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  1. Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    I agree with everything you said.



    When you see a certain family member or friend only once a week, once a month or even once a year.
    And the first thing they do is taking jabs at you. Or...
  2. Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    How do these people know what a french whorehouse smells like?!

    That will shut them up, trust me. :grin:
  3. Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    That is certainly not the case with my friends.
    To each his own.
  4. Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    Just to make things clear, the "social shaming" for me doesn't happen a lot.
    I can barely remember the last time when it happened.
    But one time is enough to piss me off tremendously. Even if they...
  5. Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    Exactly. This is one of the hobbies that a lot of people tend to hide.
    Including me.
    There is a reason for that.
  6. Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    It's not like I'm being constantly bullied or ridiculed by my family or friends for wearing fragrances LOL.
    I was actually talking about toxic friends.
    I've had some toxic friends and one guy in...
  7. Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    Honestly, we shouldn't communicate with these neanderthals.
    Like sophisticatedscent said, reconsider who you associate with.
    It's as simple as that.
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    Re: Pluriel - My new fave from MFK

    Invasion Barbare?!

    Oh God, just give me a sample LOL.
  9. Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    2 sprays max is not overspraying, with exceptions as Kouros / Eau Sauvage Parfum / Aoud Whatever...

    I never talk about colognes with anyone, except if they start talking about it in a positive...
  10. Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    The significant other can also have a certain bias against fragrances.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/387469-How-does-your-significant-other-deal-with-your-fragrance-habits
  11. Re: Bvlgari Man in Black: a better quality incense-y Spicebomb!

    This is bad news for me if it's close to Spicebomb.

    Don't get me wrong, I love Spicebomb, but I don't need a variation on it.
  12. Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    I have noticed some family members making fun of it in a way I don't really like.
    And you never know what people say behind your back.
  13. Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    Some people have a certain bias against men who wear a fragrance.

    It can trigger jokes about your sexuality.

    Or they can give you names as "the perfume boy" or "mister cologne".

    Even if...
  14. Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    These stark aoud fragrances from Montale often give me a rotten and acidic vibe.

    It might be a matter of perception.

    It's also not clear to me if you're smelling the sprayer or you're actually...
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    Re: You never know what gems...

    lmao
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    Re: Le Male-DHI question

    DHI is a beast on my skin.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Xerjoff - XJ 17/17 ELLE - Stone Label (sample)

    http://www.xerjoff.com/eboutique/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/s/t/stonelabel_02_1.jpeg
  18. Thread: Maceration

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    Re: Maceration

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/346844-l-Air-du-Desert-Marocain-Improves-With-Age!?highlight=
  19. Re: Mazzolari Nero (yet another Aventus copy)

    Mazzolari Lui is a masterpiece with high quality of ingredients.

    If this Aventus clone will have the same quality of ingredients, it will be a lot better than the Creed offering.
  20. Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    I found an old sample of Caron Le Troisieme Homme.
    It's a 2ml decant from Firstinfragrance.
    It has to be at least 7 years old.
    They claim that the samples should be used within 6 months.
    There...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    I enjoy it far more when I'm not in the club.
    Just 1 spray on the chest and go shopping or go to work or whatever...
    Watch the magic unfold before your very eyes.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    If I take into account which masterpiece Demachy made for Acqua di Parma, which is Colonia Intensa Oud, where oud and leather play major roles.

    So now he walks the leather and oud path again and...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    I think this will be a more masculine version of DHI.

    Can't wait to try it.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Is it already out in the Netherlands?
    Where did you get these decants from?
  25. Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    He compares the car thing with the Puerto Rico heat in the closet.
    So even if it was stored in a dark closet, the heat could easily destroy a fragrance.
  26. Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    I have no reason to disbelieve his statement about Aventus going bad since it was stored in bad conditions.
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    It's my SOTD for the third time now and I have to admit there is something slightly old-school in the drydown.
    Some woody-patchouli effect that I associate with the classics.
    But it's quite faint...
  28. Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    I think it's quite normal that your Aventus has turned under these conditions.
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    LOL

    My problem is this statement by David:

    "Many people thought it a very "dated" fragrance when it was released in 1980."

    So I logically expected something old-school and dated.

    The...
  30. Re: Worst Fragrance week ever (Really mad right now)

    Being the victim of a theft is one of the worst feelings I have ever experienced.
    So I know how you feel.

    Keep your chin up.
    And do something about that mailman.
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    I've never tried the original PPH, but this seems to be exactly what I'm smelling.
    For me it's basically an amped up Hugo Boss fragrance with higher concentration, projection, longevity and sillage....
  32. Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    I'm not saying that some people are lying, but keep in mind there might be a conflict of interest.
    People who sell fragrances don't want you to enjoy a 40 dollar fragrance for 10 years.
    They want...
  33. Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    I have to agree.
    Some fragrances give me a different impression with every wearing.
    Aventus and the exact clone which is AB Spirit Silver have this effect on me.
  34. Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    I understand why this thread is scary to some.
    It's the first time I've read so many posts claiming that fragrances go bad.

    I have noticed changes in fragrances. Slight changes.
    All of them...
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    Re: SOTD:: Saturdayy, August 16, 2014

    http://www.scentstore.co.uk/media/wysiwyg/product-landing/c/costume-national/costume-national-pour-homme-msl.jpg

    Costume National Homme (sample)
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    Re: Colonia Intensa Oud is Grossly Underrated

    Is anyone else getting a lot of Iso E Super out of this fragrance?
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    SOTD: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    http://media.rebeccablakstad.com/2014/05/0000011010593_img_2152.jpg

    Bullion (sample)
  38. Re: So Le Labo swears that their fragrances only last 2 years (if stored correctly) before turning b

    I don't know about you Americans, but the expiration date on raw meat is not a marketing gimmick over here in Europe.
    You will get sick if you don't respect it.
    People recognise expiration dates...
  39. Re: So Le Labo swears that their fragrances only last 2 years (if stored correctly) before turning b

    Oh, we are going back to Huddler?! ;)
  40. Re: So Le Labo swears that their fragrances only last 2 years (if stored correctly) before turning b

    Do you think that all their customers search for interviews with the founders of Le Labo?
    As reported in this topic, the LL reps are claiming that their perfumes go bad after 2 years, only we idiots...
  41. Re: So Le Labo swears that their fragrances only last 2 years (if stored correctly) before turning b

    Would you wear something that is not fresh anymore?
    Seriously, I'm not here to play Scrabble.
  42. Re: So Le Labo swears that their fragrances only last 2 years (if stored correctly) before turning b

    I've never read any reports about Le Labo fragrances turning bad after the expiration date.
    When I buy a $20 cheapie, there is no expiration date printed on it.
    These top dollar brands claim to...
  43. Re: So Le Labo swears that their fragrances only last 2 years (if stored correctly) before turning b

    I'll never buy anything from companies that lie to their customers.
    An expiration date on a bottle of perfume is pure greed.
    I don't trust those people.
    They want to become rich fast and they...
  44. Re: So Le Labo swears that their fragrances only last 2 years (if stored correctly) before turning b

    Wow. These SA's never stop lying, do they?
    This is infuriating. I'll never buy Le Labo.
  45. Re: So Le Labo swears that their fragrances only last 2 years (if stored correctly) before turning b

    Maybe slightly in the fresh topnotes.

    Liquor for example doesn't turn bad because of the high alcohol content.

    Whisky is +/- 40% alcohol. Benriach Curiositas has 46% alcohol.

    Perfume has...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    Colonia Intensa Oud
  47. Re: Nikos Sculpture - talk me into it or out of it!

    Seems like you're not really blown away by Sculpture?
  48. Re: So Le Labo swears that their fragrances only last 2 years (if stored correctly) before turning b

    It's bullshit. I avoid Frederic Malle and Le Labo for this exact reason.

    You also see this logo frequently on perfume bottles:
    ...
  49. Re: Chanel Platinum Egoiste vs. Aberxrombie & Fitch Fierce

    It's similar to the new formulation...
    Some people say the "new" Fierce is ruined and advise Legend.
    Where's the logic?
    The recent formulation of Fierce is vastly superior to Legend.
  50. Re: Chanel Platinum Egoiste vs. Aberxrombie & Fitch Fierce

    Fierce is superior.

    I have the new formulation and it projects like a bomb on me.
    On some days, I get constant whafts.
    On others, I can't smell a thing.
    I guess it's the Iso E Super playing...
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    SOTD: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.1810.jpg

    Feel Good Man (sample)
  52. Re: Creed price increases have officially landed in the US

    I'm really starting to wonder who these Creed fanboys are. They keep raising their prices and people still care a lot about this brand.
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    I'm sorry but this smells like nothing. It doesn't do anything for me. It's disturbingly overpriced trash. It smells like an amped up Hugo Boss fragrance.
  54. Thread: Niche...

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    Re: Niche...

    Same for me...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 4, 2014

    l'Homme Sage (sample)
  56. Re: Creed price increases have officially landed in the US

    Well this is just fantastic.

    I'll go for AB Spirit Silver when I want to wear Aventus, thank you.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Yes indeed.

    L'Homme Blanc Individuel is one of the best members on this forum.
  58. Re: Just got bottle in mail. Chipping on lettering means what?

    It means that you bought Creed.
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    I get a lot of pineapple out of AB Silver.
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    I love the fragrance community on Youtube, but you shouldn't trust them for 100%.
    A lot of these guys received huge decants of Pure Wood by Thierry Mugler for example.
    These guys love to get...
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    The same goes for the "real" Aventus.
    What doesn't smell right here, is the high amount of Iso E Super.
    The king of nose fatigue.
    It's in the original, and since the clone is a 99% copy, it's also...
  62. Re: What Types Of Fragrances Do You Guys Think We Need More Of?

    By the way, I think you should clone The One by D&G and make it an EDP with high projection and sillage.
  63. Re: What Types Of Fragrances Do You Guys Think We Need More Of?

    I had a suspicion!

    Just wondering... how do you know this percentage?
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 31, 2014

    nu_be
    Helium (sample)
  65. Re: Does Cosmetisch Haarwater Have Any Odor & Can I Import It To the UK?

    Can I use this as perfumers alcohol to make my own perfumes?
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    Re: Xerjoff discovery set 2

    It's a lovely set but I wouldn't use half of what's in there.
    Kobe, Uden and Nio are good but the rest...
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    Re: Xerjoff discovery set 2

    Where did you buy it in the Netherlands?
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Interesting.

    This is a fresh, sporty Montale, right?
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    Re: Aoud Musk is way out there.

    A lot of Montales perform like a beast.
    It's a bit too much for me.

    One of my samples is Dark Aoud.
    24 hours after spraying it on me, I got asked if I just applied something since the whole...
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    Re: Sartorial doesn't perform on my skin

    I love Invasion Barbare. :evil:

    Sample is almost empty...
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    Re: She Made Me Buy Egoiste

    lol
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 28, 2014

    sartorial ( sample)
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    Re: Xerjoff discovery set 2

    Did you buy it in the Netherlands?
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    Sartorial doesn't perform on my skin

    No sillage.
    No projection.
    No whafts.

    It feels like I'm wearing nothing.
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    Re: Calling Xerjoff Casamorati owners

    That's a really bad presentation if you ask me.
    Their official samples claim to be 2ml but if you pour it into another vial, you will see that these are not even 1ml.
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    Re: Calling Xerjoff Casamorati owners

    I don't think you will get a lot of feedback from experienced owners on this forum.
    Since there are not many owners of full bottles from Xerjoff quite frankly, lol.

    I tried Fiero from a sample...
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    Kobe - Is Xerjoff Fooling Us?

    Today I decided to use the last bit of my sample of Kobe.
    The citrusses are great and it has a great smell overall.
    It smells amazing.
    But something happened in the drydown.
    I often picked up...
  78. Re: Making One's Own Molecule 01 (Straight Iso E Super)

    Is this a good set to make Molecule 01?

    I'm not sure about the "Cosmetisch Haarwater"...

    http://www.hekserij.nl/Parfum_en_Geur/Pakketten_(geur_en_parfum)/MAKKELIJK_Parfum_No1_maken.aspx
    ...
  79. Re: I think I've find it! A lifelong leather-partnership.

    I had the same reaction with their Oud fragrance. :laugh:
    I'm really excited to try this one.
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    Re: A nice surprise in Dueto Citiver.

    This is an interesting house. I need to explore their fragrances.
  81. A Great Day with H.M. by Hanae Mori (EDT)

    It was very warm today and I decided to wear H.M.
    You might think this is not a warm weather fragrance.
    But I'm telling you, it works great in these temperatures and I enjoyed it tremendously.
    ...
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    How many of the male members are fishing for compliments from other males?
    Seriously?
    If it's only JiveHippo, he should post it in the female compliments thread and say it came from another guy....
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    :laugh:

    Well, one member and one moderator deciding to change the most popular topic isn't really diplomatic, is it? :coolold:

    So who likes the change:
    JiveHippo
    lpp

    Who doesn't likes the...
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    Yes, that distinction matters to many people indeed.
    That's why a lot of members are ignoring this topic, including me.
    The general mood between one member and one moderator made sure that the most...
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    You are using the word "everyone" loosely. Let's play the numbers game. Around 45 members have answered that a compliment is a compliment. One member and one moderator agreed that the title should be...
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    You are the only person asking for the title change.

    Because of this "mix", topics like "what garners the most FEMALE compliments" will keep popping up.
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    The mood of one member?
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Weird decision. It's like you would ask on a culinary forum "what's the best chilli sauce" and when the members give answers you change the title to "what's the best sauce". There is a big difference...
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    Re: Got a surprise when I got home today!!!

    Of course your wife loves it and it is a lady killer.

    It's a copy of Fierce. :laugh:
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    Re: aqua di parma intensa oud

    I have raved quite a bit about this perfume here on Basenotes.

    You never know but I don't expect them to take it off the market.

    If I were you, I would try to hunt it down online for $180.
    ...
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    Re: aqua di parma intensa oud

    It's a great perfume, isn't it?

    I got mine for €132 which is $180.

    It's available at this site for €109, but I don't think they ship to Australia.
    ...
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    Re: Niche Houses And Sample Kits

    I always prefer the "real" samples instead of the decants.
    You never really know how much they have messed with the decant.

    I really think that these houses who don't offer samples are hurting...
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    Niche Houses And Sample Kits

    After reading the topic about Bond No9, who have apparently banned all samples, I need to vent.

    The whole situation just blows my mind.

    So we see these very expensive niche houses pop up out of...
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    Re: Xerjoff Fiero - Green Bomb

    I was also blown away by Kobe and Uden. I have to say, Fiero seems to be better.
    Quite amazing that the big spenders in the fragrance community are sleeping on this gem.
    This gives a lot of niche...
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    Re: Xerjoff Fiero - Green Bomb

    The total composition with the herbs gives this green feel to me. The mint is not always there but it sometimes pops up out of nowhere, and quite strong. I put this on 12 hours ago and I can still...
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    Re: Xerjoff Fiero - Green Bomb

    I have no clue what just happened, but this fragrance is messing with my mind.

    I was walking around in the house and all of a sudden I was almost knocked out by this mentholated green aroma that...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Xerjoff Fiero (sample)
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    I fully agree. That bottle is horrendous.
    The name, the toy like bottle,.... seems to be a bad joke from Mugler.
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    Re: Colonia Leather by Acqua di Parma

    Is it really popular?
    Are they getting good sales from this?
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Exactly. This is highly liked by the ladies.
    It's so much better than ADG.
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