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    Re: Dreading at Christmas

    Funny thing is I am completely fragrance free in all the products I use for bath, body and home. I buy natural products by Earth Science, Aubrey Organics, Avalon Organics for my person and home...
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    Re: Your best blind buy ever

    Currently I have three fragrances that I hadn't smelled but had the scents that they are often compared to so not a complete blind purchase. I have a saying "If I can't try it, I won't buy it."
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    Re: 13YO son and his love of fragrance

    I couldn't agree more. Choosing the right cologne for the occasion is important but knowing how to wear it is also just as important. Young people are not the only culprits. Older people are...
  4. Re: Terre d'Hermes, Citrus & Wood (Yardley) - old man colognes?

    To me Terre d'Hermes is a modern fragrance with a nod to a classic mens wood and spice fragrance. I've never understood the whole "this smells old" when describing fragrances but I was a teenager in...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th December, 2016

    Balenciaga Pour Homme
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    Re: 13YO son and his love of fragrance

    How about Carven Homme. Inexpensive fragrance with great quality that would be a nice stocking stuffer in either the 1.6 or even 3.3 oz size.
    Another mention for John Varvatos classic but I was...
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    Re: Ads that made an impression on you

    The Chanel Egoiste tv ads were interesting at the time. Calvin Klein Obsession print ads were sexy as well. Drakkar Noir print ads struck a chord with me as an athletic person growing up and...
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    Re: If you love Joop! you'll love __________

    I too had Joop! Homme when it launched and it was such a unique fragrance at the time. I agree with the scents that have been mentioned and would like to add a few that followed Joop! Homme that a...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th December, 2016

    Kouros
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    Re: everyday use perfume purchase help please

    I am late to the party here but based on the fragrances you gave I too would have voted for Guerlain Vetiver. Fragrances are too subjective however to go purely by other people’s reviews and then...
  11. Re: If your breath smelled like a fragrance, which one would you want it to smell like?

    Cartier Pasha Fraicheur Menthe or Hermes Eau DOrange Verte. EdOV reminds me of orange bubble gum with some mint. Like a chunk of Bubalicious bubble gum.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th December, 2016

    Kouros
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    Re: Which fragrances are sexy on women?

    I cant give names but probably favor oriental fragrances on women. I know that I am not a fan of women's fruity fragrances. I do like the scent of jasmine on a woman and would probably like a scent...
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    Re: Dreading at Christmas

    Family and friends know not to get me personal style elements such as clothes, watches, fragrances unless they already know it is what I use or am after. I have been described as particular but I...
  15. Re: Any suggestion for a 'traditional masculine' orange fragrance?

    I would second the Guerlain Habit Rouge edt.
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    Re: Your top winter fragrances

    I like fragrances that are woody and spicy and give me some warmth in cold climates. Some sweetness is ok but not too much. Some that immediately came to mind

    YSL M7
    YSL Opium
    Gucci Envy or...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th December, 2016

    Kouros (early Gucci era)
  18. [USA] Re: Creed Bois Du Portugal, Aramis Tuscany vintage, Bvlgari Black and more

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st December, 2016

    Kouros
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 30th November, 2016

    Kouros (Gucci era formulation)
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    Re: Bois du Portugal question.

    The bottle I have only requires one spray. The sprayer on my 75ml BdP puts out a good burst of strong fragrance. Aren't Creed millesime more akin to parfum strength not edc?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 25th November, 2016

    John Varvatos classic
  23. [USA] Re: Creed Bois Du Portugal, Aramis Tuscany vintage, Bvlgari Black and more

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    Re: B-Day present for myself

    If I was going to set a maximum dollar amount that I could spend on fragrance for the year I would use it to participate in splits and miniatures etc. Use the year for experimentation and then later...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 23rd November, 2016

    John Varvatos classic layered over Bvlgari Black. Trying out that layering thing. I think I like them better individually.
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    Re: Therapeutic Essential Oils: WOW!

    I like the idea but there have been many studies that state there are no benefits from using EO blends. Now if it is because of some placebo effect then why argue. If after using you feel better...
  27. Re: Best creed for going out at night already have aventus

    I think Himalaya would be a good all rounder. You didn't say exactly what, where, or with whom you would be with come night time but I think Himalaya would keep you covered.
  28. Re: Millesime Imperial smells fantastic... but isnt it too Feminine?

    No. And I personally don't care for men's fragrances that are marketed to men but are sweet to the point where a women would desire wearing them. I am a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to...
  29. Re: How common is it to buy used fragrances off of Ebay?

    There are good sellers on ebay. Fragrancenet sells on ebay. You have to know what you are buying so if it is a vintage bottle or an item that is often counterfeited buyer beware.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016

    Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme
  31. Re: What fragrance or kind of fragrance to interview with?

    I like the idea of something friendly and approachable. If you were hoping for a response from your candidates because of your fragrance I would think it should be one where they feel comfortable to...
  32. Thread: Frangrance box?

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    Re: Frangrance box?

    Another Basenoter who keeps the box. I do it for protection purpose (light, storage, moving) and in case of selling or swapping. Way back when I used to have only a couple fragrances at a time I...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th November, 2016

    Bowling Green (1986) by Geoffrey Beene
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    I can believe this. In the sporting goods industry orange was everywhere. Seems like it has subsided. I have noticed blue becoming quite popular especially in active clothing.

    Regards to the...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th November, 2016

    John Varvatos (classic)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th November, 2016

    Gucci Pour Homme (2003)
  37. [USA] Re: Creed Bois Du Portugal, Aramis Tuscany vintage, Bvlgari Black and more

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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th June, 2016

    SOTA: Coty Avatar. Outside in the afternoon heat doing yard work and something fresh and energetic sounded right. Also, I had worn Aventus the other day and thought it would be a good opportunity...
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    Re: Your favorite fresh spicy/woody fragrance?

    Hermes TdH
  40. [USA] Aramis Tuscany vintage, Balenciaga Pour Homme, Bvlgari Black and more

    All retail bottles will come with box and cap. If they are a tester bottle, or special packaging I will mention that in the item description. Buyer pays shipping. Shipping not reflected in my...
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    Re: Le Male... Popeye?

    Blow me down!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 30th March, 2016

    Tom Ford Oud Wood
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    Re: Gucci by Gucci renamed ? Pour Homme ?

    Gucci is Italian for repetitive.
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    Re: The definitive aromatic fougère thread

    Tuscany Per Uomo
    Bowling Green
    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme
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    Re: Creed Himalaya progression problem

    I third this sentiment. It has been some time since I last wore Himalaya but I recall my bottle smelling good from top notes on to the basenotes. A clean, fresh smelling fragrance that isn't...
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    Re: Recommend fragrances similar to Kouros

    I agree with cytherian. I too have a 30ml of Balenciaga and soon after I spray it I get some Kouros. After it starts to dry down though it looses that. I also have a 50ml of Kouros Fraicheur and...
  47. Re: John Varvatos Dark Rebel vs DK Men (Fuel for Men)

    I agree with the original Varvatos smelling similar. Cant speak to Third Man. The other scents that remind me are Michael by Michael Kors (vintage/Givenchy) the suede in the dry down reminds me of...
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    Re: New: Hugo Boss Hugo Extreme

    Bought the original at Christmas back in 1995. I used 1/4 of the bottle. I quickly grew tired of the fragrance. Notes in this look good just like they did with the original but I have no interest...
  49. Re: What if Garry Shandling was the face of Dior Sauvage ... still as popular?

    Stache, this would be the music for the television advert

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac8cQuEzDCQ
  50. Re: What if Garry Shandling was the face of Dior Sauvage ... still as popular?

    Yep, perception is reality.
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    Re: are we all doing it wrong?

    When fragrances are worn on the skin they will develop with your personal chemistry and provide a calling card all their own. People do spray them on a handkerchief or in their hair. When there...
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Hey DanHD,

    Oh, I remember. I actually didn't wear it in the 80's as it was everywhere and people were bathing in it. I would suggest one spray and stop. Problem is most overspray. This way the...
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    My confession: I still really like Drakkar Noir. My present bottle is from 1999 and probably only has a few sprays left in it. When I wear it I think to myself that I should probably replace it...
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    When I first smelled Aventus I thought to myself that I have smelled this fragrance in the past. Then it hit me Avatar by Coty. I was gifted an edt spray and as splash gift set years ago and it...
  55. Re: Can Nicolai New York Intense work as a signature fragrance?

    I think it could but if you have a collection of scents to choose from why would you limit yourself. I think it would eventually spoil the richness the scent possess. I like to wear a fragrance, or...
  56. Thread: Rank your CREED

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    Re: Rank your CREED

    1. GIT 2. BdP 3. Himalaya 4. MI 5. Aventus

    That is based on the five in my wardrobe
  57. Thread: most worn 2015

    by Titan
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    Re: most worn 2015

    I wore Kouros for two months this past summer. I never in a million years would have thought of tallying up the days that I wore certain fragrances. I am impressed by the diligence to document but...
  58. Thread: "I wish..."

    by Titan
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    Re: "I wish..."

    That is an interesting point. I remember when the mass appeal beer brands started to give a brewed date (born on), and let you know when the beer was best by. I was drinking a locally brewed...
  59. Thread: "I wish..."

    by Titan
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    Re: "I wish..."

    I wish EA would re-release Halston 101.
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    Re: Aramis Tuscany Per Uomo - Original Formula

    If you buy a bottle with the black collar under the cap and a honey yellow liquid I don't think it matters if it is England or USA. You will have the original formula. The bottle without the collar...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    Bought a 50ml of Kouros with the silver chrome top and bottom base plate for a very reasonable price. Wasn't planning on buying anything for a long time but the 100ml L'Oreal from 2013 doesn't do it...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday,2nd January, 2016

    Kouros
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    It doesn't look like anyone has asked the question yet and because this is Basenotes all the more reason for asking so why haven't you worn any fragrance for 3 months? One inquiring mind would like...
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    Re: Is there anything like Raw Vanilla?

    I remember trying this out in the drug/health and beauty section of the grocery store. I agree that it was a good scent along with Avatar. I never bought it at the time because I seem to remember I...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, January 1st, 2016

    Kouros
  66. Thread: Tom Ford for Men

    by Titan
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    Re: Tom Ford for Men

    A month later I wonder what the OP chose? From their list I would choose Tom Ford for men. Carven Homme suggestions are very good. Carven is a wonderful fragrance and when you consider the price...
  67. Thread: Help !

    by Titan
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    Re: Help !

    The edt seems most versatile to me
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    Re: How are the Bulgari Aquas' longevity?

    I have Bvlgari Aqva and it has good longevity. Never got around to trying the others. When I wear aqva it dries down like most scents do but with a little body heat and it comes back like you just...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 24th December, 2015

    You're welcome
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 24th December, 2015

    SOTA Scent of the afternoon (?)

    These I am sure of
    SOTD Scent of the day
    SOTE Scent of the evening
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    Re: What Are You Wearing Christmas?

    Plan to wear Creed BdP. Been my go to fragrance for Christmas the past few years. Sort of has become a Christmas tradition.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 24th December, 2015

    DK Men (vintage)
  73. Re: How similar is Hugo Dark Blue to DK Men aka Fuel

    Thanks Tmoran. I gifted him John Varvatos Artisan for his birthday back in June and he told me that he liked it and that his girlfriend liked it. Since then he told me that he has tried other...
  74. Re: The most manly man's Christmas scent, but sexy too!

    I like Creed BdP at Christmas. I would add Polo, Halston Z-14 and Guerlain Vetiver. I am only familiar with the older formulations and some of the strength might be lacking in newer formulations...
  75. How similar is Hugo Dark Blue to DK Men aka Fuel

    My nephew complimented me on DK Men aka Fuel by Donna Karan and told me it smelled pretty good. He is 19 and attends college. He's been wearing fragrance for a couple years now, and surprising to...
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    Re: X-Mas 2015 what cologne is on your gift list ??

    Halston Man Amber is a good one especially at the current prices. My family know not to buy me things like clothes, fragrances, watches etc. unless I give them specific instruction. I am rather...
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    Re: X-Mas 2015 what cologne is on your gift list ??

    BdP has been my Christmas fragrance the last three years. Good choice. I have the 2.5oz bottle and one or two sprays is all I need. That 4.0 bottle size is going to last you a long time unless it...
  78. Re: Aramis' Tuscany Uomo FORTE, is it great on own merits or just overhyped cuz discontinued?

    I don't either. I suppose Tuscany Forte is supposed to be a stronger Tuscany. I remember trying it at the fragrance counter when it was available and it was a darker, heavier scent than the Tuscany...
  79. Re: Is it considered stealing to spritz juice from a department store tester into an atomizer?

    Sephora will generally give you a sample if they have it available, or make you up one in a decent sized sample atomizer. I've never been denied a sample when I asked. I also never got greedy and...
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    I agree with this. This is what I was eluding to as their beef. The exclusivity of their brand and products.
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    Creed can have an issue but if the service of splits is large (I don't how big or small it is) Creed will sell more flacons and that will increase their sales and if they have controlled their costs...
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    They did when they sold the flacon. Now the individual who purchased with the intent to split the flacon and resell has their time, original investment cost, and the associated costs to split that...
  83. Re: The most perfect scent you've ever experienced? Only one mind....I'm watching you.

    Good point on balance. When I wear this I think "This stuff has got it goin on!" Based on a classic Fougere it is masculine, contemporary and very wearable. Anyone who believes that it is dated,...
  84. Thread: Mugler cologne

    by Titan
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    Re: Mugler cologne

    Sort of like the Generra Hypercolor shirts from the late 80's, haha.

    Hey Jim I too am from Michigan. Plymouth/Canton area. Cool to see another member from Michigan. I know Kerosene is from...
  85. Re: About wonderful and inexpensive Denim cologne...

    Cool. The most important thing is you wear fragrances that you like. I also like the idea of getting something of high quality for a fair price too, who wouldn't. Don't let price dictate what you...
  86. Re: What are you going to wear for Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

    Been on a Bvlgari Black kick the last few days so that was my SOTD.
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    Re: YSL M7 vintage, got a sample and ...

    M7 Fresh is nice stuff. I don't wear it enough. I think it could be worn year round. I live where there are 4 seasons and it might be a nice one to wear when weather gets really cold with gloomy...
  88. Re: What one bottle of Guerlain fragrance (recent not vintage) will ALWAYS be in your collection?

    Vetiver
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    CK One Shock seems like a pretty good deal 3.4oz for $15.
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    Re: Battle of generic summer frags!!!!!!

    I would say AdG, Curve, Cool Water and Chrome. Wanted to give you what I think the top three crowd pleasers would be but couldn't omit one over the other so Chrome gets an honorable mention.
  91. Re: The most perfect scent you've ever experienced? Only one mind....I'm watching you.

    Off the top of my head Habit Rouge Legere. I like the top, mid and base notes. It impresses me start to finish.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th December, 2015

    Bvlgari Black
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    Re: Best Aqua Fragrance ?

    Bvlgari Aqva is really good. Its an aqua but has fortitude. This isn't a run of the mill calone n melon ball spritzer.
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    Re: Best evening/nightlife scent?

    If you want to be distinctive find out what the top sellers are and stay away from them. Yeah, you want to smell like some girls ex boyfriend. Wear something that you like that expresses your...
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    Re: What are you tired of?

    99% of the YouTube fragrance videos are terrible. Well, I don't have scientific proof that it is 99% but suffice to say that most are. I've watched a few and found that they are generally people...
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    Re: What are you tired of?

    I am tired of the La Nuit, CH Men, The One and the ilk that are exalted by a few reviewers on YouTube, and lately I am seeing many new posts inquiring about these fragrances. There is a noticeable...
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    Re: ADG eggy smell? Or is it just me?

    Not me but I had a bottle of Terre D'Hermes where sometimes I would pick up a dill smell. The bottle I have now which I've had a for a few years doesn't seem to have it.
  98. Re: What are your favorite "suit and tie" fragrances?

    th3 you work with some weird dudes.
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    Re: joop! homme sport.

    Yeah, looks photoshopped. If they were undecided they should have put a ? mark after Sport. Joop! Sport?, maybe you decide. One things for certain, putting sport in a fragrances name will sell...
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    Re: Invictus - silliest TV ad??

    That was just terrible.
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