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    Re: Are there any "sport" fragrances worth a damn?

    Adidas Deep Impact is sporty, inoffensive, but not totally boring. It's cheap enough to be worth a shot.
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    Re: A fragrance that instantly repulsed you

    Grey Flannel
    Abercrombie Fierce
  3. Thread: best shave cream

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    Re: best shave cream

    The best shave cream I've ever used is a discontinued Edge shaving cream that had peppermint oil. I bought the last one on clearance at Target and I haven't seen it in any nearby stores since then.
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    Re: Best high-end men's shaving line?

    Burt's Bees has a new men's grooming line with a wonderful Bay Rum shaving soap. I don't know if it counts as "high end", but Everyman Jack shaving cream is also spectacular.
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    Re: Toner as After Shave

    On Toner as After Shave:

    Yes. When I had acne I had one of those 3 step treatments that included a toner. I used it as after shave with no problems. As others have said, just make sure it isn't...
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    Re: Do you wear your personality?

    Weather has a greater influence on what frag I wear than how a perceive the way a frag communicates my personality. Since I live in hot, humid Florida, I tend to use lighter citrus and floral frags,...
  7. Re: How to deal with "I-am-panicking!-My-favorite-scent-will-be-discontinued" syndrom

    I get like that whenever I see a frag I like on clearance. I immediately think it's being discontinued and buy it on sight. Then it ends up being no where near discontinuation, the store was just...
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    Re: State your unpopular cologne opinions here.

    +1

    Fragrance contains an element of aesthetics, just like all the arts. I'm not going to pay a premium for a frag if it comes in a bland box and an uninspired bottle (I'm looking at you CK...
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    Re: Rather well made summer frag for little $$$

    Where did you find this frag? I haven't seen it anywhere.
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    Re: State your unpopuler cologne opinions here.

    Atman, by Phat Farm may start bland and generic, but the dry down makes it a favorite evening wear scent of mine.
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    Re: What the Jonas Brothers wear

    Hahaha, I grew up with a bunch of evangelicals. Heard that a lot.
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    Re: What the Jonas Brothers wear

    Don't worry; One of them will knock up some girl and her father will do it for you, no loss of a great frag required. After all, they probably haven't learned about birth control.
  13. Re: If Marine/Blue Scents were the trend for the 90's..Then ______ scents=The 2000's

    The aquatics never left, did they?
  14. Re: Axe/Lnyx Oriental Deodorant......Do You Remember This

    Oriental is dead, man. Axe/Lynx don't keep frags around for long, with a few notable exceptions (yay for Tsunami and Africa/Kilo!).



    What!? Really?!?

    *goes to eBay*
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    Poll: Re: Another buying advice-thread...

    I voted "save your money", because in my experience buying a frag isn't worth it unless you spend at least a week wanting that particular scent.
  16. Re: Had To Wear Old Spice For A Month....Lossed A Bet

    My first frag was a bottle of Old Spice and the matching aftershave, both in the old style ceramic bottles. It introduced me to the world of fragrance and for that it will always have a special place...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I think women love the fragrances that they have good memories with. My girlfriend, for example, loves Old Spice because it reminds her of her grandfather. She also loves Hollister Jake, because it...
  18. Re: Information on Knize Fragrances (Including Knize Forest!!!)

    Isn't Knize Ten the frag that James Dean is famous for wearing? This should be interesting.
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    Re: What the Jonas Brothers wear

    For those of you who don't have Disney channel fans in your life, the Jonas Brothers are a teen pop band with a faux punk rock aesthetic. They are famous for their cover of Kim Wilde's "Kids in...
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    Re: AdG Clone: Halston or PE 360 Red

    It really depends on what you are looking for. Do you want an aquatic that says "ocean breeze" or "ocean beach"? How important is longevity? Do you want something that is a close cousin to AdG or...
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    Re: Seven days of cheap

    I'm a university student, so most of my frags are bought on clearance, or are found in drug stores. I would recommend quite a few of the frags already mentioned, with the addition of:

    Adidas Deep...
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    Re: Who Have YOU Turned On.. (or not so much)?

    It's true, the Florida heat+humidity makes it difficult to find a good frag. Plus, Axe antiperspirants are among the few that can stand up to that kind of weather.

    However, as a Florida based...
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    Re: POLO MODERN RESERVE $29.49 at perfumania

    I'm also not a fan of any of the Polo frags I've tried. Do they have some kind of house note that is throwing us off?
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    Re: I am getting tired

    The association between homosexuality and fragrance tends to come from stereotypes about heterosexual masculinity, not homosexuality. In my experience, society puts the most aesthetic constraints on...
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    Re: Review of 9 Years of Basenote Awards

    Let's not forget the budget fragrances:

    http://www.basenotes.net/awards/2008/mmass.html

    I'm on a student budget so that's the only category where I've frequently used or owned more than half...
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    Re: Playboy Fragrances out since June

    I happen to have all 4 from a sample set that I bought on clearance after the holiday season ended. I'm new to the fragrance thing so my reviews will be lacking. I can't indentify individual notes...
  27. Re: your sense of smell and taste...

    I've found that as I develop my sense of smell, I can reverse engineer recipes better. For instance, I figured out how to make something from P.F. Chang's because I could detect the cloves. I...
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    Re: Underrated designers frags for men

    +1 to Dirty English. I just found a 15ml of it at Target on clearance and I love it already.
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    Re: Best Reviewers to Follow

    +1

    I'm still new to the fragrance community but once I found Vibert's review of Halston Z-14 (a favorite frag of mine) I knew that I had found a nose I could count on.
  30. Thread: Bay Rum Poll

    by gekko
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    Poll: Re: Bay Rum Poll

    I also have Clubman and it smells strongly of cloves and what smells like cinnamon but is probably other notes overridden by even more cloves. It mixes great with strongly scented suntan lotions like...
  31. Re: New “pheromone-infused” Dial for Men Magnetic Attraction Enhancing Body Wash

    My roommate bought some hair gel that was "pheromone-infused". It didn't work. Coincidentally, he met his current girlfriend after switching back to his old stuff.

    I'd love to try some of these...
  32. Re: Cheap, easily available EdC or citrusy/refreshing scent

    I might be too late, but if you're still looking for something you might want to try Clubman Virgin Island Bay Rum. It's cheap, easily available (check any drugstore), and it says summer. However,...
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    Re: When You Want to Feel A Little Like a "Jerk"

    I'm gonna go with David Beckham's Instinct. It's a celebuscent and it has a masculine scent topped off with some abrasive spices and oranges. I hate the stuff, but I think "jerk" every time I smell...
  34. Thread: 1000 posts

    by gekko
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    Re: 1000 posts

    It could be worse; you could have 1000 posts on a forum for some weird fetish...wait, is fragrance collecting a weird fetish? :D
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    Re: Women pushing me towards FRESH scents

    Wear the fragrance you want to wear, so long as it doesn't overpower the nostrils of your neighbors. You don't tell them to stop wearing celebuscents do you? Besides, women don't like pushovers....
  36. Thread: Axe - moving up!

    by gekko
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    Re: Axe - moving up!

    As far as I can tell, it was only launched in the US as part of the initial Axe launch in 2002. If it is available under the Lynx brand it should be under the same name, like Phoenix.
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    Re: Once you go chest, you never go neck

    My thoughts exactly. :D

    Incidentally, I'm pro chest. Frags smell great but taste awful, so I don't spray them anywhere I think I'll be tasted.
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    Re: Lynx/Axe Collectors

    When I was 15 I spent $50 on Axe Essence body wash, deodorant, and shower gel because the girl I was smitten with at the time complimented that scent on me. I attracted a lot of compliments with that...
  39. Re: When the shower gel is bettah than the juice itself...

    I find that most Axe fragrances work far better as shower gels than body sprays.

    Off-topic: OP, I have your keyboard!
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    Re: How to: Make your own home fragrance for $1

    That's a great idea! I'll have to try that.
  41. Re: Fragrance Industry Rant Thread: What is it with...?

    I learned about this in my introductory marketing class. Throughout the whole thing I was consistently appalled by

    1. The $200 price tag

    2. The textbook's unacceptably high amount of...
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    Re: Once you go chest, you never go neck

    Primrose has lent a more eloquent explanation than I could as to why I prefer spraying the chest. I find that two sprays to the chest are more than adequate, three for light fragrances. Seems to do...
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    Re: Scenting your car?

    I just posted a recipe for a homemade fragrance spray that costs a $1. I use it in my car and my dorm room. Works pretty great!

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=231149
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    How to: Make your own home fragrance for $1

    I've been trying to find a suitable homemade solution to my home fragrance needs for quite some time (I live in a dorm with that has immortal dorm stink). I finally hit on a solution. My girlfriend,...
  45. Re: Fragrance Industry Rant Thread: What is it with...?

    The Information Age has been both a tremendous boon to marketers and a terrible curse. You can reach more people and target even smaller niches, but the internet makes so much information available...
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    Re: Stronger Colognes

    Have you tried Armani Code?
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    Re: Fragrance for the Uninitiated

    You'd be surprised how many niche stores there are in any given metropolitan area in the US. I like in Jacksonville, FL. Not exactly the type of place you think about when you're thinking "big...
  48. Re: Fragrance Industry Rant Thread: What is it with...?

    With the notable exception of Sean John's Unforgivable, you're right. But I think perfume companies will continue to use celebuscents because (they think) it's the only guaranteed way of reeling in...
  49. Re: Lindsey Price promotes Degree scents (2:36-min. VIDEO)

    AOL video? I feel like I'm watching something on VHS.

    Anyone else get the feeling that Degree is positioning itself to become the female Axe?
  50. Thread: Axe - moving up!

    by gekko
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    Re: Axe - moving up!

    My girlfriend says it smells like 7up. She hit the nail on the head.



    My roommate uses Axe Vice ever since I gave him a free sample vial they were giving away on my college campus. He's been...
  51. Re: Does anyone know what men's colognes are popular in magazine samples right now?

    As mentioned earlier, try Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue. The ad is usually a one or two page spread with a male model in a white speedo. I know because I bought a magazine and taped this ad to my...
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    Re: Sephora's "Guy Supply" sampler

    Can you post a link? That sounds interesting.
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    Re: That Perfume Sales Person

    Agreed. Especially in department stores where fragrance isn't their only product, why should they train their sales team to know the difference between a citrus note and a vetiver note? Most people...
  54. Thread: Axe - moving up!

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    Re: Axe - moving up!

    If the leathery one you're talking about Axe's new scent, "Instinct", I had the exact opposite reaction. I think it smells like rubbish.

    On the other hand, I'm very excited that they have taken...
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    Re: Spotted at Aussie K-Mart

    The clearance sections of any Target store in the US, especially since their sales are down 13% since last quarter, are a gold mine. 75% off fragrances? Oh yes!
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    Re: CO washing - can a guy benefit from it?

    I read an article in which some famous hair guy (sorry, don't really know much about the hairdressing world) talked about what products he recommends. He recommended shampooing every other day and...
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    Re: How long a 3.4 ounce bottle lasts used daily?

    Gah, math jokes always make me lol
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    Re: The Blackest Black.....

    Polo Double Black is pretty...black. It's kind of peppery. Are you looking for dark scent as in tobacco and incense? Because I just tried Banana Republic's Cordovan scent and it has that sort of...
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    Re: Basenotes Blasphemy

    I used to use OS's pure sport deodorant all the time! I'd try out Adidas Moves or Adidas Deep Impact. Inexpensive, great scent, and relatively long lasting. Though it won't smell quite like your...
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    Re: How long a 3.4 ounce bottle lasts used daily?

    I'd say it would last you a bit over a year, especially since you don't intend to use it daily. I'm getting this because it took me about 6-8 months of regular use to use up my last 50ml.
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    Re: Tobacco Fragrances

    Banana Republic have a couple scents, one called "Black Walnut" and another called "Cordovan", that have a smoky scent to them. I didn't detect too much tobacco in either, but Cordovan smells like my...
  62. Re: General Consensus: What works best in fragrancing the home?

    Arm & Hammer makes this great baking soda spray that neutralizes odors. It works wonders for any sort of stinky room because it kills the stink and leaves behind only a faint smell of baking soda. It...
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    Re: External Nose Hairs

    Tweezerman makes some great scissors for trimming nose hairs. I got mine in this set, only I paid $4 for mine (check your local drug store)
    ...
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    Re: What do you use for your Face?

    My roommate let me borrow some of that stuff when I ran out of face wash. I got hooked. Good stuff.
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    Re: Skincare for men - The best products?

    I can't understand all of these incredibly expensive remedies for acne. Maybe I'm missing something, but I was able to clear up my skin and keep it that way by:

    1. Drinking more water
    2. Washing...
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    Re: Best Cheapo/Drugstore scents

    The only Axe/Lynx frag I've ever liked is Tsunami (not sure what the lynx version is called). As for non-aerosol frags, I really like Brut, Adidas Moves, and Adidas Deep Impact. Never tried that blue...
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    Re: Still the best in my drobe

    I haven't been collecting cologne for very long, but my favorite so far is one that I regrettably don't own: Polo Modern Reserve.
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