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    Re: Starwalker & Magnetism

    Starwalker for me is just an ok scent...it has poor longevity and poor sillage.To me there are so many others that smell like this one.In this category,i adore Azzaro Chrome.
    Magnetism on the other...
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    Re: Underrated fragrances on Basenotes

    212 Men
    Hugo Dark Blue
    CK1
  3. Re: I would like more stars...how do i get them?

    Quote: "this thread has become gay"

    What has this got to do with anything?
  4. I would like more stars...how do i get them?

    Im curious to know how people get stars next to their names?
    Please let me know...
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    Re: Quick Top Five!

    My top 5:

    212 Men
    Hugo Dark Blue
    TM Cologne
    Opium Ph
    Azzaro Chrome
  6. Thread: Best vetiver

    by saflyfish
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    What does a Vetiver smell like?

    I know this sounds like a dumb Q,but i cant sample a Vetiver.I see there is a Guerlain vetiver and a Creed Vetiver...is it like an oriental or aquatic or...?
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    Re: Miyake headaches?

    I also got headaches from the Issey PH.However i tried Issey Bleue and got no headache...i prefer the Bleue...obviously
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    Re: Scents of the famous - males

    Brilliant thread...should be 5 stars...looks like Creed is a big hit amongst most of the stars!
  9. Re: NEW: Kenneth Cole RSVP (with no ozonic notes!)

    Yea,hope this one lasts more than a few minutes on me...
  10. Re: This frag has given me the most compliments ever!

    For me,no offence intended to anyone,but Gucci pour Homme is the worst frag ive ever smelled.Take a 100 pencils,sharpen them and stuff the shavings up my nose until they come out my mouth...thats how...
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    Re: I dont understand this question

    I ask the question all the time because i cant get that scent in my country.
    I asked the other day about the scents that smelled similar to Creeds,because i cannot buy creeds in my country.
    Also...
  12. Re: This frag has given me the most compliments ever!

    Which Gucci frags do you recommend then?
  13. Re: what can u tell about LEau Bleue d'Issey Eau Fraiche?

    Stick with the Bleue.The fraiche is a weaker watered down version of the Bleue.It only last about half and hour on me.Poor sillage and longevity imho...
  14. This frag has given me the most compliments ever!

    Tried Opium pour Homme EDT today by YSL.
    As soon as i walked in the office the receptionist complimented me.I walked through the sales dept and two lovely women followed me to my office to ask me...
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    Looking for similar frags to SMW & MI?

    I just cannot get Silver Mountain Water or Millesime Imperial in my country,and i hear so much about these.Can you suggest any similar frags to these please?

    Thanks
  16. Some suggestions on non vanilla sweetish frags?

    Not looking for Joop Homme type sweetness though...suggestions please?
  17. Re: Whats the nicest Kouros to cut my teeth on?

    Hi all
    Thanks for all the advice.Yea,i also cant understand why they called it Body Kouros.I walked into the store and tried it expecting another Kouros noted frag and yet it is totally different in...
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    Sticky: Re: Your most complimented frags this year from the opposite sex

    Magnetism by Escada is awesome.Yea,had loads of compliments on this one as well.I think because of its fantastic sillage
  19. How does TM Cologne rate in longevity & Sillage departments?

    I tried this today.I absolutely love the smell.Its what i look for in a frag...originality...nothing like it that ive tried and ive tried lots.It lasted long on me,but didnt project itself.To me it...
  20. Whats the nicest Kouros to cut my teeth on?

    Ive now seen Kouros original(white bottle),Kouros cologne sport(clear bottle&juice) & Kouros summer(blue bottle&juice).
    Kouros fans please comment...And yes,i love the smell of urine!
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    Re: How long can a frag last on the shelf?

    Dept stores usually have plenty of light which is placed very high on the ceilings.So theres no neat.Indeed there is airconditioning.
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    How long can a frag last on the shelf?

    I was wondering how long a frag stays good unopened,sealed on a department store shelf.The frag could be 2,3 or more years old.Does this matter?
  23. Re: What a disappointment...GIT (and assorted ranting)

    I had the same experience with Gucci Envy.The ppl here on BN go ballistic over this fragrance.I dont think there is one average review of this frag.I bought it blind,and i was so so disappointed.I...
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    Re: Mont Blanc Starwalker or Boss Soul?

    How come this thread gets a 5 star??
    I like Boss Soul...in fact im a fan of Boss Frags...must be my untuned nose,according to the bad press Boss gets on BN.
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    Re: Mostly floral perfume for men?

    Try CK1 - i was hunting for the same thing...flowery,yet masculine..this one is lovely!!
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    Whats the best Liz Claiborne frag?

    Hi
    Some suggestions would be appreciated.No smart comments please!
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    Re: Smelled YSL l'homme

    Tried this today...highlight is the awesome bottle and lid !!
    I really dont know much about frags but this one is not exciting like most have pointed out on this post.It doesnt have much sillage and...
  28. Which YSL frags have a clean/fresh smell with good sillage?

    Ive found the YSL frags to have the best sillage and longevity on me,so any suggestions please...
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    Re: Looking for sweet melon/citrus scent?

    Kenneth Cole Reaction is lovely and exactly what im looking for however it has poor sillage and doesnt last on me.It was actually after trying KC Reaction that i posted this,but was disappointed by...
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    Looking for sweet melon/citrus scent?

    Any suggestions here...
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    Re: My review on Rive Gauche

    agreed
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    Re: My review on Rive Gauche

    Excuse my ignorance but if its so good and popular,why is it discounted at most stores?...just curious?
  33. Thread: Obsession

    by saflyfish
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    Re: Obsession

    What is Obsession night like...i dont like Obsession,but was wondering how this one is different?
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    Re: Just Bought Issey Blue

    Ive seen the L'eau Bleue D'Issey Fraiche...is this the same one you guys are talking about?Is this the lighter version of the Bleue?
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    Re: Review: Magnetism for Men by Escada

    This is an awesome frag with great staying power...everyone notices it in a positive way!
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    Tried Ck1 and like it...comments

    I tried this on,although very hesitantly as it gets bad reviews here at Bnotes.
    After 4 hrs its still very noticeable and in my opinion has good sillage.I have received 2 compliments from women here...
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    What is very similar to John Varvatos?

    I cant get this frag where i live,and ive heard so much about it here on Basenotes.So what is similar to it?

    Thanks
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    Re: girls comment on this cologne please

    Hey rompip,did u get my pm?
  39. What aquatic/marine scents have the best sillage/longevity?

    I tried AdG and it only lasted and hour.I love this type of scent but need something with good sillage and lasting power?
    Suggestions please

    Thanks
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    Re: What replacements for my Axe...?

    Hi
    Thanks guys for the responses.
    I absolutely love Axe Touch deo,but cant find the matching cologne...
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    Best frag in each category?

    Hi
    I was reading the basenotes article on the different categories of frags.I see they are Fourge, Floral, Oriental, Chypre, Marine and Citrus.
    Due to financial contraints i would like to get one...
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    What replacements for my Axe...?

    Im new to Basenotes and i still like my Axe deo's,however,id like to upgrade my tastes to the better,classier mens colognes...
    Please advize on some replacements for my Axe (I use a few of them)??
    ...
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    Re: When I think Obsession, I think...

    I tried Obsession today for the first time...it was ok for an hour then i had to scrub it off...burnt my nose...terrible stuff
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    Cheapest & most reliable online frags?

    In South Africa we dont get all the frags.I usually buy off ebay.What other sites are cheap with a good rep?

    Thanks
  45. Re: Pls explain the terms sillage,cloying & generic?

    Thanks,those are great explanations...
  46. Pls explain the terms sillage,cloying & generic?

    Some definitions please?
  47. What aquatic frags do Dior and Chanel offer?

    Hi
    Looking for the best aquatics from Dior and Chanel,if indeed they do aquatics...
  48. What frags are the modern day equivalent of "Old Spice"?

    What is todays "Old Spice"...please give an example or two,and a reason...
    Dont compare price,but id like to hear views on the other characteristics,popularity etc
  49. Re: Difference between Chanel Allure & Allure sport?

    Which are the best Chanel mens frags then?
  50. Re: Difference between Chanel Allure & Allure sport?

    I really prefer the Allure sport.Ive worn it for about 10 hrs now and i can still smell it.I know most people will disagree and say they prefer the original.Its a great all day scent that lasts and...
  51. Re: Difference between Chanel Allure & Allure sport?

    I agree,it is less cloying...
  52. Difference between Chanel Allure & Allure sport?

    Whats the noticeable difference between the two.I dont smell a lot of difference although i think the sport is less sweet,which i like
  53. What are the different categories of frags?

    Hi there
    I hear some people refer to Orientals and others mention Aquatics (eg AdG).
    What are the general categories and what is your best in each category?
  54. Looking for something simular to Hugo Dark Blue?

    I tried this and really really like it.Unfortunately doesnt last that long and the sillage is not great.
    What frags are similar but better?

    Please advize?
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    Re: Kenneth Cole Reaction... Impressions...

    I tried Kenneth Cole Black...very very unimpressed.It smells like a 100 other frags.Not sure how different the Reaction is.
    Lasted a long time on me though...poor sillage though
  56. Tried Hugo Dark Blue...Love the smell but...

    I tried this today,and its the only Boss frag i really like,but...its sillage isnt great and doesnt last on me long.
    May i ask what smells similar to this?
  57. Re: Looking for something better than Armani's Aqua di Gio?

    A reference is made to L'Eau dIssey...are you referring to the L'Eau d'Issey Blue (the one in the dark blue bottle) ? or the regular one.
  58. Re: Looking for something better than Armani's Aqua di Gio?

    Sorry,i should have worded that better.What smells similar to AdG with a more refined note?
  59. Looking for something better than Armani's Aqua di Gio?

    Hi
    I like AdG but am looking for something better

    Any suggestions?
  60. Looking for a hint of sweetness/vanilla?

    Ive tried JPG,Pi by Givenchy,Joop,Boss Bottled.
    These are all way to sweet and sickening to me.
    Any sugestions on a frag with a hint of Vanilla/sweetness?

    Thanks...
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    Tried M7 - what a powerful scent!

    I tried M7 after all the favourable reviews here.It seems to last forever on me and the whole office can now smell it,after a single spray to the wrist.This is potent stuff.It not my cup of tea...
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    Re: Looking for new Men's Cologne

    Try 212 for Men by Caroline Herrera.It smells wonderful.I think Armani Code is a strong evening frag.I find it overpowering and lasts forever on me.I also prefer Armani Mania to Code.
  63. Frags that smell totally different from the rest?

    I have an uneducated nose,and getting into the scent scence here at basenotes has been exciting.I have tried at least 30 - 40 scents and i find a lot of them smell very similar.However,i picked up...
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    Boss Bottled a little too sweet !

    Hi
    I have tried Jaipur Homme,Dior Homme and today Boss Bottled.I think these are a little too sweet/vanillary for me,however,i do like a hint of sweetness/vanilla.
    Any suggestions?
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    Anyone a fan of Boss frags and which ones?

    Ive noticed not many people mention Boss frags here.Are they somehow inferior?
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    Frag houses and scent longevity?

    Hi
    Which frag houses are known for long lasting scents and which ones are not.
    Ive heard that Ralph Loren frags dont last,while others like Versace do.

    Any opinions?
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    Re: 212 - Carolina Herrera... my impressions...

    I tried about 10 popular mens frags out and found this 212 men to be the most original! I have also received compliments in the office about it.It must like me.As ive said before it lasts forever on...
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    Re: Cant find the right frag...need help ASAP

    Point taken.
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    Re: 212 - Carolina Herrera... my impressions...

    I think this is a great frag.Try it,im sure youll like it.Very clean and refreshing.Lasts forever on my skin...
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    Re: Cant find the right frag...need help ASAP

    Wow,the knives are out for me hey! Lets all gang up on saflyfish because it looks like no one can stand up for themselves here.I guess the next step is to ban me from this board.Well so be it.
    I...
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    Re: Cant find the right frag...need help ASAP

    Thanks to everyone for their recommendations.Its just the advice i needed.As for Sandy and Colognejunkie,get over the gay thing...stick to the topic...i asked for frag suggestions
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    Cant find the right frag...need help ASAP

    Hi
    Im new to the frag scence so bare with me.I have tried many many colognes on,but i find that they generally leave a metallic taste in my mouth.The other thing which bothers me is the fact that...
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    Re: Top 3 frags for a night out clubbing?

    Thanks
    Please tell me what SOTD means?
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    Top 3 frags for a night out clubbing?

    Hi
    Im new here and dont have much knowledge about mens frags.
    What are 3 good frags to wear out to a club and get some good compliments.

    Thanks in advance...
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