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  1. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for men/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Nice project. I'm interested in a soapy perfume. Not in the "clean" sense but rather the kind of soap that you'd find in a hotel in Paris in the 1920ies. A soap that has been used several times...
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    Re: What fragrance should buy?

    Wear BdC and you'll wind up smelling like 80% of the guys in the club. The other 20% will smell of Aventus. Wear C&S No 88 and you will absolutely and positively be the only one.
  3. Re: which is mintier bleu de chanel EDT or EDP

    I get a very minty vibe from the EDP
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    Re: Amouage magnetic vs non-magnetic cap

    What about Gold Man?
  5. Re: Sampled Bleu de Chanel at my local Dillard's.

    I don't like the EDT too much but the EDP is wonderful.
  6. What is the verdict on Fahrenheit reformulations?

    F was my signature scent in the late eighties. After many years I smelled it again only to realize that I did not like it anymore. Has my taste evolved or is the current formulation so different from...
  7. Re: Doesn't Bleu de Chanel smell so ordinary?

    Well blended citrus, fruity notes, frankincense, vetiver, wood, amber ....
    I cannot imagine it getting any better.
  8. Re: Doesn't Bleu de Chanel smell so ordinary?

    Ordinary? Yes, but that is why I like it. There are days (most days in fact) when I don't want to challenge others with my scent and stand out of the crowd but just want to smell nice and well...
  9. Re: The longest longevity fragrance you've ever used?

    Epic Man. That beast survived two days on my arm including three showers and a sauna session!
  10. Re: Ladies, please identify a perfume for me

    I met this women again and asked her: Trιsor midnight rose!
  11. Re: Designer scents that equals or betters Niche

    I've yet to find niche perfumes to rival great classics such as Azzaro PH, Kouros, PRPH, ES, GV,....
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    Re: Creed aventus help please

    If you like how it smells why bother?
  13. Re: Please describe what Kouros really smells like

    Just be easy on the trigger and Kouros can be worn in every situation.
  14. Re: Please describe what Kouros really smells like

    Like a street market in Thailand: A mix of fruit, herbs, incence sticks, rotten stuff, feces, soap and detergent. Just wonderful!
  15. Re: How much do you think presentation/packaging impact your choice of a perfume

    Boddle design is a (not-) buying argument for me. I'd never purchase a scent with a stupid and ugly flacon such as 1Million or that Diesel stuff someone mentioned above.
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    Re: What to buy in London

    Delete please!
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    Re: What to buy in London

    I'd stop by C&S at Jeremyn street and get myself a stock of 88 AS and a shaving soap refill. This one is really hard to come by outside of London.
  18. Re: What scents have you been the most surprised by people's reactions to - either positive or negat

    I don't go to clubs and I have a management position in the office. Colleagues and Co-worker probably don't dare to comment my fragrances (or it's because I apply them with care). The only person...
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    Re: Aventus or GIT for a trip to Thailand?

    As in a previous journey to this wonderful country I finally chose GIT. It works very well in hot and humid climates.
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    Re: Aventus or GIT for a trip to Thailand?

    Thanks. I'll pick Eau sauvage after all.
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    Aventus or GIT for a trip to Thailand?

    I'm undecided. Which one would you pick? Keep in mind that they measure 36 C/ 96.8 F in Bangkok right now.
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    Re: Kouros Silver?

    Even in it's latest formulation, Kouros remains one of the best male perfumes ever created.
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    Re: The Amouage Experiment

    Gold actually is quite easy to wear. Just be easy on the trigger. I myself use one spray only.
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    Re: Kouros Silver?

    Bottle looks cool though...
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    Re: i need a nice juniper scent

    L'Occitane came out with a Cade Eau de Toilette. It doesn't smell like the shaving soap but there's plenty of juniper.
  26. Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent vs Azzaro Pour Homme by Azzaro

    That's an interesting statement in the light of the fact that Azzaro PH was created in 1978 while Rive gauche PH was created 25 Years later in 2003...
  27. Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent vs Azzaro Pour Homme by Azzaro

    Azzaro PH is one of the first fragrances I wore back in the 80ies. It was one of my signature scents for many years along with Kouros. Then I lost it out of sight for many years until some time ago...
  28. Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent vs Azzaro Pour Homme by Azzaro

    Azzaro by a long Shot! Azzaro is for me the best male perfume ever created.
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    What happened to Katie?

    I enjoy the perfume reviews by Katie Puckrik but she seems to be offline for quite some time. In fact, the last entry on her blog dates from August 2014. I hope she's still around. Anyone knows...
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    Re: My personal opinion on Guerlain

    What do you expect. It's a profit oriented organization. Like YSL, Chanel....
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    Re: Is there a "THE" fragrance?

    + Azzaro PH and Eau Sauvage
  32. Re: Guys with 10+ bottles in their collection, do dates/girlfriends/wives/friends look at you funny?

    Most women are impressed by my knowledge and admiration of fragrance.
  33. Re: Imagine a men's club in the Seventies...

    Yatagan?
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    Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - EDP or EDT?

    I don't find them similar. The EDT smell to me like a classic cologne like ADP while the EDP is more like GV.
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

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  36. Re: Ladies, please identify a perfume for me

    Thank you. It may indeed be Coco Noir. I cannot be a 100% sure. It surely is a nice scent that could very well be worn by a man.
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    Azzaro PH now refillable

    I was surprised to realize (I needed a new bottle) that Azzaro now sells PH in refillable flacons. Out of respect of the environment as is stated on the box. A nice touch!
  38. Re: Nothing I Do Gets Me a Close Shave Without Razor Burn or Ingrown Hairs

    Straight razor honed on a Coticule does it for me!
  39. Re: Ladies, please identify a perfume for me

    That's my strategy but I wanted it to narrow it down a bit and I don't want to get home to my wife smelling like another woman's scent if you know what I mean....
  40. Re: Contradictions between SOTD and financial positions

    Live like a beggar but smell like a king. That's the spirit!
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    One question if I may: is there general consensus about Aventus using Iso E Super? My nose tells me yes but my search came up with contradictory statements.
  42. Ladies, please identify a perfume for me

    Dear female BN members,

    Lately I get wiffs of an absolutely wonderful perfume coming from women, mostly women of some maturity (>40, my age) and classic elegance. It's a suprisingly woody scent...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Creed would claim that batch variation is due to the variation of quality of the huge amounts of raw natural material they use for their products.
  44. Re: By Kilian Straight to Heaven is a masterpiece!

    I practically bought this blind (not really, tested it some years back in Paris, once). It's really good and pleasantly wearable albeit a little shortlived. Two notes I seem to detect that do not...
  45. Re: Scents that can be used in the high heat that are not citrus based.

    Kouros and Amouage Gold. Not kidding!
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    Re: Kouros Silver?

    It sounds so stupid that it may actually be true.
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    Kouros Silver?

    There's a thread on a german forum about YSL to release a "silver" version of Kouros. http://www.parfumo.de/forum/viewtopic.php?p=453714 . The threadstarter describes this as a slightly sweet aquatic...
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    Re: Kouros 2015

    The main question for me is how the new K will perform on the Civet part.
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    Re: When is too much, too much?

    Sure. As well as with my shoes, suits, straight razors...
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    Re: compliments - again

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  51. Re: Women's fragrances you consider unisex or even masculine?

    Chanel N 19
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    Re: Best fragrance for the undead?

    I'm surprised that I'm the first to mention C&S No88 (one of my favourites).
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    Re: Armani eau pour homme

    It's good but Cerruti 1881 is better, IMHO. Very classy, very italian!
  54. Re: Fragrances that work well in hot, humid climates

    I found that Amouage Jubilation XXV as well as Gold Man work surprisingly well in hot and humid climates. Wore both in Thailand for several weeks and enjoyed them greatly. Another one would be Kouros...
  55. Re: Bleu de Chanel is starting to become the Aqua di Gio of this error

    The EDP version made me take a 180° turn on this. When the EDT came out I was (and still am) with the crowd on how generic it is. But I happen to absolutely love the EDP.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    And I concur that all that fuss about EDT/EDP being a marketing trick to sell more product is lame. Chanel has different versions of different concentrations in their female perfumes since ever and...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    This made me take a complete 180 turn on BDC. At first I was with the crowd saying it smelled generic. Now I see how well done this is. The dry down is heavenly. Woods, Incense, Vetiver and a good...
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    Caraceni 1913

    Does anyone know where to get this? All my searches came up with nothing. Has it been discontinued?
  59. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    I like it. It's beautiful. Very guerlainesque but I agree that this has been done before. Where Guerlain completely fails is at the name. How bland an unimaginative is L'Homme Ideal? At first I...
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    Re: Fruity opening, woods in the drydown

    Jubilation XXV
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    Sticky: Re: Has GIT been reformulated?

    Hmm. If the juice in the old bottle changed over time I would not expect the fleeting top notes to be more prominent. But who knows....
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    Sticky: Re: Has GIT been reformulated?

    I don't know. Maybe 8-10 Years. The new one was bought this Year.
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    Sticky: Has GIT been reformulated?

    I found an older bottle of GIT in my cubboard and I noticed that the scent is significantly different when compared to my more recent versions. The opening is less green and the hissing violet note...
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    Re: I just bought Kouros

    You did well! Kouros is great. One of the best male fragrances ever made. It's a pity YSL removed all the civet from the current reformulation. They tamed it quite a lot but it's still good. I bet...
  65. Re: What is the cleanest, soapiest, fresh out of the shower frag out there?

    Gold Man
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    Re: Is civet a dated note in fragrance?

    Amouage Gold (Man and Woman): Civet galore!
  67. Re: What fragrance can you literally wear everyday and never get tired of?

    Amouage Gold Man
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    Re: Amouage Gold Man as every Day scent?

    One of the majour achievements of Gold is that it's so well blended and linear that all notes all mix perfectly without anything really standing out. The frankinscense is clearly there but not in...
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    Re: Amouage Gold Man as every Day scent?

    Well, because many reviewers think that it is loud and offensive and I am a social beeing that cannot allow himself to not worry about what people around me think or feel.
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    Re: Amouage Gold Man as every Day scent?

    So, two weaks of wearing AGM on a daily basis and I'm still liking it very much. There have not been any negative comments so far.
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    Re: I ruined my Aventus!

    LOL! That was my thought also. How can something be ruined, that is already bad to start with?
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    Re: Aventus: The Ghost! The Beast!

    Hideous stuff. Sorry. One of the two boddles I own is serving as room spray in my toilet at the moment.

    Edit: Why do I own two boddles if I don't likle it? Don't ask....
  73. Re: The reason for the sticky: men don't wear fragrance for themselves but to catch gurls

    Bring the happily married guy that I am I have no need to catch girls. I wear fragrance mostly for myself with respect for the sensibilities of others (inoffensive fragrances, moderate application)....
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    Re: Your most versatile fragrance

    Amouage Gold Man
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    Re: Aggressive scent for buisnessman

    Amouage Epic Man! This is the most potent fragrance on the planet.
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    Re: Best Sillage Day Fragrance

    Kouros. They have tamed it considerably with the latest reformulation (the civet has been taken out) but it still has enough sillage and staying power for a whole day. Prior to formulation this...
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    Re: Amouage Gold Man as every Day scent?

    It's not a soap you will find in department stores but the one you can buy in large irregularly shaped blocks in the south of France or the one you would find in a expensive Hotel in Paris in 1920.
    ...
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    Re: Amouage Gold Man as every Day scent?

    That's one of the reasons why I had to buy this scent. I had a sample of the shower gel and found it absolutely irresistible. The second reason is that I crave for civet and since they have removed...
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    Re: Amouage Gold Man as every Day scent?

    Thanks. I was quite surprised how suitably for wearing it in public I found AGM when I was wearing it for the first time after reading all the reviews on basenotes. I mean it is strong and opulent...
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    Amouage Gold Man as every Day scent?

    Finally pulled the trigger on AGM. This has a really soapy vibe to me like expensive shaving cream and hand milled French soap. For this reason I guess that it could actually work for daily wear if...
  81. Re: What is the most sexy, masculine, awesome fragrance you can think of?

    Oh yes!
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    Re: Lemony Scent Colonge Needed !!!!!!!

    What about Eau Sauvage? Lemony certainly and, IMHO, also creamy.
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    Re: "Heavenly dry-down"

    Kouros: Amber with a dash of civet
    GIT: Floral metallic amber (ambroxan)
    EPIC Man: Creamy oudh
    No88: Dry musk and sandalwood
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    Re: Kouros and Civet?

    There's a slight urinous note in the drydown besides the ambergris. That's the civet! Love it!
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    Re: Eau Sauvage • Extrait •

    Blind bought a bottle today. Beautiful flacon design with a nice magnetic cap. The opening is promising, really heavy on the myrrh and the vetiver and I get frankincense too (it reminds me of another...
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    Re: After Shaves of Favorite Fragrances

    Eau Sauvage after shave is great. Very invigorating. I particularly like the fact that the juice is green whereas the EDT is yellow.
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    Re: Water only hair care

    Great to have a woman on this thread!
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    Re: Water only hair care

    No problem my friend.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage • Extrait •

    Kouros perfume! Please!
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    Re: Water only hair care

    I just want to repeat again, if I may, this method does not, I repeat: DOES NOT mean you don't wash your hair. You do wash it, but without shampoo. Shampoo surely does facilitate the process of...
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    Re: Water only hair care

    When I decided to start this thread I knew that this subject would eventually raise negative comments and make people trying to make fun of it. But that's perfectly OK. This is a open forum and...
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    Re: Water only hair care

    That's just about the whole point: This method doesn't mean you don't wash your hair. You wash it, but only with water and the result should be that, after some weeks of adjustement, your hair looks...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage • Extrait •

    I respect your opinion. I didn't particularly like the old ES Extreme but it was a interesting, strong and fierce interpretation of the ES theme. This one should be named differently since it's...
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    Re: Fresh and elegant scent to wear to work

    Citrusy and fresh? I am surprised, that Eau Sauvage wasn't mentioned yet. But on the other hand, if you already find Aventus grandfather like, ES probably isn't for you...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage • Extrait •

    Again, what's your source? And why myrrh? I wasn't avare, that ES contains Myrrh...
  96. Thread: Acteur

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    Re: Acteur

    But has it been relaunched or is it still discontinued? I haven't seen it in any store and it's not listed on the azzaro homepage....
  97. Thread: Acteur

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    Acteur

    This one by Azzaro was one of my favourites back in the nineties. Then it was discontinued (or wasn't it and I just have lost track of it?). Based on a thread here in the forum I just happened to...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage • Extrait •

    What is your source? There's nothing about it on Dior's official homepage.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage • Extrait •

    I hope it has nothing to do with that awful new relaunch of ES Extreme.
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    Re: Your favorite soapy frags ?!?

    Kouros and No.88
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