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  1. Re: Would it be crude to give our unwanted fragrances to the homeless?

    I think those responding with disdain are getting it quite loud and clear. Trashing luxury items that you want to now supposedly give to those who often can't procure the basic necessities in life is...
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    Re: Guerlain Homme vs Guerlain Homme Intense

    I really like both but definitely prefer the original Guerlain Homme, especially for warmer weather. Guerlain Homme Intense is very nice; much more woody, deeper and really no mojito accord IMO. GHI...
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    Re: TF Patchouli Absolu - What's your take?

    Completely agree with this perspective. Although I don't think it's necessarily only a 'serious' fragrance I do agree with Master-Classter describing the woody incense aspect and remik's description...
  4. Re: A shocking fact : Creed is completely unknown in France's perfume shops

    So over 700,000,000 here at BN? ;) I'm gonna say more like 99.9999% of the world has never heard of Creed.
  5. Re: Looking for cheapies (

    Kenneth Cole Signature - real sleeper from KC and although I do like KC Reaction and KC Black, this one is the best from KC imo, definitely unique smelling
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    Re: Looking for value for money for my stepfather.

    Haha, sorry man, I know that was low, it's all in good fun :) I was just trying to suggest some fragrances that could withstand heavy trigger finger and Instinct and Homme fit that bill. Honestly, I...
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    Re: Looking for value for money for my stepfather.

    Haha, pretty much how I feel about Dior Fahrenheit ;)
  8. Re: A shocking fact : Creed is completely unknown in France's perfume shops

    I'm not getting why this is so shocking and strange. I would expect the exact same response if I went into my local Sephora inquiring about Creed fragrances. Your analogy with the Ferrari isn't quite...
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    Re: Looking for value for money for my stepfather.

    That's a ridiculous amount of Aventus to go through in such a short time! Around 20 sprays a day? Yikes. I would get him a big bottle of David Beckham Instinct or David Beckham Homme. They're both...
  10. Re: Contradictions between SOTD and financial positions

    This is exactly how I feel. I had a recent stint back in school and I sold off a lot of fragrances, music gear, and watches during that period because money was tight and school was the priority....
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    Re: Considering a new fragrance...

    Tom Ford for Men is a real sleeper from the line (even thought it's the namesake) and you've described it perfectly. For the OP, I like Terre D'Hermes from your list. Another vote for Grey Vetiver....
  12. Re: L'Instant de Guerlain pour homme EDT - Discontinued?

    Thanks for the confirmation Maque. I think Intense and L'Eau Boisée still represent the line well but I'm a huge fan of the EDT.



    Same here!
  13. Re: L'Instant de Guerlain pour homme EDT - Discontinued?

    I'm curious if this actually Guerlain Homme L'Eau (which has definitely been discontinued)? How are they going to discontinue the flagship of the Guerlain Homme line? That doesn't make any sense...
  14. Re: Hated Knize 10 Golden and M7 Oud: Please recommend some classy, strong, masculine fragrances

    I can see this for the similar opening, and it's mostly due to the basil, cinnamon, and spice accord that both share, but the drydowns are totally different IMO. The drydown of Z14 is dominated by...
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    Re: A masculine yet non-hipster Patchouli

    I think Patchouli Absolu which you've mentioned is a great option. My sister bought it for her boyfriend for Christmas and although I'm not a huge patchouli fan, I think it's great, definitely...
  16. Re: What is the best/your favourite high end/luxury/niche green fragrance...

    GIT and Italian Cypress
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    ...and then you sell it again.
  18. Re: What are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    Most Youtube reviewers have become too boring, they take themselves far too seriously, and their videos are simply too long. I like Mymickers and Fragrancebros, even Daver by himself is doing a great...
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    Poll: Re: The only Tom Ford's you would buy

    Italian Cypress is my favorite but I voted Oud Wood because of its versatility. Really dig this house and if I had to pick between Tom Ford and Creed (my two favorite houses) it would be a real...
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    This one is too true! I sold a bottle of Issey Bleue Eau Fraiche a few months back and the guy who bought it did a couple test sprays on his wrists and I was thinking, "God, that smells amazing!"...
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    Yarn, two true gem-like posts delivered!
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    When you're certain the atomizer on your bottle of Armani Code Sport has become defective and isn't dispensing juice any longer. You take it off, do the pin trick, put it back on, nothing! You shake...
  23. Re: What's a Good cologne/flanker combo for the Spring

    Perfect recommendation, one other I would suggest is Guerlain Homme and Guerlain L'Eau Boisee; can be had at designer prices
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    Re: Ebay transaction gone bad

    mr_lonely, I thought your message to Salim was thoughtful and completely justified. I think it's good that you posted here, you also sound like a good man and I'm glad that the situation was...
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    Re: Ebay transaction gone bad

    Please be more responsible and accurate in the original Ebay post and this thread never occurs.



    Then represent the item being sold accurately and you'll have a smooth transaction.
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    Re: Your kings of powder

    For someone who is not a fan of powdery fragrances, Tom Ford Noir and Armani Code Ultimate are a couple that I really enjoy.
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    Re: Best Warm Season Scents for Young Guys?

    On a budget:
    Kenneth Cole Reaction
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche
    Versace Pour Homme

    Not on a budget:
    Terre D'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche
    Green Irish Tweed
    Original Vetiver
    Neroli Portofino
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    Re: Tonight's Cologne Related Mall Experience

    Great anecdote Buysblind, but the real irony here is that Dirtbag2 is not only on point with his assessment of the prominent note in VIW but his offer is more than generous for this over hyped...
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    Re: Wow. bye designer hello niche.

    Personally, I don't see Creed, Bond No 9, and Jo Malone as being more quality offerings than Tom Ford, Cartier, Hermes, Armani, Dior, or Chanel. I'm sure for certain niche brands a greater argument...
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    Re: Just a quick note on Versace Man Eau Fraiche

    This has been my experience, too, although unlike the OP I find this fragrance performs better in the intense heat. It's actually my SOTD and has been going strong for well over 6 hours. It was bit...
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    Re: I Just Bought Black Orchid...

    I'm a fan of many TF fragrances and since so many designated male fragrances cross into the territory of unisex or feminine these days, I don't really misunderstand the pursuit of certain female...
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    Re: Which David Beckham Frags are worth getting?

    I think you nailed it SmellyFinger with the performance being the real issue of these type of celeb fragrances. I was able to sample Beckham Homme the other day and I was extremely surprised, to be...
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    Re: My girlfriend got scammed!

    Marais, your comedic genius is never lost on me ;) Brilliant way to tie two threads together!
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    Re: My girlfriend got scammed!

    LMFAO!!



    I also find the firm 'no thanks' to be almost universally successful in these situations.



    Great points, Tim! The aspect of playing on your human emotions, whether it's...
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    Re: Most iconic MALE fragrance?

    Overall for the 20th Century: Old Spice
    80's: Drakkar Noir
    90's into the 2000's: Acqua Di Gio
    Currently: Aventus
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    Re: which fragrance will you always have?

    Honestly, with how many fragrances exist and are continuing to be produced I don't really find there is a single fragrance in my collection that I couldn't do without (although I obviously have my...
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    Re: My girlfriend got scammed!

    I have a rule that I vehemently adhere to in life; if anyone solicits me for anything, anywhere at anytime I immediately shut them down. I don't appreciate being solicited for any reason and it's...
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    Poll: Re: Which is the best season for Aventus?

    Aventus is versatile and certainly can be worn in any season, but it really does shine in the Fall IMO. I wore it a few times this summer and enjoyed it (along with the mandatory compliments) but...
  39. Re: What's your least favorite category for colognes/frags? What's your favorite?

    My favorite would be woody aromatics/aromatic fougeres, but that's tough to nail it down to one group. There are certainly some chypres and woody floral musks that are amongst my favorites, too....
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    Re: Which of these colognes are suitable for my dog

    It seems like every few days I read a thread that gets my vote for best (i.e. worst) thread on Basenotes. This one has instantly surged to the top.
  41. Re: Do you like a cologne enough to try to steal it? If so which cologne would be worth it for you?

    I heard about this story today and instantly thought it would be good fodder for a basenotes thread! It's really sad because as others have stated this guy could quite easily afford a nice fragrance,...
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    Re: Favorite scents around $30?

    Kenneth Cole Signature (This is woody, slightly floral but not sweet, I don't get much citrus as some do, overall really a sleeper from KC)
    Kenneth Cole Black (Spicy, fresh, a bit green and a real...
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    Re: Versace Eros thoughts and takes?

    I think Eros is fabulous and this coming from someone who isn't a fan of vanilla and tonka on my skin. But this is so well blended, uplifting with the mint, it's the perfect fragrance going into the...
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    Re: Monster tonka bean fragrance wanted help please?

    Armani Eau de Nuit
    Versace Eros
    Aramani Code Ultimate
    Kenneth Cole Mankind

    Sorry, missed the pricing, Eros can be found the most discounted of these four
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    Re: Grey Vetiver new Eau de Toilette by Tom Ford

    +1!!




    lol I'm one that finds GV to be a modern take on vetiver and a great response from TF to all of the fresh or safe fragrances out there. It's a like, not a love for me but definitely a...
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    Re: After sports fragrance

    I like a spritz of something fresh and on the lighter side after a workout if I'm not headed straight home afterwards:

    Terre D'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche- Invigorating, citrus, smooth woods
    Armani...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Damn, Viffer, stunning collection! Even the way you've presented your designers makes them look like jewels. Very nice.
  48. Poll: Re: If you could have all fragranes from 1 house, which would it be?

    Would be Creed or Tom Ford for me
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    Re: Armani eau pour homme

    For me, yes, without a doubt.
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    Re: I was so wrong about Bleu de Chanel, you too?

    This an interesting review Tmoran, because your description of BdC as a grapefruit bomb is exactly what I've experienced (albeit with some incense in the heart and drydown). I've gotten three...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum

    This along Tom Ford Extreme seems to be a real standout at Sephora and makes a real departure from the majority of designer offerings. Although I do love the smell of Eau Sauvage EDP, I'm not sure...
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    Re: 3 Fragrances every young man should have !

    Tend to agree with those that are suggesting fragrances for three different occasions that will apply to the user, picks from a 45 year old man seem rather arbitrary ;)
  53. Re: What do women think about your favorite fragrance?

    Hey, thanks for the video, man. I like how one females opinion constitutes "what the ladies think" about certain frags lol. Seriously, though, Danielle has a good nose and I thought that her insights...
  54. Re: How are current Yatagan and Aramis? much castoreum?

    Lol Those notes might work well together in a vacuum, but in actual air around living breathing creatures, no fricking way
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    Poll: Re: Best from Tom Ford

    DMA, I'm very surprised, shocked actually, that with your love for Aventus and GIT that you would feel this way about TF Extreme. Indeed, very interesting what people smell.



    Totally agree with...
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    Re: Introducing new people to fragrances

    I remember your original thread about this trip and find this to be just an awesome account!



    For an 'unsophisticated' young working man, your nephew sure has some sophisticated tastes! This is...
  57. Re: Don't stone me to death for asking but what do you guys think of Armani Mania?

    This review is spot on!
  58. Re: Don't stone me to death for asking but what do you guys think of Armani Mania?

    I've been on record of saying that Armani Mania is my favorite fragrance from the house and is highly underrated which suits me fine. Very refined, versatile, and sensual. Always gets compliments and...
  59. Re: Top 1 Spray Fragrances (Current Formulations Only)

    Aventus
    Tobacco Vanille
    Bijan for Men
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    Re: Back to the classics: suggestions!

    One you might want to check out is Grigioperla by La Perla. Came out in the early 90's but this is definitely an 80's style fougere. Although it does have that oldschool vibe, it's not a total...
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    Re: Can a scent be dated if no one wears it?

    I love Aventus but honestly this is one that does fall into the category of being more classic, dated, 'old man' scent than a lot of current fragrances. Sure it has a modern twist with the pineapple...
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    Re: Emporio Armani He/ Lui / Il

    Interesting, mine is a recent formulation from April of '13 according to checkcosmetic. Smells really nice to my nose but I would be interested to smell the original formula. Regardless, longevity...
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    Re: Can a scent be dated if no one wears it?

    The way modern fragrances are blended is different than many older frags are. Like others have pointed out it's the style or prominent notes that tend to date a fragrance. Tom Ford for Men has a lot...
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    Re: Emporio Armani He/ Lui / Il

    Wanted to resurrect an old thread because I just picked up a tester bottle of this on the cheap from Ebay. This is a really a great versatile fresh, woodsy scent that projects well and has good...
  65. Thread: Encre Noir

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    Re: Encre Noir

    lol Thank you, Marais, for some much needed levity, I do appreciate it :)
  66. Thread: Encre Noir

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    Re: Encre Noir

    Can we please stop the ridiculous hyperbole with EN? It's literally like nothing I've seen before with a fragrance. It smells nothing remotely like Armani Code. It's a very sharp, dry, and pungent...
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    Re: Is this a good purchase or no?

    Solid advice
  68. Thread: Create a flanker

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    Re: Create a flanker

    Based on the other Code flankers this one would be amazing!
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    Re: A fragrance that smells like fast food fries.

    Ditto. For whatever it's worth, my friend's wife told me I smelled like french fries (no joke) once when I was Bvlgari Pour Homme years ago. Conversely, I did not find that to be a complimentary...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Exactly. Although the prices have been steadily increasing at these stores, sometimes even if I know I can get something cheaper online, the "instant gratification," as you put it Chuck, is very...
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    Re: Lalique Encre Noire Sport

    Ahh, so it does have something in common with the original. A lighter bug spray with citrus, no thanks.
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    Re: Need your suggestion

    Welcome, man!

    Kenneth Cole Black would be my recommendation. It's a unique, versatile fragrance for a designer and different than the ones you currently have.
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    Re: Best men's fragrances commonly found at Macys?

    I find to Chrome to be on the synthetic side, too. I had a bottle years ago but ended up swapping it , however, it was definitely a compliment getter. So, if you like it, go for it. Whatever Versace...
  74. Thread: Encre Noir

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    Re: Encre Noir

    One of my most hated fragrances of all time. It's pungent and off putting to my nose. I think it smells like bug spray. When I hear others describe it as dark, smokey, brooding, poetic, I can only...
  75. Re: On the whole " That fragrance smells dated thing" or " generic" even..

    As you've stated it is entirely subjective. However, I think saying a fragrance is dated can be seen as a compliment or critique. As an example, for me, Bois Du Portugal, Armani Eau Pour Homme, and...
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    Re: Cant find a cologne that I love

    To be honest 360 Red is the only frag from your list I really like. Keep sampling and don't be afraid to try a few more fragrances from the 21st century ;) Hit up the mall with some regularity over...
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    Re: natural smelling designers

    One that surprised me is Kenneth Cole Signature. The woodsy and floral notes are really nice in this one and very natural smelling. I recently got a sample after trying it years ago and forgetting...
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    Re: Alternative to YSL L'Homme?

    I'm not a fan of L'Homme because I find the ginger to be too much. YSL L'Homme Sport is very similar but better IMO because it's more balanced. Kenneth Cole Mankind is also similar but the ginger is...
  79. Re: Oldskool Aftershaves: Aqua Velva vs. Old Spice vs. Brut

    My dad used Old Spice so that's what I used way back when! I usually just use unscented Aveeno lotion after shaving now and like the results.

    For an AS, though, Gillette Cool Wave is what I use...
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    Re: Desperately Seeking White Musk + Cedar

    Armani Mania. Cedar and musk are perfectly balanced in this one IMO. There's vetiver in there, too, but I don't pick it up much. The saffron and citrus are blended nicely and not at all dominant....
  81. Re: Looking for something smokey for the cooler weather

    I've seen it on Ebay, on the pricier but it's there at least.
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    Re: John Varvatos Star USA pulled from Macy's

    I was able to sample this about a week ago and in spite of the horrible reviews I thought it smelled pretty good. The citron, juniper, and woods combo is nice. It reminded me of another fragrance...
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    Re: Finally sniffed Eau Sauvage... wow!!

    I sampled this one for the first time about a year ago and was pleasantly surprised with it, too. I own vintage Armani Eau Pour Homme and the two are pretty similar IMO, especially in the first hour....
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    Re: "Unexpected" likes and dislikes...

    Unexpected likes are: Versace Eros, Armani Code Ultimate, Tom Ford Noir, and Kenneth Cole Mankind. These are not the types of fragrances I usually gravitate towards but really dig these.
    ...
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    Re: Oh, how this hobby is bad for my bank account!

    I think everyone has to figure what amount of disposable income they can justify for the hobby. For me it's a lot less than most because at a point I do feel like this hobby simply becomes gluttonous...
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    Re: When / How do you reapply?

    Honestly, I think if you're reapplying with AHS and BDC you're just asking to be cologne guy, longevity on those two is fine. I never reapply and just allow and prefer the lifespan of the fragrance...
  87. Re: Looking for sweet (not cloying), yet fresh/woody, skin scent.

    Tom Ford Noir EDT
    Armani Code Ultimate
    Versace Eros

    I used to really hate any type of sweet or powdery fragrances, but as I've sampled more fragrances these are three that really work for me and...
  88. Re: Your favorite two or more fragrance combination??

    Stalkerboy, you've got some pretty interesting blends going on. Tom Ford Extreme + Pure Havane sounds interesting along with Perry Ellis 360 Red + Terre de Hermes.

    My favorite blend is Tom Ford...
  89. Re: Looking for something smokey for the cooler weather

    Tom Ford Extreme definitely has a smokey accord IMO. It's not like an incense type of smoke, though, it's more like a smokey/burnt cedar that's pretty rich. If you have a Sephora close by you can...
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    Poll: Re: How much do you love your fragrances?

    Chuck, missed your post, but definitely concur and we have similar interests outside of fragrance!
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    Poll: Re: How much do you love your fragrances?

    I tend to agree with these type of sentiments. I truly love wearing and discussing fragrances, but I certainly view it as something that can become more of an indulgence and obsession than an...
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    Re: Funny cologne guy stories?

    Because they're essentially just anecdotes about guys over applying their fragrance and it's not necessarily what I come to BN for, but, as previously acknowledged, there are some funny anecdotes...
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    Poll: Re: Terre D'Hermes EDT or Pure Parfum?

    I like both but the sharpness of the citrus and dry spice of the pepper and vetiver from the EDT is definitely my preference.
  94. Thread: Bijan for man

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    Re: Bijan for man

    IMO, maybe. :) Several years back an acquaintance of mine wore this and I have to admit the first time I smelled it on him I though it was incredible. It was definitely a powerhouse but it had a nice...
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    Poll: Re: Need help choosing cold weather scent

    Three that aren't on your list that I would recommend:

    Armani Code Ultimate
    Tom Ford Extreme (this one might be a bit too much for the office IMO)
    Versace Eros
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    Re: Top Ten Designer Picks - with a few rules

    There might be a lot on your list that I'm not a fan of but I truly appreciate your descriptions!
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    Re: Funny cologne guy stories?

    I usually find these kind of threads to be somewhat gratuitous but have to admit there are some pretty funny stories here! So, I'll submit one:

    Several years ago when my niece was born and finally...
  98. Re: For those having longevity and projection issues with GIT, MI, Aventus

    This does sound interesting, indeed. How many puddles of Aventus can I safely apply? This is one I don't have longevity issues with at all ;) GIT projects pretty strongly for me the first hour or so...
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    Re: Top Ten Designer Picks - with a few rules

    For me Chanel, Dior, YSL, and Mugler are of little consequence and these are the one's I've seen at Sephora or Macys:

    Armani Mania
    Armani Code Ultimate
    Kenneth Cole Mankind
    Terre D'Hermes EDT...
  100. Re: Not satisfied with anything I own or sampled. What happened?

    I agree with this. It's similar to having a full wardrobe of clothes with nothing to wear; you're bored with what you have. Take a break from sampling for awhile and it will become novel again to...
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