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  1. Re: The greatest fragrance for men ever released (so far)

    Yepper, I recently tried the newest formulation and was floored at how bad it was. I couldn't get past that ashy mess!! The last time I had smelled polo was in the 90's. Needless to say, was let...
  2. Re: The greatest fragrance for men ever released (so far)

    Then after that, empty a dirty ashtray into it!!
  3. Re: The greatest fragrance for men ever released (so far)

    Patou Pour Homme with Guerlain Derby in a close second.
  4. Re: What is the most complex smelling designer fragrance out there...?

    Narcisso Rodriguez EDT. Different than any other designer I can think of.
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    Re: Help! Anyone remember this?

    Nice detective work Hednic!!! So is this one worth trying?
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    Re: New Jicky EDC

    I've had my eye on this formulation. How does it compare to the current edt and parfum versions? Congrats by the way.
  7. Re: The evolution of my opinion and behaviour regarding scent at the gym

    Is there a specific reason you changed your mind about this subject? Curious to know your reasoning.
  8. Poll: Re: Have you ever experienced an allergic reaction to a fragrance?

    I had an allergic reaction with Lush Lust. I splashed a few drops on my wrist and neck and broke out in hives in the areas I applied. That's the only time though.
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    Re: Lets make a list: Your 1 spray fragrances

    This is tough for me because I've never owned or sampled a one spray fragrance. Curious to hear other opinions.
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    Re: Paco Rabanne vs Rive Gauche & Azzaro

    What would Moe and Larry be without Curly? Must have all three IMO.
  11. Re: The BN Court of Law- No Plea here. The case of the fake DHI seller

    As I posted earlier, I have also mistakingly traded a bottle of Egoiste that was a fake. I had no idea of course and corrected the situation. These things happen. Hopefully my feedback will vouch for...
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    Re: Rate My Fake DHI

    In defense of the seller. I did a trade a while back where I unknowingly traded a fake bottle of Chanel egoistic to someone. At the time I wasn't aware of all the fake Chanel fragrances or how to...
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    Re: What's the best masculine rose?

    Cuir Garamante by MDCI Parfums is a nice leather and rose. Very distinct rose comes through and it lasts an eternity.
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    Re: mini pass the sample: JAR

    Really interesting perspectives Akahina. I've written all my impressions on paper and will post my opinions tomorrow.
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    Re: Penaligon's Sartorial

    Post a pic with it next to a common object and we may be able to better help.
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    Re: Penaligon's Sartorial

    If it's really small, like as tall as a stick of Chapstick, it may have been part of a sample set. The 1.7 is smaller than it looks in pictures.
  17. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Guerlain Moscow and the current edt of Habit Rouge. Both are winners!!
  18. Re: Pour Monsieur and Platinum Egoiste - Safe for work?

    Almost everything is appropriate for any situation as long as the amount you use as well as where it is applied is appropriate. This goes for pretty much everything.
  19. Re: Fragrances that smell rich/opulent/luxurious?

    Creed - Bois du Portugal

    Guerlain - Derby
  20. Re: I would like to have this empty bottle of perfume!

    If it were practical it wouldn't be womens fashion!!!!
  21. Re: It's handmade! (Really? Aren't all perfumes "handmade"?)

    It's like a restaurant selling "home made" desserts. They weren't made at home.
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    Re: mini pass the sample: JAR

    Just received my package today. Will sample some tomorrow. I'll post my thoughts after I have tried them all. Thanks again. Oh, I'll need the address of the next person also.
  23. Re: Looking for something MARINE (OCEANIC) not AQUATIC. Think Sel Marin not ADG. (budget 50 USD)

    Marine Sel by Tokyo Milk has a salty oceanic thing goin on. Very nice, decent longevity and the price point is right in the sweet spot.
  24. Re: The Telegraph dares to go where most BN members fear to tread

    Very intriguing article. I suppose if you believe that aromatherapy can help relieve certain symptoms and elevate mood and well being, which I do, then it seems realistic that those same aroma...
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    Re: Ever hear of dumpster diving?

    This is not a new idea. The term "Dumpster diving" has been going on for quite sometime. There was a small organization called "Food Not Bombs" , not sure if it's around anymore(was about 12 years...
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    Re: Let's talk Ambers

    How about Amber Narguile by Hermes?
  27. Re: Please describe what Kouros really smells like

    Beautiful representation. I would have to agree with your description of this beauty. A base piece for any collection. I will never be without a bottle. I also recommend getting the vintage version....
  28. Re: What are some 'must have' old school frags?

    Antaeus
    Salvadore Dali pour homme
    Furyo by Jacques Bogart
    Patou Pour Homme
    Rive Gauche
    Sartorial
    Derby
    Knize Ten
  29. Re: What would Mad Men`s Don Draper wear?

    I remember in the first season some of the girls were talking about the one guy that does all the artwork for the agency. They were talking about his cologne. They said he wore a different fragrance...
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    Re: Samples for Furyo and Force Majeure

    Furyo is amazing. I recently purchased two vintage bottles off eBay. I would be happy to send a sample out to you. Pm me your address and I will send it out to you on Tuesday.
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    Re: Yatagan, at long last

    On paper I should really like this one. That bone dry smokiness makes it challenging for me at times. I struggle to find an appropriate situation to wear it.
  32. Re: What would Mad Men`s Don Draper wear?

    Something that cuts through all the cigarette smoke. Definitely some sort of fougere or maybe even a chypre. Brut or Eau Sauvage perhaps?
  33. Re: Does one of your fragrances make you feel more *you*?

    At the moment I would have to say Maai by Bogue Profumo and Furyo by Jacques Bogart. They have all the bells and whistles I look for in finding a fragrance. Unusual, interesting, daring, great silage...
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    Re: mini pass the sample: JAR

    Thank you for being so generous. Also, what is the protocol as to how to follow the proper procedure? After I receive the samples, how much do I use and how long until I am supposed to send to the...
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    Re: Which fragrance you wear to sleep?

    My top 3 are L'Heure Bleu EDC, Jaipur Homme and Jeux de Peau.
  36. Re: Imaginary Authors Bull's Blood - Animalic Rose. Anteus and JHL On Steroids, after a workout

    Purchased a sample set from this house a while back. Wasn't blown away by any of their fragrances. Felt a bit incomplete to me.
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    Re: Oriental powerhouse?

    FURYO by Jacques Bogart. Thanks to a friendly basenoter whom recently introduced me to this beautiful oriental masculine chypre. There haven't been many fragrances that I have tried lately that took...
  38. Re: How much do you think presentation/packaging impact your choice of a perfume

    I think that the packaging means very little to most BASENOTERS but very much to the rest of the world. This is an obvious fact to anyone who understands advertising. The packaging is what will...
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    Re: What to buy in London

    I haven't been able to find Tralala at any of their locations by me here in the states. That is one I am curious to try.
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    Re: What to buy in London

    I would check out the a penhaligons store while there.
  41. Re: What would the male fragrance forum look like without moderators?

    Oh, and if you have ever seen MAD MAX THUNDERDOME, that is what it would be like without moderators.
  42. Re: What would the male fragrance forum look like without moderators?

    I appreciate that you are trying to mix things up and start new topics to discuss. Just keep doing your thing and the people who enjoy your posts will enjoy them and those who dislike them can...
  43. Re: Do you think we have too many forum police (non mods)?

    I can understand the frustration when seeing the same posts over and over again. I think if you have been here long enough, you have seen most posts at least a few times. I believe if new posters...
  44. Re: UPDATED!!! Choosing fragrance without tasting

    No thank you.
  45. Poll: Re: Which Acqua Di Parma blu mediterraneo do you like?

    I like all from this line, though most are quite fleeting. My favorite would be Mirto Di Panarea. It smells so natural and fresh and juicy. It would make a perfect vacation cruise scent.
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    Re: Unisex, or... is it, really?

    Take away the bottle, packaging and advertising and what we have left is a puddle of aroma chemicals. The associations we make with smell relating to masculine and feminine qualities are primarily...
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    Re: Roses of the Damned

    If it's made of poop, then no. If it's called poop on a stick but made of the normal materials that every other fragrance is made of, then yes I would. We really aren't talking about what's in it,...
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    Re: Roses of the Damned

    If the fragrance is amazing then I don't care what it is called.
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    Re: Creed performance

    Based on the Creeds I own, I think longevity as a whole is above average. In some cases even better longevity. Of the ones you listed in order from longest lasting and most fleeting:

    ...
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    Re: Splash Bottles

    I like to spray my clothing which proves difficult with a splash.
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    Re: Help me find a scent for a gift!

    Two that he will most likely like that are in the same theme as Invasion Barbare would be Rive Gauche (tin can), Sartorial or maybe Caron pour Homme....
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    Re: What's New ?

    Not sure how it will perform in the heat, but Bogue Maai is truly special.
  53. Re: Why do companies "admit" reformulations by changing the packaging/bottle?

    I was also skeptical of Vintage fragrances and felt that the whole "reformulation" subject was a bit over exaggerated by many. That was until I revisited my beloved Dolce Gabbana Pour Homme which I...
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    Re: 'Goth' fragrance

    First thing that came to mind.
  55. Re: Would you ask this guy what fragrance he's wearing?

    I am not offended by your term which is acceptable in Australia. I would recommend never using that term in the states because it would not be considered polite.
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    Re: Saturday Pickups!

    That's a good start if I've ever seen one.
  57. Re: Would you ask this guy what fragrance he's wearing?

    Same for me
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    Re: Kouros and ive just made a 'Blind Buy'

    One of the best masculines ever created. Enjoy smelling better than anyone around you. (Unless they are wearing patou pour homme of course)
  59. Re: Girl by Pharrell Williams and other celebrity scents

    I really like G.I.R.L.. I don't get any vetiver when I smell it though. It smells like a close cousin to Narciso Rodriguez EDT in my opinion. Being I cherish the latter, naturally I enjoy the former...
  60. Re: Is It A Safe Bet That If You Still Have A Thick Head Of Hair At 44, You Probably Won't Go Bald?

    Age, heredity, medication, stress and surgery are all factors that can contribute to hair loss. Most men and women lose some hair with age, in varying amounts. Heredity can play a role but not...
  61. Re: Why do companies "admit" reformulations by changing the packaging/bottle?

    My thoughts exactly. The average fragrance user wouldn't even know that these fragrances are being reformulated. If it was as much of an issue to the average consumer as it is to many of us...
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    Re: Good cheap gym scent

    It's interesting that this reasonable approach isn't adopted by most. I understand we have different opinions on things and come from different backgrounds but this is just a common sense type of...
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    Re: Good cheap gym scent

    This common sense approach is spot on. Appropriate moderation in any situation. The reason I wear fragrance when I train is the same reason I wear fragrance when I'm home alone and when I'm sleeping....
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    Re: Good cheap gym scent

    I prefer Gendarme for the gym. It is a nice light citrus cologne that wears very light and will keep you feeling cool and refreshed while working out.
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    Re: Photograph- Harrods perfume counter, 1908

    Thanks, love the pictures. It would be interesting to see the prices they were going for.
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    Re: That New BNer Smell, Though

    Welcome to basenotes. You have come to the right place.
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    Re: The Legend of Ash Continues!

    Ash is awesome!!!! I enjoy watching his videos and his passion is inspiring. I will say that his best mispronunciation by far is his review of Habit Rouge. I thought it was a French fragrance but...
  68. Re: Funny Givenchy Insense Ultramarine review

    I can't wait to try this one!!!
  69. Re: I have discovered the "come hither" holy grail ... Lancome Hypnôse Homme!

    Beautifully done and another classic from Mr. Maurice Roucell. This one solidified my love for his work. I call it the "poor mans" Musc Ravegeur , not that that is an insult to Hypnose. On the...
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    Re: Help me find a scent for a gift!

    The first thing that popped into my mind is Guerlain Derby. It has some of the characteristics of what he currently wears but a huge leap in quality. Perfectly suited for a professional gentleman....
  71. Re: (IMO) Aventus is not as versatile as many people claim

    Just the opposite for me. Quite versatile IMO. I am trying to think of a situation where it wouldn't be appropriate but am having a hard time thinking of one.
  72. Re: the eternal debate of spraying vs dabbing - I'll always prefer the latter

    I prefer to spray my shirt as well as my skin which proves difficult with a splash bottle.
  73. Poll: Re: When Projection is Beyond Arms Length (3 feet or more)

    On myself, I try to keep it restrained. On other people, if I like the fragrance I am not offended. For instance, if someone goes crazy with 1Million or Le Male I probably wouldn't care about it too...
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    Re: Vegas shops - where to go?

    They still carry the Tom Fords private collection. As of a couple months ago.
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    Re: Better Musc Ravageur alternative

    I would recommend looking up all the fragrances created by Maurice Roucel. His style runs through most of his creations I've tried. Musc Ravageur is his best in my opinion.
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    Re: Vegas shops - where to go?

    Penhaligons is at the Apothecary inside Wynn Hotel.
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    Re: Body fitness!

    Most important thing in my opinion is consistency.
  78. Re: New Fragrance: Calvin Klein - CK One Shock Street Edition for Him

    They aren't secretive about the demographic they are going after are they?
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    Re: Cuir Ottoman - Female or Unisex??

    Cuir Ottoman is a great example of a Unisex fragrance.
  80. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    Penhaligon Sartorial 50ml

    Purchased 1/2014

    Finished 11/2014

    Immediately purchased another bottle
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    Re: Caron pour un homme sexy? - Vogue article

    Interesting, I enjoy Caron pour homme very much but never thought of it as a "sexy" fragrance. I guess it's the lavender and dough like vibe I get from it. I just don't relate Lavender to sexy....
  82. Re: Looking for fragrance suggestions my wife can also wear!

    I own a bottle of Seven Veils by Byredo and my girlfriend reaches for it more than I do. Very unisex in my opinion.
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    Re: High school

    CKone.... Mugler cologne...... Creed Original Vetiver..... Chanel Edition Blanche....
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    Re: Creed king? Or another?

    Please be sure to post pics of the bottle, cap, atomizer, box, and serial number before you buy so that we may help you make the correct decision. If the seller won't send you pics of everything I...
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    Re: Creed king? Or another?

    I would be a bit skeptical for that price. Where are you purchasing it from? Never seen it that low before.
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    Re: Creed king? Or another?

    I would go with Aventus. GIT is also very good but if I had to choose between the two I would choose Aventus.
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    Amen
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    Re: Recommend a *Quality* fragrance (~$250)

    From your list... Aventus
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    Re: Instead of shampoo?

    A few questions about your routine:

    What shampoo and conditioner are you currently using?
    How often are you shampooing and conditioning your hair?
    Where do you live (climate)?
    What type of hair...
  90. Re: AdP Colonia Leather vs Cuir Ottoman Parfum d'Empire

    I enjoy both almost equally. Looking at your tastes and other leathers you enjoy, I would recommend ADP leather. It is the closest to what you already enjoy. I do feel that they are so different that...
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    Re: Looking for fruity fragrances

    I would start with Byredo Pulp. It's got more fruit than you could ever want and lasts quite a long time. Do not blind buy. It can come off as rotten fruit to some noses. Try first.
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    I could understand how you would gravitate towards Creed. Not the most challenging fragrances but they are done well IMO. I am also a fan of the house. Have you tried all of the Creeds?
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    Re: Interview with Erwin Creed.

    Thank you.
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    Re: Petition to ban acronyms

    Honestly, half the time I use acronyms because I can't remember how to spell the house or scent. The other half I am typing on my phone which can be a bit of a pain. Some houses just need to be...
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    Re: Which way to form a collection?

    If I could return to the beginning of my fragrance journey I would buy less bottles and more samples and decants.
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    Re: Is Knize Ten still great?

    It's a love or hate fragrance for sure. Those who hate it will do so with a passion. Those who love it feel bad for those that don't... When I first tried it, as a blind buy, I was repulsed. After...
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    I wish instead of typing remarks we could record them in our own voice and they could be played and listened to instead of read. That way the true nature of our comments could be better understood....
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdijan APOM Homme

    Lush orange blossom is less expensive. Not exactly the same but does have that nice orange blossom but lacks the sweetness of APOM.
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    Re: Creed "gift wrap"

    At least it was delivered to you instead of a friend or loved one you may have purchased it for. Still a bit disappointing. Now we know why it's a free add on service.
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    I agree as well. Of course there are exceptions but overall I believe that the niche houses are better quality.(not including some vintage designer fragrances). The reason I gravitate towards niche...
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