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    Re: Freshly cut roses scent

    My first thought was Tea Rose. It's pretty much pure rose which can be a bit overbearing if sprayed too heavily. It does layer well if you want to add a floral note to a compatible frafgrance, I...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 25th April 2015

    Fahrenheit, not vintage unfortunately but one of the good reformulations.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 23rd February 2015

    Midnight in Paris EdP
  4. Re: Name a scent that smells like another scent and list the two scents that smell alike or similar

    Caesars Man smells a lot like vintage Drakkar Noir. A little greener on the top, but overall it's a good imitation that saves my DN from getting used up.
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    Re: First post

    Welcome to Basenotes.
  6. Re: SOTD - Valentine's Day Scent - Saturday 14th February 2015

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    EdP
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    Re: SOTD Monday 9th February 2015

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    Jaïpur Homme EdP. Until my MiP arrives this week this'll probably be the one.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 9th February 2015

    Nice choice. The one RL scent other than Purple Label I ever really liked.
  9. Re: Popular Men Fragrances from 1984 - 2014

    Around here from about '84-'87 was definitely the original Polo, then from '87-'92ish Drakkar Noir pretty much dominated (went through at least three bottles myself). When AdG came out it was...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 7th February 2015

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    Jaïpur Homme EdP. Still enjoying breaking in the new bottle.
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    Re: what is the WORST smelling fragrance

    A*Men and LeMale. The Stallone and Schwarzenegger of overrated, bad smelling men's fragrances. Just for reference, I actually like both Stallone and Schwarzenegger.
  12. Re: Hypothetical: if your gfs parents asked you about your hobbies, would u admit to your frag obses

    Yes. Any opportunity I have to educate people about any subject in which I am well versed is an invitation for conversation.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

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    Midnight in Paris EdP
  14. Re: Exceptional ... Because You Are for men

    Not particularly exceptional. Tried the first sample I got a few years ago, lasted south of two hours on me. Just pitch this stuff right off now.
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    Re: Favorite fruity fragrance

    Creed MI and Hanae Mori H.M. are really good. I also like Aperitif Private Label EdP by Eclectic Collections, it's got really good, natural orange and cranberry notes with a creamy lemon in the...
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    When you give a friend a bottle of a vintage, discontinued fragrance going for insane prices online because they complimented you on it and you realize you have enough back-up bottles to last you the...
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    I was in the local Von Maur (closest equivalent to Neiman Marcus in my area) a while ago and pretty much freaked out the new sales girl. She made the mistake of asking me which scents I owned after...
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    Re: Should I trust FragranceNET.com?

    Yes, you can trust Frarancenet. I've purchased several fragrances from them and all have been legit. In fact, I am currently waiting on a Jaïpur Homme gift set I purchased last week. They also...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 31st January 2015

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    Re: why so much distaste for drakkar noir?

    I have both vintage DN and Caesars Man. CM is not too far off from the vintage DN, it is a little greener in the top and middle but does a good job of imitating the original. I like both and wear...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

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    Jaïpur EdP gift set for 70% off from Fragrancenet. Couldn't pass it up for less than $55 including shipping.
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    Poll: Re: Favorite House (Poll)

    Of the ones listed I have to say Creed. I did vote for "other" because even though I do like Creed and Guerlain, I have to list Caron slightly over both.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Going old school with some vintage Shulton Old Spice.
  24. Re: Classic powerhouses, will they ever make a comeback?

    Pretty much the way I feel. I love all my powerhouses but I do have some newer favorites as well.
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    I have an authentic 3.4 oz bottle bought retail at Von Maur in 2011. The batch code dates to April 2011 on checkcosmetic.net and says right on the bottom of the bottle "Made in U.S.A.". This has...
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    Re: What are your Top 3 Creeds??

    Baie de Genièvre
    Green Valley
    Royal Scottish Lavender
  27. Re: The One by Dolce and Gabbana: your thoughts

    I've always liked this fragrance. I get five to seven hours depending in how heavy I go on the sprayer, but then again I've never really wanted "that guy" that wants everyone within 20 feet to smell...
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    Re: What are your worst blind buys?

    Yardley Citrus & Wood. All I got out of this one was extremely artificial lemon and sandalwood.
  29. Re: Which fragrance in your collection has most longevity ?

    Vintage Bijan for Men lasts forever on me. I've been able to smell sandalwood and oakmoss on my wrist after 24 hours and a couple of showers.
  30. Gucci Nobile was one of those Holy Grail finds...

    Gucci Nobile was one of those Holy Grail finds back in the late 80s. I managed to find a few reasonably priced bottles a few years ago on ebay. Even found one of the original bottles with the funky...
  31. Re: How much of your wardrobe do you currently use?

    I used to be pretty good at trying to use a fair portion of my collection on a regular basis but recently it's been 8-10% at best. I've been back in school and have a job now where I work around a...
  32. Re: A little help regarding guerlain shalimar

    Wearing it right now as a matter of fact (EdC actually). I love the citrus and vanilla in this. I've worn it out on occasion and only a couple of people have found it too feminine.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, November 8, 2014

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    Vintage Xeryus - Givenchy
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    3 x 30ml, 3 x 60ml, 2 x 50ml vintage Giorgio for Men
    3x 30ml (including one original spray mechanism), 2 x 60ml and several minis Gucci Nobile
    2 x 60ml, 3 x 120ml plus many minis Giorgio Beverly...
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    Re: Your Male Fragrance Mt. Rushmore

    Le 3me Homme
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Giorgio Beverly Hills V.I.P. Special Reserve
    Van Cleef & Arples pour Homme
  36. Poll: Re: MODERN or VINTAGE ? .. 1993 to 2013 or 1973 to 1992

    I have a collection that spans the classics to the recent era but I do still prefer my powerhouses and classics in general.
  37. Re: S O T D : SUNDAY. February 23 , 2014😜

    Vintage Kouros
  38. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Just picked up a 3.4 oz bottle of The Dreamer at TJ for $34.99.
  39. Re: What's a good everyday cologne for a college male for the upcoming winter?

    I have and like both La Nuit and Touch. Currently I lean a little more to La Nuit. I would also suggest trying to sample Gucci pour Homme II, it always gets me compliments when I wear it out and...
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    Re: Bulgari Man.....Disappointing!

    I actually like this one. I don't wear it with any regularity but I do almost always get complimented when I do.
  41. Re: The 1980s were THE most important for male fragrance

    I still love me some 80's powerhouses. Wore both Giorgio Beverly Hills fragrances this week and had decided on vintage Bijan for Men before even seeing this thread.
  42. Re: Which scents have you ever stolen from the girls?

    Shalimar EdC
    Creed Jasmal
    Samples of No. 5 and No. 19
  43. Re: If you end up in hell, which fragrance will the devil make you wear for all eternity as punishme

    Polo Green in any of its formulations.
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    Re: ATTENTION all Dolce&Gabbana owners.....

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    Ok, here's the bottom of my vintage Pour Homme, I would swear I got this before the 2004 listed on checkcosmetic.net. Note the 7 digit batch code, I know it's authentic because I bought it...
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    Re: The Great Reformulation Debate.

    Pretty much what I think every time I read another "Oh my God, they just reformulated..." thread.
  46. Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Giorgio Beverly Hills V.I.P. Special Reserve.
  47. Re: Less people wearing fragrances these days?

    I am back in school and have made a very conscious note of the fact that I am not smelling much in the way of fragrances being worn by the younger crowd. At least not to class.
  48. Re: How many sprays of Le male if im going to be in a house?

    NONE. One spray of this is enough to make me want to throw the wearer through, not out, a window.
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    Re: My wonderful find today!

    Very nice. My TJ has really sucked for both selection and price recently.
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    Re: When does Complexity become Cacophony?

    I'm with SOS on this. Antidote is one of my true favorites. Maybe people just get too confused reading the note pyramid and give up. For me these all come together perfectly.
  51. Re: How long does a bottle of cologne last you?

    Given the size of my collection and the fact that I don't want to be " that guy", my bottles last for a long time. I haven't finished a bottle larger than 30ml in the last three years.
  52. Re: Which scents/perfume that trigger your memory?

    Drakkar Noir was my sure fire powerhouse college scent. Giorgio Beverly Hills V.I.P. Special Reserve really did make me have to be the "one in a thousand" to wear it...still have to put it in a...
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    Re: The "back of the wardrobe" challenge

    Going to the absolute back I will have to give Kenneth Cole Signature an outing.
  54. Re: Recommendations for well crafted rich orientals, a boosy note won't hurt too

    This was my first thought.
  55. Re: Just found out Amen was reformulated in 2010

    This a kinder, gentler rendering of my opinion of this fragrance.
  56. Re: Do you keep fragrances in the hope that you will like them again?

    I find myself very reluctant to get rid of fragrances these days. A few years ago I did a clean out of my collection with too little consideration and ended up getting rid of a few things I really...
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    Re: how many shoes should a man have?

    I have about 35 pairs of shoes. There are still a few I'd like to complete my wardrobe.
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    Re: Gems/Treasures within your collection?

    Vintage Le 3me Homme
    Vintage Giorgio for Men
    Giorgio Beverly Hills V.I.P. Special Reserve
    Gucci Nobile
    Vintage Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
  59. Re: if you went with 2 houses for life, what 2 would you pick ?

    Caron and YSL as long as vintage formulations are available.
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    Re: What is your tallest bottle?

    Actually, Love & Luck is my tallest bottle. Not glamorous, but true.
  61. Re: Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme - reformulated?

    Looks like you happened upon a wonderful bottle. Enjoy.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

    Gucci Nobile
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    Re: Best of Eighties Decade

    True, it was popular everywhere. But, from the title of of the thread, wasn't actually from the eighties.
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    Re: Best of Eighties Decade

    Both introduced in 1978.

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    Giorgio Beverly Hills V.I.P. Special Reserve
    Giorgio Beverly Hills For Men
    Le 3me Homme
    Kouros
    Gucci Nobile
    Fahrenheit
  65. Re: I cant believe people think Cool Water smells like Green Irish Tweed

    The modern CW water isn't all that close in my opinion. The vintage stuff was much more natural and better balanced, which made it a better comparison to GIT.
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    Re: Creed Green Valley

    The only thing keeping you from being a total " fanboy" is Aventus. GIT is the most challenging scent you have. Green Valley is more basic and natural than GIT, and that is what separates the two...
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    Re: Creed Green Valley

    No, but it does have some resemblance to vintage Fahrenheit.
  68. Re: Which female fragrances have you worn / tried ?

    Tried:

    Alien
    Opium
    White Linen

    Own and wear on occasion:

    Shalimar EdC
    Creed Jasmal
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    Re: Creed - Quality or Con

    Don't count myself as necessarily a "Creed fan" but I do like a few of their fragrances. I also really dislike some of their offerings and have said so. Please don't lump everybody that ever liked...
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    Re: new and looking for help

    All very good advice. I always wear unscented deodorant precisely so there is no clash of scents.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Unfortunately I haven't gotten that feeling from anything in a while. Spicebomb was good enough to warrant purchasing the gift set, but didn't knock my socks off. Other than that, I haven't really...
  72. Re: Which fragrance smells so much like it but contains none of it

    Was thinking the same about A*Men when I read the title. And obviously Polo, or Polo Green, doesn't list dirty ashtray as a note but that's all I really ever got from it when I put it on.
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    Re: Creed - Quality or Con

    I bought my first Creeds well before I'd ever heard of basenotes. I bought samples of several scents and bought bottles of the ones I liked. I really didn't care whether the stories about which...
  74. Re: Fahrenheit: My thoughts on current formulation

    My bottle from early 2010 is great. Lots of petrol up front but absolutely fantastic dry down and lasts forever.
  75. Re: If you had to choose 3 colognes to wear for the rest of your life....

    Vintage Xeryus
    Giorgio Beverly Hills V.I.P. Special Reserve
    Vintage Le 3me Homme
  76. Re: Most obvious display of shill bidding I've seen on Ebay.

    When I buy on ebay I always use Buy it Now and buy from a few trusted sellers with whom I've previously dealt. I haven't bothered with the hassle of auctions in years.
  77. Poll: Re: Bijan(vintage) vs Interlude Man vs Black Afgano

    I really think that the votes for the other two choices came from those who have not actually experienced vintage Bijan. I have a good number of vintage powerhouse fragrances in my wardrobe and the...
  78. Poll: Re: Bijan(vintage) vs Interlude Man vs Black Afgano

    I love vintage Bijan and, yes, this sucker will be with you and everyone else for quite a while.
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    Re: Breath of God by Lush

    This is one on which I go back and forth. This is due mostly to the fact that it never smells the same on me twice in a row. Sometimes it comes off brilliantly while other times there's just...
  80. Re: Millésime Imperial vs. Bois Du Portugal

    MI would be my choice. It was the one that got me started with Creed. I got a sample of BdP and a few others at the same time. Still have that BdP sample and revisit it from time to time but have...
  81. Poll: Re: Your strongest fragrance - projection & sillage?

    Vintage Bijan for Men. This is easily the one in my wardrobe that requires the most controlled application. Any more than a couple sprays of this and people in other rooms will know you're there.
  82. Poll: Re: How much "gasoline" do you want in your Fahrenheit ? POLL.

    I have the 2010 version and mini of the vintage. The vintage gets to the green and leather notes sooner but I like both quite a lot. Whether gasoline is a listed note or not, it's most definitely...
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    Re: How many is too many?

    4,327 is too many.
  84. Re: I blind purchased KOUROS. What can I expect when it arrives?

    What he said.
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    Re: Clinique's Aromatics Elixir

    I do want to test this stuff the next time I'm at the Clinique counter.
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    Re: Tea Rose

    I was really surprised at how much I like this scent. I bought it cheap at TJ Maxx based on some positive reviews I had read. Very authentic rose which I wasn't expecting for the price. I like...
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    Re: Something smells amazing, is that you?

    If someone asks me directly I give them the answer, if it's a general comment I just let it go and I wait to see if anyone asks the direct question, especially if i notice another fragrance in the...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2013

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    Spicebomb. Got the last gift set on the shelf at my Von Maur. 1.7oz Edt, 1.7oz shower gel and 1.7oz AS balm.
  89. Re: Hello basenotes! I'm just starting out in the world of scents, so here's an introduction about m

    Welcome to basenotes. If you like your Burberry try Brit for Men. For summer give Bleu de Chanel a test, some on here are lukewarm to it but I do quite like it. Since you like Fahrenheit you might...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, January 26, 2013

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    Re: SOTD: Friday, January 25th, 2013

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    Uomo? Moschino
  92. Re: What's your favorite male Creed and why is it Aventus?

    Green Irish Tweed mainly because it's the only Creed I own that's listed as masculine. All my others are listed as unisex.
  93. Re: Should I buy Bleu de chanel or D&G the one?

    I have and like both, but I'd recommend Bleu simply because it does project and last longer.
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    Re: cheap fragrances are rarely the best

    Fragrances are, to me, much like wines. I've collected fragrances for many years and worked with as well as studied wine for quite some time. I find that the advise on wine I read some years ago...
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    Re: Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men

    I have several bottles of the vintage juice after stocking up a few years ago when it seemed that this was gone and not coming back. I bought a bottle of the new stuff last year just to see if it...
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    Re: USPS and mailing fragrances

    My local post office has, for a few years now, had a sign posted with pictures and text description of things, including perfume, that couldn't be shipped by Priority Mail. I've used a few priority...
  97. Re: Amouage - an insult if rated along with other niche / regular fragrances

    Very well said. To add to your classical music analogy, Beethoven's 9th symphony is considered by many musical historians to be the most perfect single composition ever written. I love Beethoven, I...
  98. Re: Guccie Pour Homme....discontinued not!

    What he said.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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    Original Penguin for Men
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    Re: Worst basenotes reviews

    I am also not a fan of reviewers that don't take time for the fragrance to develop before they rush off to write their review. Reviewing a fragrance before the top notes are gone is like reviewing a...
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