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    Re: Aventus cologne sucks

    Exactly....maybe a little fresher smelling. The similarity was so apparent that I had no desire to buy it because I already have Aventus.
  2. Re: Best "value for money" scents, which niche collectors wouldn't turn their noses up at

    $50/60? You won't even spend that on the two below, and the fact that they don't cost much make them even more enjoyable and treasured.

    Gianfranco Ferre for Men - Of course the vintage version is...
  3. Re: You have 20 shots at this, don't **** it up!

    It has the pineapple note for sure, but otherwise, I much prefer it to the unsubtleness of Aventus. It's more tame and pleasant, and its longevity is insane for me. I will roll over and smell this on...
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    Re: The older Dunhill fragrances

    No, two different scents. I have both. As I understand it, Classic Blend Cologne is closely related to Dunhill for Men 1934. Think of it as a step down in the power index of Blend 30. It's a spicy...
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    Re: favorite Prada l'homme?

    Just plain Prada L'Homme is the best, to me.
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    I certainly have nothing against them. I sampled several of them after they came on the scene and simply didn't smell any that I found appealing....and certainly nothing I would want to buy.
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    Re: Guerlain Derby

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Plans?

    Well, I know what I'd LIKE to do. I'd like to sell my entire wardrobe for $20,000.

    Of course, things frequently don't turn out as you hoped they would. :rolleyesold:
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    Re: I suck at blind buys

    +1....THIS almost all the time, for me, too. The only time I might make an exception is when the thing I'm thinking about is pretty cheap. OR....if it's a classic and very hard to find fragrance...
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    Re: Canít see post

    Wow....the problems have truly permeated Basenotes. :sad:
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    Re: Canít see post

    Are you talking about your post #61 here? You can't see it? I can see it.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/262626-Favorite-Dry-Downs/page2?p=4742052&viewfull=1#post4742052
  12. Re: Givenchy Gentleman was my 1980's teenage scent - does it still have the magic ?

    Does the current formulation "have the magic"? I would say no.

    However, vintage bottles can still be found for a decent price, so that's a good thing.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Montale Orange Aoud. Every time I wear this one, I'm surprised by how much I like it, as it's really not my style.
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    Re: What Creed to buy next- serious topic

    How surprising. My PWC is one of the earliest versions, but weak it surely isn't. It literally lasts the entire day on me, and if I spray it on clothing, it lasts days.

    I suppose it's possible...
  15. Re: You have 20 shots at this, don't **** it up!

    That should be perfect, as it would allow adequate time to evaluate each stage, from opening through the dry down.
  16. Re: You have 20 shots at this, don't **** it up!

    Wow, that's a lot of samples. How many do you usually sample per day?

    I once ordered 23 samples and wound up sampling too many per day.

    Not only did the smells interfere with each other, I...
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    Re: The Opening of Vintage Polo

    Polo does that smell better than any other. I can't think of anything else that does it justice.

    Chevignon has the general smell of Polo, and it's quite cheap.

    But it's nowhere near the...
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    Re: Would you.....

    100% no....do not blind buy.

    I'm glad I sampled because I did not care for it at all.
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    Re: Guerlain Derby

    Derby was one that I specifically remember ordering samples of both the current and vintage versions. I had every intention of buying a bottle, I just didn't know which one I preferred.

    When I...
  20. Re: Dunhill Cologne / Dunhil for Men (1934)

    And then I have big 6.7 oz bottle called "Dunhill Classic Blend Cologne".

    Doesn't say "For Men" anywhere. I have always assumed these are all the same fragrance, just from a different time....but...
  21. Re: I just picked up a vintage bottle of Guerlain Heritage (gold cap) and am wondering...

    I think your take on the vintage is very good, and I love it....both the EdT and EdP.

    I haven't smelled the newest Heritage. I hear it's not bad, but most prefer the vintage because of its...
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    Re: which one is better bubblegum scent ?

    Spicebomb has a noticeable bubblegum opening and dries down to a nice, sweet, spicy, tobacco fragrance.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Creed Jardin d'Amalfi from a 2011 batch.

    I generally prefer JdA on my wife, but this is nice on a rainy night! :smiley:
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    All are wonderful, IMO, but Spice and Wood has particularly captured the heart of many here.
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    Re: What Creed to buy next- serious topic

    Spice & Wood and Royal Oud not similar at all, to me.

    The ingredients should bear that out.
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    Do you not care for Spice and Wood, Pure White Cologne or Jardin d'Amalfi, pelle?
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    Re: Best leather fragrance?

    There are so many I like, but when we talk of leather, I first think of Guerlain Derby.
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    Re: What Creed to buy next- serious topic

    Consider something like Selection Verte for a nice summer scent. One of the best citrus and mint scents around.

    The only other two that come to mind are Spice and Wood and Pure White Cologne.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I agree with you.

    I wore Kilian Straight to Heaven Extreme today. I love it, and I do notice slightly better performance from it (on skin) than my regular STH. I wouldn't call it an "extreme"...
  30. Re: You have 20 shots at this, don't **** it up!

    Yes, although with a name like "Viking," it's probably not going to be what you think. It's pleasant, but rather mild, and not what the name implies.

    Perfect for office wear and not offensive in...
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    Re: Do people still care about Bond No.9?

    I think, to answer your question, the answer is yes. Otherwise they would be out of business.

    Relative to the number of fragrances they have, I only own a very small percentage (3). But I really...
  32. Re: You have 20 shots at this, don't **** it up!

    Well, I was just going to add one, but then I remembered some more.....

    Franck Boclet Tobacco
    Nishane Hacivat
    Prada L'Homme
    Atelier Cologne Bergamote Soleil & Pomelo Paradis
    Creed Viking...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    L'Artisan Coeur de Vetiver Sacre

    This is so, so good. I hadn't worn it in a long time and I knew I liked it, but it is so excellent and a little known fragrance.

    One of the best fruit, vetiver,...
  34. Re: What are the sexiest fragrances from Maison Francis Kurkdjian?

    Lol....stripper perfume, huh? Yeah, I guess I can see that.

    I'm only familiar with MFK's male/unisex fragrances, but they make some of the best (and long lasting) citrus scents I've smelled.
    ...
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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Welcome, lilioka! With your background, sounds like Basenotes will be a great place for you.

    Don't be surprised if you wind up spending more than you ever dreamed, though! :laugh:
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Kilian Straight to Heaven. I gave myself a real dousing of it today. :laugh:
  37. Re: Fragrances you feel wear just perfectly, longevity, sillage, projection...

    I wore one yesterday, as a matter of fact....one that I just happened to pull out and hadn't worn in quite some time.

    It was A Lab On Fire's Liquidnight. A very nice and little known fragrance...
  38. Poll: Re: Just bought Polo green vintage...but in a splash bottle.

    It's probably genuine, but....my concern would be....

    Was it new or used? I don't buy used splashed bottles, simply because of contamination issues.

    The thought of using juice that someone has...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    A Lab On Fire: Liquidnight
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Nishane Hacivat.

    I personally enjoy it much more than Aventus.
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    Re: Just received my Aventus but...

    Not to worry. Give it time. Aventus is well known for "blossoming" in the bottle.
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    Nishane's Hacivat is available again

    If you've been looking for the hard to find Nishane Hacivat, I received notification that Luckyscent has it available. And it's now available in 100 ml size, in addition to the original 50 ml size. ...
  43. Lili Bermuda store now open in the USA

    Now OPEN in the USA 🇺🇸

    Weíre excited to share that weíve opened a store in Palm Beach, Florida! If youíre in the area, come by for a visit and get a refill on your favorite Bermuda fragrance....
  44. Thread: eBay 15%

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    Re: eBay 15%

    Thanks for this. This is one of the simplest discounts you'll see.

    FYI....Ends 9/28 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Minimum purchase $25, max $100 off.
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    Re: Real or fake Viking?

    No, Viking never came in 120 ml/4 oz bottles. The color is off. It's not THAT red, and the lettering looks like ghoulish Halloween writing that's dripping blood.
  46. Re: "Your Vintage SOTD" thread really locked?

    Ahh...sounds good. Thanks, hednic! :smiley:
  47. "Your Vintage SOTD" thread really locked?

    I see the thread above was locked today, but for no apparent reason.

    Was it really locked or is it related to some kind of hacking?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/420419-Your-vintage-SOTD
  48. Re: Grand soir remind you of musc ravaguer?

    No, not for me.
  49. Re: By Kilian Apple Brandy Vs Single Malt

    I bought both, but if I had it to do over again, I would only buy one. To me, they are SO similar in smell and performance that I personally can't justify having both.

    So my advice is just to go...
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    Re: Royall Rugby

    The Royall Muske has always been my favorite barbershop fragrance. It brings back memories of sitting in the barber's chair as a small boy, getting my hair cut with clippers and a straight razor. It...
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    Re: Heritage pour homme or Habit Rogue?

    I feel the same way.
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    My goodness.....Bavard's only showing 10 posts.
  53. Re: Premiere Avenue Ongoing Negative Experience

    Sounds awfully frustrating. Sorry you're having trouble. I hope hednic's address is helpful to you.

    Since the item is so hard to find, it would be interesting to know if they do, in fact, have it...
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    Re: Got 7 fragrances on the way...

    Creed Virgin Island Water, Spice & Wood, and Prada L'Homme are my favorites from that group, but I haven't smelled the last 3.

    I do love Straight to Heaven, so I'd probably like Ursa.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I personally do....very much so. Of course, not everyone will agree.
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    Re: Looking back....

    Oh yes, significantly better prices than in the States....especially Creed.

    Do a search here for best places to buy internationally, in France, in Paris, etc. There are many threads on the...
  57. Poll: Re: How many bottles have you bought in the last few months?

    I'm proud to say only 1.

    I've been trying to curb my buying, and only recently started having some success. :smiley:
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    Re: Looking back....

    Yes, or one of the many online places in Europe (especially Paris/France).

    You can save yourself SO much money paying in euro's right now, and that goes for many other houses, not just Creed.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Not too many people have this. They don't know what they're missing. I always enjoy it much more than Aventus...

    https://www.bondno9.com/httpwwwbondno9com.html
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    Re: Looking back....

    Yes, they do make one called Spice and Wood, and it is very excellent.

    Realize that you don't have to pay retail prices to obtain most Creed fragrances. If you do, you'll be paying too much,...
  61. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    Floris Jermyn Street
  62. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    Have you ever tried this one?

    https://barbersupplies.com/products/captain-fawcetts-original-eau-de-parfum-50ml-1-7oz

    Shipping is $26.88 for UPS ground? Wow....
  63. Re: Midnight in Paris? Wasn't worth the hype for me at all!

    I sampled both the EdT and EdP before purchasing and I preferred the EdT.

    I still love the fragrance and feel very fortunate to have purchased it rather inexpensively.

    I get great performance...
  64. Re: Pick One Fragrance Brought Back To Original Formulation?

    Just one? It would be between Creed Windsor 2009 or Creed Scent of Oger.

    Creed Scent of Oger would be the one.
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    Re: Looking back....

    A variety of Creeds were my first higher end purchases, and if I had to do it again, I would do the same.
  66. Poll: Re: Masculinity of VUI - Prada L'Homme Intense - Spicebomb Extreme etc. For Clean Looking Mid 20s

    I'd go with just the regular Prada L'Homme, not the Intense.

    Second choice would be Spicebomb Extreme, although I prefer the regular.
  67. Re: For Chilly Fall Days - Boozy Niche Scents?

    For a boozy scent, Kilian's Single Malt continues to be my very favorite.

    There are others I like, but it's one of the most appealing and realistic boozy fragrances I've smelled.

    Apple Brandy...
  68. Re: Which one do you prefer between vtg. Paco Rabanne pour Homme and vtg. Azzaro pour Homme?

    I have both, but would much prefer the vintage Paco Rabanne.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Bond No. 9 Bleecker Street. Even got a compliment from my wife today.
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    Re: Phaedon Tabac Rouge thoughts

    I own and really enjoy Tabac Rouge. But have you smelled Franck Boclet's Tobacco? If not, I would recommend you sampling it before buying Tabac Rouge. They are similar to each other, but of the two,...
  71. Re: The dilemma of either buying a unique, daring scent or a crowd-pleaser is killing me. Can't deci

    Get both....you will eventually anyway.

    "Ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself."
  72. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    I could have missed it (since there's so many), but I don't believe I saw Floris Vetiver in your list, which is one of the best ever, IMO.

    Like Creed Vetiver 1948, Floris Vetiver has that 60's...
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    Re: My wife hates Baccarat Rouge 540 :(

    I'm with your wife. It's one of the worst "fragrances" ever, as far as I'm concerned....if you can even call it a fragrance.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Creed Pure White Cologne
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    Re: DecantShop scammed me

    It's working now. Shows they have a 30% off Labor Day sale.
  76. Re: Dior Sauvage: generic freshie... or misunderstood prickly pear weirdo?

    All I know is....it gives me a headache just thinking about its chemical smell. What a horrible mess of a fragrance.

    Women seem to like it because they like men to smell "fresh".

    I'll never...
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    Re: dior jules vintage

    Mine is as well. Mine is the dark brown 3.4 oz spray bottle pictured above. I have in my notes that I don't know if it's from 1983 or 1993. I assume that's going by the lot number (which are reused...
  78. Re: CH Men - the red ribbon version is back.

    I have a few bottles in my wardrobe I've never even opened. Most of the time, it was because I had a sample I wanted to use up before opening the full bottle.

    Every time I see something about the...
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    Re: DecantShop scammed me

    DecantShop has always been great for me...although a little slow sometimes.

    I would imagine there's more to the story. What you say sounds highly unlikely and hard to believe.

    If it happened,...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne - Incredible longevity

    I received my sample of this today.

    My first impression was that it's "ok". It's pleasant but I see no reason at all to own it if you already have Aventus.

    It strikes me as mainly focusing on...
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    Re: Royall Rugby

    I bought 3 Royall fragrances about 3 years ago after seeing them in a local Orvis clothing shop. I sampled 3 that I liked, but went online to buy them instead of paying Orvis' prices. I picked all 3...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Yes, definitely. Do you have any problem with the ashtray note....before it dries down?
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Montale Orange Aoud because I just happened to see it sitting there in a drawer.
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    Re: Help me choose a Wedding scent

    I'd go with MI or GIT, also.

    However, I think Creed Pure White Cologne would be perfect for a wedding.
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    Re: I want to like Memo but I canít

    Like any other house/fragrance, you either like it or you don't.
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    Re: What you wore clubbing back in the day

    Never went clubbing much, but if I had, I would have been smelling a lot of Jovan Musk Oil for Men....in the early 70's. It became VERY popular. How things have changed.

    Exactly like this one.......
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    Re: Diesel Fuel For Life?

    It also has excellent projection and longevity on me.
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    Re: Diesel Fuel For Life?

    So Buysblind, did you ever try this? If so, just wondered what you thought about it.

    I wore this today for the first time in a long time and I continue to like it. Cheap? Sure, but so is Curve...
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    The site is so slow it's essentially unusable right now. Lag times anywhere from 20 seconds to 1 minute to completely timing out.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Penhaligon's Juniper Sling.

    This is an underrated fragrance, IMO. You don't hear much about it on Basenotes, but I know of no other like it.

    Doesn't take much though. Too many sprays ruins...
  91. Re: Do You Prefer A Certain Bottle Size ozís?

    When I started my fragrance journey several years ago, I almost always bought larger bottles (100-120 ml), in order to spend less per ml.

    I continued doing that until the last couple of years....
  92. Re: Which one scent you own do you give max sprays

    Several (mainly citrus).....especially Chanel Eau de Cologne, Tom Ford Azure Lime, and Creed Scent of Oger.

    Additional sprays on my shirt does wonders for all of these also. :smiley:
  93. Re: Massive mental struggle to decide between wearing Creed Viking or Vetiver Geranium today.

    "....and coupled with my slight obsessive/compulsive tendencies..."

    Lol....ya think?

    My preference would be Viking. :smiley:
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    Relative to the number of fragrances he has, I only like a very small percentage.

    Azure Lime and Italian Cypress are my two favorites.

    I do like Tobacco Vanille, and I love the...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Tom Ford Azure Lime.

    Disappearing quickly though....even after 15 sprays or so.
  96. Re: Latest Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Amyrris Homme Extrait De Parfum!

    Don't care for the original, as I always thought it smelled like a generic designer scent at the mall.

    Wow....can't imagine it being even stronger.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Heeley Sel Marin. The dry down is so great with this fragrance.

    Been going strong all day.
  98. Re: Have you ever stopped someone to ask what they're wearing? What was it?

    I stopped a guy in Sam's Club one time after I smelled his fragrance. It was Obsession.

    Oddly, I have a little mini of it but I never wear it.
  99. Re: Would anyone be interested in a website dedicated to buying and selling used fragrances?

    Sounds like you're basically describing Crystal Flacon, which has been around for years. Rules are more relaxed than they are in the Basenotes marketplace. For instance, you can sell decants on the...
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    Re: Original Gucci Pour Homme

    I agree. I love the original (1976) GPH. It's easily my favorite GPH. I also enjoy the exceptional woody 2003 version of GPH, but the '76 version will always be my favorite.

    And the GPH II...
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