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    Re: Sweetness for the "Mature Man"

    I only sniffed Rochas Man once, but I remember it being burnt coffee. Not particularly sweet, but more of black coffee.
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    Re: Dior Homme If Getting DHI?

    If you like Dior Homme so much that you think you will re-buy it once you finish your bottle, I think it's a safe blind-buy.

    Even if it is redundant, just think of it as a back-up bottle of your...
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    Re: One comment ruined my nose!

    LIDGE

    Saw a review on youtube saying he's not convinced with the hype, that it smells like orange squeezed on chocolate powder.

    After a couple wearings, that's still all I smell.

    I wish I...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, May 10th, 2013

    Givenchy Pi
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    Re: Fragrance to wear in your own funeral

    All I can say is... A*Men
  6. Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    I really like it, but still haven't bought it.

    I love the opening, really sweet. Something along the lines of bubblegum + cotton candy. Maybe some cinnamon there too.

    But after that, it's just...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

    Trying out A*Men on a hot day...
  8. Re: My wife: "What is that...it smells kind of girlie"

    Give it to your wife.

    She'd have no complains about you wearing a "girlie" perfume, and at the same time you'd still be able to enjoy the scent.
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    Re: You can never have enough vanilla

    Sushi Imperial

    Not heavy nor loud like Tobacco Vanille, I would say moderate on both accounts.
    But lasts as long as the Tom Ford counterpart, whole day.

    Complexity-wise, in my opinion it is a...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, May 4th, 2013

    So hot today... so Edition Blanche
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    Re: The kind daddy

    Maybe Rive Gauche?
    I'm giving it to my old school dad because I think it suits him more than it does on me.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, May 3rd, 2013

    Dior Homme
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    Re: Best fragrance to invest in?

    Was thinking of picking up more tin can Rive Gauche since people here have started reformulation talks with the new bottle...

    Calling something "vintage" lets you double the price lol.

    No huge...
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    Re: Number of sprays

    I've noticed that the distance from where you hold the bottle actually makes a difference.

    For strong scents like A*Men, I hold it a foot away. If I spray it up-close, it becomes too cloying.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday.May.2nd.2013

    Bois 1920 Sushi Imperial
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    Re: How much is left?

    I haven't personally tried this. I just read it somewhere here before...

    For metal bottles, what you can do is throw them in the fridge for about half an hour or so. Take them out, and the...
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    Re: SoTD: Wednesday.1st.May.2013

    I feel like over-spraying A*Men today
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    Re: Today i bought; May 2013

    I feel like this hobby is getting out of hand... just got another Dior Homme.
  19. Re: Creed aventus, what's the hype, average at best

    LOL I'm kinda in the same boat. I burned a couple hundred just to check out the hype.

    I sniffed it first from Holt Renfrew though and I thought I actually really liked it. But after a few more...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    Maybe because it feels very smooth... so smooth like a suit.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

    Testing out F Black
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    Re: Where do you keep your samples?

    Linking to another fairly recent thread...

    Ammo boxes seems a good idea.
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    Re: New to fragrances, are these good choices?

    Have not tried Versace, but as for the rest...

    Terre d'Hermes is the most masculine of the bunch. That earthy smell is just very manly, maybe a little too matured to some extent. YSL L'homme and...
  24. Thread: YSL L'Homme

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    Re: YSL L'Homme

    What I do is I double-spray: 2 on each side of the neck + 2 on the chest.

    This gives me 6+ hours compared to around 4ish when I did this double-spray thing.
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    Re: Good lord, I just tried a sample of A*men

    When I sniffed Angel, I was just completely shocked. I had a "WTF this is a... perfume??" moment.

    But for some reason, when I first smelled A*Men, I was just blown away. Also had a "never smelled...
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    Re: Today i bought: April 2013

    Got these from fellow basenote-ers:
    Edition Blanche
    LIDGE

    Somewhat good deals, I think:
    $200 Aventus
    $30 Rive Gauche (tin can)

    One last pick-up:
    Sushi Imperial
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    Re: SotD: April 21, 2013

    Today's a trip to the barber shop:

    Rive Gauche
  28. Re: What is your favorite of the inoffensive fragrances?

    Mine is Burberry Brit for cooler season and YSL L'homme for warmer days.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Various Creeds for $200 in Winners and it goes for $300+ in Holt Renfrew.

    Seems good, I think... not sure if I want to jump on the Aventus hype crowd though.
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    Re: One Million without the leather note

    Maybe. It has an air of sophistication around it, nothing over the top though.

    I think it's somewhere between casual jeans and shirt & formal suit and tie.
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    Re: Chandler Burr's Dirty English review

    I've noticed he tends to like smoky / tobacco notes... maybe that's why he likes this so much.
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    Re: Recommendations for early 20's male

    But only old men buy Thierry Mugler

    Seriously though, I have no idea what's common and what's not. Over here, I rarely run into someone wearing perfume.
  33. Re: According to my Macy's SA, only old men buy Thierry Mugler

    Not all SA's are bad.
    I've met SA's that knows what their talking about, like they know their brands and notes and stuff.
    I've also met ones where they are aware that they are biased on some things...
  34. Re: Which perfume house uses the best/worst quality bottles in comparison to their price tag?

    Metal flasks still doesn't spray properly? Hmm and I was planning to get one 'cause I thought it will be more consistent.
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    Re: Recommendations for early 20's male

    A*Men
    Definitely has that wow factor. Either "wow, never smelt anything like this" or "wow... what is this, I don't even."

    Dior Homme
    Very classy, suave and just freaking sexy. Some people find...
  36. Re: Which perfume house uses the best/worst quality bottles in comparison to their price tag?

    Thierry Mugler
    That rubber flask is so annoying to use. I'm still yet to master it. Sometimes, I only get spurts. Then if I do another spray, it's gonna put out too much juice. So hard to control.
    ...
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    Re: Nothing lasts on me!

    Just read it and some stuff I got...

    - perfume then lotion, perfume reacts to skin then lotion locks it in

    - rub it in so that your pores soak it better

    Not sure I'm sold on these, quite...
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    Re: Nothing lasts on me!

    I've only done it a couple of times, but spraying on clothes just doesn't smell right.

    Can't say for sure, but it's almost like the scent never develops. It as if it is stuck on the top notes.
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    Re: Nothing lasts on me!

    I've read somewhere that unscented lotions still react to perfumes.

    Not so much on scents mixing, since the lotion is unscented, but more so on a chemical reaction type.

    Anyone had any...
  40. Re: I'm sampling a lot, and VERY few catch my eye. What's going on?

    Just guessing...

    Maybe you're taste is just inclined to a specific "genre"

    That's why you don't appreciate some popular scents that do not fall into that category
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    Poll: Re: Which gang wins this fight?

    LOL!!

    Gonna go with Dior, not by a clean knock-out though. Chanel puts up a real good fight.
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    Re: Summer Signature

    Edition Blanche
    YSL L'homme
    Nautica Voyage

    Thinking of adding one or two from these:
    Acqua di Gio
    Clinique Happy for Men
    F Pour Homme Black
    Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: Fresher Bottles In Store or Online?

    Just my observation...

    A lot of people here prefer older bottles, like a couple of years old.

    Original blend / vintage juice / pre-formulation
  44. Re: Are the metal refillable A*men flasks discontinued?

    You got the refill. You put that into the metal flask.

    The metal flask is a bit less common. I've only seen it in a couple of places.
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    Re: Going out of business!

    Around how much all in all?
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    Re: One Million without the leather note

    Not at all. It smells quite classy. But not too much to be a formal scent. It definitely has quality on it.

    Maybe to some people: well blended/refined = mature?
  47. Re: Which fragrance did you love at first sniff then hate it on the second?

    I love A*Men, but sometimes, it doesn't love me back.

    On occasions, I don't get the sweet but dark chocolate that I really like.
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    Re: One Million without the leather note

    Bois 1920 Sushi Imperial might interest you.

    To me, it's candies + cinnamon with subtle hints of booziness.

    Reminds me of a German mulled wine candy I had last Christmas, but a bit more sugary....
  49. Re: Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    Just Dior Fahrenheit.

    Had a "what is this... I don't even" moment.

    Planning on revisiting it though, now that I've leveled up a bit...
  50. Re: Need some suggestions, "new" to the little world of fragrances.

    +1 Dior Homme

    Burberry Brit - a light powdery scent, mixed with some hints of rose to give it a classy feel to it. People often compare this to Armani Code.

    Givenchy Pi - vanilla mixed with...
  51. Re: It is King - The ultimate attention getter cologne

    I wonder how many people wear this either for:

    A) Themselves - they just really like it

    vs

    B) Others - cause you know... it's is the king of compliments lol

    And yeah, I've come across...
  52. Re: Two More Fragrance Turn Arounds: Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme abd Dior Homme Sport

    For me, it's somewhat backwards too.

    When I was just starting, I really disliked some random cheapies I got as presents. It just smelled so chemical-y to me.

    Then I sniffed and bought a lot...
  53. Re: It is King - The ultimate attention getter cologne

    I sniffed this yesterday and...

    It was nice, but nothing ground-breaking. I liked it, but I didn't get any olfactory orgasm.

    For me, it was a smoky pineapple. I liked that smokiness, but the...
  54. Re: Fragrances you had to buy bottles of after first sniff

    Bois 1920 Sushi Imperial

    I had this on one arm and Aventus on the other. I told the sales lady I'm gonna think about it for a while. Walked away for two minutes, and realized there is really...
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    Re: Trouser droppers?

    With the exception of A*Men, I've only gotten good responses with fresh aquatics.

    Maybe it's cause I'm on the younger side...
  56. Re: Do you guys buy testers without the cap? Does it bug the living hell out of you like it does me?

    Don't think I ever will, unless it's marked down quite a bit.

    Without the cap, the bottle's just so... naked lol.

    Yeah, I think I may really have an OCD or something.
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    Re: Trouser droppers?

    A*Men - that manly chocolate is just asking to get licked :p
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    Re: Looking for an everyday scent for work

    ^^ Agree with L'homme's versatility.

    I use this one when I want to play it safe, but still smell nice.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

    Even though I think it might be too warm... my first full wearing of LIDGE!
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    Re: Looking for an everyday scent for work

    Burberry Brit & Acqua di Gio
    For me, both of this have a relaxed and calming feeling to it.
    Burberry Brit for cooler weather, light powder mixed with rose undertones for a classy effect.
    Acqua di...
  61. Re: Straight versus Gay preferences: A Scientific Study

    tl;dr
  62. Thread: Sugar.

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    Re: Sugar.

    Speaking of cotton candy, maybe spicebomb?

    To me, it's a sweet mix of cinnamon, bubblegum and cotton candy.
  63. Re: Maxim Magazine To Release Fragrance Line In Fall 2013

    A somewhat better playboy?
  64. Thread: Sugar.

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    Re: Sugar.

    What about female scents?

    Dior Addict

    I really like sweet vanilla scents so I ventured on the women's section.

    The opening is sugary sweet vanilla, but still not that feminine in my opinion....
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I don't think Terre d'Hermes for $99 is such a good deal.

    I got one last week, then returned it immediately as I found out The Bay sells it for $108.

    The extra ten bucks makes it worth for me...
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    Poll: Re: Rochas Man vs Chanel Allure Homme

    Rochas Man is nice, but I wasn't blown away.

    I only sniffed it once, but I remember having an impression along the lines of A*Men minus some spunk/personality.
  67. Re: Looking for a lemon/citrus fragrance for men

    Edition Blanche immediately pops to mind
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    Re: Day to Day fragrance advice

    Some thoughts on wearing a popular scent:
    People might associate you with someone else that wears the same frag. When they smell you, they might be reminded of the person who they first sniffed the...
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    Re: The longevity beast that is...

    So far, only A*Men for me
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    Re: Absolute fruit bombs?

    Edition Blanche - that creamy lemon...
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    Re: Your Summer Go-To 2013

    So far:

    Nautica Voyage
    YSL L'homme
    Edition Blanche

    Thinking of picking up Acqua di Gio and/or Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: buying scents mainly for their bottles

    When I'm killing time in a department store, I always enjoy fiddling with nice perfume bottles... not enough to buy them though.
  73. Re: Looking to buy my 2nd Cologne, for summer. Help?

    When it comes to summer, I always think of something light and fresh, usually around citrus and aquatics.

    Nautica Voyage - A cheapie, but pretty smooth. It doesn't have an alcohol zing to it that...
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    Re: Is it safe to say the king of gourmands is

    For the mainstream, easily accessible designer scents, I'd say A*Men.
  75. Poll: Re: Second Summer Fragrance, Terre D'Hermes vs Allure Homme Sport

    Allure Homme Sport because it is a fresher smell.

    I'm still on the fence with Terre, I'm not sure whether the earthy vibe would be good in summer.
  76. Re: Your favourite night out fragrance ( Winter only )

    Yeah, DHI is a great fragrance, but it doesn't project as much.

    If you're feeling daring, go with A*Men. Pretty potent and has a strong character to it to make you stand out... whether in a good...
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    Re: What to add to my collection

    Dior Homme
    or
    L'Instant de Guerlain
  78. Re: If you had to be a one-cologne guy, which one? In other words;what is your most versatile fragra

    YSL L'homme - not really something, but instead, can be anything...
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    Re: TF - tobacco vanille ---> am i crazy?

    I get cherry and tobacco, then vanilla later on.
  80. Poll: Re: Which would you choose? Prada Amber Intense V. Dior Homme

    Just an overall vibe:

    Prada - nice and clean

    Dior Homme - sexy and yummy
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    Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    I love this scent, and I wear it to class every now and then, but I honestly don't think it's that appropriate. I wear it only when I'm in a "don't give a "$h!t" mood and I feel like indulging on my...
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    Re: Best Vanilla/smooth, creamy scent?

    Any of these ones that are easy to get? More on the designer than niche?

    I don't really wanna deal online, and being from Vancouver, I feel like I have very limited options as to where to buy in...
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    Poll: Re: What is the most overrated out of these

    Guys, I'm still a noob okay. Only a couple months into this obsession...

    Last month, I was walking around Holt Renfrew. I saw some Creeds and I remembered how popular these are over here. So I...
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    Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    How do you guys apply it?

    I've worn it to my classes before.

    What I do is at maybe a feet or so away, one on the chest and one on the neck.

    So far, no complaints. But no compliments either....
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    Re: Yin and Yang... is it all about balance?

    Interesting thoughts.

    I'm one of those early twenties with small, slim built. And you're right, I tend to stay away from those strong, musky masculine scents. Instead, I am always drawn to the...
  86. Re: Modern Memories / What New " CURRENT" Fragrances Will Be Talked About In 10 Years From Now

    The very polarizing ones... like maybe A*Men or Le Male.

    Lovers would continue to fawn over it and haters would still be bashing it, and so the debates and arguments about whether it's a must-have...
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    Re: The worst DHI vintage fake I've ever seen

    I almost went after a similar posting to this. I thought the high seller rating is a good indicator. Well, actually maybe not after all.

    I think I'll just stick to department stores. Just sucks...
  88. Re: Looking for a pleasant and relaxed fragrance

    YSL L'homme

    Nice and simple, very casual and versatile.

    I wear this when I just want to smell good, but not exactly sure what vibe to project.

    Also pretty low-key, so I tend to spray a bit...
  89. Re: Not in Front of Other People: Spraying Perfumes is an Intimate Matter

    I really don't like getting perfume on my clothes.

    So when I have to reapply, I have to take my shirt off.

    So obviously, it has to be private.
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    Re: Less people wearing fragrances these days?

    I go to university and I haven't noticed anyone wearing perfume...

    except for the friend that got me into this..

    and the time I passed by Tim Hortons, not sure whether that was just the coffee...
  91. Re: What's your maximum amount of sprays on low projecting/lasting fragrances?

    Just curious...

    Which fragrances do you guys use those 10 - 20 sprays?

    Can you guys name a couple bottles?
  92. Re: What's your maximum amount of sprays on low projecting/lasting fragrances?

    I do six... two on the chest, two on the neck and one on each wrist.

    I get occasional whiffs till around five hours, so I guess not too bad.
  93. Re: Just found out Amen was reformulated in 2010

    I got a bottle last January, and I'm not getting any beast projection or longevity with it.

    Just last week, I tried two on the chest + one on the neck, and I could barely smell it even during the...
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    Re: Do your wardrobe match your scent?

    I agree with the OP.

    For me, scents just have a certain "feeling" around it. Each scent sends out specific vibes / projects a different aura. And that just has to match my attire. Trying to mix...
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    Re: Fragrances you truly love but can't wear

    Hey guys... Been lurking for a while, but finally registered.

    Anyways, I completely agree with A*Men.

    I love it so much, but I rarely wear it on public. Like everyone says, it's a very...
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