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  1. Re: PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    Are ya sure?
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Sounds like you're taking Jeremy a little seriously. While I'm not a huge "fan" of the guy, I respect that he's put his sh*t out there for anyone to take shots at. If he wants to make some money...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Dude should get his teeth cleaned if he's going to be on camera.

    Just sayin'.
  4. Re: Mont Blanc - Individuel - Projection & Longevity?

    I don't believe there's any heliotrope accord in Individuel.
  5. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    I have some on now and personally I find it to be rather meh. Yes, there's a gasoline smell... actually more like spilled diesel fuel to me. But is it a good thing? Do I really want to smell like...
  6. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    The OP makes it seem like this is common occurrence. However, I can count on two fingers the number of fragrances I've smelled on strangers in the past six months. The odds of him smelling...
  7. Thread: Armaf

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    Re: Armaf

    So I went into Nordstrom about a week ago and sprayed some of a decant of CDNI on one hand and some of a tester of Aventus on the other and sniffed both and had my girlfriend sniff both. While we...
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    Re: Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    Never. Not once from anyone but my girlfriend.

    And frankly, I don't think that compliments from people who already know you and like you (wives, girlfriends, moms, close co-workers) "count." ...
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    Re: Enjoying One Man Show Gold

    Excellent, OMSOE will likely be my next purchase. Thanks very much.
  10. Thread: Vintage Axe

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    Re: Vintage Axe

    $120 :(
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    Enjoying One Man Show Gold

    Blind bought it based on recommendations here and I'm glad I did.

    At first I thought it was just like Kouros but it's not, really. It's close, for sure, along the same lines but has replaced the...
  12. Thread: Vintage Axe

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    Re: Vintage Axe

    Axe lovers need love too!
  13. Thread: Vintage Axe

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    Re: Vintage Axe

    O yes, Sauvage was at first heavily criticized for stealing Ann Gottlieb's Phoenix formulation. If you have Sauvage, buy a can of Phoenix and see yourself. 90% the same; normal people can't tell...
  14. Thread: Vintage Axe

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    Vintage Axe

    Everyone knows that the 2012 batch of Axe Phoenix was far, far better than all other Axe Phoenixes to follow. See here:

    http://www.thetoptens.com/best-axe-sprays/
    (search for "2012 edition"...
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    Re: What do you wear purely for yourself?

    My 80s powerhouses like:
    1) Giorgio Beverly Hills
    2) Kouros (vintage)
    3) Bijan for Men

    I may smell like a Turkish bath house but that's one of the joys of spending the occasional time by...
  16. Re: Since everything has "performance issues" these days, why not stick with cheapies?

    That's wonderful, though I hope when people say they get "great longevity," they're not pressing their noses against their flesh to judge.

    If you can't smell it from arm's length away, what's the...
  17. Since everything has "performance issues" these days, why not stick with cheapies?

    It seems that performance has nothing to do with price these days (eg., my $14 bottle of Bijan for Men outlasts stuff ten times its price), why would anybody bother to buy anything other than cheap...
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    Re: Which Jacques Bogart should I blind buy?

    Just wanted to update this. I got OMS Gold which, to me, is very similar to Kouros, maybe a touch less animalic but with the same strong incense. Very strong, will fit right into my 80s collection....
  19. Re: Mont Blanc - Individuel - Projection & Longevity?

    I have some recently purchased Joop Homme on one arm and some Individuel on the other, right now, and to my nose there are almost no similarities. Please do the same and report back.
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    Re: Should I even bother with Fahrenheit?

    I think the problem with buying vintage is... ok so it's better and I like it, what happens when I use it up? Do I continue to try to find vintage versions which are harder and harder to locate and...
  21. Re: Best cheap lavender-dominated men's fragrances

    Thank you for the suggestions, I will look into them all.
  22. Re: Mont Blanc - Individuel - Projection & Longevity?

    Average at best for me, though most fragrances don't last long on skin in my area (very dry air).

    Rather average scent, too. Nothing very memorable, although the base notes are the best with this...
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    Re: Signature scents

    How many times have you actually smelled that on another person? I live in a large California city and can count on two fingers the number of times I'm smelled fragrances on strangers in the past 6...
  24. Re: What do you think of my first "Wishlist" of 10 scents ?

    You'll smell better than all of Nicaragua.
  25. Re: Terre d'Hermès: Death of a Great Fragrance House

    You should see his thread on why Canoe will never sell another bottle now that they dropped the umlaut!
  26. Re: Best cheap lavender-dominated men's fragrances

    Two in a row for Caron
  27. Best cheap lavender-dominated men's fragrances

    I lurrrrrve lavender-based scents. Looking for some cheap, mass-market ones. Any ideas?
  28. Re: Let's talk about Smoke and the vintage Aventus. All I know is 13P01

    Ooo,what were some of your most memorable compliments wearing this fragrance?
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    Re: Tell me about the Aventus subforum...

    Uh oh, this thread was moved into the actual subforum which it discusses.
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    Re: Tell me about the Aventus subforum...

    I have to say though, based upon a cursory search, the Aventus subforum has some of the most hilarious and entertaining threads I've read here, such as this one:
    ...
  31. Thread: Moisturiser

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    Re: Moisturiser

    I do not like lotion on my skin so for me the best way to do it is thoroughly exfoliate in the shower to remove dead skin cells which would otherwise absorb the fragrance.

    Then when I apply the...
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    Re: Don' t Let It Bug Ya

    There's no getting rid of the mites on eyelashes, eyebrows, scalp, etc. At least not for long. They've been on humans for millions of years and will continue to be, as long as we're humans.
    ...
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    Re: Any sort of consensus on best facial sunscreen?

    Generally the ones coupled with retinol are lightweight and non-comedogenic.
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    Re: Any good anti aging face cream

    The only ingredient PROVEN to reduce wrinkles is tretinoin AKA retinoic acid AKA Retin-A.

    Start now and use the 0.25% concentration until your skin adjusts to it. Then go to 0.50% You either...
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    Re: Tell me about the Aventus subforum...

    Interesting, thanks for the explanation. I've never really understood the "fanboy" mindset because, after all, almost always it's regarding a product manufactured by a big corporation in another...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Do you blind buy fragrances

    Yeah. I don't have the patience for chatter with the sales person who's immediately and always angling for his own interest. His agenda never coincides with mine. He's there to make a highly...
  37. Re: Anyone else bored with 'masculine', summer-y, fresh citrus scents?

    This is why I layer a pure musk under all my freshies. Gives them a nice base and doesn't interfere with the top notes.
  38. Re: Civet. Please explain this note, and share your favorite fragrance that features it up front.

    Yikes!
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    Jovan Musk for Men under pretty much every light summery scent. Gives it depth, performance and masculinity.
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    Re: Should I even bother with Fahrenheit?

    What changed? What did you dislike at first and now like about it? Do others you know like it on you?
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    Re: Tell me about the Aventus subforum...

    Oh that's interesting, do you remember when that was?
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    Tell me about the Aventus subforum...

    As someone fairly new to fragrances (though I'm in my mid-40s), I'm a bit perplexed by Aventus. I've smelled it; it's ok. Nothing I'd pay more than $40 or so per bottle for but it's not bad. There...
  43. Re: Advice needed from anyone who owns or knows of 'Declaration' by Cartier.

    I find it rather boring but it's a high quality scent and hard to go wrong with. Plus Cartier is a good name for when people ask you what you're wearing. ;)
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    Re: Your guilty pleasure fragrance

    Axe body spray!







    Juuust kidding. Haven't gone there yet. How about Bijan for Men.
  45. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    D&G The One.

    Thought it was a boring vanilla/tobacco gourmand. Not a bad scent by any means but there are a dozen cheaper that smell exactly like it, namely:

    1) Perry Ellis 360 White
    2)...
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    Re: I just don’t understand...

    I actually like the modern version better. It's (slightly) more wearable whereas the vintage makes it seem like you dipped yourself in dead animal.
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    Re: Should I even bother with Fahrenheit?

    Let me ask you this, do you like Polo, Grey Flannel and/or Brut?
  48. Re: Anyone else bored with 'masculine', summer-y, fresh citrus scents?

    Thanks I'll check those out.
  49. Re: Anyone else bored with 'masculine', summer-y, fresh citrus scents?

    When it's really hot I'll wear freshies to actually make myself feel a little cooler. But otherwise I agree, I shower and use deodorant to smell "fresh" so I don't need it in a fragrance except on...
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    Re: Should I even bother with Fahrenheit?

    Ehhhh... I'm about 2 hours into a second wearing after revisiting Ulta and, while I really really wanted to like the fragrance, I just can't get into it. It's too strange. Now that the overwhelming...
  51. Re: Got 3 old creed perfumes from my uncle, not sure if expired

    So when a guy retires he no longer has to smell good?

    :tongue:
  52. Re: Making labels for decants without a label maker?

    Try Arial Narrow font and yes, put as much info on the label as possible.
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    Re: Should I even bother with Fahrenheit?

    I'm gonna head back to Ulta today and try it again, it's certainly one of the most interesting scents I've smelled in a while. You're right there's nothing quite like it. I just don't know if I...
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    Re: Should I even bother with Fahrenheit?

    Ok so I went into Ulta and tried the newest iteration of Fahrenheit today, about 30 minutes ago. I can smell the gasoline and no vanilla to speak of.

    The scent is really an odd one. My...
  55. Re: Civet. Please explain this note, and share your favorite fragrance that features it up front.

    I don't get urine or feces from civet, I just get something that is animalic but foreign to the human nose. Something that clearly has an important function to some creature but which is alien to...
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    Should I even bother with Fahrenheit?

    I generally don't go for "vintage" fragrances because I figure if I end up liking them then I'm screwed because they'll be harder and harder to find.

    I've always wanted to try Fahrenheit but,...
  57. Re: Tell me about the last compliment you received

    Yeah, maybe I should get my Tourette's -- which prompts me to shout "I'm gonna kill you!!!!" every 15 seconds -- under control.


    Can't say I would have blamed him, given the Hep-A scare we had in...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Do you blind buy fragrances

    Curious to see new votes to this
  59. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Two cheap blind-buys:

    - Jacques Bogart One Man Show Gold
    - Jovan Sex Appeal

    :laugh:
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    Re: Why is there so much hate for Grey Flannel?

    Certainly connotes boring in every dimension. Flannel: a boring fabric. Grey: a boring color.

    'Course it was named because Beene created his fortune marketing grey flannel suits which were...
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    Re: Which Jacques Bogart should I blind buy?

    Thanks, I will check those out as well!

    EDIT:

    Yikes, well, Citytower is almost impossible to find and Furyo is $100 a bottle :O

    So far gonna have to stick with $12 OMSs.
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    Which Jacques Bogart should I blind buy?

    I wanted to try a JB fragrance but can't find any to try near me so it looks like it's going to be a blind-buy.

    I was thinking of the original One Man Show but I don't like 60s-70s citrus/pine...
  63. Re: Tell me about the last compliment you received

    Thanks for the stories, they make me feel a little better.

    It seems that compliments usually come from people you're already interacting with in some way, not from complete strangers stopping you...
  64. Tell me about the last compliment you received

    I've been wearing fragrances for the last several months. I'm in my mid-40s and in decent shape with average looks. I read about all these compliments that guys get wearing fragrances. I have...
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    Re: Fragrance as Pre-workout?

    Yeah but what fragrance should one choose for the car ride over to the gym?

    How about the fragrance of choice for when I tell myself I should go to the gym and then don't and instead drink 4 beers?
  66. Re: What is it I can't stand about these fragrances?

    Oh I see, that makes sense.
  67. Re: What is it I can't stand about these fragrances?

    They may not but lots of people can identify things like ambroxan and calone, sometimes timbersilk etc
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    Re: Why is there so much hate for Grey Flannel?

    If what came after that were super-awesome, then maybe I could deal with it. But it just ends up as a mild, soapy floral scent that seems more suited to an elderly woman than anything.

    I've read...
  69. Re: What is it I can't stand about these fragrances?

    Thanks guys I appreciate the sophisticated analysis. I'm not criticizing the fragrances -- I know tons of people dig 'em -- I'm just wondering if they share a chemical (or note) that causes that...
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    Re: Layering with Jovan musks

    Thanks, will check it out.
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    Re: Why is there so much hate for Grey Flannel?

    Neither is a kick to the groin but that's not enough to recommend it.

    Grey Flannel is the olfactory equivalent to the above.
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    Re: Adidas Moves is underrated

    I would be really surprised by this because honestly, once the fragrance is developed and licensed, it's the cheapest thing in the fragrance package. The box it comes in costs more to manufacture...
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    Re: I'm stuck in men's fragrance purgatory

    Or you could just go whole-hog on all four types you mentioned and layer Cool Water with Bijan for Men.

    I'll venture to say that would be a scent no human has ever experienced before.
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    Re: Fragrance as Pre-workout?

    None of my fragrances give me a "kick like cocaine." What have I been doing wrong?
  75. Re: What is it I can't stand about these fragrances?

    At first I thought it was oakmoss as well. However, there are other men's fragrances which I enjoy greatly that also have oakmoss. Unless it's just super amped-up in these and less-so in the others....
  76. Re: What is it I can't stand about these fragrances?

    Don't worry, we weren't looting the place or anything. :p He was tasked with looking over the situation and had determined it was safe (enough) to bring his kid on-site. Maybe to impress upon me not...
  77. What is it I can't stand about these fragrances?

    Most men's fragrances I like. Some I love. Three I hate (so far.) They all have an odd smell to me and it seems, to my nose, to be the same smell. I can't for the life of me find what it could be...
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    Layering with Jovan musks

    I've taken to layering my simple summer aquatics and freshies with Jovan Musk for Men because it adds a nice base to modern one-dimensional, top-note-dominated men's fragrances. 4 sprays of musk...
  79. Re: Looking for someone that makes labels for 5ml, 10ml sample bottles. Anyone here?

    The prior reply wasn't very helpful because it ignored all your specifics.

    Are you looking to make labels to put on bottles to sell? Or just for your personal collection? Because if you're...
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    Re: decant / split shops recommendation

    Yeah, I can't imagine why someone would use Scentbird at all. You can get 10ml decants from eBay for less money than Scentbird's 8ml decants, and you can get them within a few days after ordering...
  81. Re: Ok Basenotes, I finally did it. I have placed an order for a 4oz bottle of Aventus.

    Nah, I don't know you, couldn't care less what you buy, was just a little surprised when you said you "blind bought" a $400 fragrance. And besides, I'm predicting that you'll like it. Who cares...
  82. Re: Ok Basenotes, I finally did it. I have placed an order for a 4oz bottle of Aventus.

    You WILL like it simply because you spent so much on it. It's called "cognitive dissonance." You're not just going to get it and say, "Damn, this sucks," and put it in the back of a drawer like you...
  83. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

    Hate to say it, but that's how it's supposed to smell.




    See?

    I personally find the pineapple + forest fire smoke smell to be absolutely disgusting. But lots of people for some reason...
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    Re: Decant got skunked in car

    :cry:
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    Re: Decant got skunked in car

    Yeah, I wish I could keep some decants in my car because often I'm away from home and would like some sort of selection for when I go out with friends or whatever. I really need something like this....
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    Decant got skunked in car

    Well, it happened. Far faster than I thought it would. I left a 3ml glass decant of some fragrance of mine (can't remember which one) in my car for about 3 weeks. It wasn't even that hot out but...
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    Because I have a short attention span, I usually have anywhere from 4-8 different fragrances on various parts of my body at any one time. Funny thing is, I usually get compliments that way... moreso...
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    Re: *Extreme* Over-Sprayers Lounge

    Sadly it seems almost all scents developed in the last couple of DECADES are bad performers. I think the days of 2 sprays, one on each wrist, are long over. I only get compliments when I use what I...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Personally I think that anyone who has strong emotions about anyone they see on a screen (Youtube, TV, movies, whatever) has far too much time on their hands. But anyway...

    One thing I'd like to...
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    Re: Olfactory Abilities and Psychopathy

    I think the OP was slightly kidding, which flew over most peoples' heads, leading me to side with the person who said there are likely lots of aspies here...

    However, I agree that the study should...
  91. Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    Pretty much any Creed works great as a litter box deodorizer.
  92. Re: Your current favorite warm comforting fragrances?

    Burberry London
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    How long would your collection last?

    If trading or selling fragrances were banned today and all you could ever use was what you now own (plus anything that's currently in the mail to you), how long would your stash last? Assume that you...
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    Re: How to increase projection of a cologne

    40 sprays every two hours should do it.


    Sadly it seems that pretty much every modern cologne only lasts a couple of hours these days.

    The only two I have that last a long time are Bijan for...
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    Re: I never notice fragrances on other people

    Where I'm from that will get you on a sex-offender list pretty fast.
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    I never notice fragrances on other people

    I've been into fragrances for the past few months, watching Youtube vids and reading here and elsewhere about them. Before then I wasn't all that into them, maybe I'd throw on a cologne once every...
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    Re: Advice on Starting a Collection (Beginner)

    Remember that everyone says "don't blind-buy" but everyone blind-buys :D
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    Re: From an advanced newbie for complete newbies

    Exactly. It's true, there is a fine line between being an enthusiast and being a bore. However, if you want to share with others, think about them and what might interest them in your hobby rather...
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    Re: From an advanced newbie for complete newbies

    Sounds like you folks care a little too much about what others think of you.

    I'm a man in his mid-40s who just got into fragrances and I tell all my friends and family about my new hobby. A lot...
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    Purchase mistakes you've made

    I don't mean buying a fragrance that you didn't end up liking, I mean purchasing the completely wrong fragrance.

    Two of mine:

    Bought Mercedes-Benz for Men thinking it was Mercedes-Benz Cologne....
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