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    Re: I Finally 'Get' Chanel Egoiste

    Same thing happened to me. Didnt like it at all when i wore it a few years ago. This past winter i gave it another shot and was totally blown away when it got to the Basenotes.
  2. Poll: Re: Poll-Best designer fragrance for a boiling hot summer

    From your list: Mugler Cologne
    Not on your list: Allure Edition Blanche and Dior Homme

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    Re: Chanel Allure Line vs Dior Homme line

    This is a tough one for me. In general I prefer more fragrances from Chanel than from Dior. But a direct comparison of the Dior Homme line to the Allure line would likely give a slight edge to the...
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    Re: Bergamote 22 vs... Versace Eau Fraiche

    I've never smelled Bergamot 22, but I'm curious if it has any similarities with Dior Homme Cologne? I love the bergamot in that one.

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    Re: Which fragrances are brothers?

    Mont Blanc Legend and Abercrombie Fierce

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    Re: Favorite Tea Fragrance?

    Bvlgari Pour Homme occasionally
    Atelier Cologne Oolang Infini

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  7. Re: Millesime Imperial vs Dior Homme Sport vs. Dior Homme Cologne vs. Chanel Allure Homme Sport EB

    This has happened to me with Erolfa. I loved it for a long time and wore it a lot. Lately though there's something in the mid/base that has started to bother me. I can't tell if it's my nose, or my...
  8. Re: Millesime Imperial vs Dior Homme Sport vs. Dior Homme Cologne vs. Chanel Allure Homme Sport EB

    Out of your list my order would be:

    1) Edition Blanche
    2) Dior Homme Cologne
    3) Millesime Imperial

    The suggestion for Mugler Cologne is also a great one.

    I don't like Dior Homme Sport at...
  9. Re: Which house or brand has the most beautiful bottle and packaging?

    Bottle designs I love (many already named) include:

    Chanel Les Exclusifs
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    Hermessence
    Terre D'Hermes
    Dior Homme's

    I love simple and classy.
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    Re: Lumière Noire

    My wife likes very few of my fragrances, an LN was one she says "stinks". I don't agree though. I think it's awesome.

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    Re: Spring fragrances

    Probably:

    Lalique White
    Dior Homme Cologne
    Allure Edition Blanche
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Vitae
    Bvlgari Aqva

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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    I sure hope so, Hednic.

    The selections are a mix of sure bets that I know they like, as well as some I selected myself from notes in those they like along with a lot of sniffing myself.

    I...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Most of my fragrance purchases this month are gifts for my wife and daughters:

    Vera Wang Princess
    Viva La Juicy Noir
    Coach Poppy Freesia Blossom
    A&F 8
    A&F 8 Always Pretty
    Bath and Body...
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    Re: Significant Other Overrules

    My wife hates Spicebomb, Boss Bottled, and Silver Mountain Water, but I enjoy them all.

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    Re: Dated/Timeless

    I see Egoiste already put in the Dated category, but I personally feel it is timeless.

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  16. Re: Looking for a "bad boy" rum and oceanic fragrance.

    Try the Tommy Bahama line.

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    Re: More Modern Halston Z-14 ?

    Halston Man Amber
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    Re: Tam Dao, not what I was expecting

    Chanel Egoiste for sandalwood. Lalique White for Smooth creamy wood.
  19. Re: Looking for light cologne that won't offend my sensitive nose

    Dior Homme Cologne
    Gendarme
    Mugler Cologne
    Lalique White

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    Re: new frag help...

    Dior Homme

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, November 10, 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.613.jpg

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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Chanel Egoiste

    I got a sample of this a couple of years ago, tried it once, hated it, and put it away. Recently I've seen a few posts here and on the Facebook groups putting it in lists with...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, November 8, 2014

    Chuck, I also wore Royal Oud today. I'm sampling this one, and while I do enjoy it I feel like it has a split personality. The top is woody/peppery like Ormonde Jayne Man (which I like better), but...
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    Re: Favorite fragrance house.

    The house with the highest number of fragrances I really enjoy is Chanel.

    Allure Edition Blanche, Egoiste, Sycamore, and Bleu are all in my top 10, and I also really enjoy Allure Sport eau...
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    Re: Thee Holy Grail!

    I won't go so far as to say "holy grail" but I have been lucky enough to find multiple "favorites". When I first got into the hobby I was all about aquatics, and Bvlgari Aqva blew me away. It was my...
  26. Re: Everyday warm weather perfume for your girl...

    My favorites are Chanels - Allure, Chance, Chance eau Fraiche, Chance eau Tendre.

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  27. Re: Fragrances that exude a "calming" effect.

    Lalique White

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    Re: Dior Homme Cologne

    Love this one
  29. Re: Which perfume of these ones you like the best?

    Dior Homme, then Bleu de Chanel
  30. Re: Realizing I really like Vanilla, what am I missing

    Another relative cheapy that I enjoy for its vanilla note - Lacoste Pour Homme

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    Re: YSL L'homme vs YSL L'homme Libre

    Original by a mile. I wanted to like Libre, but the very prominent violet leaf killed it for me.

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    Re: Help me choose 1 in 6 ...

    DHI for me simply because I prefer the scent.
  33. Re: 3 Fragrances every young man should have !

    A&F Fierce
    Bleu de Chanel
    LA Nuit de L'homme

    But I can't argue with your top 3 either. I actually prefer your list personally.
  34. Re: Have $30 left, what else to get in my order?

    Have you tried Bvlgari Black? MiP is supposed to be similar.
  35. Poll: Re: If you could only have fragranes from 1 house, which would it be?

    Chanel
  36. Mandorlo di Sicilia

    Mandorlo di Sicilia
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    Re: Greetings from a new forum member

    Welcome.
    You should sample Dior Homme, Mont Blanc Legend, Chanel Allure (all of them), Terre D'Hermes Parfum, Terre D'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche, and Voyage D'Hermes. most of them are available at...
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    Re: Please help - Dior fragrances!

    I don't think Dior Homme is feminine at all. I love it, and would definitely recommend it. You also can't go wrong with L'homme. It is so versatile, and can be worn any time anywhere.

    Sent from...
  39. Re: Requesting Recommendations from Basenoters

    Welcome to Basenotes.

    As far as recommendations:
    Of the Creeds GIT, SMW, and Aventus are very versatile. viw on the other hand, while interesting, isn't versatile at all. Smells like sun tan oil...
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    Re: Pick 2 from your collection

    I used to be able to do this easily. Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche and Bvlgari Aqva. Now I would have to try to grab a 3rd - Lalique White.

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  41. Lalique White +1 on Dior Homme Cologne

    Lalique White
    +1 on Dior Homme Cologne
  42. Re: Your favorite cologne/or want to buy, from the house of Hermes?

    Terre d'hermes Parfum and Voyage d'Hermes Parfum
  43. Re: What is the best floral musculine fragrance?

    I actually enjoy Kenzo Power
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    Decant of Dior Homme Cologne. Never smelled it,...

    Decant of Dior Homme Cologne. Never smelled it, but am enjoying the rest of the Dior Homme line (except Sport).
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    Re: New fragrance wanted

    Welcome!

    Cacio is correct, but to add to his description there is a progression in the amount of fragrance vs alcohol from Eau de Cologne to eau de toilette to eau de parfum to pure perfume.
    ...
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    Re: What cologne will I like

    Mugler Cologne, Gendarme, Lalique White

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  47. Re: Woody smelling cologne for high schooler?

    Lalique White
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    Re: Coming in 2014: Bvlgari Aqva Amara

    I agree with SculptureOfSoul on this one. It has to be worn to be appreciated. I'm a huge fan of the original Aqva, but when I first smelled Amara on a card I thought "meh". But I got a decant anyway...
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    Re: Bleu De Chanel - Clone?

    It's not identical, but I get a similar vibe from Dior Homme Eau for Men.
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    I haven't tried Royal Oud, so I can't compare the...

    I haven't tried Royal Oud, so I can't compare the two for you. I think Himalaya would do fine in colder weather (at least fall). Paco XS (not black xs) is a very similar smelling designer, if you can...
  51. I really think Bvlgari Aqva is the one you're...

    I really think Bvlgari Aqva is the one you're looking for. It's hard to find another fragrance that represents the ocean better without going niche. Check out Aqva Amara and Aqva Marine while you're...
  52. Re: Searching My Signature Work Scent (male)

    +1 for Bleu and L'homme. Will add Lalique White (perfect work scent)
  53. Re: Good Fragrance For All year long !! Also Winter

    Was going to suggest Blue de Chanel, but since you don't like that one, what about Abercrombie Fierce or the more refined (imo) version Mont Blanc Legend?
  54. Re: Help finding a good, quality cologne that will be my signature for yrs to come!

    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
  55. Re: Spicy fragrance suggestions please - student budget

    Even though it does have a semi-sweet aspect to it I still think spicebomb is a good suggestion. At least worth sampling.
  56. Sephora and Macys both have it. Sample it at...

    Sephora and Macys both have it.

    Sample it at one of them, and check Amazon for prices.
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    Re: long lasting subtle cologne

    Mugler Cologne
    Gendarme
    Lalique White
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Bvlgari Aqva
    Lalique White
    Mugler Cologne
    Dior Homme


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  59. Re: I'm Looking for a 25th Birthday Present for my Boyfriend

    Vetiver Tonka maybe
  60. Re: Cologne reccomendations for highschool Sophomore

    Bvlgari Aqva
    Lalique White
    L'eau d'issey and L'eau d'issey sport
    YSL l'homme
    212 men
  61. Re: Woody smelling cologne for high schooler?

    +1 Abercrombie Woods
    +1 Rocky Mountain Wood
    Lalique White
    Maybe 212 Men for a spicy green (not so woody though)

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  62. Re: What masculine fragrances have statistically heavy or loud sillage?

    Abercrombie Fierce

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  63. Re: which scents are good from these houses

    I you like Abercrombie Fierce, you would like Mont Blanc Legend.
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Full Bottle:
    Lalique White

    Large Decants:
    Dior Homme
    Dior Homme Intense
    Channel Allure Homme Sport eau Extreme
    MFK Acqua Universalis
    Frapin L'humaniste
    24 Gold
  65. Re: How often do you wear fresher scents in the colder months?

    I tend to favor the fresher scents, and consider a few of my favorites to be very versatile, year-round fragrances.

    Allure Homme Edition Blance, Bleu de Chanel, Bvlgari Aqva
  66. Re: L'eau D'issey smelled disgusting & then heavenly...

    I've worn the original for quite a while. Some days I love it from start to finish, other days I've worn it and found I didn't enjoy it so much. Anyway, if its the opening you don't really like...
  67. Re: What fragrance for a man who turned 40?

    You should definitely try TDH Eau Tres Fraiche then. Different zestier opening (going in the direction of the Concetree d'Orange Verte you like), with a dry down of the original (maybe mixed with...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Voyage d'Hermes Parfum. I tried the EDT a while ago and thought it was just OK. Was killing time in Sephora last week and decided to try the Parfum version. The rest of the evening I couldn't quit...
  69. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche see thru.

    Its normal. I use a flashlight on my bottle to check the level. Totally legit.
  70. Thread: Inis

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    Inis

    So, I've been reading and participating on this forum for several years now. I'm also a huge fan of aquatics, so I've read probably most threads on this type of fragrance. Well, while on vacation at...
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    Re: HELP - Allure lover's dilemma

    Dior Homme and/or Intense is probably the way to go, but I'll throw another one in there.

    Lalique White. It's a little low on projection, but longevity is fine. It gives me a similar vibe to...
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    Re: Help me spend a gift card at Sephora

    Spicebomb
    Allure Sport Eau Extreme (which is nothing like Sport really, and Sephora finally has)
    Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche
    Bvlgari Aqva or Aqva Amara
  73. Re: What's the most annoying, screechy, metallic(?), synthetic smelling frag you know of?

    Chrome
  74. Re: Whats your opinion on Montblanc Legend?

    To me it also smells a lot like Fierce. I've always like the smell of Fierce but felt it was too obnoxious. Legend is perfect for giving me the same vibe without being over the top.
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    Compliments from men usually come in the form of "what cologne are you wearing?" "I need to buy something new." To me, that's compliment enough.
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    Re: allure homme edition blanch

    Looking forward to reading your opinion once you do get to try it.

    I want to like AH and AHS so bad. Chanel is one of my favorite houses, and the "collector" side of me would love to see all the...
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    Re: allure homme edition blanch

    Edition Blanche is one of my favorite fragrances. I cannot imagine not having a bottle of it.

    Like you, I could not find it in stores. The way I tried it was to buy a carded sample off of ebay....
  78. Re: Similar to Mugler Cologne but without...

    I get a similar vibe to Mugler Cologne from my latest infatuation - Lalique White. They don't smell the same but the give me the same clean feeling.

    Also, Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche is...
  79. Lalique White Or Bvlgari Aqva

    Lalique White
    Or Bvlgari Aqva
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    Bvlgari Aqva, Lalique White, Ed Hardy Love &...

    Bvlgari Aqva, Lalique White, Ed Hardy Love & Luck, and Insurrection Pure
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    Re: Huge Decision

    Aventus
  82. Re: Need some violet/violet leaf recommendations

    I've discovered the violet Leaf is one of my least favorite notes. Violet itself I can enjoy though.

    That said, another violet Leaf you should try is YSL L'homme Libre.
  83. Atelier Cologne Bois Blondes - Lalique White...

    Atelier Cologne Bois Blondes - Lalique White
    Creed Himalaya - Paco XS (not Black)
  84. Re: recommendations for safe, "clean" male fragrance

    +1 for Mugler cologne as well as Allure Homme Edition Blanche.
  85. Re: How did you know when you'd found a signature scent?

    When I found a fragrance that I enjoy every time I wear it from the top notes all the way until it's gone. I have 2: Bvlgari Aqva and Allure Edition Blanche.
  86. Re: I'm a woman & don't like "feminine" scents!

    Some you should try. Dior Homme (and Intense), Kenzo Power, Chanel Sycamore.
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    Creamy+Salty

    Does anyone know of a fragrance that has the creaminess of something like Edition Blanche along with the saltiness of something like Bvlgari Aqva?
  88. Re: I am smelling a huge ginger frag among the crowd. Which scent can be?

    I would also guess YSL L'homme Sport since that is being pushed by department stores right now.
  89. Re: Name a scent that smells like another scent and list the two scents that smell alike or similar

    Mont Blanc Legend - A&F Fierce
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    A couple of good choices there, and you are doing it right with splits/decants. If I could go back and restart again, I'd buy a lot more decants and only buy bottles of those that I truly loved...
  91. Re: What is the absolute FRESHEST & CLEANEST fragrance you have ever smelt?

    Gendarme

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    Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    Bvlgari Aqva
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Bleu De Chanel

    Honorable mentions:
    Ysl L'homme
    mugler Cologne

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    Re: Notes that blend well with vanilla?

    I also like cedar with vanilla. But also lemon as in Allure edition Blanche.

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    Re: Gym scent

    Usually nothing, or the remnants of what I wore earlier in the day.

    That said, Mugler Cologne works great when you sweat.

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    Re: Which cologne(s) should I get?

    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche

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  96. Re: A light, sweet and salty, high quality sea/aquatic fragrance — what have I missed?

    I have not tried the Toniqs. Even though they have been out for a while I've never found a tester in my area. However, I love the original Aqva so much I'm considering blind buys of them. I think...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel

    Like many have said already:
    1) I love this from start to finish,
    2) I love each progression of it more than the one before (i.e. base better than mid, mid better than top),
    and 3) the more I've...
  98. Re: A light, sweet and salty, high quality sea/aquatic fragrance — what have I missed?

    I agree that Erolfa fits the description.

    Also try all the other Bvlgari Aqva flankers - Toniq, Marine Toniq, Amara. One of those may fit your needs.


    Also, a couple that check most boxes...
  99. Re: Fragrances that have been your favourt for the last 5 yrs

    Two that have stood the test of time for me are:

    Bvlgari Aqva and Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    As a huge fan of Bvlgari Aqva I went into Sephora to sample Aqva Amara. While I was in there I also smelled Lacoste Pour Homme and YSL L'Homme Sport. As it turns out I didn't really like (but...
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