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    10ml decant of Odori Tabacco

    Wore it once, so it's been sprayed roughly 4-5 times. I'm on the hunt for equally sized decants of:

    Mona di Orio's Vanille
    Serge Lutens Jeux de Peau or Santa de Mysore
    Van Cleef and Arple's...
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    Re: Seeking Samples

    Updated! Really desperate for the Bell'Antonio. I've been on the hunt for it for awhile now.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2012

    5ml bottle of:

    http://www.velduftende.com/wp-content/2010/11/Yves-Rocher-Vanille-Noire.jpg

    I'm hoping for the best!
  4. Re: What are your thoughts on Mark Birley's offerings?

    I love it! I've used up my sample already and am trying to track down a decant. No luck yet. :(
  5. Re: Which scent would you describe as "Boredom Bottled"

    Perry Ellis 18, definitely.
  6. Re: Best way to get compliments with your frag?

    There's no way to get compliments. I've only received a few, so I don't expect to get them. Usually when I do, it tends to be something like, "You always smell so good!" Getting repeated compliments...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    I won't be trying this one. I definitely don't think I'm a fan of A*Men after repeated wearings, and after selling all of the flankers I'd bought.
  8. Re: New Fragrances: ELdO Dangerous Complicity & The Afternoon of a Faun

    I really need to get my nose on The Afternoon of a Faun.
  9. Re: New Fragrance: Narciso Rodriguez For Him Eau de Parfum Intense

    Yeah that's the Musc Collection, which is different. I think it's that one, the original, and I thought there was one more. I'm not certain, and so I'm probably mistaken.
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    Re: What is your most used fragrance?

    I'd say Dior Homme.
  11. Re: Basenotes favorites that you hate... Hated that you love?

    I'm not a big fan of the much loved classics (Shalimar, Jicky, etc.), though I can certainly appreciate them. I'm not sure I'm a fan of anything that's "hated" on here to be honest. Maybe a year or...
  12. Re: For Men: What is your number 1 favorite floral note?

    I'd say mine is rose.
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    Re: Best summer fragrance from Bond No. 9?

    I'd say Riverside Drive.
  14. Re: Fruity Colognes... If You Could Only Choose ONE....

    I too love fruity fragrances. My vote would go to By Kilian's Liaisons Dangereuses, or L'Artisan's Mûre et Musc. I tried the extreme, liked it, but I got the extrait, and it's too potent. I think I...
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    Re: Why I don't wear Aventus

    I don't think it has to be similar to a specific fragrance to think of it as not being unique. To me it just smells familiar, which wouldn't be a bad thing if I liked the smell or thought it was...
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    Re: Why I don't wear Aventus

    Factually incorrect? How could an opinion of any sort, like thinking of Aventus as being unique, ever a fact? I don't think it's unique at all, and I'm certainly not asserting that as fact. I'm...
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    Re: (( attn: Basenoters ))

    -100/10
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    Re: Best warm weather vetiver?

    Yup. Exactly what I was going to recommend.
  19. Re: What do you really think of female compliments?

    Mega bump! And as for the question, I always love getting compliments. Especially ones from women! I never suspect that there's any ulterior motives, just simply that they're giving a nice compliment.
  20. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    It's hard to say. Most say that film is an art, but we all know of an innumerable amount of examples that certainly don't feel like they should be called art (Gigli). It's definitely not a simple...
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    Re: Seeking Samples

    Updated!
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    Re: What's the crime with chest hair?

    This is what I've started to do! I got the idea from a picture I saw of Chris Liebing.

    http://www.djsets.co.uk/compilations/chrisliebing/chrisliebing.jpg

    It's the best of both worlds! You...
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    Re: Happy National Fragrance Day! (March 21)

    Woo hoo! :D Happy Fragrance Day everyone!
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    Re: Le Male? Love the scent. But the bottle!?

    I remember opening it on Christmas and both of my brothers just kind of looked at me. "What's with the bottle? Looks kind of gay."
  25. Completely unrelated to the event, but she is...

    Completely unrelated to the event, but she is stunning. :o
  26. Re: Who here hates A Men but owns it anyway?

    I hate it, and definitely don't own it.
  27. Re: New Fragrance: Narciso Rodriguez For Him Eau de Parfum Intense

    I'll definitely look into this one.
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    Re: Etat Libre d’Orange - Je Suis un Homme

    I saw someone compare this to CdG Calamus. Ever since then I've been interested in trying this.
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    Re: Aventus in 17 oz. now !!??

    Good news for Aventus fans I guess!
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    Re: Kenzo Homme SPORT

    It's just so patently obvious how little thought and care they put into it. Just wow.
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    Re: Kenzo Homme SPORT

    I didn't even realize that small "so sport" tagline. :grin: Wow.
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    Re: Kenzo Homme SPORT

    http://www.perfumediary.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Kenzo-Homme-Sport-by-Kenzo.jpg

    The picture on the left is so hilarious. "THAT'S THE BOTTLE RIGHT THERE! BUY IT!" He certainly doesn't look...
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    Re: Kenzo Power Cologne: Opinions?

    I only see the EDT.
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    Re: Spring 2012 scents!

    Gucci Pour Homme II, Le Labo Rose 31, ELDO Tilda Swinton Like This, Chanel Égoïste Pour Homme, Serge Lutens Jeux de Peau, By Kilian Liaisons Dangereuses, Kenzo Power, D&G By Man, Tom Ford Oud Wood,...
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    Re: Kenzo Power Cologne: Opinions?

    Still trying to track down a sample of it. :( I have been since it came out!
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    Re: Dior Homme smells like make up??

    Yeah I definitely got the makeup connection. Not makeup in general, but lipstick. The more I tried it, I got less and less of a lipstick impression. Now I don't get that at all and love it.


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    Re: NICHE gourmands

    Amber Narguile, By Kilian's Back to Black, Guerlain's SDV, Serge Lutens Jeux de Peau/Arabie, and Ginestet Botrytis are some of my favorites.
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    Re: So, is it too obvious?

    I know I'm not.
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    Re: Two new Profumums

    Dolce Acqua sounds interesting. Their fragrances are so expensive though. :( $240? That's almost as much as a gallon of gas.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Yeah it looks like it. I wore a sample of it a few times. Received no compliments. I didn't like it anyway so I'm okay with it.
  41. Thread: Pure Malt

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    Re: Pure Malt

    I bought two bottles. Sold both bottles. It wasn't for me.
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    Re: I sampled the comming Issey Sport

    That is a pretty hideous bottle.
  43. Re: Falling out of love with many of my fragrances!

    That was my situation. I got rid of quite a few bottles, and now I'm down to around 6. Aside from those 6, I have a bag of samples and decants. This variety helps keep me from getting bored. I may...
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    Poll: Re: Designer VS. Niche..!

    Yup. That sums up my experience as well.
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    Poll: Re: Designer VS. Niche..!

    Well now that I buy samples and decants instead of bottles, price isn't an issue anymore! As such, I'm all about niche now. I definitely prefer them to designer. I think it'd be hard to prefer...
  46. Re: Seriously, the Hermes website has outdone itself...Voyage Parfum, and Voyage for $99,999.00..

    That's far too expensive. Now if it was a limited edition, like Pure Grapefruit, I'd feel it would be warranted.
  47. Poll: Re: Hermès Ambre Narguilè VS Malle Musc Ravageur.

    I LOVE gourmands, so I prefer Ambre Narguilè.
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    Re: New Haarlem -- Most Overrated Fragrance

    I'm not a fan of it either.

    And as for you, 1/10 for making me respond.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: March 2012

    I haven't bought anything, but rather WON a bottle of Dior Homme from OsMoz! Woo hoo! :D I gave feedback on what I thought made an amazing fragrance, and ended up being one of three winners. They...
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    Poll: Re: Help choosing my next Comme

    My personal choice is Calamus. I never was a fan of green fragrances, but I adore this one. It's so lively and refreshing. Most of the ones I've tried feel opaque, and as Luca Turin called the...
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    Re: What's your price limit?

    I only buy samples and decants now. I don't really worry about this much at all anymore! I guess if it was a 5ml decant, anything over $25 would be pushing it, unless I was crazy about the fragrance.
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    Re: Why I don't wear Aventus

    Not a fan of this one. I was hopeful, but it fell flat. I get a strong association to fragrances from the 90s. I still don't know exactly what it is, but that wasn't the main deal breaker. For me,...
  53. Re: New Fragrance: La Nuit de L’Homme Frozen Cologne

    This is sad.
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    Re: Please suggest some scents!

    I'm always wanting suggestions. Maybe we could make a sticky dedicated to the asking for and the giving of suggestions?
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    Re: Viktor & Rolf SPICEBOMB

    Well, my local mall doesn't have it. Guess I'll have to track down a sample. This really rustles my jimmies.
  56. Yeah, the moon. I'm sure.

    Yeah, the moon. I'm sure.
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    Re: What are your 3 favourite Creed fragrances?

    Mi
    smw
    viw
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    Re: Spicebomb.....really?!?!?!? Smells more like Flowerbomb with spice added.....

    I remember that! :grin:

    I have yet to try this one. I'll see if it's available at my local mall.
  59. Re: Direct comparison of Fake/Real JPG Le Male (Photos)

    Hmph. Yeah I bought all of the fragrances I currently own, except for one, off of eBay (Gucci Pour Homme II). I even bought two bottles of D&G's By Man, which since it's been discontinued for quite...
  60. Re: Direct comparison of Fake/Real JPG Le Male (Photos)

    I bought my Creed off eBay! Millesime Imperial. Nine times out of ten you should be fine, just don't buy from sellers with a small amount of feedback or if the price seems to good to be true. Hasn't...
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    Re: Creed SMW - anyone else disappointed ?

    I like it. I wear it every once and again when I'm in the mood for it.
  62. Re: Do you ever wear the same fragrance TWO DAYS IN A ROW?

    Completely agreed.
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    Re: Midnight in Paris- is mine a fake?

    Yeah the only fragrance that came to mind when I smelled it was Bulgari Black. That's about it.
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    Re: A Beautiful Scent: Ambre Narguile

    Yeah there's no way. I'm sure they sell gobs and gobs of it. Still one of my absolute favorite fragrances.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Hermessence Santal Massoïa

    Sounds just like my experience with it! I love it. I think I may need to get a decant for the warmer months ahead.
  66. Re: New Fragrance: Dolce and Gabbana The One Sport

    "Make sure you put 'sport' on it. Make it red. You know what, make the sprayer red too. And as for the bottle, well, just leave that clear I guess."
  67. Re: Do you ever wear the same fragrance TWO DAYS IN A ROW?

    Many times! Guerlain's Spiritueuse Double Vanille holds the record with 3 days in a row. It might have been 4. It doesn't get old.
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    Poll: Re: Pure Shot now available online at Mugler USA for $85

    Not even bothering. As long as the patchouli note is prominent, I'm pretty much destined to not like it. I blind bought Pure Malt, ended up selling both bottles. I blind bought Sunessence after that...
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    Re: What makes a fragrance boring?

    One that smells similar to other fragrances I've smelled, one that just smells like it's meant to be inoffensive and nothing more, and also ones that don't have anything in them that stand out...
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    Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    That might have been what I was picking up! Needless to say, I didn't feel compelled to smell it again. I wasn't a big fan of the smokiness, but did think it was interesting. I honestly don't...
  71. More interested in Alien. I hate the patchouli...

    More interested in Alien. I hate the patchouli note in A*Men, so I think they're all doomed for me personally.
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    Re: When to test samples?

    I use my samples like I would full size bottles and usually put some on before I leave the house.
  73. Re: What to try on the "tea genre" of perfumes?

    Another +1 to Gucci Pour Homme II. Tea for Two is great, and I really like Bulgari's Eau Perfumee au the Blanc. It's so wonderfully light.
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    Poll: Re: Dior Homme vs l'instant de Guerlein

    It's so hard to choose. I like them both.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Hermessence Santal Massoïa

    Love this stuff! I adore the drydown.
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    Re: Top 5 you hated now you love

    Dior Homme
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (didn't hate it, but thought it was too mature for me)
  77. Re: I received my Creed Millesime Imperial from Overstock today and YES! it has the MELON note!!!

    MI is a clean, crisp aquatic scent with a wonderfully lush melon note. In the drydown you have their well known creamy ambergris note. I'm not sure about Virgin Mountain Water. :grin:
  78. Re: Sweetest fragrances you have ever smelled?

    Tauer's Une Rose Vermeille. Wow. That was the only scrubber I've ever worn. So cloyingly sweet, and I'm a gourmand freak.
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    Re: What's the crime with chest hair?

    I shaved it a couple times when I was younger, cause I thought it looked ugly, but not anymore. Even if I wanted to it'd be so much maintenance. I can't fight testosterone. Luckily I don't have much...
  80. Re: Why is everything all of a sudden a gourmand?

    I had a sudden image in my head of me looking around, and everything around me was made of A*men bottles. LOLMAO.

    In all seriousness, it's just a fad. I love gourmands, so I'm cool with it.
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    Re: Stigma about Fragrance

    Maybe a few times, but it's always been about fragrances as a whole. Just the idea of being so interested in them is what seems to be so foreign and hard to grasp. I've never had any comments on a...
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    Re: Aquatic snobbery!

    I think it's just preference. I like Creed's MI, which is an aquatic, but it's the only one I've ever enjoyed enough to purchase.
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    Re: UPCOMING: Idole de Lubin - Eau de Parfum

    Really want to try this one! I wasn't a fan of how spicy the original one was, so if this is smoother, I will assuredly enjoy it more. I actually think I like this bottle design more! I think it's...
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    Re: Luca Turin and Creed

    Luca Turin & Tania Sanchez interview

    At the 30:00 mark, a man working for Creed calls in.
  85. Re: Rose 31 - Iso - E- Super Chemical Note Spoils The Party

    Agreed! I was surprised at how much I ended up liking it.
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    Re: Rank your CREED

    Favorites:

    01) Silver Mountain Water
    02) Millesime Imperial

    Good:

    01) Virgin Island Water
    02) Windsor
    03) Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    To me it smells like a sports fragrance from the 90s. Not really a fan. I had such high hopes too!
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    Re: Best New Fragrance of 2011

    Santal Massoïa? Or perhaps Nasomatto's Pardon.
  89. Re: New Fragrance: L’Occitane Immortelle de Corse

    I REALLY want to try this. I'm quite a fan of immortelle.
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    Re: Hair loss remedies?

    That makes sense! Thank you! :D

    And yeah, sorry for the slight digression I'd made. It's that damned ADHD.
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    Re: Hair loss remedies?

    I started to go bald within the past year. I suppose I actually could have before that, but maybe I hadn't noticed. I was petrified. We went to Wal-Mart the next day. I saw Rogaine, felt nervous and...
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    Re: I Wanna Make a Memory

    I do this ALL the time. Not for entire vacations though, just one day adventures.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Hermessence Santal Massoïa

    Hmm... creamy woods? When I think of creamy woods, I think of CN 21. I just happen to be a fan of CN 21, so I shall keep my fingers crossed.
  94. Re: Finally gave the fabled Dior Homme Intense a try!

    I would wear it a couple more times. All I used to get from Dior Homme and DHI was lipstick, but the more I wore them, the less I got that association. Now I love them both!
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    Re: Recieved my By Kilian samples...

    Back to Black is my favorite from the house. I remember putting it on after I received the package from Luckyscent, and I immediately knew it was a winner. I wore it on a trip to Lancaster, and ever...
  96. Re: Who Would You Choose to Make Your Fragrance?

    That's a tough one. Either Olivier Polge or Jean Claude Ellena. It would depend on what kind of fragrance I wanted to make, I suppose.
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    Re: By Kilian Back to Black

    I love this fragrance! One of my absolute favorites. I know some people will split up the travel spray and sell single bottles of it on eBay. You'll only get 7.5 ml, but for me that's perfect.

    I...
  98. Re: Christian Lacroix Absynthe Pour Homme What a Surprise!!!

    I bought this awhile back (09 I believe), tried it, and didn't end up being a fan. I kept it for awhile, thinking it may click eventually, but never did. I'm not big on green fragrances, but I think...
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    Re: LDDM VS L'Instant Guerlain homme extreme

    L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme, but they're not exactly similar.

    I'm not crazy about incense fragrances, so it was an easy decision.
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    Poll: Re: Dior Homme Intense vs Creed Aventus

    Does anyone else think Aventus smells like it could be a sport fragrance from the 90s? I kept getting a familiar vibe from it, and I think that's it.
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