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  1. Re: Two fragrances that have me constantly smelling my wrist. YSL Rive Gauche, and Azzaro Pour Homme

    DHI -- in its drydown only -- gets me smelling my wrist like I have OCD. Ironically, I find the perfume far too feminine for me to pull off, at least in public, but if I'm working from home, I'm...
  2. Poll: Re: Are you a fan of fragrances that have a soapy scent?

    I find that I like soapy scents at first, but after a while they start to really annoy me for some reason. Lightly soapy ok, very soapy I like at first but soon want to scrub off
  3. Re: Creed is probably my least favourite company due to my experiences.

    I'm up to about 13+ Creed samples, of which the very best I feel is "meh", and it goes downhill quickly from there. No worries, lots of other houses out there! I think with Creed, the thing is, if...
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    Re: Definition of signature scent

    Agree completely, that's what it means to me. And when I say "I think signature scents are a bad idea", that's what I have in mind. If the term is really so broad that it just means that it's a...
  5. Re: Armouage Dia Man: I can't smell it, but it's there

    It only happens to everyone :) And there's no consistency ... I can smell Dia Man on me for hours, but for some reason there are some molecules in Dia that are making you noseblind; choose a...
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    Re: Definition of signature scent

    Well, it's a new member, who bumped an 8-year-old thread just to say the word "associate", so a tad curious, but there you go :) HIs other two posts are bumps of 2-year-old and 5-week-old threads,...
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    Re: please delete this thread

    Supreme irony: the OP has been deleted, but the thread is still here.
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    Re: When is it enough?

    I bet, some years back, the cat lady was thinking to herself, "well, I already have 6, might as well get a few more". Now she has 27 cats and 3 injunctions :) :)
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    Re: please delete this thread

    ... and always was
  10. Re: Givenchy Play Intense problems.... Suggestions please!!!

    When you say it lasts less than two hours, do you mean that you can't smell it two hours later, or that you asked other people and they couldn't smell it two hours later either? In my experience,...
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    Re: What is your favorite Amouge?! and WHY?

    I have samples of Dia, Relfection, Memoir, and didn't particularly like any one first wearing, not horrible, but not great. Going to try another sampling soon.
  12. Poll: Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense vs La Nuit de L'Homme.

    I voted for La Nuit, as I voted on Fragrantica. I do think it is one of the best romantic scents ever.

    The Prada is fantastic also. I'm not quite as enamored of barbershop type scents as many...
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    Re: About Drakkar Noir.

    Oh damn ... in that case, nevermind! I didn't see the pre-edit, apologies for jumping to conclusions, given the source!
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    Re: About Drakkar Noir.

    The funny thing about Drakkar Noir is that when I was growing up, it was the kind of guys who overspray 1 million at the club who wore it! Now it's associated with old guys, very funny!
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    Re: About Drakkar Noir.

    edit: Complaint withdrawn, per santos89's explanation below


    Now back to your regularly scheduled michaeldelius trollthread trainwreck :)
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    Re: How Many Sprays For Club/Bar Setting?

    I don't go clubbing anymore, except very rarely, but my philosophy never changes: she shouldn't smell my perfume unless she's leaning in, my awesome smell is kind of a reward for her for getting...
  17. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    I love it that in the midst of all the inanity this thread has spawned, there are guys still posting their age and sexual orientation

    Poster 1: Hey guys, everyone post their favorite vegetable and...
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    Re: Effects of ingesting cologne/perfume?

    You are lucky it wasn't Aventus that spilled on your Tums. Given how it works when you merely spray it on, if you'd ingested it you likely would have gotten at least 7 different women pregnant. ...
  19. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    Well, it's certainly no "please delete this thread", but it still shows promise
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    Re: Which fragrance is better?

    I agree. Despite the fact that every perfume on that list is probably in my top 10 except for 1 Million, I think blind buying this way is just a sucker's bet. To me, you can't go wrong with any of...
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    Re: Which fragrance is better?

    These are all great scents ... IMO, a number of them -- like The One -- have no peer at any price, even among niche scents.

    If I were to buy two of them, I'd definitely get D&G The One for Men. ...
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    Re: Am I fuming out the gym?

    Pastry, with total respect, just a different opinion:



    For those of you who remember when lots of people smoked, there were also lots of smokers who just threw their used butts on the ground. ...
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    Re: Am I fuming out the gym?

    Ha ha, I'm willing to go full meathead and play along!. If you work out at Planet Granite, you can walk around wearing Shalimar all you want, I bet. PRobably be a big hit at the pizza socials. ...
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    Re: When is it enough?

    Sell them! Sell them and use the proceeds to only buy 10ml decants

    (broken record mode off)
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    Re: fragrances for men in their 30s

    I tend to agree that in your 30s, the whole world of scent is open to you. I might not wear Axe, like a teenager, and I might not wear whatever my grampa used to wear, but that leaves a lot of open...
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    Re: Am I fuming out the gym?

    Nothing's wrong with smelling good at the gym, although you absolutely don't need perfume to smell good at the gym (we all realize that, right? Right? Just put on some deodorant... bam! you smell...
  27. Re: I need suggestion which cologne to choose for clubs ?

    Of what you have, if what you're looking to do is be detected from far away, in an environment where everyone's senses are dulled from alcohol, auditory over-stimulation, and hormonal...
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    Re: Am I fuming out the gym?

    So the real problem here, IMO, is that after 9 hours, you will have definitely at least gotten a little less sensitive to the smell -- your olfactory system isn't going to smell something (anything)...
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    Re: Scents on a plane: What do you wear?

    Agree with most here, no perfume. If you must wear perfume, so lightly applied that someone right next to you can't smell it, please.

    IME, it's very unlikely you'll get negative feedback from the...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Ha, same with me. 3 of the women I trust to give me honest opinions, all intensely disliked it, including one who specifically said it smelled like a cheap drugstore cologne. This is across both...
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    Re: When is it enough?

    No argument with that!
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    Re: When is it enough?

    For me, that type of model doesn't work. I mean, it works with some things. I have 3 hammers -- a ball peen, a mid-weight, and a heavy weight. They meet all my needs. I still look at hammers at...
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    Re: When is it enough?

    I had 3 bottles before I discovered BN, and I have 3 bottles now. I have exclusively bought 5-10ml decants, specifically to let me explore scents very widely, without ending up with more perfume...
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    Re: please delete this thread

    33294
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    Re: please delete this thread

    A warm comforting feeling of schadenfreude comes over me when I realize michaeldelius wants this thread deleted

    Mmmm.... schadenfreude ... mmmmmm

    And, best perfume to wear when you're feeling...
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    Re: IFRA Bootlicking

    I imagine all the designers will comply? My first string is all designer: D&G, YSL, CH, Chanel, Givenchy. There's only a couple of niches I'd like enough to pick up a full bottle of, but I would...
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    Re: IFRA Bootlicking

    Any chance for different European & rest-of-the-world formulations? Or is this IFRA-wide, or alternatively, too costly to do each perfume in different formulations?

    I've never bought a full...
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    Re: IFRA Bootlicking

    Any chance for different European & rest-of-the-world formulations? Or is this IFRA-wide, or alternatively, too costly to do each perfume in different formulations?
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    Re: IFRA Bootlicking

    I don't know the politics behind this, but here's what I would guess: right now, the perfume industry is self-regulating (through IFRA), and they'd like to keep it that way. In order to do so, they...
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    Re: Good colognes for 18 year olds?

    Young women -- in fact, women of all ages -- seem to love fresh, and scents like Acqua di Gio and Bleu de Chanel are popular, great choices. If you're buying samples, I'd suggest also sampling...
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    Re: please delete this thread

    The Big Lebowski is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    Kind of orthogonal to this topic, but I find that when I do a wrist-to-wrist comparison, sometimes the results are different than when I just wear one scent one day, another scent the next day, and...
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    Re: Help in selecting new scent(s)!

    Agree with PhlyerFan ... I'm thinking I'd even add Curve to the list
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    Re: Help in selecting new scent(s)!

    People are suggesting Dior Homme Sport over Intense because Sport is lighter and fresh. In fact, I'd go a step further and suggestion Dior Homme Sport 2008 over the 2012 version -- the 2008 version...
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    Re: please delete this thread

    Your timer seems to be trapped in what is "please delete this thread" time warp like the rest of us are.

    Each visit to this page from the 1st seems to ... whoa, wait a minute, deja vu
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    Re: Your top 3 niche and top 3 Designer

    I have trouble doing an "absolute" top 3... I end up waffling too much. But if I change the question a bit to: "you're only allowed 3, which 3?", then it's easier:

    Designer:
    La Nuit de L'Homme:...
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    Re: please delete this thread

    I see you started up a countdown to the Threadpocalypse. Odd, it seems to be counting up
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    Re: please delete this thread

    This is the Molecule 01 of threads, but somehow it has the impact of Aventus. Curiouser and Curiouser
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    Re: Your Favorite Light-yellow Type "Freshie"

    Same for me. My immediate suspicion is that m.d. is going nose-blind with those fragrances for some reason, and is assuming they're gone ... I'd suggest asking someone else if they can smell your...
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    Re: Most female compliments for a Niche Fragrance?

    2Man smelled a bit overly incensey to the point of being a bit armpit-y for me. On the other hand, I put in on my wrist in the afternoon, and could still faintly smell it on my wrist the next...
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    Re: Most female compliments for a Niche Fragrance?

    No "oddly" about it. That's my experience x1000. The only area where I get niche compliments is for citrus or green type scents, like Nio
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    Re: please delete this thread

    One day we might forget about fragrances, but one thing we will never forget: michaeldelius. No spaces. No capital letters. Is that even his real name? An enigma, like this thread itself.
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    Re: Should I wear Aventus for a job interview

    Absolutely not. I agree completely with Darjeeling's thinking in his first post: potential benefits: none. Potential risks: interviewer dislikes your fragrance, interviewer gets headache from your...
  54. Re: Will La Nuit forever be favored? What do you really think?

    Totally agree, and SportsFan made the same observation above. That said, I am far from a professional model, and nevertheless, La Nuit is an amazing compliment getter for me, even garnering me a...
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    Re: please delete this thread

    This is the thread I have been looking for, for a long time. The opening is stripped down to essentials, if not outright austere, but soon you become aware that it is redolent with mystery, and as...
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    Re: please delete this thread

    "The artist should never interpret his own work; the work of art is its own interpretation"
  57. Re: Will La Nuit forever be favored? What do you really think?

    In defense of Jeremy, I think it's pretty clear his criteria are way different than a typical basenoter's. Judged on naturalness, uniqueness, etc., maybe it's not super special. Within the context...
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    Re: please delete this thread

    The sublime minimalism of the initial post, and recondite "Last edited" message, inspire me to wonder: was michaeldelius's initial post not good enough for basenotes, or were we not good enough for...
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    Re: please delete this thread

    Let's not be too hasty about the deletion, I was just beginning to really enjoy this thread. I find its enigmatic nature to be intriguing.
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    Re: New to Niche- Beginner's Sample Guide

    Awesome idea!

    The one quibble I'd have with your list is, no matter how much a house is beloved on BN, don't overdo it on any one house, at least at first. You might find, like me, that there's...
  61. Re: Will La Nuit forever be favored? What do you really think?

    Like some of your fragrances, you are projecting a bit :) :) Maybe you think the La Nuit love is caused by Jeremy, but it's not even correlated with Jeremy -- La Nuit has had a lot of love for a...
  62. Re: Legitimacy of different frags for different seasons

    Luckily, perfume usually doesn't cause casualties. People won't faint or even say anything, they'll just silently hate you and move on :) But I think Doug's example speaks more to the overall scene...
  63. Re: Legitimacy of different frags for different seasons

    In general, I don't follow strict associations between perfumes and seasons, time of day, etc. That's in general... but I do try to match the perfume to the scene, and if it's super hot out, I...
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    Poll: Re: Acqua di Gio Essenza vs Bleu de Chanel

    Love Bleu. There's a lot I love about Essenza, but there's a bit of an off-accord for me; if not for that, I'd love it. Which reminds me, I need to go back and re-sniff it!
  65. Re: If you were to jokingly refer to a cologne so that people would know you meant it was awful

    That's where I go also. INterestingly, my son, who is middle school, claims Old Spice is "cool", cooler than Axe etc (remember., middle school :) ). Still, I remember when I was a kid, Old Spice...
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    Re: REC me a NICHE FRAG based on my likes!!

    I'm reading this thread with interest! I wrote about my niche experiences a week or two ago. After acquiring something like 60+ niche samples, for my specific tastes, my experience so far is that...
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    Re: Your Top 3 Designer Fragrances?

    D&G The One For Men: Awesome, a bit romantic mostly-arounder (not quite an all-arounder :) )
    YSL La Nuit de L'Homme: Only the best romantic dating and seducing scent ever
    CH 212 Men: I debated a...
  68. Re: Going to a big board meeting, what should I wear?

    If this is your first time at the rodeo, I'd suggest in the strongest terms possible, just don't wear anything. You have no idea who will be distracted by what, and making a good impression can be...
  69. Re: I just started dating. Best "Panty Dropper" fragrances for men?

    Have you smelled them both? They're incredibly different.

    DHI is a gorgeous, complex scent. For me, it's very feminine, too feminine for me personally to pull off, but it features high on the...
  70. Re: Birthday Cologne Shopping Spree...Help Decide Which Ones I Keep!

    For sure I'd keep:
    Le Male
    D&G The One for Men
    YSL La Nuit de L'Homme
    GPH II

    Prada Amber isn't for everyone; I'd give that one a sniff, keep it if you like it...
  71. Re: I just started dating. Best "Panty Dropper" fragrances for men?

    For a big uber-sexy pimp-daddy club scent, Le Male. This is my fave of this style of scent, but generally not my style overall, I only wear it around women I know well, when there's serious drinking...
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    Re: Starting to dive into Niche

    By coincidence, I just posted my impressions about my short journey into niche: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/392656-My-personal-journey-into-Niche-Milemarker-1
    All mine were bought as samples...
  73. Re: My personal journey into Niche: Milemarker 1

    Thanks hednic

    Bigs, I can definitely agree about niche's unique or more-focused compositions, it seems like there's just more freedom to explore scent. As time goes on, I might come back to my...
  74. Re: Two Guerlains Arrived: One an A+ and the other my first Guerlain disappointment

    You know, I'm always shocked when people don't love L'instant from first sniff. To me, it's so great, and seems like such a people pleaser, I'd expect everyone to say the same thing about it as The...
  75. My personal journey into Niche: Milemarker 1

    I decided to start exploring niches in earnest a few months ago. I buy samples & decants almost exclusively, I had about 30-40 niches already (all as samples or decants, so they got full wearings,...
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    Re: top 5 must have all year round

    D&G The One for Men: Just an awesome scent that men and women alike tend to love, somewhat versatile but particularly great around single women
    Bleu de Chanel and CH 212 Men are amazing...
  77. Nice on first sniff, want to cut your nose off after 2 hours

    I've noticed this happens to me more and more -- I love a perfume when I first put it on, but as time goes on, it starts to really annoy me. I don't mean that I love the opening and then dislike the...
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    Re: Axe....seriously??!?!?

    This one was a little tricky because the original discussion did happen in November, it just happened to be November 2012 ... although as a new poster at BN, I do remember going back and reading lots...
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    Re: Axe....seriously??!?!?

    Zombie thread back from the dead! Grrrr! Arrgh! It ok to start new thread on topic, I not eat your brain!

    lol ... if it makes anyone feel any better, I don't know any women, even young women,...
  80. Re: Is it degrading for a man to wear a scent that smells unisex or even feminine?

    I am shocked -- SHOCKED! -- this thread has taken yet another negative turn! lol

    At the risk of fanning the flames a bit, I'll say that I don't think the experiment about wearing a feminine...
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    Re: Pure Malt vs YSL La Nuit

    La Nuit is about the most-complimented, amazing date scent I know. If Pure Malt is really that much better, it must be something! Added to my to-sample list, thanks.
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    Poll: Re: Philosophy of Spray

    The times I always wear fragrance, and think most carefully about it, is around women, whether it's a date, just out at a bar, or I'm seducing my girlfriend. In that case, less is more ... at most,...
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    Poll: Re: Signature Scent Poll

    I think signature scents are a bad idea in general, but if I had to pick -- CH Men
  84. Re: Is it degrading for a man to wear a scent that smells unisex or even feminine?

    Say, have any of you read this article? http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/rainbow-cake-recipe-inspires-comment-apocalypse-1592575661

    Oh, no particular reason

    :) :)
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    Re: Worth the Purchase: Bleu de Chanel

    As stated above, BdC is not an aquatic, so if you want a "better-projecting aquatic", you need to look at an actual aquatic. But ignoring that, Bleu is awesome, smells great to me, big crowd-pleaser...
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    Poll: Re: Pick between these three fresh scents

    This word, "three". I don't think it means what you think it means. :)

    Oh, and DHS, although 2008 beats 2012 for freshness. 2012 is wonderful but does not smell fresh to me (maybe I'm...
  87. Re: Does you fragrance choices hinge on your significant others likes/dislikes?

    Don't hate the playa!
  88. Re: Does you fragrance choices hinge on your significant others likes/dislikes?

    If my wife or girlfriend don't like a fragrance, I will wear it but I will not wear it around her.

    Most times, around her I will wear scents she definitely likes.

    I will wear the one she finds...
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    Poll: Re: YSL La Nuit L homme vs Dior Homme intense

    For me, DHI is a masterpiece, a veritable symphony. That said, as much as I looooove the drydown, the opening for me is overpoweringly feminine if not downright old lady, and even the drydown is far...
  90. Re: Is it degrading for a man to wear a scent that smells unisex or even feminine?

    For me, LHBI went through my thinking process exactly. If I like it and it fits my style, I wear it. Feminine-smelling perfumes do NOT fit my style at all, so I don't wear them, even if I like...
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    Re: If you could spray cologne on only one spot.

    As a friendly counterpoint, I go days and sometimes weeks only spraying on clothes. Longevity is greatly increased but there are downsides -- projection drastically decreases, progression (if not...
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    Re: If you could spray cologne on only one spot.

    If both sides of my neck doesn't count as "one place", then I might spray into my hand and then wipe on both sides of my neck -- that's right, I'm a perfume rebel. I like those areas because I can...
  93. Poll: Re: VOTING - Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit L Homme vs Bleu de chanel? WHICH ONE DO YOU LIKE BETTER?

    Well, it's a big improvement on that one guy who was posting "Guerlain Derby vs. an oil-slicked puddle on the street outside my house" polls :) For me, these aren't quite comparable, in my wardrobe...
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    Re: La Nuit de l`Homme vs CH Men

    LOL! Agree up and down the line. Well, except that a fragrance that's only for night shouldn't get an A ... something like 212 Men or Bleu that kicks butt any time of day, any season, any...
  95. Poll: Re: VOTING - Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit L Homme vs Bleu de chanel? WHICH ONE DO YOU LIKE BETTER?

    Both are awesome. Bleu is far more versatile, a me-pleaser, a crowd-please, a female-pleaser. I wear La Nuit more often at night, around women, so less versatile to me but in that role, incredible...
  96. Thread: deoderant?

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    Re: deoderant?

    I would go with an unscented or lightly scented deodorant -- the point of these products is strictly to keep your underarms from smelling, not to have their own projection. No one ever smells my...
  97. Re: Hanae Mori HiM, Gucci Pour Homme 2, or Burberry London

    For me, Burberry London was a bit too ... I dunno, spicy maybe. It's been a while, I don't remember exactly what I didn't like about it, but I think that's what it was, and since I tend not to like...
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    Re: Most versatile scent?

    Wow! Well, if you like the scent as it smells in the bottle, but not on your skin, the obligatory follow-up question is, have you tried Hanae Mori HiM (not HM -- HiM)? It smell very reminiscent of...
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    Re: Most versatile scent?

    CH 212 Men, maybe my best compliment-getter, outstanding on a date, at work, hanging out with the guys, etc. It's a great fit for every season, being a bit on the fresher side (unlike some of the...
  100. Re: Designer scents get more compliments than niche scents?

    Agree overall that designer gets me more compliments than niche, but I wear designer more and have an absolute killer lineup, whereas I'm just beginning to learn about niche.

    I will say that...
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