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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

    A base of Kiehl's PH oil
    Habit Rouge sprayed on top of it

    It's like a long lasting PDN New York or Bois du Portugal.
  2. Re: Name a scent that smells like another scent and list the two scents that smell alike or similar

    Bois de Portugal and PDN New York.

    Also, when I layer Kiehls Pour Homme Oil with Habit Rouge (or Shulton Old Spice), I get a PDN New York vibe.
  3. Re: Tried Acqua di Gio for the very first time today

    I feel the same way about Halston Unbound. It has a unique tomato leaf note, and it lasts a lot longer on my skin than AdG.
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    Re: Insanely Underpriced Gems

    Great post. I would add Ungaro III ($22 for 3.4 oz on Amazon), one of Jacques Polge's early classics. You could probably find it cheaper elsewhere.

    Off the beaten path, Elsa 1776 is a great...
  5. Re: A step beyond Musc Koublai Khan and Kiehls Musk

    Which Kiehls? Their musk essence oil is much stronger than the EDT spray IMO.
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    Re: Looking for a summer fragrance?

    To me, Tiffany for Men Sport is better than almost any "Sport" or "Aquatic" on the market. It was created by Jacques Polge, who designed classics such as Ungaro III, Antaeus, Egoiste and Tiffany for...
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    Re: Is there anything similar to Habit Rouge?

    Vintage Shulton Old Spice is very similar to Habit Rouge to my nose. I can't comment on the latest P&G version of Old Spice.
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    I am currently conducting a razor experiment, and am testing two out:

    1. Trac II - generally considered the best cart razor with a non-pivoting head. It's also one of the cheapest ways to shave....
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    Re: What's the Best Bay Rum -For the Buck?

    I don't like clovey Bay Rums, but I love Bay Rum (and tobacco) notes. For example, Aramis Havana and C&S Cuba are 2 of my all-time favorite scents.

    I've experimented with a bunch (but not all)...
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    Re: What budget scents do you actually wear?

    Wearing Tabac Original today. Man, what a drydown!
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    Re: My Top 10 Picks For Winter 2012

    Some of my favorite winter scents:

    Richard James Saville Row
    Knize Ten
    Aramis Havana
    Vintage Tabarome
    Antaeus
    Van Cleef & Arpels PH
    PdNY
    Varvatos
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    Re: What budget scents do you actually wear?

    Thanks everyone. Based on some of the responses, I acquired some Agua Lavanda and Carven Homme. Both great bottles!
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    Re: What budget scents do you actually wear?

    What does Solara Homme by Lomani smell like? I've never heard of it.
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    What budget scents do you actually wear?

    By budget, I mean a NIB cost of 16 cents per ml or less ($16.00 or less for a 3.4 oz bottle). In my rotation, I wear the following at least 10 times a year each:

    1. Tabac Original EDC ($30 for...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 14, 2012

    Tabac Original
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    Re: SOTD; Friday, July 13th(!), 2012

    Vintage Eau d'Rochas Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 12th, 2012

    Tabac Original
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    Re: SOTD; Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

    Obsession for Men
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    Tiffany for Men
    Aramis Havana
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    Cuba by C&S
    Dunhill 1934
    Richard James Saville Row
    L'Instant de Guerlain PH
    YSL Live Jazz
    Chanel Antaeus
    Azzaro PH
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 9th, 2012

    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
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    Re: Your Top 10 To-Buy List

    L'Instant PH Extreme
    Givenchy Vetiver
    Dior Homme Intense
    Concentree L'Orange Verte
    Muscs Kublai Khan
    Opium PH EdP
    A*Men Pure Havane
    Cuiron PH
    Derby
    Body Kouros
  22. Re: Ranking of the most popular scents on Basenotes

    That's 115 scents total with at least 55 positive votes. The average percent positive is 68.5%. The median percent positive is 69.1%. Standard deviation is 9.1%.
  23. Re: Ranking of the most popular scents on Basenotes

    OK - last list. Here are those with 55-69 positive votes, ranked in order of percent positive to total:

    http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/5219/screenshot20120707at111.png
  24. Re: Ranking of the most popular scents on Basenotes

    OK Here are the scents with 70-99 Positive reviews, ranked in order of percent positive to total. Combined, these 2 lists capture at least some of the most popular niche fragrances to go with the...
  25. Re: Ranking of the most popular scents on Basenotes

    I'm not sure it's irrelevant, but I agree that it's not a complete list to the extent many awesome fragrances don't have 100 positive reviews, which was my cutoff.

    I may do another list for scents...
  26. Re: Ranking of the most popular scents on Basenotes

    I searched Google for:

    site:www.basenotes.net "100 positive reviews"

    Then I repeated for 101, 102, 103, etc.
  27. Ranking of the most popular scents on Basenotes

    Here are all the mens/unisex scents who have received at least 100 positive reviews, ranked in order of percent positive reviews of total reviews. Some expected results. Some interesting results.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 6th, 2012

    Knize Ten
  29. Re: A*Men, Cool Water Frozen, Acqua di Gio, Kolnisch Juchten - US Only

    Updated
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

    Live Jazz
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, June 30th, 2012

    Tiffany for Men Sport
  32. A*Men, Cool Water Frozen, Acqua di Gio, L'Eau D'Issey, Lacoste Original - US Only

    For swap:

    3.4 oz A*Men refill - 95%
    4.2 oz Cool Water Frozen - 93%
    3.4 oz Acqua di Gio - 70%
    3.4 oz L'Eau D'Issey - 80%
    3.4 oz Lacoste (Original) - 98%

    I will respond to any reasonable...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, June 18th, 2012

    Night Spice by Shulton
  34. Re: What fragrance holds your favorite Tobacco note ?

    My tobacco trilogy:

    C&Z Cuba - tobacco farm

    Quorum Silver - cedar humidor with some soft leather at the base

    Havana - walking into city tobacco shop
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    Re: Salvatore Ferragamo F Black

    Love it. Perhaps Olivier Polge's finest creation.
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    Re: Best Chanel Fragrance

    Double post
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    Re: Best Chanel Fragrance

    Pour Monsieur Concentree is very similar to Tiffany for Men, which means its very similar to a masterpiece.

    If you don't have a Tiffany's nearby, PM Concentree is the next best thing.
  38. Re: Basenotes favorites that you hate... Hated that you love?

    I don't get Eau Sauvage. The scent doesn't last on me, and I find it unremarkable from top to bottom. I much prefer Dunhill 1934.

    Also, Kolnisch Juchten has a following on Basenotes. I...
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    Re: SOTD; Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

    Tiffany for Men Sport is a clean, fresh scent with the woody essence of Juniper Berry, Geranium, Jamaican Pepper and herbal Coriander.
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    Re: Rose Fragrances

    Richard James (aka Saville Row) is a wonderful rose fragrance for men. Suede, Rose and spices. Better in cooler temps.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, June 10, 2012

    F Black
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    Re: What are the best Aquatic fragrances??

    Halston Unbound is Acqua di Gio done right. Lasts longer. More complex, with some of the initial sweetness balanced by the tomato leaf note.

    Bulgari Aqva is quite nice. Tiffany for Men Sport is...
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    Re: New girlfriend: cologne rankings

    LOL @ Tiffany for Men = 2, but Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree = 4 . . .
  44. Re: Is Eau De Rochas Pour Homme Bottle Worthy?

    I bought a 1 oz bottle of EdRPourH off e-bay for $17. They said it was new, never opened, but the box was damaged. It arrived, and was only 1/3 full.

    So I called. They said no problem, they'd...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Your favorite Polg for Men

    To me, the biggest surprise so far is:

    Spicebomb > Tiffany for Men
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Your favorite Polg for Men

    I agree. It doesn't last forever, but TFMS makes me feel good. I've even begun to spray some on before going to sleep.
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    Re: Your favourite EDT Sport ?

    double post
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    Re: Your favourite EDT Sport ?

    I have to agree with mrcologneguy, cologne connoisseur and blacklibran1:

    Tiffany for Men Sport is the nuts.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Your favorite Polg for Men

    Not only that, I misspelled their name - LOL
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    Poll: Poll: Your favorite Polg for Men

    He's created so many, but the poll is restricted to 20:
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    Re: What is your current TOP FIVE???

    Havana
    Kiehls PH Essence Oil
    Bois du Portugal
    Dunhill 1934
    Encre Noir
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    Re: Top 10 Best Summer Scents for 2011

    I think it's telling no one has mentioned Virgin Island Water, which to my nose was quite disappointing.

    This summer, I'll be wearing

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Green Irish Tweed
    YSL Rive Gauche PH...
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    Re: Favorite Dry Downs?

    I own 6 bottles of 'vintage' Havana.

    Someone once said: "Aramis Havana is one of the very best and arguably THE very best male fragrance(s) I have ever smelled. I am constantly reminded when I...
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    Re: Aramis Range - Which One Is The Best

    I absolutely love Havana. Easily one of my Top 5 scents.

    I'm "meh" about the original Aramis.

    I need to go to Niemans and smell JHL, Tuscany and Devin as well as 900 and New West if they carry...
  55. Re: SOTD - 14 feb 2011 - Happy Valentines Day (And its my birthday too!)

    On Valentines, I'm wearing The Hemingway. It's Vintage Taborome layered with Rive Gauche PH.

    http://mail.tku.edu.tw/kiss7445/KissHomePage/Story.Cycle/images/hemingway.jpg
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    Re: Favorite LEATHER fragrance(s)

    From my wardrobe:

    Elsha 1776 Russian Leather
    Clubman Special Reserve
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th, February ,2011

    I'm wearing The Hemingway. It's Vintage Taborome layered with Rive Gauche PH.

    http://mail.tku.edu.tw/kiss7445/KissHomePage/Story.Cycle/images/hemingway.jpg
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    Re: Fragrances without negative reviews

    There are over 77,000 fragrance reviews at Basenotes. The average scent has 63% positive reviews of the total (including neutral and negative), while the average ratio of positive to negative...
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    Poll: Re: Is GREY FLANNEL a POWER SCENT?

    Yes, it's a "power" scent. It gives me a "powerful" headache every time I wear it.
  60. Re: Anyone knowledgeable in brands of perfume oils?

    http://www.nexternal.com/escential/images/forestrainperfoil.gif
  61. Re: Lemon frag: D&G Masculine/Eau de Rochas/Hugh Parsons Yellow ?

    Dunhill for Men 1934
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    Re: Current thoughts on Acqua Di Gio

    I find Unbound a more interesting scent than ADG, and it certainly lasts longer.
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    Re: SotD: Thursday, 10th February, 2011

    http://www.bargainorama.ca/applications/PayPalStoreManager/assets/images/HeritageGuerlain.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

    http://www.perfumesnow.com/perfume_images/64887M.jpg
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    Re: Top 10 Designer List

    Excluding Chanel, Guerlain and Creed to make it a fair fight:

    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Dolce & Gabbana By Man
    Dunhill for Men 1934
    Giorgio for Men
    Aramis Havana
    Guy Laroche Horizon
    Maxims Pour...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday February 8th 2011

    http://commeuncamion.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/van-cleef-pour-homme1.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday February 8th 2011

    http://www.bargainorama.ca/applications/PayPalStoreManager/assets/images/HeritageGuerlain.jpg
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    Re: 10 Disasterpieces - Your list

    My interpretation of "Disasterpiece" mean unwearable. I've worn it, hated it, and will never wear it again.

    1. Polo Blue
    2. Le Male
    3. A*Men
    4. Kolnisch Juchten
    5. Grey Flannel
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    Re: SotD: Monday, 7th February, 2011

    http://www.fragranceparadise.com.au/product_images/THIRD-MAN.jpg
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    Re: What is the best ginger based fragrance?

    Gucci Envy
  71. Re: My thoughts on my wardrobe / What's next?

    You could start with the standards from Guerlain, Chanel and Creed.

    Guerlain
    Vetiver
    Heritage
    L'Instant

    Chanel
    Antaeus
    Egoiste
  72. Re: Mature Men (45+ ) What are your top 3 fragrances?

    While 45+, I'm not mature enough to follow directions. So I'll list more than 3:

    Havana
    Tiffany for Men
    Dunhill 1934
    Bois du Portugal
    Kiehls Pour Homme Oil
    Green Irish Tweed
    Nostalgia...
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    Re: Similar Fragrances

    Creed Royal English Leather vs. Elsha 1776 Russian Leather
  74. Re: Chanel.com has Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree

    How similar are Tiffany for Men and Chanel PM Concentree? I notice both were designed by Jacques Polge in 1989.
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    Re: SotD ~ Sunday February 6th, 2011

    http://www.punmiris.com/images/secundar/o.12340.jpg
  76. Chanel.com has Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree

    2.5 oz spray. Free shipping.
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    Re: What's the best CREED Fragrance?

    I smelled a bunch of them. I ended up buying these 4:

    Green Irish Tweed
    Bois du Portgual
    Vintage Tabarome
    Silver Mountain Water
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, Feburary 4, 2010

    http://beyondbeautybasics.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/burberry_london_men.jpg
  79. Re: Best Fragrance for a Cruise in the Bahamas

    Aramis Havana
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    Re: Azzaro pour Homme

    You are so kitsch.
  81. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    Top 5 from Jizzo's Wardrobe

    Envy
    M7
    Bulgari Aqua
    Coolwater
    Nemo
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 29th January 2011

    http://www.punmiris.com/images/secundar/o.12340.jpg
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    Re: Kölnisch Juchten - Rote Marke Farina

    It's a love it or hate it scent, and my wife hates it.
  84. Re: Some help for a 45 year old male, needs a new cologne

    +1

    Also might consider

    Azzaro
    Safari
    Burberry London
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    Re: Layering Thread

    The Hemingway! Trying it now - works well!

    In the summer, I'll layer Live Jazz with Kiehls Musk Oil.

    About the only way I can wear Kolnisch Juchten is layered with Mugler Cologne.
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    Re: Looking for a signature scent

    At 17, you are dealing with a fresh batch of noses that likely have not grown tired of many of the classics from yesteryear.

    If you want a signature scent meaning something that is fairly unique,...
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    Re: Bvlgari Aqua or Aqua Marine

    Aqua and Halston Unbound are 2 of my favorite aquatics.
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    Re: Khiel's essence oils

    Pour Homme oil is one of my standbys. I think I was the first to review it on this site.

    It's more linear than some. Great sillage and longevity. To me, it's Oscar Pour Lui done right. Then...
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    Re: PdN New York - Safe to Blind buy?

    To my nose, it's similar to Bois du Portugal. If you have smelled BdP and like it, it's a safe blind buy.
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    Re: Savile Row by Richard James

    Wearing this today. Bought it on TwoRoads suggestion!
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    Re: Cuban cigar smell

    +1

    C&S Cuba is an excellent tobacco leaf scent.
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    Re: The Final Verdict: Mugler Cologne

    I like to use Mugler Cologne for layering.
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    Re: John Varvatos: The Final Verdict

    Varvatos is 7/10 and Le Male is 8/10? I guess I don't understand the scoring scale.

    Let's put it this way - Varvatos is in my regular rotation, and Le Male I traded away.
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    Re: Le Male: The Final Verdict

    3rd Man or Jaipur Homme are far more pleasing to me.
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    Re: The Final Verdict: Dior Fahrenheit

    When I want a blast of fossil fuel, I far prefer Nostalgia to Farenheit.
  96. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur vs. the Concentree vs. Tiffany for Men

    Our noses are different.
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    Re: The Final Verdict: Rochas Man

    In terms of wear-ability, Rochas Man is easily my favorite gourmand.
  98. Thread: Dior house

    by Moneysuckle
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    Re: Dior house

    Eau Sauvage is OK while it lasts. On me, that's about 90 minutes if I am lucky.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Royal English Leather vs Knize Ten

    I am currently wearing Elsha 1776 Russian Leather.

    I'm told it's similar to REL, but I have never smelled REL to confirm.
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    Re: Your top 5 "non-niche" Scents ?

    Excluding the houses of Guerlain, Chanel, Hermes, YSL, Dior & Caron:

    Havana
    Tiffany for Men
    Azzaro
    Encre Noir
    Richard James
    Horizon
    Tommy Bahama
    Safari
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