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    Re: The quest for a D&G The One clone

    Mahogany Woods by bath and body works
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    Re: What is Your 10/10

    DHI
    D&G the one
    Gucci pour home II
    midnight in paris
    La nuit
    nautica voyage
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    Re: Creed Virgin Island Water 12J01 wow!!

    i have the big 4 oz bottle and I think i have a 2014 batch number. Performs, smells, lasts, and projects exactly like my bath and body works coconut lime verbena EDC that I bought for $20. Having...
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    Help me discover the 80's!

    So I rediscovered Obsession and I think it smells great now... I think my tastes are evolving because when I got into this hobby my initial thoughts were that it smelled old manish and very 80's. I...
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    Re: Coconut Lime Verbena perfume vs EDT

    You sure that wasn't a fake?? I never heard of bath and body works making an eau de parfum version of anything...
  6. Re: Comments from others that make you realize something about a scent and ruin it......

    This is the exact opposite of your point but when somebody told me that Hanae Mori smelled like lemon heads is when I started to love it
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    Re: Scent for your car - what do you use?

    I use bath and body works coconut lime breeze body spray... I keep it in the center console and give a couple of sprays before driving
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    Re: which one is better for the clubs ?

    I like and prefer La nuit but i think le male might work better in this situation.
    But just like how VIW is the quitessential vacation scent, i think 1 million sits on the pantheon of clubbing...
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    Re: Best coconut Hawaiian smell

    My batch of VIW smells exactly like bath and body works coconut lime verbena... It had a lot more lime than the sample I smelled at my local perfume store.. Plus the longevity was leaving. You can...
  10. Re: Rochas Man surpassed my expectations! Any other fragrances like this?

    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin. It doesn't smell anything like RM but it defintely lives in the same category... It's licorice basically. Sometimes on a warm day it smells I getan oatmeal raisin...
  11. Re: Rochas Man surpassed my expectations! Any other fragrances like this?

    +1 for Montale intense cafe. Smells super sexy
  12. Re: Victor & Rolf Spicebomb - worth a blind buy??

    I like Spicebomb but I think Gucci Pour Homme II does a better job.
  13. Re: Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin - reformulated?

    Ever since I joined BN I now associate a bottle design change with a reformulation lol. I love the scent, it's in my top 5 designer gorumands. I have a 100 ml bottle so i think i'm good...
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    Re: Why is Mont Blanc Individuel so obscure?

    I blind bought it at Ross when I saw it. Smells like dryer sheets, which can be good or bad. I think it's ok. But I'm a gourmand guy and if it doesn't have a coffee, vanilla, or chocolate note get it...
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    I love the hype!

    I don't love hyped fragrances per se, but I love when there a definite buzz around it. Only because it makes me curious and want to smell it for myself and see if my opinions match. i don't get...
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    Re: I have never smelled anything by Montale

    be delicate on trigger with intense cafe. It's a projection beast and gets insane longevity. I got too excited and sprayed one on the chest and one on each side of the neck this morning... It's 3pm...
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    Re: Best Fragrance for Prom?

    Do a lot of kids in your area wear AF fierce? I think that's good enough for prom. It's very youthful, energising, and happy... But if you're sneaking like all the rest of the guys then yeah you...
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    Re: I have never smelled anything by Montale

    Haven't sampled many but I love intense cafe. Bought a full bottle... My next one to sample is honey Aoud...
  19. Re: YSL La Nuit - Any worthy similar fragrances?

    Hey Hednic, have you tried those as well? What are your opinions on them compared to the original. I own the original and it suits me just fine but was curious about the other two... Are they really...
  20. Re: YSL La Nuit - Any worthy similar fragrances?

    For a cheap alternative I remember buying CK Shock at Marshalls and thinking it smelled similar to La Nuit...
    Also I remember there being a lot of vs youtube videos on La Nuit vs DHI to decide the...
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    Re: What frags do you travel abroad with?

    That's a shame about the TSA hassle. I just visited San Diego to see my brother (he just had a kid). You think with the liquid restriction they would be use to seeing small refillable liquid...
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    Re: Brick and Mortar Store Finds

    I remember there used to be a "Spotted at TJ Maxx, Ross, Marshals, etc.." thread that was constantly on the front page... It was always entertaining to keep tabs on it to see if someone found any...
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    Re: What frags do you travel abroad with?

    i like to bring my smaller bottles when i travel. A day scent and a night scent. I don't do atomizers. But i'm limited since i don't have many 1.7 or 1 oz bottles than i do with the 100 ml.
    if i'm...
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    An observation about bottle size...

    The design of bottles can be so beautiful and its one of the reasons that I turned into a collector as well as just a fragrance enthusiast. And it seems that the 100 ml size is the design sweet spot...
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    Re: My signature scent criteria

    Thanks for the awesome topic! Here's my 2 cents:

    Must make me feel happy
    Must make me feel confident
    Must make me excited to wear it
    When I smell the sprayer before applying it must make me...
  26. Re: How good are these blind buys? I went on a buying spree...

    I bought ed hardy villain on the hopes it was a stronger version of d&g the one. I read here that they had similarities... I think it's about 70% similar... But that missing 30% is what I like about...
  27. Re: What are your current feelings on the signature scent you wore when you were younger?

    Wow you wore midnight in Paris in high school? You are way ahead of the curve there kid! Great job
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    The story of your basenotes journey

    How did you your fragrance journey start? And how did you end up here?

    My brother was looking for a signature scent. He started looking at YouTube reviews and I got curious as well since at the...
  29. Re: What are your current feelings on the signature scent you wore when you were younger?

    What an entertaining fragrance journey! Thanks for sharing
  30. Re: What are your current feelings on the signature scent you wore when you were younger?

    In college i wore curve only for the fact that this cute girl in my dorm said she loved the smell of it. I'm a little embarrased by it but there's a lot of things i'm embarrased about that i did in...
  31. What are your current feelings on the signature scent you wore when you were younger?

    I use to wear Tommy back in high school. And I think the popular ones at the time were polo blue, cool water, curve, boss bottled. Looking back the 90's were just filled with aquatics... I don't...
  32. Re: Buying testers. Your thoughts? (and my experience with them)

    No place sells caps... I'd gladly pay for one but the department store wouldn't just sell me a cap. I asked the SA and he said he'll just turn away "i don't see nothin'" is what he said.
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    Re: Inexpensive, long lasting, unique cologne

    Welcome! And thanks for the fun topic and despcription..
    Nautica Voyage is dirt cheap and somehting you can always find at Ross or Marshalls. I'm not a fan of aquatics but Voyage gets a lot of...
  34. Buying testers. Your thoughts? (and my experience with them)

    So this is something I do.. I know it's not everybody's cup of tea but it will save you $$$. Below i'll list my pros and cons of it and just wondering what you think... Right now i'm eyeing Gucci...
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    Re: Which Montales should i test out?

    What does oud smell like? Is there a desinger frag that is dominantly oud? Something I can sniff just by going over to my local sephora or Macy's?
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    Which Montales should i test out?

    I've tried to stay away from niche. Frags is an expensive hobby and I was never curious to see how far this rabbit hole goes. But i went through a big gourmand phase recently and was suggested...
  37. Re: Budget or desinger alternative to Montale Intense Cafe???

    Thanks for the tip FISS! I just bought it. Didn't realize that beatyspin had such great deals... My wallet is in trouble now haha
  38. Budget or desinger alternative to Montale Intense Cafe???

    I love the smell of it... It's coffee with rose. Is there a budget alternative to this? Thanks for any of the help
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    Who does apples the best?

    Hey fragrance community. Any recomendations on a fragrance with a predominant apple note? Thanks for all your suggestions :)
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    Re: Sweetness for the "Mature Man"

    I love new york for all
  41. Re: Could anyone do a comparison review between Hanae Mori HM EdT and EdP?

    I'm a gourmand lover and the edt is my sig scent! I tested both out and the diiferences were barely discernable. Projection and longevity were so similar that it didn't warrant the higher cost. But...
  42. Re: You know those mall kiosk brands? Well I ended up actually liking one of them.

    Do you guys know which other mall kiosk brands I should sniff out? I didn't think anything of them so I initially passed on most of them. Gonns giive them all a second look
  43. Re: You know those mall kiosk brands? Well I ended up actually liking one of them.

    I was wondering what the longevity would be on these cheapies. I tried to remember all the names of the kiosk frags so I can ebay them later. Every single one of them was under or close to $15.
    ...
  44. You know those mall kiosk brands? Well I ended up actually liking one of them.

    It was called Thallium. I did a search and appartently it's picking up steam with the youtube and BN community. Still a whisper though. I ended up buying it on ebay for $15.

    Most of the bottles...
  45. Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    Love it and it's on my wishlist. Total compliment getter for me. Tasty with a calm confidence. 3 parts sophistication 1 part sexy.

    If anyone has one for sale or trade hit me up.
  46. Can you check my modest wardrobe and see what I can use for formal or professional events?

    I love gourmands but never realized that I should be diversifying my collection and should be aware of different occasions a whole lot more. I have a company gala mid month and trying to decide what...
  47. Has anyone ever put cologne into their unscented body wash or something like that?

    I snatched two fistfulls of Hane Mori HM .15 oz free samples at Nordstroms. They were just sitting there in a small bucket.

    I use a light vanilla body wash and was thinking about cracking the...
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    Re: Gourmands in the summer...

    I wear Hanae Mori in the summer and I think it works great. But I'm a gourmand lover and I also live in San Francisco where summers are pretty mild so take my advice lightly.
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    Re: Ed Hardy Scents - Do They Grab Anybody?

    I think the women scents are straight up viagra in a bottle. Love smelling Ed Hardy for women on a girl. It's the love and luck women version but I don't think it's called love and luck..
  50. Is there a difference between coconut lime verbena and coconut lime breeze from B&BW?

    Or did they just change the branding of it?

    The new CLB doesn't come in an edt. Just a body splash. I really liked it though and was wondering if CLV was the same so I can get the edt of that
  51. Re: Paco Rabanne Black XS: Longevity and Projection

    I do one spray on the chest and one on each side of the neck. This one is a howling beast on me. So much so that I get uncomfortable in cramped warm areas if the scent starts to scream hysterically....
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    Re: La Nuit De L'Homme

    Congrats on the purchase. It's really good juice. Sexy in a bottle.
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    Re: Good cheap cologne to apply after PE?

    Just take a nice shower and use deoderant. You're young. Don't go down this road kid. It's a dark, dark path
  54. have you been assumed of being a smoker just by wearing a tobacco based fragrance?

    I have Burberry London on my arm right now and that was the first thing that popped in my mind
  55. What's the cheaper alternative to Bond I

    Smelled this one at Nordstroms. I'm a gourmand lover and instantly loved it. What comes close?

    Givenchy Play Intense maybe?
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    Re: Cool water or love and luck?

    Both will get you compliements. And both are spanish fly in a bottle when it comes to the younger females.

    I prefer Love and luck. Cool Water has been around since I was in highschool so I tend to...
  57. Re: According to my Macy's SA, only old men buy Thierry Mugler

    I've heard that same point being made from numerous SAs. I think it has some validity to it. But it paints a large brush so sometimes there will be exceptions.
  58. Are the metal refillable A*men flasks discontinued?

    Just bought a refillable 100 ml of a*men at Marshalls. Was excpecting to get the cool looking metal bottle but instead it's glass and a whole lot slimmer. I thought I accidentally bought the women's...
  59. Re: I walk into most Stores... and the frags bore me. Help!

    I've seen Thierry Mugler products in places like Macy's and Nordstroms. There's a lot of ways to describe those products but boring isn't one of them
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    TM's A*Men 100 ml refillable for $59.99. They also had 50ml for $44.99
    20334
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    Re: Cannot smell my frags

    I do agree that if you wear a fragrance that you like in particular then it would be such a let down that you can't enjoy it while others around you do. One time I sprayed until I could smell myself....
  62. Re: Another successful purchase thanks to basenotes members!

    Yes! I'm kinda new to this myself. And thanks to the buzz on this forum I blind bought Micheal Jordan Legend, a brand that I would have never EVER consider trying. It's absolutely delicious.
    ...
  63. Re: Do you guys buy testers without the cap? Does it bug the living hell out of you like it does me?

    Smart man
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    Re: Trouser droppers?

    I'm guessing New Harlem. No one can deny it's sexiness. But I'm straight so I don't know if my opinion is biased based on my compliments from women on it.
  65. Re: Do you guys buy testers without the cap? Does it bug the living hell out of you like it does me?

    Awesome Idea!
  66. Do you guys buy testers without the cap? Does it bug the living hell out of you like it does me?

    I'm only asking because the Tommy Bahama Set Sail St Barts tester on ebay is just daring me to purchase him (I personify bottles as male). And I haven't been able to find that bad boy at my local...
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    Re: Help me understand Pure Malt

    I think my Hanae Mori comes off the loudest. The citrus lemon can be very sharp at first and the sweetness can be a bit much. But it dries beautifully.

    LL Au Masculin smells like oatmeal raisin...
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    Help me understand Pure Malt

    This thread is in response to the amazing ratings I see it getting in the "A*Men Pure Malt Rate it!" thread.

    I fear I'm one of the few that didn't like it. It came off as loud, aggressive, and in...
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    Absolute fruit bombs?

    I recently smelled Paco Rabanne Black XS and I liked it. The fruit note seemed completely dominant. Any other ones out there? Below is other stuff I can think of

    Paris Hilton for Men
    Calvin Klein...
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    Re: Need cheap long lasting cologne

    1) Go to Ross
    2) Get Curve
    3) Pussy
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    Re: A Walking Fruit Bomb cologne?

    This is a great question and I would like to know more of the fruity stuff myself. Can you repost this on the Male Discussion section. You will probably get more responses that way

    - - - Updated -...
  72. Re: Fragrances with reported poor perfromance that perform well for you?

    I actually think that my skin eats this stuff up. When I hear you guys bitching about getting only 5 hours I'm like "wtf? I wish I had that sort of staying power on any of my scents."

    Same thing...
  73. Re: Can you guys help me out with my bargain bin gourmand collection?

    Have you smelled Golden Secret by Antonio Banderas? I was in pefumania a couple of weeks ago and the SA told me it was 1 million clone. DEAD ON. I have One Million as my clubbing scent (eventhough I...
  74. Re: Can you guys help me out with my bargain bin gourmand collection?

    I forgot about TB Set Sail St Barts. It's on my want list but I have yet to come across it on my trips to Ross, Marshalls, etc..

    Smells like a margarita!
  75. Can you guys help me out with my bargain bin gourmand collection?

    This is what I have so far...

    MJ Legend
    Rochas Man
    Hanae Mori
    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin
    Cuba Gold

    On my shortlist
  76. Re: Which scents gets you the most negative comments?

    A*men and Dirty English by Juicy Couture.
  77. Hanae Mori HM or Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin for a sexy night out?

    Just wanting to gauge your temperature vs these two gourmands. I've been using Rochas Man strictly for this occasion but I realized I need to diversify my sexy nighttime gourmands. I realized wearing...
  78. Re: I have a question about buying a possible backup bottle...Bleu de Chanel

    This scent sells like gangbusters according to the Nordstrom SA that I was talking to. I don't see them making any changes to something this popular
  79. Re: What cologne with good projection and good longevity you think is good for daily wear?

    I like your style Tiger Wood. I own and rock Paris Hilton and MJ as well. Dirt cheap stuff
  80. Re: Can anyone recommend a good cologne that attracts the opposite sex?

    Oh yeah I forgot about one million. That's spanish fly in a bottle. Dangerous stuff right there. Go for that one kid. Girls love it and will have sex with anyone who's wearing it regardless....
  81. Re: Can anyone recommend a good cologne that attracts the opposite sex?

    I agree, La Nuit is sexy in a bottle. Good pick if you're trying to get laid
  82. Re: Can I use the aftershave lotion as regular body lotion? How about the balm?

    See I was thinking the same thing. Is there something in aftershave that makes it unique to the facial skin? But I'm thinking that what's good for face skin should be good for the rest of the body.
    ...
  83. Re: Can anyone recommend a good cologne that attracts the opposite sex?

    I don't like Le Male personally but know it has a reputation as a "panty dropper". But you should ask yourself the same question "Do I even like it myself?"
  84. Honey Apple or Caramel Apple type of fragrances

    I was a the body shop at the mall and i think they had a face wash or something with a honey apple flavor. Smelled delicous. Any fragrances like that? I'm thinking it would be found under women's...
  85. Re: A pina colada fragrance... anything like that exist?

    ^^^ This sounds exactly like what I'm looking for. Thanks hedinc.
  86. Can I use the aftershave lotion as regular body lotion? How about the balm?

    I sport a beard so I do nothing with the aftershave from the gift sets. Can I use the lotions and balms on my body?

    I was thinking about layering the lotion on my neck and chest for increased...
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    Re: Pure Havane - Should I?

    Pure Havane didn't react well on my skin. The top was amazing with the cherry but dried down to what smelled like a dirty ashtray. I had the SA smell it on my hand and he agreed too. He compared it...
  88. A pina colada fragrance... anything like that exist?

    Love me the tasty scents. Just seeing if there was anything out there that smelled or reminded you of pina coladas?

    I've tried Creed's VIW. LOVE IT! Coconut and lime reminds me of suntan lotion....
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    Re: Sephora clearances

    Yeah I know you can easily find gift sets for cheap over at Ross/TJs/Marshalls but i've only seen the bargain bin brands there. Nothing like YSL.
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    Re: Sephora clearances

    I get it all the time fellas. ALL. THE. TIME. It's more of a burden than anything else. ;)
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    Sephora clearances

    Hey guys I just wanted to give a heads up on some info I came accross last night. I was in Sephora and I was eyeing the YSL La Nuit De L'homme and I mentioned to the cute little SA that things are...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    John Varvatos Artisan Black 3.4oz... didn't catch the price tag but i'm sure it was cheap.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Dolce and Gabanna The One 1.7oz for $39.99 (bought it)
    Versace Pour Homme 1.7 oz $39.99

    I coulda sworn those are still pretty good sellers in the department stores so it's kind of wierd seeing...
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    Re: A little debate!!

    Katie Puckrick has the best produced and most entertaining videos. Especially when she hates the smell. I wish there were a male reviewer version of her.

    Miguel's descriptions are some of the most...
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    Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    You tell em brother!
  96. Re: Recommend me a good work scent with very good longevity/projection

    DKNY Men. The most professional scent i've ever come accross. Smells mature, serious, and appropriate. Although that doesn't mean it smells great. But i don't think wearing a pantydropper to work is...
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    Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    There's a guy here in one of our offices that decks out his cube in Yankees memerobilia. During day games he wears Yankee gear to work. He's "that guy". And I'm sure in his personal life he leads a...
  98. Re: I like D&G TO and YSL LNDL. What characteristics connect them? What else would I like?

    Spicebomb maybe? Smelled it once at the mall and i remember liking it. Can't remember what it smelled like though
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    Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    Are you that selfish? Are you guys really thinking this out? Or do you love A*men so much that you'd wear it anywhere and just looking for validation on a message board full of frag heads. OF COURSE...
  100. I like D&G TO and YSL LNDL. What characteristics connect them? What else would I like?

    I get a night out and sexy vibe to these right? I'm not misinterpreting things here am I? Smooth and somewhat dark. It's also very tasty which I like.

    If you guys can help recommend some others...
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