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    Re: What makes your eyes glaze over?

    http://www.quickmeme.com/img/d0/d0f708b6fad81d8162fe62a4ecb77c779c4e3f895524c3af42b559f632ee1e8c.jpg
  2. Re: Le Male collector editions - how long are they produced for?

    2015 bump. Please read the 'new' stuff in the OP!
  3. Re: I have a nightmare story and you all will despise me

    What batch codes?
  4. Re: How to determine new Blackxs formulation from old?

    I might have an older type. Batch code 80461 (CheckFresh: 2008-02-15). Bottom of BOTTLE has 'Paris - made in France'. Ingredient stuff is listed on back of box. It does have an embossed or w/e PR...
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own

    How many do I need to complete? At the moment.... not applicable? :)

    What can make me stop collecting? Well, one thing is me being dead, hah.

    How many do I have? Of 'unique' frag bottles......
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    Re: What makes your eyes glaze over?

    I actually like the "Is my x fake?" type threads. :).

    The long 'story-mode' fragrance reviews can be :rolleyesold:, where I won't even bother reading the whole thing or w/e. In general, I may...
  7. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentrée name change to Eau de Parfum?

    Well... PM, PM EdTC, PM EdP. The latter two haven't even been out for 50 years.

    What may have happened is the EdTC changed 'name' to EdP (not sure if worldwide, or just USA/NA, or what). However,...
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    Re: Is this Pure Havane fake or real?

    Enjoy! I actually might prefer/enjoy A*Men Pure Havane more so than A*Men Pure Malt, in general.

    Don't hurt me, Basenotes! :vrolijk_1:
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    Re: Is this Pure Havane fake or real?

    Here's some of my stuff, both frags (A*Men Pure Havane and A*Men Pure Malt) were bought directly from an official Mugler site, not from a discounter.

    A*Men Pure Havane box:...
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    Re: Frederic Malle perfumes: concentration

    Bump. I'm curious. Carnal Flower is a frag I'm interested in getting. Has it been significantly weakened?
  11. Re: Given the ARMAF copies, would you still buy Aventus, GIT, Noir de Noir, Terre d'Hermes etc.

    Honestly, in general I'd probably still rather have/buy the real deal or w/e as opposed to a clone/smell-a-like.
  12. Re: Online international (non-USA) retailers for by Kilian that ship to USA?

    Thanks for responses Vernona. If I were to order there, I would probably do it to where I'd get free shipping. As it stands currently WITH the shipping, the price is not much less than if I bought...
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    Re: Millesime Imperial, how many sprays?

    At an office last year, I did maybe ~2-3 sprays of MI.

    Another employee noticed it out in the hallway or w/e. I was using a little office room that leads to the hallway. I don't know if she was...
  14. Re: Online international (non-USA) retailers for by Kilian that ship to USA?

    I did do a contact thing before I read your post, thanks. :).
  15. Re: Online international (non-USA) retailers for by Kilian that ship to USA?

    Thank you. I don't know why, but in the checkout area, there's a tax amount of €38.17 after I've entered in USA shipping information.

    ??? Do they charge tax regardless of where it's being ordered...
  16. Re: Anyone buys Amouage from FragranceNet.com?

    I ordered Reflection Man from FragranceNet (received a magnetic cap type).
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    Alcohol % on packaging?

    I've looked around, could y'all clarify what it means?

    Say there's a 78% Vol. or whatever thing on a box for a 100 ml frag. Does that mean it's 78 ml alcohol out of the 100 ml?

    OR does it mean...
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    Re: How to start a fragrance collection?

    Different options for cheapies or so, such as.. (at least for USA ordering(?)?)

    Midnight in Paris Eau de Parfum
    Azzaro Chrome
    Versace The Dreamer
    Lapidus pour Homme
    Boss Bottled EdT (#6)...
  19. Re: Reflection Man: thoughts on the magnetic cap version

    Er, well, despite what y'all may think of Reflection Man's smell in general(?) - can you compare the differences (if anything noticeable at least?) between magnetic and non-magnetic cap type(s) with...
  20. Re: Reflection Man: thoughts on the magnetic cap version

    Bump.

    How is the magnetic cap version compared to non-magnetic cap version (with the current bottle type or w/e), if applicable?

    Same? Very similar? Blow to longevity/sillage/projection? Very...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Dude what? Screw the 13ZZ01 and 14G01.... if there's an 11X02, GET THAT! That's maybe *THE* primary 'legendary' batch of Aventus. For whatever reasoning, 11Z01 maybe became more popular.
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    Re: Recommendations please

    Do you mean Eau Sauvage Parfum? Maybe ESP out of those 3 for me. But, it might depend. :)
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    Re: Stinky Bottles

    Hah, I've experienced bad smell(s) from one or more frag bottles and/or packaging that I own. Yes, at least one is Bond No. 9. Did you try to smell the cap?

    I don't know if it's some type of...
  24. Re: Tomorrow is my first large fragrance purchase of the year, so...

    FYI, there is The Scent of Peace and The Scent of Peace for Him. There might be people who have posted here not specifying, which maybe could cause people to seek out the 'wrong' fragrance.


    ...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Would you elaborate, please? :)
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel or Acqua Di Gio?

    It might depend? :). I own an EdT of BdC, might get a bottle of EdP in the future.

    I also have AdG pH and AdG Essenza.
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    Re: Bvlgari Aqua Amara

    I own a bottle. To me, it might basically/pretty much smell like orange or some type of orange/orange-ish smell.

    I like it. :)
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    So.. you have a 2014 batch and you want one with 'less' smoke?...

    2014... smoke... error! Error!
    ...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    I did an e-mail to [email protected] recently, but I'll send one for that one as well. Thanks.
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    They told you his name?... Oh man.




    Link for the Bond No. 9?
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    Re: Need Blind-Buy Advice

    Price range? What about darker/thicker/sweeter?

    Rochas Man
    The One for Men
    Allure Homme
    A*Men Pure Havane
    Dior Homme Intense
    Chergui
    La Nuit de L'Homme
  32. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Thanks, :). I'll maybe do a blind buy in the future for it.
  33. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    How's the mint note or w/e in 1861 (Renaissance) compared to Cartier Roadster?
  34. Re: Should be more love for the Basenotes wardrobe!

    Something that might be cool is if the SOTD fragrance or w/e is displayed under the avatar pic or something, :).
  35. Re: Dior Homme Line of Scents...my favorite flanker and original collection

    I don't own all of them, probably never will. But I have DH (black stem?), DHI (2x, maybe both dif formulations?), DHS ('newer' 2012 type) and DHP.

    Based on smell with the above, I'm not sure,...
  36. Re: If every fragrance bottle cost $100 a pop...?

    (Not saying they're my most wanted or whatever, but..)
    No. 1 for Men
    Carnal Flower
    Richwood

    etc. :tongue:
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    Re: Best place to buy Bleu de Chanel.

    In general, do NOT buy Chanel from a discounter. Chanel is a brand that I might ONLY buy through an official Chanel website or an official retailer such as Saks Fifth Avenue.
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    Re: My disappointing Z01 experience

    You may not like The Scent of Peace for Him then.

    I made a thread last month: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/403722-Help-identifying-fuzzy-static-y-smell(s)-from-certain-frags?highlight=
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    Re: My disappointing Z01 experience

    Which Z01 might you have tried? What year?
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Don't need to manually go through pages or w/e, there's a search feature/search features. 'Search Thread' with a down arrow, top right area of the top area of the page, right above the top post on...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    ....have you tried searching in this thread?....
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    Re: Luxury Leathers...

    OP, are you sure you didn't mean C for Men for the Clive Christian?
  43. Re: Parfumerie Du Soleil D'or Lille. Online Store

    Ah, well that's good news. It's probably a pretty safe bet to assume they're an official retailer then if at least two of the brands have them listed on their sites. Thanks!
  44. Re: The longest longevity fragrance you've ever used?

    The lighter blue or darker blue bottle type? or?
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    Re: Best Reformulated Fragrances 2015

    Try to test them out from a store or something. Even if a fragrance has been reformulated, try to form your own opinion on what you smelled.

    Say you smell a frag, and think it smells fantastic,...
  46. Re: Parfumerie Du Soleil D'or Lille. Online Store

    Any of you received confirmation that they're an official retailer of any of the product(s)? I don't mean from Parfumerie du Soleil d'Or, but rather, the brands they might carry.

    e.g. response...
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    Re: Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male (2015)

    I'm interested.
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    Re: Best blind buy ?

    Out of those.. the D&G might seem the most mature, followed by MiP -> DHS -> Spicebomb.

    As far as masculinity.. I'd maybe do the same order OR switch MiP and DHS (so D&G pH -> DHS -> MiP ->...
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    Re: is this one of a kind????

    I'm not sure. Maybe it's a new release? A flanker to regular Attimo pour Homme?
  50. Re: Popular fragrances you've smelled on others in public ... that just didn't impress

    More!
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    Re: why is it that sales clerks do this?

    I've bought a lot of frags from discounters, but with Chanel, I have ONLY bought directly via a Chanel website or in person at Saks Fifth Avenue.

    I may never end up buying any Chanel from a...
  52. Re: Can cheap wine taste great? Brain imaging and marketing placebo effects.

    Well also, don't simply think about the quality of the fragrance.

    Say there's Cheapie A - cheap ingredients, common amongst public.
    Expensive A - cheap ingredients, barely known in public.
    ...
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    Re: Clive Christian For Men

    Please update if you get any info! :)
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    Re: Clive Christian For Men

    What? I copied and pasted. The ~8% thing might be wrong, that may be lower than the actual concentration. Look:

    http://i.imgur.com/uWwF1Zn.png
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    Re: Clive Christian For Men

    I e-mailed back, and part of my response is:

    "To clarify, the X for Men that LuckyScent sells (in the black bottle(s)) are rated for a 25% concentration?"

    Alex promptly responded:

    "That's...
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    Re: Clive Christian For Men

    A response I got from LuckyScent:

    "Hi Robert, thanks for your email. The Clive X for Men is what they've chosen to call a Perfume Spray- they list the concentration at 25%, so in more standard...
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    Re: Clive Christian For Men

    Thanks.

    Hm, so I maybe did not notice on my CC packaging an 'Eau de Parfum' categorization. Are the regular line ones considered extraits/pure parfum or simply EdP, or?

    And the higher priced...
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    Re: Any Good Organic Colognes Out There ?

    Natural vs. synthetic frags doesn't necessarily mean one is going to be 'better' in regards to allergic reaction(s).

    Test frags you're interested in on yourself (sample from (a) physical store(s)...
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    Re: Clive Christian For Men

    Thank you. So, are the pure perfume ones non-spray only?
  60. Re: Wonder why my new Creed Royal Oud Does not last

    Interesting, I looked at mine, and that's the batch code for it as well (S4311X01).

    Are there any of you that own Royal-Oud that is NOT S4311X01?

    If you don't mind, share when/where you...
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    Re: Clive Christian For Men

    Something I've tried to figure out. Is there not only one strength of X for Men?

    I've noticed these little bottles (for example, on StrawberryNET - $1,601.50.) going for way more expensive than...
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    Re: Frederic Malle/Estee Lauder

    Interested. I own bottles of Portrait of a Lady and Musc Ravageur, as well as samples of them, and samples of Le Parfum de Therese.

    Musc Ravageur is delicious (have only done a wearing from my...
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    Poll: Re: Dior homme intense vs Dior homme parfum

    I'm not sure if you misunderstood my post or not (were you trying to agree with me?), but, anyways, to elaborate my point(s):

    Read the OP, 'Which is better'. It's regarding both of the scents. One...
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    Re: My Search of 20+ Years Is Over, Finally

    Grats. What was your reaction? :)
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    Poll: Re: Dior homme intense vs Dior homme parfum

    A thing about these kind of polls might be that people vote without even having tried all of the options or w/e..

    If you have not tried all of the options, then perhaps think about (or more so?)...
  66. Re: Is this Creed Aventus I bought real or fake?

    For legit Aventus at least, an easy way to tell maybe most of the 2014+ batches is to look at the tubing inside.

    Basically.. thicker with the big ball bearing = 2013 and earlier, and thinner =...
  67. Re: Is this Creed Aventus I bought real or fake?

    Might be real. Older style tubing? White underneath cap? CREED logo or w/e on atomizer head, instead of a CPEED one? :)
  68. Re: Fragrancenet : trusted site? Maybe not...

    Interesting.

    Someone got a little cash to burn (in order to share what arrives, if anything)?
  69. Re: Terre d'Hermes is now being offered in a 16.9 oz bottle.

    Eh, I'd probably rather get multiple smaller bottles (100 ml) rather than one large one (amount of air that gets into the bottle.. I'd rather a single smaller bottle turn and have others that I...
  70. Re: Your current scent is discontinued tomorrow

    David Yurman Limited Edition

    1) Will you restock on it before it's gone forever? Maybe I'd look to order one more?

    2) Are you willing to pay crazy prices for it since it is rare now? Currently,...
  71. Thread: Kouros 2015

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    Re: Kouros 2015

    I'd like to see the new box. I'm curious.
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    Re: Davidoff Zino/Zino Davidoff discontinued.

    Hm. I don't know. Maybe it's considered discontinued or something for the American/NA market or so, but still 'alive' in other places?
  73. Re: Please describe what Kouros really smells like

    http://i.imgur.com/fCcZsbn.png
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    Re: Most overrated fragrance on Basenotes?

    Not saying it's overrated, but, please stop 'talking' about Aventus so much.
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    Re: Lets make a list: Your 1 spray fragrances

    Oh wow, really? Have I underestimated mine? Hah

    I just got a bottle of PoaL in recently, but I was sent 1-2 spray samples of PoaL along with the order - and 1-2 with another order. So, I have 3...
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    Re: Lets make a list: Your 1 spray fragrances

    Do any of you do ~1 spray for Portrait of a Lady?
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    Re: Lets make a list: Your 1 spray fragrances

    There may be a problem with this type of thread... that being ignorance/uninformed people.

    Such as with 1 Million and Le Male. Are they not the projection/longevity beasts as before? What about...
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    Re: Vintage Kouros

    Vinnie - is it from maybe the latest packaging type? There has been talk of a newer box or whatever for Kouros (I first noticed maybe either this month or last month on basenotes). Maybe the...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Might be waiting for a while.. (in general with regular discounter pricing)************** :).

    Also, was it a tester/unboxed?
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    Re: Herrera For Men problems.

    Huh. Well... maybe it's more concentrated? ;) Less spraying? Haha
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Might be waiting for a while...

    and what if it's reformulated by that time? ;)
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Haha. Probably the hair or w/e got into the bottle prior to the filling process? Maybe they store empty bottles up-right, whether covered or not? I don't know. I would maybe try to get a replacement...
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    Dating Frederic Malle's?

    So, I have some FM samples and there might be a date on at least 2 out of the 5 that I have (I haven't tried to look on the backs of the other three so far for date stuff.)

    Yet, I haven't found a...
  84. Help identifying fuzzy/'static-y' smell(s) from certain frags?

    So, I've noticed it with The Scent of Peace for Him, Duro, and *maybe* Black Afgano.

    Imagine an older CRT TV or something that isn't on an 'actual' channel, and it has that black/white fuzz going...
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    Poll: Re: Oud Wood vs Musc Ravageur

    I'm not sure about Oud Wood. But, I find Musc Ravageur to be delicious.

    As far as a 'sexy signature'. I don't know.
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    Re: Aus Liebe Zum Duft/First in Fragrance.

    I've done one order with FiF and two with EN. Haven't paid any kind of customs fee or whatever that I'm aware of. :)
  87. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    As far as sprayed on... Musc Ravageur - Bottle arrived today. Yep, I blind buy! I really like this one!

    Black Afgano - From a sample. It maybe doesn't seem to be as 'abstract'/'strange'/'unusual'...
  88. Re: Shipping/customs time from Essenza Nobile/First in Fragrance (Aus Liebe zum Duft) to USA?

    Update: So, the first package that hasn't shown any tracking info (with USPS at least) for being in customs.... has supposedly arrived in the main city and there's an estimated delivery day for...
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    Re: Macy's fragrance counter sales associates.

    http://i57.tinypic.com/bgcy2g.jpg
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    And did Creed go back to the thicker style tubing temporarily? A person on Facebook sent me a picture of supposedly 14D01 - which has thicker tubing. :shocked: Heh
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Okay so, y'all are aware of the like supposedly smoke-less / less smoke-y or whatever batches that have been coming out, aye?

    Okay... like when did that 'start'? With the less/non smoke-y-ness....
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    Re: What was your worst blind buy?

    *bump*
  93. Shipping/customs time from Essenza Nobile/First in Fragrance (Aus Liebe zum Duft) to USA?

    What kind of shipping times within the past ~2 years have y'all gotten from Essenza Nobile/First in Fragrance (Aus Liebe zum Duft) to the USA?

    A big thing I'm interested in is the time, roughly,...
  94. Re: Viktor and Rolf Antidote officially discontinued

    Haha
  95. Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    Bump. Anyone else? How many, if applicable, of you have frags/a frag that's at least 20 years old and seems fine to you?
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    Re: New To the Forum

    Welcome.
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    Fake.

    - CPEED instead of CREED on the atomizer head.
    - The label on the bottom of the box might seem 'too' white/bright, and thin font(?), and it looks to be frayed or something on edge(s)...
  98. Poll: Re: Do you store your fragrances in a wine cooler/mini-fridge?

    The temperature fluctuation would maybe not be as big compared to a cooler.

    For example, say a cooler is.. ~53 degrees, then cuts off, and goes to an ambient ~74. Now, say the A/C cuts off and the...
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    Re: What's your signature scent?

    n/a ;)
  100. Poll: Re: Do you store your fragrances in a wine cooler/mini-fridge?

    No, I do not. I don't want big temperature fluctuations (say they're in a cooler, and the power gets cut off or the cooler breaks, and I'm not home for hours/days). I have over 155 different frags,...
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