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    Re: Dislike of Brit

    I don't really dislike it, but I haven't worn it much recently. Hanae Mori seems to have taken its place in my lineup.
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    Re: Your favorite "casuals"

    Terre and Hanae Mori would be my favorites at the moment.
  3. Re: What is the ultimate "Oriental" men's colognes?

    Lucky 6 is pretty good when it comes to oriental scents.
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    Re: New Adidias Fragrance "Dare"

    Somehow I don't think the Adidas fragrance line is designed for cologne aficionados.
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    Re: Worthy successors of lost scents

    Can anyone suggest a good replacement for M7?
  6. Re: Assume you had $90 to spend at Beautyhabit

    It's quite easy to spend $90 if you add in deodorants and the like.

    Burberry Brit
    Armani Code
    Terre d'Hermes (will eat up the $90 more quickly)
    Angel Men/Hanae Mori/Le Male (test first)...
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    Re: Daddy Yankee is launching a fragrance...

    Agreed, the beat is pretty much the same across songs, so there is a lot of similarity. If you ACTUALLY want to listen to it and have the new Grand Theft Auto, listen to San Juan Sounds and that will...
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    Re: Daddy Yankee is launching a fragrance...

    Daddy Yankee is perhaps the leading purveyor of Reaggeton, which is basically Spanish Rap.
  9. Thread: Starbucks

    by BriGuy20
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    Re: Starbucks

    I would agree on Angel Men Pure Coffee and Hanae Mori. Maybe Le Male and regular Angel Men too?
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    Re: When it's 110 degrees

    I think a day like that would mean I could finally smell my aquatics (Eau de Kenzo and Burberry Summer).

    I don't know if it would be too strong, but Bulgari Aqua might be a good sample to try.
  11. Re: Could you suggest something for summer nights?

    Flowery notes: maybe Lucky 6? I don't have much that's flowery. Lucky 6 is more of an oriental plum smell, though.

    Creamy: Angel Men/A*Men is the only thing I can think of in my collection that I...
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    Re: varvatos; doesnt cut the mustard...

    I must admit I'm a fan of Varvatos Vintage. Have a sample in a pocket atomizer and will probably get more when it runs out.

    I'll take the consensus recommendation and get Burberry London instead...
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    Re: Exhorbitant fragrance prices

    I would guess that most of the price increase ($40-$60) would be the exchange rate between the Euro and the US Dollar for the Yanks here.

    I agree with the above poster, if it doesn't cure cancer I...
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    Re: Have you ever suffered sticker shock?

    I'm starting to feel this way about Burberry Brit. It has its charms, but it's like the cousin of Armani Code. While code is going out to the club with its top shirt unbuttoned and chest hair...
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    Re: B*men question.

    I agree with the above statement completely. I'm in the 3%, but my friend is clearly in the 97%. I'm going to be buying a 3.4 oz metal refillable bottle as soon as my 1oz is out, though, and I'm...
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    Re: Best fragrance over $200 a bottle...?

    Thanks for the lesson on "wanker." I can't think of a good equivalent in American English, but I always think of Ali G when I hear that word (especially when you put "daft" before it). Is "punter"...
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    Re: Attitude vs Code

    Either one would be good, but I'd recommend Code since I have it.
  18. Thread: Armani Code

    by BriGuy20
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    Re: Armani Code

    I concur (but with sprays instead of dabs).
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    Re: Summer Scents for a young 29yearold

    I'd try Bulgari Aqua instead of Burberry Summer, I can barely smell the latter.
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    Re: scents for the couch and boxer shorts

    I'd probably second Angel Men, but I consider it more of a going out scent.

    Polo Explorer would probably be what I'd most likely wear on a lounging day.
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    Re: Best fragrance over $200 a bottle...?

    Well if you don't mind losing money when you drive off the lot (couple of thousand pounds), there's nothing wrong with buying it new. I just don't find it a prudent thing to do personally, unless...
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    Re: What's Up with Ralph Lauren?

    I've never had a longevity problem with Polo Explorer.
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    Re: B*men question.

    It's been a while since I sampled B*Men, but from what I remember it's more like a cinnamon vibe than Angel/A*Men. Angel is more like a latte if I had to describe it.

    Try them side by side, though.
  24. Re: Most addictive, pull your wrist to your nose scents

    Right now, Angel Men and TdH. I sampled VIW at Neimans, though, I suspect that would be a pull-my-wrist-to-my-nose scent if I ever got it.
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    Re: Best fragrance over $200 a bottle...?

    As a used Audi owner, I'll say there's something to be said for luxury. I don't HAVE to have heated leather seats, but considering I could have payed the same for a new Scion (basically an entry...
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    Re: Police Uomo (no not the rock band!)

    When you found out it was Police, did you have a good quip?

    Like...
    "De do do do de da da da is all I want to say to you."
    "Don't stand so close to me!"
    "I can smell that even from... many...
  27. Re: How much is left in your non-transparent bottle?

    35 Sprays?

    Is it an aquatic? :p
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    Re: Summer Scents for a young 29yearold

    You seem like you have a good collection so far. I'd test Terre to see if you like it, it's a favorite on the boards (and a favorite of mine too).

    You might want to try the lighter, more modern...
  29. Re: Kiehl's Musk almost turned me into one of those women on the Axe commercials...

    I didn't mean to imply more knowledge about your country than you have. Sorry if my assumption was incorrect.

    I wish I could make a good fragrance suggestion but I'm not sure what would work well...
  30. Re: First impressions of Rive Gauche, Antaeus and Terre d'Hermes

    The TdH Bottle is a limited edition, IIRC.
  31. Re: Very strong VS. very weak fragrances from the same brand.

    Burberry Brit (4+ hours) vs. Burberry Summer (did I actually put that on today? Yes, I did).
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    Re: Kenzo - Air & Air Intense

    OT, but I feel this way about L'eau de Kenzo and Burberry Summer. I can't find a strong aquatic!

    Sorry to hear your partner doesn't like TdH. Did you ask your partner what type of cologne s/he...
  33. Re: Kiehl's Musk almost turned me into one of those women on the Axe commercials...

    I think that may be cultural, Mostapha. As I hear it, the Muslim world does much to discourage the public display of attention between males and females.

    Try it if you're ever in Europe or the US...
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    Re: How much do perfumers get paid

    Or other tails if they're not into girls... :p
  35. Thread: Nice Aquatic

    by BriGuy20
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    Re: Let's talk about the best Aquatic...

    I think it's the best aquatic I've smelled. It's on the way right now.

    EDIT: I meant L'eau Par Kenzo, not regular Kenzo
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    Re: Bar Soap question

    I've tried Hermes' Eau du Orange Vert bar soap, it's not really quite my taste but it's good if you like the fragrance.
  37. Re: "Hip" / "Youthful" Creed Fragrance for a Beginner

    Is OS Original Spice or Original Santal?
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    Re: Thanks Basenotes members

    Enjoy TdH! It's probably my favorite fragrance (with the possible exception of Angel Men).
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    Re: The SA/Vendor Rep Snob-o-Meter

    Macy's: Snobbiness 0, Helpfulness 2
    Lowest common denominator. The one at Tyson's I (the broad based mall) has brand pushers. NO, I DO NOT WANT JOOP SPRAYED ALL OVER ME! THANK YOU!

    The Fair Oaks...
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    Re: Burberry Summer - no sillage?

    Yeah, cold until Tuesday (~71 then). Maybe it's not the best time to pull out the summer frags.
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    I'm giving up and using Rocabar today. Five sprays and I can't...
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    Re: Burberry Summer - no sillage?

    I'll try about 5 sprays tomorrow. Thanks for the tips.
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes?

    I think its an all year, great default fragrance. It's probably the most used in my collection with the possible exception of Angel*Men (A*Men). I'd say it would be better in the summer though.
  43. Re: Help needed! (Finding that perfect summer scent)

    Terre is GREAT. Almost worth a blind buy.

    Burberry Summer smells nice, but at the moment I cant smell it worth a damn. I already started a complaint thread on it, so I'll digress here. You'll...
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    Re: Orange/orange blossom fragrance

    Armani (just Armani) and Eau D'Orange Vert are the most forceful orange fragrances I've smelled. They aren't my taste, though, they seem like something you'd clean the floor with.

    Terre d'Hermes...
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    Re: A*Men Pure Coffee Impressions

    I almost picked it up, but I'm not rewarding the Saks lady for not knowing it's been released. BAD SAKS LADY! NO COMMISSION FOR YOU! :angry:

    It smells better on the skin than it does on a test...
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    Burberry Summer - no sillage?

    I bought Burberry Summer a couple of days ago on the suggestion of a VERY VERY helpful cologne salesman at Sephora (Fair Oaks mall in Fairfax, if you're close).

    While I can't impeach the taste of...
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    Re: Hermes Eau d'Orange Verte

    Yep, sampled it again and it was Armani.

    How long does it last compared to EdOV?
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    Re: Hermes Monster Deal?

    Rocabar for $14.95? Is it a 30ml?

    As far as a masculine, woody, Poloesque fragrance, I'd say it's pretty good for a blind buy. I let my Saks Hermes guy talk me into it, but I haven't actually used...
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    Re: Does The House Really Matter?

    I do think the label matters to an extent. I won't give certain brands a sniff because I perceive them to be low quality/synthetic: stuff like Calvin Klein or Hugo Boss. Others I associate more with...
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    Re: IFRA seeks to destroy citrus perfumes

    They can pry my Terre from my cold dead hands!
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 25th March 2008

    Burberry Summer. Finally, I found a good mandarin scent that doesn't smell like it cleans floors!
  52. Thread: Oriental.

    by BriGuy20
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    Re: Oriental.

    I recommend Lucky 6. It's quintessentially oriental in my opinion (plum notes).

    I like Brit, but it doesn't strike me as oriental, plus I think its not as good as Armani Code.
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    Re: Hermes Eau d'Orange Verte

    There was a fragrance I just tried at Sephora that smelled EXACTLY like EdOV, but darned if I can't remember what it's called. It was near the beginning the way they have it arranged. Maybe Armani by...
  54. Re: List of 2008 fragrance releases - which ones are you excited about?

    I'm looking forward to the limited edition coffee A*Men. I'll snap that up this April more likely than not. :)

    Edit: I also heard about the Juicy Couture Men's fragrance, I was wondering how broad...
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    Re: Vanilla scent for men?

    Not sure if it's vanilla exactly, but I was VERY impressed by Hanae Mori when I sampled it in-store. It might be worth a shot.
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    Re: male fragrances you didn't like but girls do

    Congrats on getting your other half away from Axe. It's better than nothing, but it's like having McDonalds when you can eat Filet Mignon.
  57. Re: Smoky bars-colognes that are strong enought to compete?

    I haven't found anything in my collection that would compete at a smoky bar besides A*Men.

    You might want to consider adding moisturizer underneath your sprays, I've found that really projects the...
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    Re: Burberry brit comment

    Try Armani Code and (MAAAYBE) Boss Soul to mix it up a bit. They smell similar, but I really think the latter is a cheap version of Brit.

    Hanae Mori seemed similar, but it was a store sampling.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler's Through the Looking Glass

    I remember seeing Ice Men at a department store a while ago when looking for Angel. IIRC (and I'm not thinking of B*Men), it's out.
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    Re: Which Of These Fragrnaces Should I Purchase?

    I'd also recommend trying out all the fragrances before buying. If you have a couple that you like, apply them both to your wrists and let them sit for a while like diva suggested.

    I'd especially...
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    Re: How Many Sprays Of Le Male?

    I personally would go with ZERO sprays. I'm not a fan.
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    Re: Rochas Man or Hanae Mori?

    I picked up a sample of HM yesterday. It seems nice, and I was told that it's very consistent (i.e. the notes don't really change from top to bottom).

    If you like HM you might want to try out...
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    Re: What makes a fragrance 'masculine'?

    To me, Polo and Aramis are the most masculine smelling scents I can recall. Woodsy on the former, not sure on the latter.
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    Re: Perfume Salespeople - your experiences?

    I actually enjoy testing the salespeople. For the most part, the only service I'd say is worth the premium you'd pay over the internet has been found at Saks, Bloomingdales, and Neiman's (thought the...
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    Re: Best way to apply fragrance

    I almost always spray twice on the neck. I don't spray on my chest (not exposed) or wrists (too little space to work with).

    I also almost always pair the fragrance up with the body wash and...
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    Re: Which is your "Dirtiest" fragrance ?

    I don't really have any "dirty old man" fragrances, but I figure the closest I'd have to "dirty" would be Drakkar Noir, though I almost never wear it.
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    Re: A New Pyramid: Describing Perfumes Better

    I think a simple tagwords style font size differential would help. The more potent the note, the larger the font size on the particular line.
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    Re: What Was The Fragrance That Got You Started?

    I got started when my ex bought me a boatload of scented deodorants. My favorites were Aramis, Hummer H2, and Drakkar Noir.

    Most of my deodorant choices haven't carried over, but I still try to...
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    Re: A* Men Pure Coffee

    Guess I'll be paying my friends at Saks a visit in April.
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    Re: Finally got terre d'hermes

    No complaints here about TdH. Probably my overall favorite at the moment.
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    Re: Hermes, Bel-Ami

    Don't know what I'd compare it to, but I almost got it when I was looking for a piney men's fragrance. I ended up with Rocabar.

    I love my local Hermes guy, but sometimes I wish he could guide me...
  72. Re: Where Can I Smell Yves Saint Laurent M7 Locally?

    No luck at the big stores (Saks, Macy's, etc). Wanted to smell it before I bought it.

    Will try the boutique stores/grey market stores soon.
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    Re: Newbie looking for a new perfume

    TdH isn't what I'd call woodsy (more fruit mixed with a whiff of mineral water), but it's great as well. I'd call it my first or second favorite scent.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for August 2007)

    Edit: oops, wrong forum. :-P
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 22 August

    Angel Men by Mulger. Just picked it up. I wanted to hold off (and would have given the parade of useless SAs I encountered) until I found good stock and a helpful associate at Bloomingdale's.

    I...
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    Re: Terre d´Hermes = Freedom/Liberty ?

    I don't know if I'd say it smells like freedom, but I certainly do like it. I think it smells the most refined out of all my scents. It's the only thing I currently have that I'd feel comfortable...
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    Re: This summer which is your favorite "Cologne"

    Of the frags I have, I'd say Terre d'Hermes is my current summer favorite.

    I smelled a Lacoste sample (Green bottle) but I can't remember which one in particular it was. Essential, maybe? It...
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    Re: Preferred Stock

    All I can remember is a retarded radio commercial about it (stupid but memorable).

    Never smelled it, though. If it works for you, though, more power to ya.
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    Re: What would be considered "Synthetic" cologne

    I'd say Hugo seems to ring the synthetic bell for me.
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    Re: What deodorant / antiperspirant ?

    Most cologne brands have deodorant sticks that complement the scent of the cologne. Try picking up one next time you're at the department store or wherever you pick yours up.
  81. Re: Department store sales people, are they on commission?

    If the people in my area are on commission, most of them sure don't seem to show it.

    Most of the mid-level department stores (Macy's, Lord & Taylor, etc) have sullen salespeople if there are even...
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    Re: New scent for young guy?

    I'd say as long as you stay out of the Axe/Tag area you should be fine. Body sprays are for the peons! :p

    My lone floral at the moment is Terre d'Hermes (more a citrusy than a floral). Others in...
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    Re: Washington DC?

    If you have a slightly higher budget, I highly recommend Saks Fifth Avenue at Tyson's 2. It's the only place where I've felt that the salespeople were genuinely trying to help. Most of the store...
  84. Re: Scored Opium EdP & Terra D'Hermes on Ebay cheap

    Nice pickup. I really like Terre de Hermes though I wish it lasted a little bit longer.
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