? Go for it! I do understand though, and its a hilarious confession
  99. Re: Tell us about one fragrance you really want but have not purchased yet and why.

    It's always price for me. Dsquared Potion, I'm waiting for it to be discounted.
    Byredo Oud Immortel - twice as much as I want to pay, and I don't know why it's so expensive, but I keep thinking...
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    Re: So, you've hit the Mega Bucks lottery.....

    Yeah I'd shop more "niche" if I had the money. i wouldn't go on a shopping spree though - i'm very happy with what I have now. Definitely wouldn't be tempted by the ultra-exclusive status symbol type...
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