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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I wore Bleecker Street yesterday.....a lady from quite some distance away STRONGLY complimented me. While I was flattered, I couldn't help but wonder if I annoyed some people. ....I didn't realize it...
  2. Re: Which fragrance garners the most COMPLAINTS when you wear it?

    Aventus easily is my most complimented....and the compliments it elicits are very strong. However, a coworker has complained several times about my smelling like ether when I wear Aventus. I don't...
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    Re: YSL L'Homme line, recommendations

    L'homme
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    Re: What is your "Go To" scent??

    Aventus
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    Re: Maceration Cedrat Bois

    To my nose, the opening smells very similar to Aventus....then it morphs into a totally different fragrance. So those who claims it does/doesn't smell like Aventus are both correct.
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    Re: Jaipur for the summer?

    I used to wear it and I live in the hot, humid southeastern US. It worked out ok.
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    Re: Bvlgari Aqva Amara, worth buying?

    Yes. Obviously, you like it. And objectively speaking, its cheap, it performs well and is a crowd pleaser. Your reluctance to buy it is tied to the fact that it would be a redundant purchase. But if...
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    Re: Fragrances people in your area wear a lot

    Acqua Di Gio and Gucci Guilty
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    Poll: Re: Gucci envy vs Green Irish tweed

    I own both. Envy easily wins for me.
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    Re: Guys share your experience with the ladies

    I've worn Hypnotic Poison. The tuberose was too prominent so I stopped wearing it. But it seemed to perform well. I didn't get any positive or negative reactions when I wore it.
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    Re: Allure Homme Sport: Poor Performance?

    I think its olfactory fatigue. I wore it to work one day and thought it was faint. But I was shocked when a coworker came into my lab to tell me how nice my sillage smelled in the hall.
  12. Re: Mugler's dreadful atomizers.. Solved without cutting!

    I usually hold the bottle with one hand and use my other hand's thumb to get a good spray. It's a pain but it works for me.
  13. Re: Which of the Dior Homme line do you like best?

    Dior Homme Eau
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    Re: How many fragrances can you wear in a day?

    2. I apply one after my morning shower and I apply another one after my evening shower.
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    Re: What your fragrance says about you!

    We as fragrance people give great thought and consideration into our fragrance selections based on season, occasion, outfit, etc. However, most people just wear something that they think smells nice....
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    Re: Do bad batches still get compliments?

    My first bottle was from a supposedly bad batch (C42B10K03)......and I got more compliments on that batch than the great X02 batch.
  17. Re: What was your BEST EVER compliment and on which frag?

    One day I was wearing GIT. A girl at the cleaners told me that I smlled so nice she wanted to jump my bones.
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    Re: Creed Aventus vs Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    In my world, Aventus is the undisputed heavy weight champion. It not only gets me the most compliments but it generates the most strong, enthusiastic compliments.
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    Re: Do you smell Aventus often?

    I've never smelled anyone wearing Aventus. However, a guy at my barbershop in small town Mississippi mentioned that he owned it. I was shocked.
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    Re: Spicebomb or egoiste

    I prefer Spicebomb. I've been lurking on basenotes for quite some time...and I can appreciate a well made, unique fragrance for its artistic merits. But I'm practical and my first priority is to...
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    Re: Spicebomb or egoiste

    Its BASENOTES....a site for fragrance enthusiasts who get off of on non-mainstream fragrances......you already know what the majority of people here are going to say.
  22. Re: Admit it, who here owns any of the Paris Hilton scents?

    I own Paris Hilton Man. It smells really nice but I don't' really reach for it because...well....I just like other scents more. However, quite a few guys wear it in my area. I was actually introduced...
  23. Re: Whats your the Best fragrance(s) in past 5 years?

    +1 Aventus
  24. Re: Fragrances that you believe in, but just don't seem to wear as often as your other scents.

    Tom Ford Extreme. It smells really nice but it doesn't match my wardrobe or lifestyle. I have other scents that are more situationally appropriate for the things I do. So TFE never gets the nod.
  25. Re: Currently, are you satisfied with your collection?

    Yes. In fact, I only have about 10 fragrances that I keep in rotation. The other 50 something fragrances I keep stored away. I realized that I wasted alot of energy trying to figure out what I was...
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    Re: Gym scents, whiff...

    Why are people so against wearing fragrances to the gym? If you wear fragrance to any other venue(church, work, etc), aren't you forcing people who never asked to smell you to tolerate your...
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    Re: What will be your first purchase of 2015?

    Egoiste Platinum
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    Re: Boucheron Jaipur por homme

    It smells good and I used to wear it. Then I had a family reunion where my 70 year old aunt wore a fragrance that smelled freakishly similar to Jaipur. I haven't worn it since.
  29. Re: Yeah, I can't find Carolina Herrera CH Men at any store

    I sampled it at Perfumania and bought it on Amazon.
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    Re: Smelling good or Standing out?

    My first priority is to smell nice....but I think you can smell nice and stand out. Bleecker Street, New Haarlem, Aventus and Joop Homme Wild are a few of my go-tos which smell nice but unique.
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille vs. Tuscan Leather

    I like both but on just smell alone, I take TL. On wearability, I'll take TV since TL is offensive to the people in my world.
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    Re: Other addictions

    Before fragrances, I was a sneakerhead. Now fragrance is my only addiction.
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    Re: Fragrances that people around you hate

    Egoiste, Tuscan Leather and A*men are the only fragragrances that have brought me negative attention. However, I must note that A*men brings much more positive than negative attention.
  34. Re: any cheap fragrances with good sillage and longevity?

    Chrome Legend
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    Re: Yor most worn scent, ever....

    Aventus. I went through a 4 oz and two 50 mL bottles from splits. My second most worn is a tie between Gucci Envy and Platinum Egoiste. With each of those, I went through 50 and 100 mL bottles.
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    Re: Scent you will always have love for.

    Gucci Envy....I did some wild things wearing that scent.
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    Re: Choose 5 designer scents

    Bleu de Chanel
    Allure Homme Sport
    Gucci Envy(Sorta cheating)
    La Nuit
    Mont Blanc Individuel
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    Re: I Can't Smell My Cologne!!!

    I'm in the camp that thinks you should wait before application. My fragrances never last if I apply right out of the shower....but when I wait, I get good performance.
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    I just received my bottle. I can't speak on performance but I sprayed it in my bathroom, came back 10 minutes later and I was amazed...it really does smell like Aventus. The two batches of Aventus...
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    Re: One summer frag...what should I get?

    Bleecker Street
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    Re: More Sprays During The Summer??

    Summer is tricky to me. In my experience, heat seems to accelerate anosmia. I live in the southeastern US with hot and humid summers...and there have been several occasions where I was projecting...
  42. Re: Gimme 3: Your most versatile scents that aren't boring [details inside]

    Designer: Gucci Envy
    Niche: Aventus
    Underrated:Mont Blanc Individuel
  43. Re: Scents that everybody says should be worn for "special occasions", but you wear anyway daily

    There are some fragrances that perform better in certain situations/weather than others....but really I wear what I want to when I want to. When you own as many bottles as we fragheads do, we'd waste...
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    Re: Looking For Signature Scent

    Allure Homme Sport
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    Re: Chanel Bleu smells amazing as a room scent...

    I always test how my bottles smell to others by generously spraying my fragrances in the air in one of my bedrooms. At close range, I thought BDC was generic....but when I sprayed it in the air and...
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    Re: What does everyone else smell like?

    I live in the rural south....and Issey Miyake, the Polos, AdG, Light Blue, and Le Male are the ones I always smell.
  47. Re: Tuscan Leather vs. Tobacco Vanille. Which one is more pleasant?

    Tobacco Vanille
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    Re: Kings of Versatility

    1. Bleu de Chanel
    2. Aventus
    3. Green Irish Tweed
    4. Allure Homme Sport
    5. Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme
  49. Re: Fragrances you love that doesn't last on your skin

    D&G The One
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    Re: Kouros or Mont Blanc Individuel

    Mont Blanc
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    Re: Your safest, go-to, anytime, anywhere scent?

    Bleu De Chanel
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    Re: What was the last comment you received?

    "Oooooo weeeeee......you SHOW smell good!!!!.....cashier at the grocery store.....I was wearing Mont Blanc Individuel
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    Re: What fragrance do you use for air freshener?

    I spray my bed with Jaipur.
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    Re: if you had to pick..... CREED

    Aventus!
  55. Re: Beginning of Autumn/Fall - Your Top 10 (Designer) Rotation

    Givenchy Play Intense
    Gucci Envy
    YSL La Nuit
    Pure Malt
    A*Men
    CK Euphoria Intense
    24 Gold
    Blue Sugar
    Dior Homme Intense
    D&G The One
  56. Re: IF you had a signature scent, what would it be ?

    Aventus
  57. Thread: Summer & Musk

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    Re: Summer & Musk

    212. Its grass and musk but surpisingly pleasant.
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    Re: Aventus and GIT - Can't live without them

    I could live without GIT....sometimes it's too sharp. It makes me feel as if I'm the offensive cologne guy. But I totally agree on Aventus....unless a celebrity copies Aventus and its cheap clone...
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    Re: Signature Scent

    My signature scent should be a swiss army knife that I can use in all situations......even when I don't know what to wear. It has to have great longevity, good projection and a darn good smell unique...
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    Re: What are your top 5 Workout scents?

    Paris Hilton. Its light, cool and transparent...perfect for the gym.
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    Re: One or two sprays, amazing longevity.

    A*men
  62. Re: Burberry London V Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De L'Homme

    La Nuit. Their smells are equally pleasing but in real world measurables (projection, longevity, compliments), La Nuit easily wins in my world.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Aventus is easily my most complimented fragrance. People who've NEVER complimented me on my other fragrances have complimented me on Aventus. And I swear more women flirt and talk to me when I wear...
  64. Re: Your "go to" when you absolutely have to impress?

    Aventus
  65. Re: Why do people buy full bottles instead of samples?

    Because in some really irrational way, its incredibly satisfying hoarding a bunch of stuff I'll never use.
  66. Re: Fun Challenge: You are constrained to 1 fragrance house.

    Creed:

    Aventus

    GIT

    Original Santal

    SMW
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    Re: SotD: Sunday - 30.October.2011.

    New Haarlem
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    Re: Chanel Bleu longevity problems - anyone ?!?

    I love Bleu and I have no problems with longevity.
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    Re: What do you wear to the office?

    On days I'm in the lab, aquatics are my favorite since I wear a hot lab coat. On days I'm at the computer, all of my fragrances except my attention except my attention whores are fair game.
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    Re: 2 Sprays! 12 Hours!! 10 meters!!!

    Nasomatto Pardon
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    Re: Is fragrance bad for your health?

    I find that the fragrance hobby is extremely toxic to my financial health....I make impulse buys....then I go home and live with the guilt and the shame while crying in a corner screaming...
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    Re: Your most worn fragrance (2010)

    Egoiste Platinum was my most worn fragrance. It's one of my favorites but I don't have a single favorite....so I guess that makes it a go-to fragrance.
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    On my skin, Aventus lasts all day. On my clothes, Aventus has lasted through a wash cycle. While ironing my shirt after the wash cycle, it smelled soooooo good!
  74. Re: Any fragrance related New Year's Resolutions ???

    When I hear about how some people are struggling, I feel terrible spending money on fragrances I don't need. Thus I'd like to stop buying fragrances period.
  75. Thread: Holy grail

    by Jay_Red
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    Re: Holy grail

    Maybe someday I'll run into the ONE that I can spend the rest of my life with....a fragrance I can call my one and only. Until then, I'll just continue to live the life of a promiscuous fragrance...
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    Re: Where to buy Aventus on-line?

    I ordered my bottle from Neiman Marcus. They didn't send free samples but if you look up their coupon codes, you can receive free shipping with your purchase.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I have to say that I totally agree with you! The women who gave me emphatic compliments were already attracted to me. The women who weren't/aren't attracted to me.....they could care less about my...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne 1 Million

    It does smell cheap. It does smell tacky. However, it stills smells good, lasts a long time, and grabs loads of positive attention. It's my weapon of choice on weekend nights.
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    Re: A little Christmas Shopping Help Please! :)

    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree
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    Re: Opium pour Homme safe for high school

    There are other threads similar to this....and people who argue about this topic seem to be extremely partisan in their views....so it's futile arguing about this;). But I'll just say one more thing...
  81. Thread: Angel Men

    by Jay_Red
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    Re: Angel Men

    Angel is a loud, impulsive, bad a** who SCREAMS look at me!!!! Pure Malt is Angel's nice, quiet little brother who shies away from attention. I'll take Angel anyday!
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    Re: Opium pour Homme safe for high school

    So true....I've been a Basenotes lurker for quite some time. When I discovered Basenotes, I went out and bought some Basenotes approved fragrances (Egoiste, Guerlain Vetiver, Jaipur) while looking...
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    Re: Opium pour Homme safe for high school

    I'm a member of BMAO (Basenotes Members Against Opium). Considering that you'd like to attract YOUNG, PRETTY women, you should join.
  84. Re: Youtube Review Thread #96 : Envy for men by Gucci ~ Ginger lovers come on in

    Gucci Envy used to be my most complimented fragrance. I love me some Envy!
  85. Re: Young Men (20's to Early 30's), What Are Your Top 3 Fragrances?

    I'm in my mid 20s. AT THE MOMENT, my top three are:

    1. Allure Homme Sport. It's so easy to wear. Fresh but not too sharp. Sweet but not too heavy. It's extremely versatile. I love it!

    2....
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