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  1. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    Roll Homme-Rick Astley

    Yah Mo B-Men - Michael McDonald
  2. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    lol
    Trans-Jenner
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    Re: How Come People Don't Start New Threads?

    This is exactly what I was thinking.

    Sadly, it's equivalent to saying "If you want to hear a composition in D minor, please play Fantasie Impromptu. Don't compose a new song."

    I have always...
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    Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    I just did this and I AM IN HEAVEN!!!! Perfect for spring or fall..... WOW

    Thank you!
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    Re: Best of the 80's?

    My number two after polo green is definitely Calvin Klein original in blue
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    Re: Best of the 80's?

    Certainly this. Nothing better represents the decade. It was seen as the pinnacle amongst my classmates. While it was always exciting to wear or try another, it always seemed like settling if I wore...
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    Re: Manhattan perfumes

    Thanks, H
  8. Re: Yo, BigBz!!!! About Lomani Body and Soul.....

    I'm going to go out on a limb here. I actually like the Lomani better! There's less of a sweetness compared to SB. Amazing stuff.
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    Manhattan perfumes

    Are they reputable?
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    Re: Lets make a list: Your 1 spray fragrances

    Guerlain Derby
    Aramis
    Boss Number One
    Encre Noir.

    By the way, I can't imagine even wearing ONE spray of the aforementioned.
  11. What would you recommend for spring and summer if...

    ...the wearer likes Kenzo Jungle Homme and Terre D Hermes? The both strike me as having some intangible....oh..."dirty" smell to them. Not earthy-dirty. Dirty as in you know when you smell it what...
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    Re: Homme de Gres: who has tried it?

    Thanks for the tips, my friend.

    I am a fan of Loewe Esencia. I am thinking a blind buy is in order.

    How powerful is this?
  13. Yo, BigBz!!!! About Lomani Body and Soul.....

    I will NEVER doubt any of your assessments. EVER.

    This stuff smells more like SpiceBomb than Spicebomb itself!!!

    Less than $15 shipped and 3.4 oz!

    My brother.....my friend.

    THANK YOU.
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    Re: Hanae Mori HiM edp is gone

    Sorry for the delay, Mr. C. I also have no love for Gucci PH II. I don't smell any similarity between them. There's something kind of "musty"(not musky) about GPH2. HiM smooths the gnarly edges with...
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    Re: Homme de Gres: who has tried it?

    What are some common frags containing neroli?
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    Homme de Gres: who has tried it?

    I have never smelled it, and where I live it is unlikely that I will without a blind buy.

    Who here can tell me about it?

    Is it like Polo Green??? I did read one comparison the PG.
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    Re: Where to buy Insurrection Dark II?

    I just sent them a message online. We shall see when they respond.
  18. Re: Fragrances to which sooooo may others are compared

    Much is compared to Pure Havane: Samba Skin, Insurrection Wild, TV....
  19. Re: Can You Name at Least 10 Really Good, Underrated, Designer Fragrances That Are a Must Try?

    I own both, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE both.

    Amber Man seems more complex, is more like incense, and you are more likely to spray it repeatedly just to examine and analyze the opening. Stunning....
  20. Re: Fragrances to which sooooo may others are compared

    Of COURSE, krsams1! How could I forget? Lomani AB Silver, Insurrection Pure, Fresco...good call.
  21. Fragrances to which sooooo may others are compared

    Lately it seems like any of a number of frags are being compared to One Million. Not everyone likes it, but I have read about Antonio Banderas' Golden Secret, Halloween Man, and Lomani AB Millionaire...
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    Re: Why does Fahrenheit smell like gasoline?

    I am shocked at those who don't pick up a gasoline note. It makes me wonder if you've never smelled gasoline.
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    Re: What is your strongest chastity belt scent?

    +3
    and I need more characters
  24. Re: 24 Gold: Where the hell can I find the 50ml version?

    I bought mine on ebay.

    If you like Halston Amber this will certainly work for you, but it's more intense and spicy. I like it.
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    Re: 24 Scentstory Live Another Day....

    Bump........has anyone tried this yet?
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    Re: D&G Intenso (New Fragrance)

    This smells like soap to me. Maybe Paul Sebastian?
  27. Re: Pick one of your favorite colognes and describe it to a "newbie" in one sentence

    Scentstory 24 Gold-

    Smells like a warm square of crumbly coffee cake with extra cinnamon and a drizzle of vanilla frosting
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    Re: Having a cold and being a cologne lover....

    Thanks for the well-wishes, gents. I don't mind the symptoms so much. I just can't stand not being able to smell lol
  29. Re: Is it too much to have ADG and Polo blue at the same time?

    Either one is too much on its own. :)
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    Re: Insurrection (Iron Man) by Reyane Tradition

    Well, Decillis, my good sir, it would help if in the future you not hold back so much on your feelings.
  31. Re: Reyane Tradition thread: let's discuss this house

    I have not, but based on the quality of the two I own, I am VERY intrigued by the entire house.

    Insurrection II Dark will be my next.
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    Having a cold and being a cologne lover....

    This is horrible. I can smell NOTHING.

    I even got a new Glade Plug-In, and had to ask my daughter how it smells.

    This sucks.
  33. Re: Reyane Tradition thread: let's discuss this house

    Oh I'll be getting "Dark!"

    This house is a dream come true. It's like "Our Version Of" scents done by Bill Nye the Science Guy.

    What does Pure smell like?
  34. Reyane Tradition thread: let's discuss this house

    So I have Insurrection and Insurrection II Wild....

    High quality frags, both.

    I especially am blown away by Wild. UNCANNY likeness to Pure Havane! In fact, a little less "dry" smelling than PH....
  35. Re: A rare day, smelled something on somebody.. guess what it was..

    It can be had cheaply on ebay provided you are willing to have it shipped from Australia or China....in the $41-48 US range.
  36. Poll: Re: Battle of the inexpensive Pure Havane alternatives

    I found a 6.7 ouncer with a body wash for $15 at TX Maxx.....unreal.

    Believe it or not, i passed. I think it smells like some cheap 70s after shave. Maybe something by Mennen.
  37. Poll: Re: Battle of the inexpensive Pure Havane alternatives

    Okay, BigBZ.......I am officially blown away! The differences to my nose are practically non existent!!! What a great value!
  38. Re: what fragrance would buffalo bill from silence of the lambs wear

    Aventus, naturally.
  39. Re: Recommend me a dusky, sensual fragrance (Rocker/ patchouli)

    When's Al DiMeola or Billy Cobham getting a celebrity fragrance???
  40. Re: Your top 3 most used fragrances in the past 2 years

    Polo (Cosmair)
    Eau Des Baux
    Terre D'Hermes
  41. Poll: Re: Battle of the inexpensive Pure Havane alternatives

    ok.....20.24 for a 3.4.....like 25 for a 6.7.....are you kidding me with this???
  42. Poll: Re: Battle of the inexpensive Pure Havane alternatives

    Okay, gents.....off to Fragrancenet I go to get some Shock. Back soon.....
  43. Thread: Insurrection II

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    Re: Insurrection II

    I have come to the point of thinking that pineapple is a silly smell for a man to have. No offense to SpongeBob SquarePants. I am seriously baffled as to the big deal. I have worn Aventus and thought...
  44. Poll: Re: Battle of the inexpensive Pure Havane alternatives

    During the drydown? I only sprayed it on a card.
  45. Poll: Re: Battle of the inexpensive Pure Havane alternatives

    Insurrection II Wild ordered, blind bought....$26 includes shipping.
  46. Poll: Re: Battle of the inexpensive Pure Havane alternatives

    Insurrection Wild, huh? I just got Insurrection and find it unique: like an orange creamsicle maybe. I'll give insurrection Wild a whirl. Thank you :)
  47. Poll: Re: Battle of the inexpensive Pure Havane alternatives

    I don't drink Starbucks, but I own all three frags. I think people are missing the point of the thread. I am hardly impoverished. Perhaps this was an attempt at humor on your behalf.
  48. Poll: Re: Battle of the inexpensive Pure Havane alternatives

    I must have had a bad bottle of Avant Garde. I smelled no similarity.

    Anyway, we are talking about a couple of $10-$15 bottles. Avant Garde is double that if memory serves.
  49. Poll: Battle of the inexpensive Pure Havane alternatives

    Both of these, Samba Skin and Animale Animale, have been touted as good alternatives to Pure Havane, and even sometimes mentioned as great alternatives to TV.

    My vote will go with Samba Skin...
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    Re: RIP, Eau Des Baux

    This thread goes from being my undoing to being my legacy. Far out.
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    Re: 24 Scentstory Live Another Day....

    20.24 on fragrancenet. Blind buy for the cost of a niche decant? ALL. DAY. LONG.
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    Re: 24 Scentstory Live Another Day....

    lmao 89 VIEWS AND NO COMMENTS????

    I better go blind buy this....only 11 left and you people are DANGEROUS in matters such as these!
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    24 Scentstory Live Another Day....

    Anyone here try this yet? I see oak moss!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/ScentStory/24-Live-Another-Day-26589.html
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    When I tell you that I have 83 bottles in my wardrobe, and you comment, "That's adorable."
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    Re: Frags with an ultimate GOTHIC vibe?

    Encre Noir has that dark, burnt smell about it. Like a campfire that burned down to its last few embers just as a light morning rain sprinkled on it.

    I also think CK Obsession Night is a good...
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    Re: Did Ralph Lauren really just do oud?

    Ahhhh, there it is on eBay.

    TWO HUNDERD AND TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS.

    Guess I'll wait for a domestic release.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    I am anticipating a synthetic TDH mixed with Insurrection. Could be ok....
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    Re: An Elegant Cologne that Causes Fatal Attraction

    Sex Panther.
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    Re: Hanae Mori HiM edp is gone

    I had purchased the EDP in a 3.4 from FragranceNet before they ran out. So it does exist, or did. I hope this doesn't get discontinued. Maybe the fact that SpiceBomb and 1 Million were making their...
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    Hanae Mori HiM edp is gone

    ...from FragranceNet. I bought the last, or someone did today. At $23.24, what a steal. I HAD to stock up. I am sure this is temporary, but why why whyyyyyyyyyy is this so cheap??? It's amazing.
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Nice little haul is on the way from FN.

    Reyane Tradition Insurrection 100 ml $16.49, Michael Kors vial $2.24, Hanae Mori HiM EDP 1.7 oz $23.24, and Animale Animale 100ml for $19.49. I spent just...
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    Re: Holy Moly (No. 2) - F Ferragamo Black

    Regarding TDH, I have really not had much of a response either way. I live in a part of the country where people are expected to say nice things or keep our mouths shut. That could mean that TDH is...
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    Re: the opening of 24 gold smells like

    A big ol' crunchy coffee cake with a vanila cream cheese drizzle....:) NICE stuff.
  64. Re: Easily the best value under $30 for a fall/winter scent

    23.24 on FN using a 25% off coupon. PM me if you can't find that coupon.

    I do have Carven Homme. I may give a whirl to the others mentioned. Yardley has been a curiosity for some time. Zara Man is...
  65. Easily the best value under $30 for a fall/winter scent

    Hanae Mori HiM EDP. I am snatching this up at a rate of about $24 a bottle for a 1.7. This has not been on the market long enough to be considered distressed merchandise, and the compliments it...
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    Re: What are your worst blind buys?

    A parakeet cage with a distant and recently-doused campfire's smoke drifting into the window.
  67. Re: Got a fake Paco Rabanne 1 Million w/pics! Be careful out there people

    I bought a couple knockoffs for $35 each, and I think they smell better than the real thing. Then again, I am not a fan.
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    Re: Best boozy/spirit type frag?

    On the cheap side, Dirty English and Tim McGraw Southern Gentleman(weak, though)
  69. Re: Mandarina Duck Black....a little help please?

    JH< I don't think Polo Double Black is bad at all...reminds me of Armani Code. Does MDB last longer than Polo DB?
  70. Re: Mandarina Duck Black....a little help please?

    So what about it did you despise? The notes SEEM appealing, but I am thinking it's a bit polarizing. Is there a cherry pipe tobacco vibe?
  71. Mandarina Duck Black....a little help please?

    I am considering a blind buy, as it's wicked cheap.

    I just want your take on it. Any comparisons? Any opinion would be helpful.
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    Re: Best Bang for Buck

    Hanae Mori HiM EDP. Can be had on fragrancenet for about $25, and I has garnered more compliments than any I own.
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    Re: What are your worst blind buys?

    HAHAHAHA I want it just for the name
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    What are your worst blind buys?

    For me it was a sample of Guerlain Derby. God awful stuff and STRONG!!!

    Also disappointed in Giorgio Red, Avant Garde, and Boss Number One.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    This may be hard for us, but remember: most guys would struggle with finding a top 2.

    This is the best I can do:

    Hanae Mori HiM EDP
    Kenzo Jungle Homme
    Terre D'Hermes
    Eau Des Baux
    Polo Green...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Beyond any comparison, Hanae Mori HiM EDP. I had ladies at a local bar calling me "Mr Smell-good" and one even came up to me with a pen and paper and told me to write it down. A co-worker who hates...
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    I am 100% with you on the Joop PH, but not at all on the TDH, which I love.

    Joop is straight up gasoline.
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    I dropped my Lomani AB Silver

    It has that plastic cover thingie, and I do NOT recommend lifting it by that.

    So it crashed down to the floor and now it doesn't spray.

    I just bought it.

    I have ordered three one ounce...
  79. Re: Which fragrances in the last 15 years "changed the game"?

    I agree with this wise gentleman, but I would like to add Spicebomb to the list. The popularity of HiM, Avant Garde, and Eau Des Baux seem to have spiked and there seems to be a movement toward spice...
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    Re: I have always liked Dunhill Desire Red

    Sounds amazing! Anything to which it compares?
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    Re: I have always liked Dunhill Desire Red

    I have never tried black. Enlighten me while I get out my debit card lol
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    I have always liked Dunhill Desire Red

    It doesn't smell like anything else I own, either.

    Every time I wear it after a long hiatus, I wonder why I don't always keep it in stock. It garners many compliments from both genders too.

    So...
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    Re: What's in your car?

    Birds of Fire??? GREAT music!

    I didn't see this coming, the litany of "MOTHER OF GOD NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!" type posts. Temps in the upper Midwest this time of year range from cold to...
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    Re: Recommend me a fragrance

    YSL La Nuit
  85. Thread: 1 billion

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    Re: 1 billion

    I liked this one the best. lol

    Seriously, people!
  86. Thread: 1 billion

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    Re: 1 billion

    Great Puns in this thread lol
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    What's in your car?

    I have the following in my car:
    Kenzo Jungle Homme
    Scentstory 24 Gold
    Hanae Mori HiM
    Ilum Dean Fresco
    Polo Green(one Warner spray, one Cosmair splash)
    Cereus 6
    Halston z-14

    That's what I...
  88. Re: Identify as many of these designer frags as possible

    Hahaha well done
  89. Re: Identify as many of these designer frags as possible

    lol dumb cap....and yes it is 360 Black.

    There are a lot of great eyes here!
  90. Re: Identify as many of these designer frags as possible

    Well done. All are present, Creed is not Aventus though....then again I should not have included Creed in "designer"

    oops :)
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    Just blind bought Salatore Ferragamo Homme

    17.76 including shipping for the 100 ml.

    Anyone here care to tell me your take on this fragrance, as well as whether you feel it was a good deal?

    I see I made a typo on Salvatore :(
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    Re: The 80's: Polo, Drakkar Noir, Azzaro

    You're cool, too. You get it.

    I do want to throw Calvin (blue bottle) into the mix here. Halston Z-14, Polo green, Calvin....all staples of mine.

    I did like Drakkar on occasion, but the new...
  93. Re: A spicy/oriental scent for the colder months. Which one of these 3?

    I love Spicebomb, but the longevity is disappointing. VERY overwhelming to others at first, though
  94. Identify as many of these designer frags as possible

    33252
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    Re: Kohl's sells Creeds for $285!!

    No matter what they charge you, when you check out they will tell you that you saved $328.23 and it will be circled for emphasis
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    Re: Looking for a fragrance for my daughter

    There are some wonderful suggestions here, and I thank you all for the help. Now phase 2 kicks in. I'll check fragrancenet for availability and go from there.

    Again, THANKS!
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    Looking for a fragrance for my daughter

    So far she has DKNY be delicious (2 different ones), Katie Perry: Killer Queen and Royal Revolution, Ralph Rocks, Vive La Juicy and a couple others....

    She is 12.

    She prefers fruity scents,...
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Boss Number One(original formula)
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    Re: cheapies but goodies

    Welcome to Basenotes. Nice list.
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    Re: cheapies but goodies

    We have done threads like this countless times, and we are so Pavlovian regarding fragrance that we dive right in each and every time! I can't believe people will fall for this. Sheesh. Weak People....
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