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  1. Re: Dior Homme edt vs Intense: what are the key differences?

    Dior Homme Intense is more of a sweet gourmand in my book. It lacks some of the "cold" that the edt version possesses, in particular in the basenotes. I would say it is less “bright” and more rounded...
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    Re: intimidating scent

    You forgot to ban C&S no 88. ;)
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Vintage....

    Yes, the "vintage" juice is more smooth and oily and contains less patchouli than the newer version....my "vintage" version was bought for 14 dollars by some happy person during the 70's. To be...
  4. Thread: Tom Ford Extreme

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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme

    The confusion regarding this fragrance release is just regrettable.

    As for the fragrance, after my initial enthusiasm for this one wore off, I came to the conclusion that I am not going to get...
  5. Thread: Tom Ford Extreme

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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme

    I have been test driving my Tom Ford Extreme (TFE) for a couple of days and I think Mikeperez23 did a great job reviewing this one initially (http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=199158). ...
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    Re: Need advice: Bois d'argent or Eau Noire

    I have a 250 ml bottle of Eau Noire and if you are suggesting it being discontinued, I would without blinking buy another one- a truly amazing fragrance.

    Although I cannot wear Bois D’Argent, I...
  7. Re: Tom Ford for Men - info about the scent, NOT the man, ads, etc...

    http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=282574492708141&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446172092&R=888066001052&P_name=Tom+Ford&sid=114E34FFBA63&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1...
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    Re: Lagerfeld KL Homme

    I am a big fan of KL Homme - for all the reasons you just listed. I got alot of compliments on that one as well. I think it has some resemblance to Creed's BdP, another favorite of mine. A shame that...
  9. Re: M7 Fresh - Summer fragrances that work best in the winter

    Well, I guess olfactory impressions are quite subjective, but I had people approach me when I am wearing M7 Fresh just to ask if I am wearing M7. I think the drydown of both have alot in common and...
  10. Re: M7 Fresh - Summer fragrances that work best in the winter

    As mentioned by others and to my nose as well, the basenotes of M7 and M7 Fresh are pretty much identical and the longevity not all that different. That is why I feel that M7Fresh can be abit...
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    Re: Very Irresistible _-_ Fresh Attitude

    I tried it this weekend and thought it was nice but not bottle-worthy. After the initial grapefruit top notes, on my skin, it went from "Allure PH"-like to something that reminded me of "Romance for...
  12. Thread: No. 88 is no 666

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    Re: No. 88 is no 666

    Yeah, I totally do not get the "sleeping with corpses"/Goth-associations attached to this fragrance at all.... In fact, my initial impression during the hot summer months was that of a somewhat...
  13. Thread: Fahrenheit 32

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    Re: Fahrenheit 32

    They have a commercial running for this one with descriptions of the frag, the making of etc.. if you follow all the links at dior.com
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    Re: The Gun is At Your Head. Name It.

    This happens all the time in Philly...........Eau Noire!!
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    Re: New Fragrances from Italy

    I ordered samples from Fiori d'Ambra, Patcholy and Thundra, those were the ones that instantly intrigued me. I mean just the fact that it is opium in Fiori d'Ambra...;) Lovely bottles. However, it...
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    Re: New: Prada Amber pour Homme.

    With the risk of sounding way too negative, I do not like how this juice is balanced at all. I would like to mute the (to my nose) acrid and piercing floral/herbal notes that constitutes the heart of...
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    Re: YSL's L'Homme Website is now online

    Well, I am a YSL fan after all (for now)...;)
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    Re: YSL's L'Homme Website is now online

    That is a plain ugly cap that makes the bottle look stupid IMO.

    I couldn't help laughing at how pretentiously they explained the way they came up with the design for the cap to the bottle, the...
  19. Thread: Soapy?

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    Re: Soapy?

    Gendarme
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    Re: More chocolate type fragrances...

    I think Dior's Eau Noire dries down to something that reminds me of chocolate....
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    Re: NEW Viktor & Rolf Antidote (for men).

    The bottle is identical to the one on the picture that cedriceccentric posted under this topic. A nice touch, not obvious from the picture, is that instead of having a sticker of paper glued to the...
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    Poll: Re: Prada Amber PH: buy now or wait?

    I would say wait until you can try it out and when you can, try it several times prior to buying. Although I initially was positive about it, I grew bored of it very quickly. It is not bad but you...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 25 August

    Antidote, Viktor&Rolf

    This stuff is less potent than what I first thought.
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    Re: Trussardi Uomo - worth owning?

    Antaeus is such an iconic fragrance. I am having trouble wearing it myself but you just have to acknowledge that one. However, I perceive the dry down and the woods in that one to be rather sweet....
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    Re: Trussardi Uomo - worth owning?

    Thanks. I do not mind the rose at all, at least not the one in scents like C&S No 88 and Antaeus. I have tried van Cleef & Arpels a while back but do not really recall what it smelled like. It is...
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    Trussardi Uomo - worth owning?

    I have been thinking of getting this one for quite a while. But I am not sure if it is right for me. I read one review here commenting on some similarities between Uomo and Very Valentino. I have VV...
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    Re: NEW Viktor & Rolf Antidote (for men).

    Just got my bottle of Viktor Rolf Antidote. My first impression is that when first applied I get the mint leaves and the orange as the most prominent. However, it turns relatively quickly to a...
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    Re: TOP 10 again? yes yes :) ;)

    Givenchy Gentlemen
    Rive Gauche PH Intense
    C&S No 88
    Eau Noire
    L'Instant PH D'ete
    Jaipur PH Edp
    M7
    Ungaro III
    Opium PH Edp
    CdG White
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    Re: Dior's 3 colognes

    I did not care much for cologne blanche - somewhat surprisingly I thought this one was the most cloying and one dimensional of the three. I was simply not comfortable wearing it, could probably suit...
  30. Thread: Mens Prada

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    Re: Mens Prada

    Funny. I recently got my bottles of Jaipur PH EdP and Prada Amber PH at the same time....

    No, I do not think they have that much in common. Jaipur PH is more about vanilla and spice, an oriental...
  31. Re: If I like L'eau Par Kenzo, will I like KenzoAir?

    L'eau par Kenzo probably do not have anything in common with KenzoAir. I have the intense version of KenzoAir and find it quite boring. It has this earthy anise feel to it that I grew tired of...
  32. Re: the timeless fragrances every person should have...

    C&S No 88
    Givenchy Gentlemen
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    Re: Went to a store and got bitten..........

    You did probably not smell Rive Gauche.

    Aveda commonly use bergamot and patchouli in their products, both of which are key ingredients in Rive Gauche PH. I have myself noticed the similarities...
  34. Thread: Badass?

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    Re: Badass?

    That guy does not even use soap for his weekly shower. If he smells like something it is gunpowder and motor oil. That and possibly some feminine scent like Chanel No 5 that "rubbed-off" during last...
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    Re: which rive gauche is better?

    IMHO there is not that much of a difference between the regular RG and RG intense. I have tried them on side by side and had trouble telling them apart. RG intense has as mentioned before, a stronger...
  36. Thread: Your Top 15!

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    Re: Your Top 15!

    Rive Gauche PH Intense
    Givenchy Gentlemen
    M7
    Dior Homme
    L'Instant PH
    Dior Bois D'Argent
    Dior Eau Noire
    Helmut Lang PH
    Allure Homme
    L'eau par Kenzo
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman being retroduced @ Macy*s

    Funny enough, my girlfriend who otherwise is not big on men’s fragrances introduced me to Givenchy Gentlemen. Apparently a gentlemen in his mid-50s stepped into the salon were she is working for a...
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    Re: The New YSL Homme Bottle!!!!!

    I think we have a candidate for the most ugly men's perfume bottle 2006....yuck!! I really hope the picture does not make the bottle justice....or something. Lets hope the juice sucks so I do not...
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    Re: New: L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent.

    So this will be the first new men's perfume release for YSL since Tom Ford's departure from the company....I have to agree with previous posts; there will likely not be a new "M7" or "Rive Gauche"...
  40. Poll: Re: USA Fall 2006 Men's Designer Launch Poll... WHICH WILL SELL?

    I second Euphoria for men...Calvin Klein scent's are widely distributed over here....However, personally I am more curious on Prada's new scent....
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    Re: What's your fragrance that turns more heads!

    1. Dior Homme
    2. M7
    3. Neroli Sauvage, Creed
  42. Thread: rock'n'roll ozzy

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    Re: rock'n'roll ozzy

    "In its (many) good moments, even secular rock 'n' roll promoted peace, love, harmony, and world understanding with events like "We Are the World," "Farm Aid," and "Live Aid.""

    The guy is...
  43. Thread: dior homme

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    Re: dior homme

    A very strong candidate for the "designer scent 2005" award.

    It does stand out as different from alot of scents released this year and I think it dares to be somewhat "feminine". As for staying...
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    Re: Lord of the Rings

    Gandalf wears "Old Spice".
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    Re: My Anteus Arrived!

    I can really appreciate how well made Antaeus is, but I can not get past that I would expect to find this scent on someone who is twice my age.

    I guess I have too many "traumatic" memories from...
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    Re: Just tried Dior Homme........

    I think it is nice "linear" fragrance with good sillage that wears close to the skin. I am not sure if anyone else agrees about it being a bit "traditionally" feminine!? At least that was my first...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 8 September 2005

    Dior Homme

    Got my hands on two sample at last. Does not develop much on the skin but have a quite good sillage. Stays close to the skin though. A bit feminine- this one will probably divide the...
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    Re: Acier Aluminum or Bois Du Portugal?

    Had huge problems deciding which one of these that was the better. What eventually made me go for BdP was that my girlfriend thought the drydown on Acier smelled a bit "old" on me....Both are good...
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    Re: Finally!, DIOR HOMME WEBSITE

    Nicely executed campaign, but way too generic. *

    I must say I am a bit disappointed, I was hoping for Heidi Slimane to transfer his inspiration from the pop/rock culture that he uses on his...
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    Re: your best design house fragrance?

    Best:
    Helmut Lang (Cuiron)
    YSL
    Gucci

    Concerning the two latter - Tom Ford's stuff (i.e., Gucci Envy, Rush, Gucci PH, M7, Rive Gauche) are masterpieces for daring to breakthe trend of "safe"...
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    Re: SotD Labor Day Sept 5

    One spray of Rive Gauche PH Intense - a warm day today!
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    Re: The most disgusting, repulsive fragrances:

    Pavarotti pour homme
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    Re: The current "I smell it everywhere"

    RL Romance Silver and Gendarme....
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    Re: SOTD Friday 18 February

    Creed OV during work hours and BdP tonight...
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