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    Re: your favorite CHEAP fragrance

    Versace l'homme
    Insurrection II Wild
    Perry Ellis 360 Red
    Nautica Voyage
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    Re: Is Bleu de Chanel Parfum a Dud?

    I'm a big fan of the BdC line, and I'm sure I would like the parfum version. But I just can't do $150 for a frag.
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    Re: Bulgari Man Flanker Thread

    Wife and I actually liked the original Bvlgari Man, but the performance was poor. Man in Black sounds good but from the reviews it would be redundant as I already own Spicebomb. Can't say I've seen...
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    Re: Pure Havane is Gorgeous - I was so scared!

    +1..
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    Re: A Macho Man: Notes that Exude Masculinity

    I'm at a loss for words....
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    Re: Best "BAD BOY" fragrance !

    No... you're confusing bad scent with bad boy
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    Re: Name Your "Number 1" Budget, Bargain Fragrance

    Versace l'Homme
  8. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Yeah, Prada Candy is pretty sweet, but my wife and I definitely get a caramel note from it. The 360 Red is very close to the more expensive Aqua di Gio, and many people talk about it having a...
  9. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Nice-looking couple.

    For him, I'd be surprised if you didn't both like Perry Ellis 360 Red. It's cheap, too.
    For you, Prada Candy. Not so cheap, but nice stuff
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    Re: What is one fragrance that you can't stand?

    Bogart One Man Show

    Montale Dark Auod

    Someone above mentioned Pinaud Lilac Vegetal. Never tried it, but even so, from what I've read I'm positive it would be horrible.
  11. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Perry Ellis 360 Red
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    Re: Perry Ellis 360 Red or Nautica Voyage ?

    Both good, man. And different. And cheap. Get both! They would make a very good pair to have for warmer weather.
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    Re: My current top 5 underrated scents

    Underrated cuz 99.8% of fragheads never heard of them
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    Re: Joop Nightflight is gone forever

    Ugh. This one reminded me way too much of a floor cleaning product we used in the army.
  15. Re: The Greatest Blind-Buy Disappointments of your Life

    Kenzo Jungle Homme
    Bogart One Man Show
    Bogart One Man Show Gold
    Joop Nightflight
    Joop Wild
    Kiton Men
  16. Re: Best "Medicinal," "Ascerbic," "Clinical" Fragrance?

    I thought Montale Dark Auod smelled very much like band-aids and antiseptic. Just awful. I got a small sample based on someone's recommendation.
  17. Re: Observtion on Bogart Pour Homme, which arrived today

    BPH is an outstanding scent but not-so-great performance. I think the myth of it being nuclear started on the Pour Monsieur blog, got traction, and is now repeated incessantly.
  18. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    Don't see the prob here
  19. Re: Has a new Emperor been crowned? Caesars Man Cologne is back, or is it?

    I would never buy the original Caesar's Man (poor performance), or this weird new Chinese reformulation, when I can get the excellent and cheap clone Al-Rehab Dakar.
  20. Re: Christmas Morning, What Did You Give/What did you get?

    Finally got Spicebomb. Wife knew I wanted it but I was trying to resist getting it. So she surprised me by picking some up at Sephora.
    Smelling it on myself right now and it's quite awesome. Good...
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    Re: Avon mens colognes,are they any good?

    Black Suede is/was a quite good scent, but of course the performance wasn't so good
  22. Re: Powerhouse Fragrances - two that brought to my knees

    But you don't have *anything* rated at less than 4 stars, so is this a realistic guide??
  23. Re: I can choose one Bogart for a visitor to bring me in the New Year

    Pour Homme, though the performance is not nearly as beastly as it's reputed to be.
  24. Re: Third Man and Havana arrived yesterday, so a few words for each one.

    Got a sample of Havana after reading all the hype, and being convinced it was my kind of frag. It wasn't. Scent wasn't quite what I was expecting, and longevity was disappointing also.

    Also got...
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    Re: What happened to Quorum?

    If it is wearing you, it must be an older version. I have now tried the current version for the 3rd time, having bought it in 2012, 2015, and just recently. Always hoping that maybe a different...
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    Re: What happened to Quorum?

    OK, now it is clearer to me. I have found some vintage Quorum and may just shell out and try it. Thanks.
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    Re: What happened to Quorum?

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention, ZC. Didn't ever notice that there was a Vintage forum. You did a good job with that post. It is helpful to many of us. So thanks.

    What I've learned...
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    Re: What happened to Quorum?

    Well, I gave Quorum another chance. Got some off eBay recently, latest formulation. Same thing I encountered in 2012, and again in about 2015: Great scent but weak. I might try putting it on real...
  29. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Danny, I'm afraid your Dark Rebel will be making a little trip to Milwaukee Wisconsin, and may not come back. :dankk2:
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    Incredibly similar

    Insurrection II Wild and CK One Shock. I'd be interested to hear from anyone that can pick up on any difference between these two, because I sure can't. At least in terms of the scent/notes. I...
  31. Re: Has Dolce & Gabbana - The One lost its relevance among fragrance enthusiasts?

    If they ever managed to make The One with some good performance, I would be on board. Great scent, but D&G is incapable of making frags with good performance.
    JMO.
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    Re: What happened to Quorum?

    Earlier in this thread I wrote how I'd had bottles from 2012 and 2015, and was disappointed with the performance of both. I got rid of them. Always loved the scent, though. As macho as they come. ...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I also get those two mixed up frequently. Hate it when that happens :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Tabac Rouge.......Damn This Is Good Stuff

    Outstanding. Thanks! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Tabac Rouge.......Damn This Is Good Stuff

    +1. Damn, the guy that made that comment is one hyper-sensitive little fellow. I can't think of a single forum I'm on, from fragrances to investing to politics, that wouldn't allow the word "damn"...
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    Re: Anyone tried Joop Homme Wild?

    I had it, and to me the coconut note was much more prominent than the rum note. Just get some of that coconut-smelling suntan lotion and rub some into your neck and jaw/chin. And maybe some behind...
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    Re: Body Kouros.. arrived

    As I recall, BK had a definite eucalyptus note, which was not a problem, but the performance was poor. Just checked at Fragrantica, and a substantial number of peeps rated it as being "long...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Bleu de Chanel EDP. "Oooo.. you smell good" and "that suits you." Last night from a neighbor lady. I'd applied a few shots to sides of neck and front of shirt 11-12 hours before. I'm amazed she...
  39. Re: Caron's Le 3eme Homme (The Third Man) is one of the best things i've smelled in a long time

    So far I've only ever had a sample of it, and remember having a couple dabs on the back of my hand and bringing my hand up to my nose to sniff it more times than I'd ever done with any other frag. ...
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    Re: Blind bought Aqua Quorum, what am I in for?

    Definitely a nice scent, but I found the performance to be poor.
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme - prices

    I have some for sale in the marketplace here, fair price, and haven't gotten any serious interest. So I don't think too many peeps are looking for it, or those that are must not be that appalled by...
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    Re: What fragrances make you do you hate/make you retch?

    Bogart One Man Show
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    Re: Acqua di gio profumo vs Kouros

    First post, and claiming AdG Profumo is similar to Kouros?? I'm sure you're being serious. :lolk:
  44. Re: Most complimented fragrances for men under 30?

    Acqua di Gio Profumo. That one, along with Bleu de Chanel (edp in particular) and Aventus are the must-haves, in my opinion, for any guy.
    I don't have it, but I can see the babes liking LeMale. I...
  45. Re: Change My Mind: Obsessing over fragrance is the most passive, cringe-worthy "hobby" there is

    OP has been here for a year and a half, made 265 posts, but is now dissing the frag hobby. I believe, but can't prove, he is just some incel who was using frags as a way to get chicks, it didn't...
  46. Re: Caesar Man Cologne: any ideas about the sharp price rise ?

    So what did you think of it??? :huh:
  47. Re: The two most underpriced scents out there are.....

    - Reyane Insurrection Wild II
    - Versace L'Homme
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    Re: A coconut/sunlotion cheapie please.

    Don't know about similarity to VIW, but Joop Wild certainly has a coconut/sun lotion thing going. In fact, that's all I got from it.
  49. Re: let's play a game: what perfumes should Burt Reynold wear?

    You a guy or girl?
  50. Re: let's play a game: what perfumes should Burt Reynold wear?

    My dyslexia makes me associate Brut with Burt. So I'll go with that.
  51. Re: Chose ONE best/must have Fragrance (New, Classic, etc.) UNDER fifty dollars.

    Versace L'Homme
  52. Re: Why do I get the feeling HYPER masculine scents are going to be big in 2020's decade ?

    Yep. Ain't happening. It would be nice, but the women, and even other guys, are now accustomed to sweet, gourmand, unisex, etc., etc., and I can't see the trend going back to rougher stuff like...
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    Re: What would Freddie Mercury wear?

    Le Male... cuz he'd dig the bottle. :grin:
  54. Re: One-Hit Wonders: Name a fragrance that you loved on the first wear but never liked again

    Bogart One Man Show

    Costume National Homme

    Lapidus Pour Homme
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    Re: Had my girlfriend test some fragrances...

    Despite the fact that it gets bashed by many fragheads, and is arguably for a younger crowd, 1 Million is a pretty likeable scent.
    I'm surprised she didn't think more of the AdG Profumo.
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    Re: what's the one note you can't stand much of?

    vetiver
  57. Re: Alternatives for A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt

    Insurrection II Wild is better and cheaper than Pure Havane. Performance is pretty good also.
    CK One Shock is close to Havane too, but I'd give a slight edge to Wild.
    Wild also has a beautiful...
  58. Re: Be wary of the hype about this Polo green clone (Classic Match)

    Just trying to keep anyone else from buying this wretched stuff. Even if it is cheap.




    Sorry Anthony. The juice sucked badly, I returned it, and got my $8 back. :lolk:
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    Re: 80’s & 90’s Classics

    Not a prob, bro. Enjoy the Versace L'Homme. It lacks a bit in performance, but what a great masculine, old school frag.
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    Re: 80’s & 90’s Classics

    You hijacked the thread, but Versace L'Homme is excellent. I have a 2014 bottle. Better than the Boucheron.
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    Re: ck dark obsession..any love?

    lulz
  62. Re: Perfumes that you've actually finished whole bottles of?

    Only two come to mind:

    VanCleef & Arpels Pour Homme

    Bleu de Chanel
  63. Re: It's getting harder to find Cosmair or Warner Polo. When it runs out....

    I think the batch code should be 5-6 digits, and a combination of letters and numbers. But not sure with one that old.
    Here are two sites to check the date of manufacture of a frag, using batch...
  64. Re: Is there a chance of VC&A Pour Homme being discontinued?

    I assume Tsar is discontinued also, and this is now the extent of the frags currently in production:
    https://www.neimanmarcus.com/c/van-cleef-arpels-fragrances-cat13970827

    I'm not even sure if...
  65. Re: Is there a chance of VC&A Pour Homme being discontinued?

    OK, here's the official word I just got from VC&A. Sounds like we'd all better stock up before eBay sellers and others start really gouging on the prices. This news is a bummer

    Dear Mr. Kelly,
    ...
  66. Re: Is there a chance of VC&A Pour Homme being discontinued?

    I just contacted VC&A via their contact form on website asking if this frag has actually been discontinued.
    Will let you guys know what they say.
  67. Re: Is there a chance of VC&A Pour Homme being discontinued?

    Well, I assure you that link was working on the day I posted, and showed a current bottle of VC&A PH. I guess people visiting that link brought it to VC&A's attention that there was a discontinued...
  68. Re: Is there a chance of VC&A Pour Homme being discontinued?

    "I heard a few months ago that this and Tsar were discontinued. They were removed from Van Cleef & Arpels' website around that time. "

    Then explain this: ...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Please elaborate :wink:
  70. Re: Versace L'Homme - just a pic of color differences over the years.

    I've picked up a "current" (5 year old) tester of this frag, and am really impressed. Not sweet, not fresh, so doesn't fit into the template of modern frags. But it is a great, old-school scent,...
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    Re: Any fragrance worth checking OUT

    Forget BdC EDP for performance.
    And instead of Pure Havane, get the much cheaper, virtually identical Insurrection II Wild. Good performance too.
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    Re: Touch by Fred Hayman reformulated?

    Not sure when any "new formulation" came out, but I got this frag on eBay a couple years ago, and the scent was good but the performance was zero.
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    Re: Your Fragrance Choice This Thanksgiving?

    Put Polo Green on this morning and will prolly stick with that all day, maybe freshening it up later in the afternoon.
  74. Re: Why do they make scents that have faecal or animalistic tones?

    You and saminlondon will get over it, I'm sure. I did edit out one single word. Otherwise, what I said is totally accurate, worded as relatively inoffensively as I could, and if you guys(?) get...
  75. Re: Why do they make scents that have faecal or animalistic tones?

    Two things, I think.
    1. Perfumers trying to be edgy, daring, and I suppose hoping these type of frags will fly.
    2. The fecal thing may be geared toward a certain subset of a certain orientation,...
  76. Re: Be wary of the hype about this Polo green clone (Classic Match)

    Maybe that's what I'm smelling that I don't like. Fortunately, this is weak juice and that scent doesn't last long.
  77. Re: Be wary of the hype about this Polo green clone (Classic Match)

    Guys... let me be clear. The bottle I got is NOTHING like Polo green, either vintage or current. It is absolutely nothing like Quorum either.
    I can't even describe the scent, in terms of another...
  78. Re: Be wary of the hype about this Polo green clone (Classic Match)

    I know there are some good clones out there, because I have CDNI, and think it is an excellent, affordable copy of Aventus.
    But now due to this total failure with the Classic Match Polo clone, after...
  79. Be wary of the hype about this Polo green clone (Classic Match)

    There is a Polo green knockoff/clone sold at Walmart called Classic Match Polo. There have been threads about it in the past, and it gets a lot of praise and hype both on here and Fragrantica about...
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    Re: Open Discussion on Bleu de Chanel Parfum

    As much as I love the scent, I have had performance issues with both the EDT and the EDP, and am not even going to bother with the new parfum version.
  81. Re: I hate to burst everyone’s bubble about ombré leather 18

    Not bursting my bubble. Never even heard of it.
  82. Re: The search is over for a cherry tobacco pipe scent

    Can't believe you think Chergui smells like cherry pipe tobacco.
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    Re: Does Giorgio Red for Men worth a chance?

    The scent is not half bad, but the performance of the current version is horrible.
  84. Re: Caesar Man Cologne: any ideas about the sharp price rise ?

    After it was discontinued, I saw on eBay how all the sellers started gouging. I wish 'em luck. Peeps aren't going to pay that much money for this particular cologne.
    Dakar by Al Rehab is *very*...
  85. Thread: Cute Story

    by bigsteve
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    Re: Cute Story

    Good job, Chuck
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    Re: Thoughts on Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin

    Yes, this juice WAS reformulated. The only one worth getting is the older one without removable cap. The sprayer is built in to the cap. I've owned both the older and newer. Longevity of newer is...
  87. Re: Any scents in my wardrobe you want to try?

    Pretty good wardrobe !
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Has it occurred to you to get the almost identical CDNI for about 1/10th of the price of Aventus??
  89. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    iPaul, I think I'll help myself to your Prada l'Homme and see what all the hype is about. :dankk2:
  90. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    DEdestroyer77... your GIT will be a welcome addition to my wardrobe. Thank you. :dankk2:
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Forget a career in comedy...
  92. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Beck, relinquish your 2012 Spicebomb. Do it now. :dankk2:
  93. Re: really enjoy giorgio beverly hills club red...anything similar?

    Both of the ones mentioned so far, GBH Red and PS (current formulations) were two of the worst performers I ever owned.
    GBH Red is kind of a weird scent, but I really wish PS could have had decent...
  94. Re: "You smell drunk" - wifey's comment on me wearing A*Men Pure Malt

    "You smell drunk."

    She says that like it's a bad thing. :coolold:
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Parfum vs. EDT

    Scent very similar, I believe the edp has slightly better performance, but still not as good as I'd like.
    Bleu is a good one, and got me my best compliment.
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    Re: Cheap then but a little pricier now...

    Caesar's Man used to be cheap as hell... like $11 shipped on eBay. Then it was discontinued, and the eBay prices just shot up to an absurd amount.
    Fortunately I discovered Al-Rehab Dakar roll-on...
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Done and done :vrolijk_26:
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    This one is very under-rated. Reyane Insurrection Wild is similar.
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    Re: Garage Sale Fragrances.

    A matter of national security. If you need to ask, you wouldn't understand.
  100. Re: Which Fragrance for upcoming KNEE Surgery ? Puns, wise cracks welcome!

    Since you're going under the knife, how about Yatagan? (a yatagan being a traditional Turkish sword, or a style of bayonet)
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