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    Re: Cologne that smells like apple pie?

    Baldinini Man is a spicy apple scent which can smell a little like apple pie.
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    Re: I am going to be.....

    Acqua di Selva
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Creed Royal Oud

    There is a bottle of Egoiste Concentree on eBay for $299.99.
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    Re: Luxury scent for fall?

    I like Jubilation XXV for the winter. Definitely try before you buy.
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    Re: Just bough a kit, any tips?

    There is a Do It Yourself section of the forum which has lots of good information. Good Luck and Welcome!

    http://www.basenotes.net/forums/15-Fragrance-DIY
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    Re: Vintage M7 shelf life

    Fragrances will last for decades if stored properly. If it still smells good just keep it out of direct sunlight and you should be fine.
  7. Re: samples of current ltd edition frags: can these be found online?

    The Perfumed Court is pretty good with getting in new releases. You can try emailing them. They are very helpful. You can also try SurrenderToChance.com. They broke off from TPC and started their...
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    Re: Best Sillage Day Fragrance

    Am I the only one that read this as Best "Sillage Day" Fragrance? I thought perfumistas finally had their own holiday. :embarassed:
  9. Re: New splits for 2012! Armani/Prive | Creed | Durbano | Guerlain | PdF | Tom Ford | Xerjoff | etc

    If you decide to offer bottle #5 of Interlude Man I am in.
  10. Re: Millesime Imperial: Love and Luck vs. Unforgivable

    If you can find it Unforgivable Multiplatinum smells more like MI than either of these two.
  11. Re: What's the fall/winter equivalent of Cool Water? (details inside)

    Try Burberry London
  12. Re: Most compliment scent like new harlem or aventus

    There is a thread at the top of the Male Fragrance Discussion forum if you want to know which fragrances get the most compliments.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Windsor vs Invasion Barbare?

    Vintage Windsor > Invasion Barbare > Reformulated Windsor
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    Re: Surrender to Chance

    I received another email from them. I had signed up on their site. Will be interested to try the sample.


    Hi Alfred and congratulations! You are one of our Surrender to Chance Grand Opening...
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    Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    I have never tried Erolfa, but if you read through the 12 page Aventus batch numbers tread some people do list batch numbers that begin with an "S".
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    Re: Out of the loop for a while

    You may have some hidden gems in there. The original Windsor, pre-reformulation GIT and MI, etc.
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    Re: Is this regular Green Irish Tweed?

    The 4th and 5th numbers in the batch tell you the year it was made. Looks for one that is "11" or "12". 2010 was not a good year for GIT, MI, or Aventus. There is no way to tell which batch...
  18. Re: So what's the final basenotes word on Royal Oud?

    So far it is 8 positive (green), 4 neutral (yellow), and 1 negative (red).

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26132701.html
  19. Re: So what's the final basenotes word on Royal Oud?

    So far it is 8 positive (green), 4 neutral (yellow), and 1 negative (red).

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26132701.html
  20. Re: So what's the final basenotes word on Royal Oud?

    So far it is 8 positive (green), 4 neutral (yellow), and 1 negative (red).

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26132701.html
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    Re: Creed's History discussion

    I don't care if Creed made up their history nor if tigers really think Frosted Flakes are Gggrrreeeaaattt! If I like it I buy it.
  22. Re: Sources for 60's/70's/80's vintage men's fragrances?

    They can sometimes be found at flea markets.
  23. Re: Decided to buy a sample of Aventus on Ebay

    2010 seems to have been a bad year for Aventus. I have not seen any reports of bad batches from 2011 or later.
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    Re: buying nices fragrances online

    If you decide to buy Aventus be aware that 2010 was not a good year for it. If you get one of those I wouldn't even open it, just return it. The "batch" problems seem to have been corrected in...
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    Re: Aventus or Jubilation XXV

    I am 47 and have (and love) both Aventus and Jubilation XXV. I can attest that Aventus gets good comments from young and old alike. I think Jubilation XXV is the better fragrance, but will not...
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    Re: Body Kouros not that sweet

    If you are looking for a cotton candy scent give Blue Sugar a try.
  27. Re: Amouage Jubilation XXV - am I missing something here?

    The first tried I sampled XXV all I got was honey and didn't like it that much. In subsequent wearings I got more of the spicy aspects and started to like it more and more. Eventually purchased a...
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    Re: A scent for spring evenings?

    Philosykos (smells of a fig grove) is great for spring/summer.
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    Re: MI vs. GIT vs. SMW vs. VIW

    I love Aventus and SMW. GIT and MI are good, but not my favorites. Never tried VIW.
  30. Thread: Help

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    Re: Help

    Renaissance_Man suggested Kiehl's Essence Pour Homme in this thread:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/275066-Aveda-Eros-Pure-fume
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    Re: Anyone recycle little spray bottles to decant samples to?

    I purchased a bunch of small atomizers so that I can decant every one of my fragrances and carry them with me for a quick spritz every few hours (nothing lasts long on my skin). Have one of...
  32. Re: 18 year old looking to expand my small collection.

    Give Acqua Di Gio a try as well.
  33. Re: Are there any comprehensive lists of good cologne?

    Luca Turin has a book where he reviews over 1000 fragrances. Some swear by it and some disagree with him.
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    From our research it looks like the ebay seller and The Perfume Spot are one and the same. Order from whichever has the better price (I chose The Perfume Spot since there is a coupon code for it...
  35. Re: I need your opinions! New fragrance for spring time!

    In the spring I usually break out Diptyque Philosykos. Great way to say goodbye to old man winter.
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    Re: Dreamy fragrances?

    Maybe give Jubilation XXV a try.
  37. Re: help on re entering world of fragrancs/basenotes! suggs for M & F fragrance

    If you like bois du portugal you may want to try royal oud. It has been compared to bois du portugal, but fresher and more modern. There is definitely a love/hate for this fragrance on the board...
  38. Re: So I got Bogart pour Homme: Think Burberry London Minus the Pepper and Plus Longevity of Mustard

    Most fragrances don't last long on me so I always carry an atomizer of my SOTD. Have one of BL in the small pocket above the big pocket of my jeans right now. :)
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    Re: A love that BN just doesn't understand?

    Kouros. Well, about half don't understand :)
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    Re: Party advice

    +1 to Egoiste as long as it is not Platinum
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    Re: Musc Ravageur Complements??

    I get mixed reviews from my female friends in their 40s. Some love it (one even now uses it as her signature scent), others no so much.
  42. Re: I think my A*Men longevity crapped out

    On me scents generally last longer and project more in the summer. More sprays are needed in the winter.
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    Thanks for the info everyone! Just ordered from ThePerfumeSpot since it had the extra 10% off code. I have a feeling the eBay seller may be from ThePerfumeSpot unless it is a coincidence that both...
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    Re: Help choosing

    Only if you think it is. I have and love Aventus, but that does not mean it is for everyone.
  45. Re: Anyone else love the opening of Musc Ravageur?

    I love the opening more than the drydown.
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    Re: Okay collection for teen? Suggestions?

    Welcome CrashCarson! Perhaps Chanel Egoiste or Platinum Egoiste. They are completely different fragrances so try sampling both.
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    Re: [_____] is the poor man's [_____]

    There are some in this thread.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/216431-if-you-have-XXXXXX-you-don-t-need-XXXXXX
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: December 2011

    My first foray into the Amouage universe. Received in the mail today a 100 ml bottle of Jubilation XXV.

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/41801.jpg

    By ordering from LuckyScent and...
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    Re: New Scent: Black Di'Aventus

    What is the batch number? :D

    Love Aventus. Interested to hear what you find out.
  50. Re: What Are You Wearing This Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/etc.?

    I had expected to be wearing Burberry London, but I recently smelled - and fell in love with - Jubilation XXV. Bottle is scheduled to be delivered on Wednesday.
  51. Re: Cheapest site or store to buy bottles of frag?

    I have several testers. Good way to get the same fragrance at a lower price. Most come in plain boxes and some without caps so if that matters to you then be aware when ordering.
  52. Re: suggestions for a kouros addicted boyfriend?

    Just as Kouros and Body Kouros they are similar in name only. They smell nothing alike.
  53. Re: suggestions for a kouros addicted boyfriend?

    Just as Kouros and Body Kouros they are similar in name only. They smell nothing alike.
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    Re: Hello frag community

    +1 I was Christmas shopping on Tuesday. I stopped to check something on my phone and was leaning againt the wall. This hot early 20-something girl walked by, kept going for a few feet, stopped,...
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    Re: Good Romantic Colognes?,think 90's :)

    Escada Homme
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    Re: Melon fragrances

    It is actually Unforgivable Mulit Platinum which smells most like MI. Not easy to find though.
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    Re: I need some recommendations

    Seems like fragrances do last longer and project more in the summer. Maybe it is the humidity in the air. It may be that your skin is usually drier in the winter. That is why some people use...
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    Re: How to dismantle a da Bachmakov?

    Most people just spary from the big bottle into the smaller bottle. Some use a small funnel. You can buy them at a place like accessoriesforfrangrances or even make one out of tinfoil or something.
  59. Thread: Creed

    by LifeIsABeach
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    Re: Creed

    +1 I would never blind buy something as expensive as a Creed. Even though many love Aventus and MI there are many that do not. Where do you live? Someone may be able to point you to a local...
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Suggestion?

    Diptyque Philosykos is a great fig scent. Not just the fruit, but a whole fig grove: the tree, the leaves, green figs, dirt, etc.
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    Re: Invasion Barbare, what else?

    Escada PH is a great masculine.
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    Re: Frag like Burberry London

    You may want to try Baldinini Man. It combines the fruits of Aventus and the spices of London. Not easy to find. The only place I found it was at Beauty Encounter.
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    Re: Fragrances Reacting Badly With My Skin

    Did you buy them from a reputable place? Any chance they are fakes? Fakes often smell the same, but have bad longetivity.
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    Re: base oil instead of alcohol

    If you are looking to make your own fragrance you may want to check the Frangrance DIY forum:

    http://www.basenotes.net/forums/15-Fragrance-DIY
  65. Re: Thousands of fragrences and I can only find TWO I like - HELP!

    If you click on Fragrance Directory in the green bar at the top of the page and then go to the Advanced Fragrance Search tab it will let you input one or more Fragrance Notes (vanilla, pepper, wood,...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    sancherr says it is a good batch.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/267460-Aventus-batch-numbers?p=2273074&viewfull=1#post2273074
  67. Re: Decanting: roll-ons, atomizers, or splash bottles?

    I buy really small atomizers which fit in the little pocket above the big pocket on men's jeans. I always caryy my SOTD with me in case I need to re-spritz. Probably too small for a swap, but I...
  68. Re: Decanting: roll-ons, atomizers, or splash bottles?

    I think most people here will tell you that spraying is the best way to apply a fragrance which is why hedonist used the word obviously. I purchase my atomizers at AccessoriesForFragrances. High...
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    Re: Sexy Niche Male Fragrances?

    Yes, there is a sticky in the female discussion forum about it:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/189708-Which-scents-chicks-dig-females-love-blah-blah-blah
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    Re: Sexy Niche Male Fragrances?

    Yes, there is a sticky in the female discussion forum about it:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/189708-Which-scents-chicks-dig-females-love-blah-blah-blah
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    Re: Sexy Niche Male Fragrances?

    Yes, there is a sticky in the female discussion forum about it:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/189708-Which-scents-chicks-dig-females-love-blah-blah-blah
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    Re: I need a new, versatile cologne!

    +1 Fierce
    Ed Hardy - Love & Luck
    Sean John - Unforgivable
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    Re: longevity question?

    That is a problem when reading posts about a scent's longetivity. Certainly some of the differences come from skin chemistry, weather factors, ect, but a lot comes from people's definitetion of...
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    Re: Why do I never get any compliments?

    There is a sticky thread in the Male Fragrance Discussion forum which may be of help.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/212334-Which-scent-gets-you-the-most-female-compliments
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    Re: Weak at the Knees

    Red Door and Poison bring back special memories for me.
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    Re: Spend my Benjamin Franklin

    The only thing I have to add is to be very careful when purchasing fragrances from ebay. Some of them sell fakes. Be sure to check feedback. If a deal seems to good to be true, it probably isn't.
  77. Re: Where do I post to see if my MI batch is any good?

    IMHO the only numbers important for MI are the 4th and 5th numbers in the batch. Yours are "10" which means the batch was made in 2010. MI was reformulated a few years ago and is weaker than it...
  78. Re: what is your longest lasting cologne at least 10+ hrs?

    I would suggest buying some small atomizers, decanting your fragrances into them, and carrying your SOTD with you. A small spritz after 5 hours and you are good to go the rest of the day. I have an...
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    Re: Rough start

    Musc Ravageur
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    http://www.beautyencounter.com/products/large/8002747044363.jpg

    100ml of Baldinini Man. Dullah was kind enough to send me a few samples and I loved this one.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    Received several small samples from TPC. Have been wanting to try some of these for a while now after reading so much about them here. Hopefully I'll find at least one of them FB worthy.

    Bois du...
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    Re: Escada pour homme- One of the greats

    I agree. I wore this a lot in the mid-90s. Still have a little left in my bottle. Will have to re-aquaint myself with it. Perhaps my SOTD tomorrow.
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    Re: Drug Store fragrences

    Just because it is an obvious ripoff of another fragrance. Try it and see if you like it.
  84. Re: I actually like the opening of Musc Ravageur more than the drydown, much more

    I like the drydown the least as well. Part of the reason I carry a small atomizer with me to re-spritz every few hours.
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    Re: Creed GIT VS Cool Water by Davidoff

    +1 Many have said to buy Cool Water because it is cheaper and most people will just think you are wearing it if you wear GIT. I have never had anyone ask me if I am wearing Cool Water while...
  86. Re: Which Creed has the best sillage/longevity?

    You can just have skin which soaks up scents as mine does. To combat this I spray lightly and keep an atomizer with me to re-apply every few hours, That said, I'm not sure this is a good way to...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Yes, that is a totally different batch. Lots of info on batch A42B10K03 on this forum if you do a search. Here are some of the posts:
    ...
  88. Re: How Many Of You Carry Cologne For A Midday Freshen Up ?

    Nothing lasts well on my skin so I purchased a bunch of small atomizers from accessoriesforfragrances.com and have one for every fragrance I have. Rather than apply a lot at the start of the day...
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    Re: musk for women hunting

    Welcome! You may want to try Musc Koublai Khan or Musc Ravageur.
  90. Poll: Re: D&G PH vs Burberry London vs Body Kouros for this Fall/Winter [College Student]

    If you do: Burberry London seems best suited for the classroom. D&G Pour Homme for clubbing/bar hopping. Body Kouros for dates. Wish I could be 20 again. lol
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    Re: Replacement for M.A.C. MV2 creations

    Welcome! There was a recent thread about fragrances which smell like creme brulée. Hopefully this will help.
    ...
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    Re: New to perfumery, please help.

    You may want to ask this in the Fragrance DIY part of the forum. They would be more likely to know these answers. Welcome and Good Luck!
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    Re: Creed SMW Dating scent?

    I have gotten mixed reviews when wearing SMW. Some women love it, others not so much. I am twice your age, but I would think it would get mixed reviews from younger women as well. I agree with...
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    Re: Where to buy/sell?

    Welcome! There is a For Sale section on this forum, but in order to sell there you must either 1) be a paid member or 2) have at least 500 posts or 3) have been on the forum for at least a year....
  95. Re: Are you such a serious collector that you.........................

    +1 Plain cardboard boxes and no caps, but still smell great!
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    Re: Holiday fragrance from the norm...

    Philosykos for the day if you can find it at duty-free.
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    Re: Male frags in "Dark/black" bottles...

    My bottle of Kennth Cole Black is, of course, black. Not that interesting of a bottle or fragrance (it is the type of fragrance I wore before finding this place).
  98. Re: Hola! I have a question on cologne.. from a woman's perspective

    Welcome! There is a fairly large sticky in the Male Fragrance Discussion forum about which scents get the most compliments and one in the Female Fragrance Discussion forum about which scents women...
  99. Re: Hello..my first time in here !!! Suggestions PLZ !!!

    While there are many great suggestions in this thread some of them are quite expensive. I would suggest sampling before buying (just because one person likes something does not mean someone else...
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    Re: What are some good colognes to mix?

    Don't get caught up in the anti-Creed hype (or the pro-Creed hype) which some people have on this forum. GIT and MI and two great scents loved by beginners and veterans alike. Make up your own mind...
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