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    Re: After 20 years testing - these are the best

    Dior is an incredible house and I was expecting to see it here. Even better is that it's there twice.
  2. Re: Tom Ford Private Blends - how are the body sprays?

    No one on basenotes knows?
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    Re: Your favorite Versace?

    Eau Fraiche sounded great to me but I tried it and found it boring and a little synthetic.
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    Re: Dirty by Lush(Gorilla perfumes)

    The stores have it in a body spray plastic bottle spritzer form and in a perfume atomizer form. Online it seems to be just the perfume in a small eyedropper.
  5. Tom Ford Private Blends - how are the body sprays?

    I've seen mention that the body sprays smell pretty much the same as the parfums. They are $65 for 5oz. I'm wondering what the differences are. They cost significantly less than the parfums, so do...
  6. Re: which among these is the reliable online site --for US domestic perfume orders & Delivery ?

    I've had great experiences with Fragrancenet. Wait for a coupon and they'll likely have the lowest prices of all. They also seem to have the biggest stock of all the sites being mentioned in the...
  7. Re: So, what is the best Tom Ford Private Blend in your opinion?

    Tobacco Vanille is incredible. More of a cool weather scent.
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    Re: Dirty by Lush(Gorilla perfumes)

    Wait yes, that's what I meant. The perfume.

    God it smells good. It isn't soapy or barbershop, but it smells like such a great beach resort clean.
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    Re: Dirty by Lush(Gorilla perfumes)

    Just bought this as the perfume (not the body spray) because it works so well in humid heat. Smells very clean. It has an herbal dry down that reminds me of Cartier Roadster. Sort of like you went to...
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    Re: Designer clone for Dior Homme Sport 2008

    The 2008 version isn't hard to find as far as I can tell.
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    Warm weather vanilla

    It's hot and humid as hell here in FL. I know some of you will claim there's no such thing as a scent that fares better or is more bearable under certain weather, but that's dead wrong. I can't...
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    Natural v. Synthetic Men's Scents

    I see people call certain scents synthetic-smelling frequently, but not often natural. What are some well known or some of your well liked men's naturals, and what are some synthetic examples? Is...
  13. Re: Which fragrances in the last 15 years "changed the game"?

    Beautiful

    And my answer is Dior Homme. Not sure why people are picking it's Intense flanker since that's a derivative of DH and doesn't do anything game-changing compared to DH.
  14. Re: Anyone not bothered by or open to reformulations?

    I really have trouble agreeing with people who say a reformulation is worse for any reason besides the consensus agreeing its longevity, sillage, etc. have been weakened. A shift in notes is...
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    Re: Definition of signature scent

    It's the fragrance you want associated with you, enjoy having associated with you, and enjoy wearing in a regular fashion to support its association with you.
  16. Anyone not bothered by or open to reformulations?

    I know a lot of people appreciate a scent maintaining it's unique character, but sometimes, whether by need or choice, it gets reformulated.

    Anyone here just plan like buying their signature...
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    Poll: Re: Need A Modern Masterpiece Designer

    I think so long as you aren't outdoors in warmth for most of your day, this one is indeed a modern designer masterpiece. For all-purpose, though, I'd go with Terre d'Hermes.
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    Re: Thoughts about reformulation

    Unless the reformulation effect is obvious to me without doing a side by side comparison, I won't resist a reformulated scent purchase.

    That said, I think they shouldn't happen. It reminds me of...
  19. Re: Army of Dior Fahrenheit bottles for just $222,222.00

    Why?
  20. Thread: Terre D'Hermes

    by Cannon
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes

    I've just changed my mind on this one. I didn't care for it much the first four or five wears. It didn't hit me as earthy-orange, but rather floral-orange. Now it smells like orange slices in...
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    Re: What's the best fragrance house?

    It's subjective, but all the brands named here are hall of famers.
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    Re: Roadster by Cartier

    I get too much herb from it, but it isn't bad. Just not for me.
  23. Re: Do u think Michael Jordan or Tim Mcgraw actually wear their brand of fragrance? Celebrity fragra

    I, too, have heard Sarah Jessica Parker was pretty involved in the actual development of her scents. I believe she mentioned trying to understand scent development when the creative process was...
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    Re: Unscented antiperspirant (2012)

    It is believed by some that it can lead to cancer or other poison illnesses in some people over extended use. That is why some people insist on avoiding the ingredient in exchange for more natural...
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    Re: Unscented antiperspirant (2012)

    I don't get people who just shower in the morning either. Dirty in bed is only for special occasions :thumbsup:.

    Certain DRI specifically says it doesn't matter if you shower the next morning...
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    Re: Unscented antiperspirant (2012)

    I use Certain DRI roll-on (the solid is scented), which works great for me. I have used Ban Unscented as well, which worked nice too.
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    Re: Which is the ultimate vanilla scent for men?

    Of the ones I have tried, this one is the best.
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    Re: Do you have a "Friday" scent?

    Friday is my favorite day of the week (for silly reasons since I don't have anyone to hang out with as a bit of an unintentionally solitary guy). All my favorite shows air on Thurdays (except Mad Men...
  29. Re: Most popular niche fragrances that i HAVE TO TRY

    I most certainly agree with Tobacco Vanille
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    Re: Thanks to the fragrance community!

    Congrats!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 26, 2012

    TF Tobacco Vanille.

    Makes me think of this
  32. Re: Is it necessary to take a fragrance holiday occasionally...

    I take days off. It builds up my appetite.
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    Re: Windsor: A Knife to the Heart

    OP is like a juicy romance novel for basenoters. Thanks for sharing and congrats on a great find.
  34. Re: What is the best "all around" fragrance you've ever owned/experienced?

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    I love the smell and even the themes that they claim inspired and influenced it. It has a great, old, natural, masculine charm and doesn't smell perfume heavy to a...
  35. Thread: NICHE gourmands

    by Cannon
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    Re: NICHE gourmands

    To me, TV smells pretty edible. The tobacco gives it masculinity, but I get more of a vanilla and cocoa vibe from it. Fantastic scent.
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    Poll: Re: Finally.. Best OUD based fragrance for men

    Same, but I am enjoying reading along.
  37. Re: Fierce Abercrombie & Fitch Vs. Legend Mont Blanc. Which is better?

    This is true. I am in college and I hate it simply because of who I see wearing it. People with Abercrombie "Vintage" t-shirts and Beats by Dr. Dre headphones on while they sit in class.

    The scent...
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    Re: Louis Vuitton line of fragrance?

    The same thing happens in many fragrance and fashion houses. Most sunglasses come out of two big companies (Luxottica - who makes Ray Ban, Oliver Peoples, Persol, and Oakley in house, with licensed...
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    Re: Amouage And Tom Ford First Impressions.

    I love Tobacco Vanille. Haven't tried the other two you mentioned yet.
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    Re: A Signature scent or a Scent Rotation ?

    What would Don Draper do?

    March 25
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    Re: The Greatest Masterpiece Fragrances

    Err... What exactly is a Brown Problem? I hope it isn't as icky as it sounds...
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    Re: The Greatest Masterpiece Fragrances

    I like thinking about that too. What recent scents are such sure winners?

    I haven't smelled Puredistance M yet, but I was curious if anyone thought it would have lasting praise.
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    Re: The Greatest Masterpiece Fragrances

    I suppose I am asking for the 'discovered' masterpieces. It really is hard to say whether something is a masterpiece if no one cares to build an appreciation for it.

    Mona Lisa would perhaps just...
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    Re: The Greatest Masterpiece Fragrances

    I am aware that fragrances get reformulated, and many who loved the originals are not as fond of the reformulations, but I don't think that should stop people from answering in any way. So maybe...
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    Re: The Greatest Masterpiece Fragrances

    So you would nominate them... to see them get shot down for being overrated? Is that what you mean? :cheesy:

    Well, I was thinking along the lines of ones that deserve to be recognized.
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    The Greatest Masterpiece Fragrances

    I did a search and find more or less favorites threads. Sorry if this doesn't belong.

    I am curious about which scents you would consider the greatest masterpieces of fragrances and fragrance...
  47. Re: Do you ever wear the same fragrance TWO DAYS IN A ROW?

    Yes. My collection is small for the exact reason that I want to get back to them often.
  48. Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    I haven't pulled the trigger on any huge bottles yet, but I am starting to love the look of Tom Ford decanter 8.4 oz bottles... Is it a mistake? I realize that if I make myself a collection of a few...
  49. Re: Does a Tom Ford Private Blend Collection 250ml comes with a spray?

    Okay, so it is basically something to just check with the retailer on. I'd rather not purchase one without it. Thanks guys.
  50. Re: do you Associate fragrances two any country or city.

    I have a 1930s British exploring couple in Italy and northern African deserts associated with Tobacco Vanille, thanks to The English Patient. Mint notes for NYC in summer.

    I like it when it...
  51. Re: Does a Tom Ford Private Blend Collection 250ml comes with a spray?

    So you mean the decanter box actually had the atomizer packaged in as well?
  52. Re: Does a Tom Ford Private Blend Collection 250ml comes with a spray?

    I actually just read about the vintage gold lighter that Tom Ford carries being the inspiration for that travel sized atomizer, then I connected the dots with the black one and found the current...
  53. Re: Does a Tom Ford Private Blend Collection 250ml comes with a spray?

    Thanks for the info guys. I kind of want to buy a decanter of TV, largely just because I like the apothecary-style bottle way more than the chess piece (well, plus I looove the scent), but I'd want a...
  54. Re: Does a Tom Ford Private Blend Collection 250ml comes with a spray?

    Sorry to revive this, but does anyone know about the two Tom Ford atomizers available? I have seen a black one and a gold one. I was just curious if either are still available, where you can obtain...
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Layering

    Tom Ford himself likes the scents when layered. I believe he stated once that when he wears the Private Blends, it is usually a combination of a couple.
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    Re: Will I like Tom Fords Tobacco Vanille?

    I basically just get Vanilla with all the other notes in the background causing it to be a masculine Vanilla. My favorite scent at the moment, to be honest. It is incredibly smooth.
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    Re: SOTD-Monday,20th Feb 2012

    Hermes Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: 24 The Fragrance thoughts.

    Tell me this has nothing to do with the show...
  59. Re: Where to get Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille (sample)?

    There is indeed an official sample bottle available sometimes.
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    Re: Special Place in your heart fragrance

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille. I wore it fairly recently while watching The English Patient and now am stuck with that scent association of European tourists in the desert camps during the 1930s and the...
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    Re: Any one tried new lacoste L1212 frags

    Wasn't a fan. They all smelled like various laundry/soap/cleaning fragrances to me. Not worth buying IMO, but try them and see for yourself.
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    Re: Have you ever apply fragrance in your hair?

    I don't, but I've learned this from a few girls over the years who would pull out their perfumes in class. They all suggest it for longer lasting scent.
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    Re: Polo. Educate me please?

    My teacher (who I didn't respect due to his dorky and off-putting ways of dealing with students) in high school used to rotate through the line. I just don't associate it with anything good, but I...
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    Re: English Niche Houses

    Thanks
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    English Niche Houses

    I am curious about some well-established English niche houses. Can anyone name some?
  66. Re: Looking for a boozy fragrance to add to my rotation.

    Would you guys say that boozy scents have a better time of year to be worn and a better time of day? When do you go for them?
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    Re: Fragrance for a Professor

    Cartier Roadster
  68. Re: Do you find Spring/Summer fragrances to be redundant, or too similar?

    Lot's of people might say Hermes Terre D'Hermes would be a good year-round.

    This is a thread on a similar question
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    Poll: Re: How much do you pump?

    I am in college and have classes, so I usually just do two since I sit less than a foot away from people in these lecture seats.
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    Re: What are your top 5 Workout scents?

    I have a bad habit of taking long breaks away from the gym, but when I do go, I think there is pretty much just residual scent from the morning on, not a specific workout scent.
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    Re: How Many Fragrances Should a Normal Man Have?

    3-10 seems pretty average. There is nothing wrong with having as many as you want, though
  72. Re: I ordered 4 fragrance on the Perfume Court...check it out...tell me what you think?

    I like two of those, being the bottom two. I think they are all worth smelling just to know. Hope you like them.
  73. Thread: Happy New Year

    by Cannon
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    Re: Happy New Year

    Happy New Year!
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    Re: The Odor of a Garbage Can

    Yet again, I can count on someone here to get me some information I never wanted...
  75. Re: New to Dior Homme: worth tracking down the original formulation?

    Don't stress over it. My interpretation is that both are great. One is just missed and perhaps due to being the first, is better to those familiar with it.
  76. Re: I have $150 and I am going shopping tomorrow, any suggestions?

    Maybe a Burberry?
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    Re: Niche Quality Designers

    TdH +1
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    Re: Duty free (blind)

    Those should be nice!
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    Re: mona di orio pased a way

    Rest in peace and farewell.
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    Re: Off for a while again

    Have a nice time!
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    Re: The Signature Scent: To Have or Not To Have

    I've settled with signature rotation, about 3 day scents, and 3 event/night scents. I usually get stuck for several days on one of the day scents and then take a break with the others and get stuck...
  82. Re: Why do I smell like the bottom of a rabbits cage with most perfume ????

    I think the spray-on-clothes suggestion is good.

    And to the OP, perhaps you shouldn't have been so detailed as to specify your scent as the bottom of a rabbits cage. I find it to be, quite...
  83. Re: Which fragrance draws gets people noticing you?

    Burn.


    *sissssssss*
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    Re: Three new Lacoste frags at Sephora

    Tried green and white. White was like shampoo smells. Green was like conditioner smells. Not worth buying. Not very special.

    EDIT: Just learned how to do the shirt fold from the commercial! I feel...
  85. Re: O'Driù brings Niche back to its place (Olfactive Obessions)

    I was smiling the whole time I read through those descriptions for the notes. "A bath in the water". :D
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    Re: New Guy with Collection Question

    Look into a YSL scent. There are a few amazing ones. Rive Gauche is widely liked, Live Jazz is liked too. Just see if you can find a few next time you go sample.
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    Re: Gf's office party

    Overcoat is better! Go with that!
  88. Re: I like the "wash down" even more than the dry down?

    If you don't specifically soap up where you spray, it can linger and smells great.
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    Re: Gf's office party

    Tobacco Vanille and a peacoat for the cold weather.
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    Re: Please advice :)

    You can't get Perfumed Court samples?
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    Re: What makes a fragrance "cool" or "warm"?

    Similar opinion to this ^. Companies who make specific summer scents often use citrus or mint so it is just a common association. Spices, like cinnamon, have an automatic winter vibe sometimes.

    It...
  92. Re: Do you tell people what you're wearing when they ask?

    Anyone except for acquaintances that I wouldn't want to have the same answer as me if we were asked what fragrances we were wearing. Total strangers, close friends, or family can ask, no problem.
  93. Re: Which house or brand has the most beautiful bottle and packaging?

    This and Dior Homme bottles are my choice for most beautiful.
  94. Re: does anyone here actually own a bottle of Xerjoff Uden?

    Half-TMI/Half-"Right on!"
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    Re: High School Kid's cologne

    Fierce?
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    Re: PHAEDON ~ Pierre Guillaume's New Label

    Looks like a plastic shampoo bottle, but I'm sure the line deserves a chance.
  97. Re: How much would you be willing to pay for your favourite scent(s)?

    Errr... I guess I would someday like an 8.4oz Tom Ford Private Blend lineup on my shelf. But those would probably be the limit and they are big.
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    Re: What Scent Would Neo From the Matrix Wear?

    I always imagined that scent was not so big there. Since in the real world the world has gone to sh** and in The Matrix, it is implied that the main characters experience it like a program of sorts,...
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    Re: Most "relaxing" perfumes

    Not all scents get me in a spa state of relaxation. Many smell a certain way, but relaxing may not be it.
  100. Poll: Re: The ultimate classic French niche house... Head to head

    Guerlain is pretty much THE house when it comes to classic perfume house icons. They have a place in the Hall of Fame with so many hits.
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