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    Poll: Re: Terre d`Hermes ..dominant notes

    I always imagine that the OP has a giant spreadsheet of oddball fragrance polls somewhere in a bunker.

    In fairness this poll makes more sense than some of the Creed polls.

    I believe this frag...
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    Re: Best examples of fragrance marketing hype

    I've been had.


    ............damn it.........
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    Re: AXE Excite/Twist!

    My thoughts are they are the opposite of all things that good perfumery - and even mediocre perfumery stands for.
  4. Re: HELP Summer Designer Shootout...need advice again.

    You don't get longevity issues with this one? I might have to pick up a bottle!
  5. Re: HELP Summer Designer Shootout...need advice again.

    Allure Edition Blanche is the best by leaps and bounds.
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    Poll: Re: Between Woods

    Oh dear, what an unfortunate title for this thread's poll.

    Best Woody...
  7. Re: Officially Commissioned Perfume for the Royal Wedding....uhm, what?

    Well, you know they British choose not to wear anything else except Creed Windsor.

    Oh wow, they are just as bad as the chick offering the William and Catherine scents.

    P.S. I have nothing...
  8. Officially Commissioned Perfume for the Royal Wedding....uhm, what?

    So Creed aren't the only ones to make stuff up about about royalty and perfumes.
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    Re: Which among these for a summer scent?

    Other than possibly Black (depending on your taste) Aqua is Bulgari's best scent. The Hommes are decent. Soir, Extreme and the original but Aqua is the better Summer scent. Just my opinion.
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    Re: Which among these for a summer scent?

    Bvlgari Aqva is definitely the best on the list. Live Jazz has a good opening but then it gets a little herbal for a hot summer day. I wouldn't wear the others in any season, but that is my personal...
  11. Re: 6 straight days wearing Gucci Pour Homme 2: Final thoughts

    Certainly not a gourmand but a great scent. Longevity for me isn't too bad but still weaker than it should be. Always consider this a Saturday or Sunday afternoon relaxing at home scent.
  12. Poll: Re: The best Dsquared² He Wood for spring & summer use

    I have used He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood in the Spring to great success. This flanker is interesting because although I think it is darker than the original it is also more of a floral.

    He Wood...
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    Re: Teen cologne rotation

    Acqua Di Gio is a fine fresh fragrance. It is definitely an extremely popular and therefore not something that will set you apart from the pack. Plus AhS basically does the same thing that AdG does...
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    Re: What determines which fragrance you wear?

    Whim.
  15. Re: Dsquareds Rocky Mountain Wood - Your Thoughts On It

    I wore this today mainly due to this thread. I knew the scent was good but after today I can state it is actually better than I remembered. Strong woodsy floral. And the longevity is really good. It...
  16. Re: Dsquareds Rocky Mountain Wood - Your Thoughts On It

    One of the best designer male florals on the market. Actually, maybe the best. Floral and woods. This is an outstanding fragrance.
  17. Poll: Re: Allure Edition Blanche Vs. Allure Homme Sports

    Last year I would have said EB for sure. It is still a great fragrance. But having worn AhS more and more I believe it to be the superior fragrance. The dry down of Sport is great.
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    Re: Louis Vuitton and fragrances.

    +1 to this and of course they are controlled by Christian Dior with Bernard Arnault being chairman of both LVMH and Dior.
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes smells like A*men

    TdH is one of - if not my favorite scent. A*Men is 100% not for me. I think they smell very dissimilar. I guess I can find some sort of link between the tar opening of A*Men and the mineral note in...
  20. Quantum physics explanation for smell gains traction

    Quantum physics explanation for smell gains traction

    Started reading this and then I noticed it involved Luca Turin and his ideas regarding smell.
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    Re: polo black or armani code?

    Nothing much wrong with PB - A lot of people on Basenotes will disagree. Code is subtle - maybe to subtle in that designer sense of being too scared to offend the masses. But it is fine.
  22. Poll: Re: looking for designer coffee frag for warm weather with moderate sillage

    I prefer Attitude Extreme. Better longevity and I think it is a superior fragrance. Plus it has an all black bottle.

    I actually quite like the cigarette liter style bottle. It is fairly...
  23. Poll: Re: looking for designer coffee frag for warm weather with moderate sillage

    Sometimes that is all I pick up. But sometimes the mango and nutmeg jump out at me.
  24. Re: Polo Double Black: my new winter fragrance?

    I agree. My wife prefers Black and I am kind of partial to both. I actually believe a few Polos are under appreciated.

    And PDB is wearable anywhere and anytime. It works in the Winter and comes to...
  25. Re: Polo Double Black: my new winter fragrance?

    In the slightly warmer weather of March I feel that this fragrance is definitely better than the heart of the Winter. I am beginning to believe it will work very nicely in the spring. I get the...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense EDP

    The EdT is definitely more versatile. I wear it to work all the time.

    It stands out from the crowd. The EdP lasts a lot longer but the EdT has not longevity issues.

    Intense if you are going...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense EDP

    The EdT is pretty potent itself. It will get noticed. Don't let that stop you from picking up the Intense version. It is more potent in projection and longevity. But I cannot emphasize enough that...
  28. Re: what is your "just hangin with the guys" fragrance?

    AhS, Polo Double Black, maybe Rive Gauche. Something relatively harmless.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Burberry Sport Ice

    I absolutely cannot wait to smell what ice smells like...oh wait...yeah...
  30. Re: LVMH to take over Bulgari in 3.7bn euros deal

    Sad. Bulgari make some good scents. Not your run of the mill and predictable stuff either.

    But perhaps this lets Hermes off the hook - at least for a while.
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    Re: Fake Terre d'Hermes

    Great information and photos. Sorry you didn't get the real juice.

    I just sprayed TdH as my scent of the day. Jean-Claude Ellena makes good stuff!

    Just as an aside - what the hell do...
  32. Re: Robes the Fragrance Guru. Has he ever compiled a Ten Out Of Ten List. ???

    Thank you, Marc. Good to see you have a sens of humor.

    One thing I like about the Basenotes community is that it tends to maintain a fair amount of respect. Something almost unheard of on Internet...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel flankers

    Some would say that is what it is already! :grin:
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    Re: L'Air du Desert Marocain

    It is a superb perfume. Dry and burnt winds gusting over me and yest somehow fresh and invigorating.
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    Re: CREED at it again?

    You are probably right about him not being a Creed plant. Creed can just say they used to supply perfumes to some princess or king a hundred and fifty years ago and no one is none the wiser. This...
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    Re: CREED at it again?

    That blog is hilarious.

    Is this guy someone's attempt at creating an 'Old Spice Guy' for the designer and niche market? I don't think I can accept it is real. He may not be a Creed plant but he is...
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    Re: CREED at it again?

    Simply perfect.
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    Re: CREED at it again?

    Yup, I despise this type of guerrilla/viral marketing. Puts me off the product. I find it offensively manipulative and condescending.

    But then again, the absurd 'history' of Creed is even more...
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain Homme, Intense or L'Eau

    They are all good. I find that Guerlain Homme has decent longevity on me but Intense may well be superior.

    I actually wore the regular version today and it worked surprisingly well - and it is...
  40. Re: P*ssed Off with French Arrogance !!! LVMH B*STARDS

    Basenotes meet IP hider/changer. IP hider/changer meet Basenotes.
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    Re: Eternity Aqua for men

    One of my wife's favorite scents on me. And to be honest, I think it is a pretty decent aquatic.

    If you are not one of the Basenoters who believes 'decent aquatic' is an oxymoron this is worth...
  42. Re: Am I crazy for loving Acqua Di Gio so much???

    117 Positive Reviews 55 Neutral Reviews 53 Negative Reviews.

    Pretty positive stats for such a 'hated' frag on Basenotes.
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    Poll: Re: London for Men by Burberry

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    Poll: Re: London for Men by Burberry

    Not sure I would use any of those descriptions to fully describe the scent of Burberry London.

    Definitely a bit of spice, a little boozy, almost gourmandy at times, even a touch of leather and...
  45. Re: Please recommend a very nice aldehyde fragrance

    You want something with longevity? You want something non-niche?

    Something that will tickle your nose?

    Alderhydes?

    Chanel's Allure Homme Sport...

    Might be a good place to start that...
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    Re: What's Your Favourite Chanel for men?

    Allure Edition Blanche...and Bleu de Chanel.
  47. Re: Does Gucci Pour Homme 2 smell anything like D&G The One Gentleman?

    They do smell different. I own both and I like both.

    As much as I like Gucci PHII I think I prefer The One Gentleman. I know and recognize all the complaints against it but I just like the juice....
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    Re: Chanel meets Motorhead

    Hilarious!
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    Re: Any "POLO" lover heres...

    I like Polo.

    I actually really like Polo Double Black and I also secretly like Polo Black. Not a lot of love for Polo Black around here but there is plenty of like and even some love for Double...
  50. Re: Which of these do you think is best for formal attire?

    TdH
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    Re: Sel de Vetiver or Sel Marin

    Yeah, there is definitely something about Sel de Vetiver that works for me. A kind of wetness that I really like. But there is also that salt.
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    Sel de Vetiver or Sel Marin

    OK, I have smelled both of these and really like both of these.

    The Different Company's Sel de Vetiver definitely has a kind of fresh and smooth vetiver about it. And Heeley's Sel Marin has a that...
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    Poll: Re: What Colonge shall i Purchase?

    Nothing elegant about autocracy.
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    Re: Grey Flannel: should be banished

    This is a forum on the Internet.

    This is exactly the place to make generalizations.:tongue:
  55. Re: Just ordered some Creed Virgin Island Water

    Virgin Island Water has a great opening. I believe you can wear any scent at anytime and anywhere - if you are confident enough to pull it off. But this scent? It is very evocative of the beach and...
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    Strangest Notes

    Humans seem to love a great diversity of scents.

    I am just wondering what some of the weirdest notes you have seen or smelled are?

    The smell itself may be very nice but where the stuff comes...
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    Re: Most polarizing?

    I agree with a lot of the above but would also throw in:

    Bleu de Chanel
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme

    Edition Blanche and Sport are very safe blind buys. Some people don't like the opening of Sport - it does give you a little bit of a blast of freshness. Edition Blacnhe is creamy smoothness from the...
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme

    I agree. Very similar. I am also considering buying the original. I have Sport and the Edition Blacnhe already.

    They are similar. The original Allure Homme is stronger, darker and deeper. Very...
  60. Poll: Re: How often do you wear fresh/"sports" frags ? POLL.

    yeah, +1
  61. Re: what fragrance to wear while shovelling my driveway or plowing with my tractor

    Montale Black Aoud
  62. Re: What would a third world country smell like?

    Secretions Magnifique...oh wait, tat is how my bedroom smells...

    In all seriousness categorizing 'The Third World' as one particular place where every so called 'underdeveloped' country has a...
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    Re: Dear BNoters

    I have to say that 'c' actually had a big effect on me. The women's may even be better than the men's version.

    Some might say that it is a confusion of notes and incredibly overpriced. They are...
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    Re: You gotta be kidding, Creed!

    'I believe the spelling errors in the Creed insert for our perfumes is due to the second mistress of the Prince of Bullshitia insisting that they maintain spelling mistakes in the German translation...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Aqua Fahrenheit

    And if I am reading the French correctly this fragrance is also only for infinite men or infinity men.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Aqua Fahrenheit

    I also assumed this was a joke.

    Aqua Fahrenheit?

    Is that not the height of OXYMORONIC? At least when it comes to perfumery.
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    Re: Fragrance while wearing all black

    If you wear black clothes you MUST wear black frags! Same goes for blue ones and green ones.

    When I wear Bleu de Chanel I make sure I am decked out in my best blues.

    All joking aside - I do...
  68. Re: How to decide whether a frag is an homage or a copy (or even similar) ?

    Love that you replied with a Penny Arcade strip. And it is a perfect commentary on this situation.
  69. Re: Why are there so many parfum houses and parfumes?

    I think there are an awful lot of wineries world wide.

    Whilst you might think there are a lot of perfume producers you might be surprised at who actually owns them. There are less that you think....
  70. Re: Can you name any EdT's that are better than the EdP's ?

    There is a strong argument that I don't necessarily agree with that TdH edt is superior to the edp version. And Ellena has stated that he conceived them as different takes on the same theme.
    ...
  71. Poll: Re: Ultimate battle: Jub XXV and Aventus (Poll)

    I remember the first time I smelled Aventus. I was testing a bunch of Creeds along with a few other frags. I was really looking forward to trying Aventus. I almost couldn't believe how utterly bland...
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    Re: Youtube & Basenotes

    +1 on locking this thread.

    My favorite thing is that someone actually thought the YouTube fragrance community made money from their reviews. Just a tad insane.

    Let people have their fun.
    ...
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    Re: Youtube & Basenotes

    +1

    There are great reviewers here and on YouTube. Many have different styles and different ways of doing things. I don't personally love everything ever reviewer does or how they do it. BUT I...
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    Re: Burberry colognes

    London and Brit are generally the most respected. I particularly love London. Touch is underrated and not too bad. It also tends to fly under the radar.
  75. Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    +1

    It is a very similar scent - just a lot lighter.
  76. Re: Just tried Allure Homme Sport, adding it to my summer line up

    I use AhS as pretty much a signature scent when it is warmer. And it does garner comments if that matters to you. I think some people don't like the opening and then don't give it a chance. i love...
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    Re: YouTube reviews

    So glad to see Marc showed up on this thread.

    +1 On all the recent positive comments that have been posted here.

    I love the variety available on YouTube. i also love the discernment and...
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    Re: YouTube reviews

    If he changed the way he said it he wouldn't be awesome.
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    Re: YouTube reviews

    The Ash appreciation group.
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    Re: YouTube reviews

    Dude, Ash is awesome. there is an Ash appreciation group on Basenotes!

    And he is as funny as hell.
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    Re: YouTube reviews

    I am used to people bizarrely hating certain fragrances and certain houses on this site but I have not witnessed a lot of people hating.

    The only ignorance that has been displayed has been by...
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    Re: Share your shame

    Another scent that is actually quite good. Under rated.
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    Re: Share your shame

    I think I can do you one better.

    CK Eternity Aqua.

    I love it. Great for summer. And it is a particular favorite of my wife.

    But I guess I am not that ashamed of it. I just like it and am...
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    Re: Do you not wash your hands?

    You make sense. I guess I wash around the wrist are too. But what you say is sensible. Maybe I am just overly fastidious - but I would generally was around that area too when I am washing my hands.
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    Do you not wash your hands?

    So I often read about where to spray your perfumes be it edc, edt, edp, etc.

    On the neck, behind the ear, the back of the neck, the chest, the elbows, your arms.

    And your wrist.

    Whilst I...
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    Re: A Burberry cologne for a 16 year old?

    Every time I wear London my wife tells me she thinks I smell like apple pie! I believe this is the cinnamon.

    But she does love the cent - as do I.
  87. Re: I have finallly entered the world of niche fragrances!!!!!!!

    Ahhh, Jonny! This place is made so much lighter and brighter by your presence and your number one scent of the week!

    I love the enthusiasm!
  88. Re: How long do you guys wait for to go out after putting on a cologne??

    I will generally wait until I am about to go out to apply. And at work I am very careful if I re-apply.
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    Re: If Creed made a sport scent...

    What a disappointing name.

    Well, the rate they put out perfume Green Valley is due for a flanker! Maybe Green Valley Ice...no wait...
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    Re: If Creed made a sport scent...

    Double post. Blerky.
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    Re: If Creed made a sport scent...

    So a snowy, airy, watery, petroleum scent?

    Elements Extreme?

    Nah, that almost sounds good.
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    If Creed made a sport scent...

    A few questions. If Creed made a sport scent what would be in the notes and what would it smell like?

    And another question: which Creed scent is actually already pretty much a sport scent?

    Yes,...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Burberry Sport Ice

    I assumed Burberry Sport was a flanker of the original Burberry. Never paid it much mind. Dior and Chanel have very good sport frags. But that is pretty much it for sport scents. So I am assuming...
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    Re: allure sport and adg?!

    The similarity is not necessarily in the note breakdown.

    They are both very safe, well known, popular designer fragrances.

    The only thing possibly offensive about AdG is that Basenoters often...
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    Poll: Re: Is it worth it guys?

    +1.
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    Re: Your Best Discovery of 2010?

    Basnotes.net
  97. Re: Been here over a year, and making my 100th post...

    John The Scenturion or just John The Centurion.
  98. Re: Really falling out of like with 1 Million..

    AhS is like a lighter version of the original Allure. Blanche is the best of the three Allures by far. And they are all at least decent.
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    Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme...God Bless You.

    What he is not telling us is he not only wore the Prada suit and Prada frag but the thing that really put him over the edge was one of those sexy Prada teddy bear key rings!
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    Re: the right signature scent

    You realize if you ever commit a crime they'll be able to track you more easily because you have only one scent!

    But more seriously I would recommend mixing it up and not just having one scent....
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