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    Re: Royall Rugby

    Opiate, where did you sample them?

    I stopped into Brooks Brothers last week and re-tried Rugby, Muske, Mandarin, and Lyme. All VERY solid but was disappointed they didn't have the Vetiver Noir.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    I didn't even know our rewards program had cologne on it's site until this morning I was curiously looking around and browsing.
    Thanks, Senor Prince!
  3. Re: Backup bottles - Do you really need that?

    I have a backup of my two favorites that I go through quickly, POLO and Fahrenheit. And I have a back up of Michael because it's discontinued.
  4. Re: YSL L'Homme L'Intense or Parfum Intense

    I agree. What was also confusing, to me, was that Ulta has a tester for the Parfum Intense and has had it a long time but does not have a tester for L'Intense, despite selling both. And their stock...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    My company has a Rewards website for hitting certain achievements and you get points for each one. They have a few Tom Ford scents on the site so I got a bottle of Ombre Leather and Grey Vetiver. ...
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    Re: Latest Armani Acqua Di Gio Flanker!

    After the first sampling, I was in agreement, but after wearing it on my arm for 4 to 6 hours, I'm put off by it pretty strong. In the same way that A-Men smells on me. Not the same scent at all,...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Just a tad chilly this morning....not really but I'm going to pretend it's an excuse to wear Gucci Guilty Absolute
  8. Re: Dolce & Gabbana The One Alternative

    I would also recommend the One EDP version. Last a bit longer and is a better scent overall, IMO.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th September, 2019

    Gucci Guilty Absolute
  10. Re: High heels or low, which one do you prefer?

    Yep. I would chalk it up to a 'guy' opinion but I know several girls who feel the same way about it. I also know many who have grown tired of it and I know others who haven't experienced any huge...
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    Re: What has Basenotes done for you?

    I've been coming here for almost two years but I never registered until this year.
    It's great to read the reviews on here. And from there, I was able to discover newer and better colognes that I...
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    Re: Latest Armani Acqua Di Gio Flanker!

    I tried Absolu Instinct again tonight and, unlike my initial opinion, I didn't like it. The dirty woods and patchouli is just a bad mix in this one. It doesn't work at all.
  13. Re: High heels or low, which one do you prefer?

    You can still have all kinds of elegance and femininity while wearing flats. But I think high heels go on to another level of sexy, power, strength. But again, you can rock that same mojo in any...
  14. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Tonight I tried D&G K. I didn't spend much time with it so it's hard to form a serious opinion but I didn't care much for it.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th September, 2019

    Post shower scent tonight is Dior Homme Intense
  16. Re: High heels or low, which one do you prefer?

    As a male and as appearances go, I love high heels on women. They look very elegant and sexy, if wearing a well made and designed pair.
    But I can't argue with the health and physical risks, though....
  17. Re: 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    I saw a Paris Hilton men's cologne at Burlington last week, but I couldn't remember which one has the underrated good reputation on this site. I think there are a few men's scents by Paris Hilton,...
  18. Re: Which is the best long lasting perfume ?

    In my own collection, POLO and Fahrenheit last forever and do not fade much through the day.
    My Green Irish Tweed, Eau Sauvage Parfum, and L'Homme L'Intense all last a very long time as well. ...
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    Re: Rubber bung fallen into bottle

    The rubber could deteriorate over time, but it will take quite a while for that to happen, IMO
  20. Re: Cat owners: Does your cat try to attack you over certain fragrances?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/468936-My-Dog-Likes-My-Cologne

    Interesting contrast in thread titles and reactions in regards to animal behaviors toward our fragrance, lol
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Polo is my jam. I've never tracked it close enough, but I wear it three or four times a week.
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme

    I may have sampled a P&G bought the CVS bottle I purchased was Shiseido.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th September, 2019

    POLO again today.
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    Re: Macy's 15% off frags

    The 15% off is good till the 22nd. I'm thinking about taking advantage of it. Even with 15%, I can still find the items cheaper online. Still looking for an item that would be the same price at...
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme

    Conspiracy Theory busted! Thank you. That would explain the differences, yes.
  26. Re: Fragrance for upcoming Autumn/Winter

    I plan on wearing quite a bit of my Gucci Guilty Absolute this fall and winter.
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme

    I can see where you're coming from. Intenso surprised me, however, with it having some type of creamy...I don't know if it's the tonka combined with the lavender but I really enjoy it.

    Anyway, as...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

    Dior Homme Intense tonight.
  29. Re: Help picking a casual versatile fragrance

    Of those, I'd go with Prada. But any of those should serve the intended purpose for you.
    Along those lines I would also suggest Aqua Di Gio Profumo, Bleu de Chanel EDP, YSL Y EDP, YSL LaNuit....
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme

    I'm prepared to get roasted for this but is there any comparison at all with Intenso to the original vintage formulation of Pour Homme? I've never tried the vintage, but the CVS bottle that I got,...
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    Re: Do you buy empty bottles and boxes?

    It's hard to imagine the Kilian boxes and keys oxidizing like that unless they're kept in a humid environment and/or there's a lot of moisture in the air.
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    Re: Brut (Qs for men and women)

    I wish Rive Gauche wasn't so costly. I'd love to give that stuff at least a sample.
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    Re: Brut (Qs for men and women)

    Haven't' seen one in a more current incarnation but would definitely grab one if I saw one. I'll post a pic my dad's Brut bottle, if I remember, next time I'm over there.
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    Re: Macy's 15% off frags

    That's what I thought. ugh. Well, it's better than nothing.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

    Polo
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    Re: Macy's 15% off frags

    I may use the Rakuten discount but I've never used the site....does the 6% get credited to your Rafuten account after the sale or do you save 6% as part of the actual transaction when paying?
  37. Re: Your "chore" scents or dumb grabs at the moment

    I would categorize my Sauvage EDT as this.
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme

    I hate subscribing to this conspiracy theory but it seems to me the current D&G Pour Homme smells good from Ulta or Macy's but I purchased it from a CVS and it smelled awful. It had zero depth, the...
  39. Re: Anyone here ever wash shoes in the washing machine?

    If they're cloth or canvas, they'll be fine. Won't hurt them any.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

    Post shower scent for the night is Polo Sport
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir Anthracite

    It is possible, if sticking to retail, it will still be sold on the TF site directly, but the SA said it's being pulled from Saks and also being pulled from other stores as well.
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    Re: Do you buy empty bottles and boxes?

    If I ever purchase a Killian, their boxes are quite nice and can easily be repurposed to be used for other things.
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    Re: Do you buy empty bottles and boxes?

    Personally, an empty bottle serves no purpose and just takes up space. Some bottles may look good and have a good presentation, but not worth keeping. With whisky bottles though, the ceramic ones,...
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    Re: Graduating my Stepson from Lynx/Axe

    I have thought several times about getting one of my boys LaNuit as an upcoming Christmas gift. One of them use to have Eros but wasn't a big fan.
    What I do with my boys from time to time is stop...
  45. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    LMAO, I reported the post I saw as well. I forget if I selected it being a scam or because it was inappropriate.
  46. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    Holy hell, what? That can't be right.....check again. But don't really check again.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

    Polo
  48. Re: Anyone here ever wash shoes in the washing machine?

    Yes! Those and even the Clorox disposable wipes work great, too.
  49. Re: What fragrances remind you of Christmas/Winter?

    I'll go with these....and also go in a different direction.
    A lot of fragrances are given as gifts during Christmas. So apart from the actual smell of a scent, I often associate the memory of...
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir Anthracite

    Yep. I asked the SA if he could part with the sample bottle but he was pretty adamant there was no way. I even asked if there was any way he could sample out a little bit of it and again, no way. ...
  51. Re: Anyone here ever wash shoes in the washing machine?

    That works as well. It's good for touch-ups.
  52. Re: Anyone here ever wash shoes in the washing machine?

    Putting them in the dryer? I woudn't recommend that part of it.
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    Re: Graduating my Stepson from Lynx/Axe

    I've heard that Apollo smells like Fierce and I've heard that Phoenix smells similar to Sauvage. My kids graduated from Axe about three years ago. They still wear Axe Dark Temptation from time to...
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    Re: Brut (Qs for men and women)

    Are you talking about a newer release or a vintage?
  55. Re: Anyone here ever wash shoes in the washing machine?

    I never have but my kids do it all the time. They wash their sneakers every couple weeks. They like to wear white Nike sneakers and it seems to work pretty well.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Haha! Light My Fahrenheit?
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir Anthracite

    I tried Anthracite at Saks and loved the stuff. The sales rep said they don't sell it there anymore because it's been discontinued. He said the last couple of bottles were sold about four months...
  58. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Good idea, too, if it's true that Anthracite has been discontinued. That was the word from the TF sales rep at Saks. That's nothing official, obviously, but he said TF wasn't going to be giving...
  59. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    It's not a powerhouse fragrance, no, but it is very strong for me. I sound like a broken record, but I don't go along with the many posts I'm seeing about performance issues.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th September, 2019

    Safari by Ralph Lauren tonight.
  61. Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    After trying a few Killians for the very first time, I would have to put Light My Fire and Dark Lord near the top of my wish list as well.
  62. Re: best brand to make polo shirts for men?

    Abercrombie & Fitch makes unbelievably soft and comfortable polos. If that damn moose logo wasn't so cliché, I would wear nothing but them, lol
    They're seriously a great fit and decent, not great,...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Fahrenheit because I had smelled Light My Fire by Killian the day before, and it made me want to wear it. They aren't alike, really, but there are some similarities, I think.
  64. Re: What hairstyling product (wax/pomade/gel/etc.) do you use?

    For several years I used Aveda styling paste. Worked pretty well for me. Much less greasy than pomade.
  65. Re: best brand to make polo shirts for men?

    As do I. If it does have a logo, I try to find a brand that is not well known or very non-mainstream.
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    Re: Mercedes-Benz EDT

    I detected some slight similarities once, when sampling Mercedes Benz. The sales associate mentioned the similarity and I picked up on it, but it dies off quickly, IMO, and you're left with very...
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    Re: Omg omg omg dior Fahrenheit parfum

    I have not tried any of the Fahrenheit flankers. But I love the original so much, I just may get a start on picking up some of them.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th September, 2019

    Good morning! Going with Fahrenheit today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th September, 2019

    Sauvage EDT for me
  70. Re: Why in the bloody hell is YSL- Y getting praise ?

    I can see that he would be annoying. I think he's pretty damn (unintentionally) funny. He repeats himself constantly and his several videos are all extrememly repititive in their content. That...
  71. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Cologne - Gaining Popularity?

    I tried it a few weeks back. It smelled like plastic and sugar, in that order, lol.
    The scent reminded me of old toys I had stored in the back of my closet. The smell of the plastic, mixed with...
  72. Re: Are there any fragrances in which ginger plays an important role?

    Ginger search on this site pulls up a pretty long list.

    (edit: I misread this thread as asking about ginseng. Ooops.)
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    Re: Popular Cologne Ads from the Past

    I really wish that would come back.
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    Re: Macy's 15% off frags

    It looks like 3% on the Rakuten site.
  75. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Tried Bvlgari Man in Black today and loved it.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I haven't worn Gucci Guilty Absolute in several months. It's still mid 80's right now but it cools off to the low 60's in the evening.
    I'm planning on wearing this more in the colder months but I...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th September, 2019

    Gucci Guilty Absolute for the evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th September, 2019

    Polo
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    Re: Popular Cologne Ads from the Past

    They probably are but I, too, had not heard of most of them. Mr. J? Mandom? Sean? Cricket? Macho Musk? Never heard of them, but those ads are great.
    Interesting to see the English Leather...
  80. Re: What hairstyling product (wax/pomade/gel/etc.) do you use?

    Too greasy. Try switching to a wax, paste, or a thick cream.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th September, 2019

    Post shower scent for the night is Polo Sport
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    Re: Cosmetic surgery/procedures

    Wow, I didn't ever think this went so deep and intense. This is nuts.
    And yeah, I think or thought most cultures would be more drawn to a larger physique and jawline.
    That infant stuff creeps me...
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    Re: Looking back....

    Green Irish Tweed is the only high end I have. Want to get more but it's hard to rationalize with my budget and kids heading off to college soon.
  84. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I tried Killian Dark Lord and Light My Fire today. Both were amazing. Sales Rep said Light My Fire is being discontinued.
  85. Re: Why in the bloody hell is YSL- Y getting praise ?

    Clearly, I remember picking on the boy,
    Seemed a harmless little f*ck.
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    Re: Popular Cologne Ads from the Past

    I see ads from time to time during primetime. Mostly DIOR, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, and Calvin Klein still.



    As would I!
  87. Re: Let's talk about Bentley for Men Intense

    What I have mostly seen is the Intense and the Black at TJ Maxx. It has been a while, though. I haven't spotted one since probably early summer, around May or June.
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    Re: Macy's 15% off frags

    Oh, nice! Thanks!
  89. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    Ken Cole gets ignored a lot and their stuff is dirt cheap just about anywhere but their stuff is usually decent. Especially for the price.
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    Re: Cosmetic surgery/procedures

    To each their own. Hey, if there are no health risks, I guess go right ahead, lol
    I've never noticed this before, but it makes them look like anime characters. Exaggerated eyes and whatnot.
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    Macy's 15% off frags

    Got an email today. I believe it ends after the weekend. Probably after the 15th, I think.

    You may have to be a star rewards member, but no code is needed as far as I can see.
  92. Re: Why in the bloody hell is YSL- Y getting praise ?

    The EDT, I don't care for at all but the EDP is good. Not great, not memorable, but much better than the EDT.
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    Re: New beginner

    Welcome, new beginner, as if there were any other kind. haha
  94. Re: Celebrity scents go niche? Chloe Sevigny & Régime des Fleurs

    I've been wondering for a while when celebs will dip there toes into the niche world opposed to designer stuff. As niche popularity continues to rise, it's pretty much inevitable.
  95. Re: Pick One Fragrance Brought Back To Original Formulation?

    Never tried but have always wanted to.
  96. Poll: Re: Masculinity of VUI - Prada L'Homme Intense - Spicebomb Extreme etc. For Clean Looking Mid 20s

    For the purposes in which you intend to wear these, I think they are all good choices. Don't worry about them being sweet, as it's been said, at your age you will possibly get complimented on them. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th September, 2019

    Polo!
  98. Re: Today in Providence Place Mall, a new store selling vinatges , discontinued Fragrance!

    Wow, that's like some kind of dream.....I hear there use to be a vintage cologne shop near me but it closed up about seven years ago.
  99. Re: Pick One Fragrance Brought Back To Original Formulation?

    I was about to say regular Polo but you mentioning Polo Sport makes me wish I could smell the original again from back in the high school days.
  100. Re: New Dior Fahrenheit EDT Formulation for 2019 # 12948/A

    Dior sprayers are the best. So smooth and a long, continuous spray.
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