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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Originally I was doing some regular updates on the spreadsheet. Since then, I've focused on data from another website about what ladies say they actually prefer on a guy, instead of what a guy says...
  2. Re: "Old Man's Scent."When it comes to fragrances,there is no such thing in my opinion.

    I used to be of this opinion, then I got my nose on Aramis, which went beyond old-man scent. It was a man-in-the-casket scent.
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    Re: Spicebomb vs Valentino

    Valentino Uomo for me. Spicebomb Extreme is just too thick and dense, it's not the most versatile scent.
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    Re: Current Kouros vs Current Antaeus

    What smells better, urinal or toilet? That's a tough choice
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    Re: One House For the Rest of Your Life

    Dior, they've got fragrances for all occasions. Other houses either go too dark (most niche) or too light (most designers, Creed, etc.) For Dior, wear the Sauvage line for the day and Dior Homme line...
  6. Re: She doesn't like Tuscan leather, but I love it!

    Just make sure your divorce lawyer knows how to spin "irreconcilable difference" into "emotional abuse".
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    Re: Dior Sauvage vs BDC EDP vs D&G The One

    None, but had you listed Sauvage EdP / Very Cool Spray or BdC EdT / Parfum, then that would be a good contest. Sauvage EdT and BdC EdP are the worst of their respective lines, imo.

    Very Cool Spray...
  8. Re: Why doesn't Bvlgari Man in Black receive more praise here?

    It was 2.5 sprays. This was in East Asia. I tested it in the mall, and people on the train were not appreciative.
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    Re: *NEW* Prada L'Homme Absolu (2018)

    I think Prada wants their L'Homme to have the more flankers than other houses' L'Homme. They still got a ways to go before catching up to YSL.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Same experience here. Lots of compliments on my clothes and even shoes, very few on fragrance. When someone comments on my fragrance, it's usually from a family member, "WTF are you wearing cologne!?"
  11. Re: Which Aramis fragrances could go head to head with designers today and win?

    I've only tried Aramis by Aramis, and it was the most vile scent I've ever had the displeasure to put on my skin. Total chick-repellent.
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    Re: NEW Bond No. 9 Governors Island

    Bond No 9 is still around? Nordstrom used to carry them, but have since replaced them with other niches like Le Labo and Acqua di Parma.
  13. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    Bleu de Chanel Parfum
  14. Re: just for fun - what's your most hated fragrance

    Aramis. That thing is vile.
  15. Re: whats fresher? aquatic or citrus fragrance?

    I don't understand the distinction between aquatic and cirtrus either. Most aquatic fragrances contain the bergamot note, which is a citrus note, to give them the fresh vibe. Like what is Acqua di...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    As some of you might know, I had tallied the top compliment getters from last year at the beginning of this year. You can see the original post below. There is also a similar thread over on...
  17. Re: Fragrances you couldnīt wait to smell, but ended up disappointing you

    Every Amouage except Jubilation. They all seem to have this smokey woody thing going that's foul to my nose.
    Every Acqua di Parma
    Body Kouros
    Sauvage
    A*Men Pure Coffee
  18. Re: The most unusual and *wearable* fragrance you've ever encountered?

    Almost every scent is wearable in private, but most scents listed in this thread are unwearable for me in public. But one unusual scent that is wearable is Versace Dreamer. It smells like nothing...
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    Re: Current Fragrance How Many Sprays?

    Rochas Man - 3 sprays, although I feel I might enjoy it more if I go down to 2.
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    Re: Is bond no 9 the most underrated house

    Where is the OP now? I need some of what he's smoking.
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    To reiterate what many people have said, Sauvage Edt is synthetic garbage. It is one of those scents that only smells good when smelled from afar, but is a jumboed mess to the wearer. The EdP and...
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    Re: Perfume for tropical country?

    Versace Man Eau Fraiche
  23. Re: Which scents gets you the most negative comments?

    Asia is a pretty big continent. In my original post, I was referring to the oriental part of Asia (China, Japan, Korea, etc.). And I still stand by my original post that the majority of people in...
  24. Re: Will the new Jeremy Fragrance line outsell the rest?

    I see a lot of butthurt people in this thread. Seriously guys, grow up
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    Re: Current Fragrance How Many Sprays?

    Club de Nuit Intense - 2 sprays
    then at night
    Rochas Man - 3 sprays
  26. Re: It Took Me 9 Years To Find This Fragrance...

    Fragrantica says that it's for women, if that matters to you.
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    Re: My wife says I reek of BO

    Stop wearing that fragrance around her, problem solved. Well, since you are around her everyday, you can either dump the fragrance or dump her. The choice is yours.
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    Re: Best Cold Icy fragrances

    Dior Sauvage Very Cool Spray.
    Literally feels like applying ice to your skin right after spraying
  29. Re: "If I was allowed to buy just one fragrance of these brands..."

    - Tom Ford Private Blend: Tobacco Vanille
    - By Kilian: Straight to Heaven
    - Creed: Aventus
    - Amouage: Jubilation
    - Frederic Malle: Musc Ravageur
    - Serge Lutens: Chergui
    - Le Labo: Bergamotte...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Intense Coming Soon...

    I would honestly be more psyched on a BdC Sport than an Intense version. My guess is that this Intense version will just amp up the darker notes of BdC, but the fresher notes of it is what I like...
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    Re: Musc Ravageur by EL

    The original juice was extremely loud and cloying, hopefully the reformulation is a bit more wearable.
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    Re: prada luna rossa sport or prada l'homme?

    I find Luna Rossa Sport to be a harsh chemical bomb, and Prada L'Homme just smells like rotten banana to me. So I would say neither.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense for high school?

    Terrible advice, actually. The advice only works when other people don't have to smell you. You do realize that he's going to be in an enclosed space with other students who are trying to pay...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Dior Sauvage Very Cool Spray.

    This is what the original should've been.
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    Re: L'eau d'Issey now bottle smells off?

    This is very possible. I know that my Bleu de Chanel had to be exposed to the air for half a year before it smelled normal. L'eau D'Issey also does funny things depending on the climate. I wore it in...
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    Re: PDM Layton got compared to 1million

    To anyone who's not into fragrance, they only have a few widely used fragrance in their minds to go by. So when you are wearing a fragrance, they might automatically assume that it is one of those...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense for high school?

    I was being serious. To the OP, it's better to ask your peers for advice on this subject than to ask this extremely polarized forum. Get a sample, spray on yourself and ask a few trusted friends how...
  38. Re: Does buying a full bottle kill the magic?

    Sounds like marriage.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense for high school?

    Here's some serious advice. Do it if you have the swagger to pull it off. Ask yourself this, are you friends with everyone like the alpha male? If the answer is yes, do it and everyone else will copy...
  40. Re: A little experiment for the over-sprayers...

    Most oversprayers don't work in an office setting anyways, they probably sell Air Jordans in a streetswear store or they work as a pimp or selling drugs. You know the kind of guys I am talking about,...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Saw Bond No 9 I LOVE NY for $49.99 and Terre d'Hermes 1.7oz for $59.99 at TJMaxx.
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    Re: Lets talk about Compliments

    I have more problem with the community's fixation on compliments over other positive social outcomes, as if compliments are some kind of holy grail in social fragrance wearing. Compliments are cheap...
  43. Re: IMO, Dior Sauvage Very Cool Spray > Sauvage EDT

    Just tried this one today, and wow color me impressed! It literally feels like a cool spray that moment it touches the skin. It has all the good elements of Sauvage, and none of its annoying parts....
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Does anyone know if Kryptomint is only found in Marshalls, and not TJMaxx nor Ross?
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Intense Coming Soon...

    based on your previous posts, I think your suggestions on anything fragrance are best avoided.
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    Re: Givenchy Pi

    I just saw a gift set of Givenchy Pi at Mach's with two bottles inside, but one bottle has a much darker juice than the other. I wonder if the juice is different. And this is the case with every...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Randomly can be controlled by getting a large enough sample. What we are looking for is statistical average, not what this particular person prefers. Maybe do it in a carnival booth or something. And...
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    Re: Anyone for some Mugler chocolates?!

    That sounds like a great gift idea! Too bad the chocolate is almost as expensive as the fragrance...
  49. Re: Best Designer Fragrances For A Person Living In The Tropics

    You forgot Leather Oud!
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    Re: NEW: Yves St. Laurent - Y!

    YSL did release an actual urine scent in a white bottle before, and many people enjoyed it very much. I personally enjoy this safe scent better than that urine scent, but for some people, urine...
  51. Re: Best Designer Fragrances For A Person Living In The Tropics

    I also lived in in a tropical place before (Hawaii), and Allure Homme Sport got me the compliments!
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    If any of you Youtubers are reading this, doing this experiment could get you A LOT of views ;)
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I believe I have the total tally spreadsheet for the entire thread up to the end of 2016 if I can somehow retrieve it. Some other members have them as well because I remember sending to them. Just...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Hope you all had a nice year. As 2017 ended, I made another tally of compliments received by each fragrance. But this time I did something a little different: First of all, one tally per person per...
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    Re: Mens designer powdery fragrance?

    I would suggest that you test the entire Prada line.
  56. Re: Paco Rabanne - Invictus (Underrated, loved by ladies)

    Enjoyed 1 Million, did not enjoy Invictus at all. There is just something screechingly synthetic in the base that I can't stand. I heard the Aqua version is supposedly a bit smoother, but that one is...
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    Re: New: Valentino Uomo Noir Absolu

    more like the bottles most likely to cause self-injury.
  58. Re: Today I Killed A $400 Niche Fragrance With My 1 Million Paco Rabanne?

    Pfftttt....By YSL, you meant Saint Laurent Paris right? Most older YSL suits were cheapies that can be found in department stores back in the days. Their current label: Saint Laurent Paris, caters...
  59. Re: John Varvatos Dark Rebel And Dark Rebel Rider?

    Both are nasty stuff. I made a mistake of testing each in DFS before a flight on two separate occasions. The passengers around me were not amused.
  60. Re: Le Male 1995-2009 vs 1 Million 2008-2010 vs Invictus Aqua

    Are you a DJ?
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I still see it on the shelf at Ulta also.
  62. Re: Help to discover the aquatic melon fragrance [ + + + ]

    Try the CK One Summer from 5 years ago.
  63. Re: Versace Eros.......Is It Really That Bad??

    Still better than most of the scents that get hyped here, where when people in real life smell you with those funky stuff, they think you've just wiped yourself with garbage.
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    Re: New Tom Ford Fragrance: Fucking Fabulous

    If you ever feel the need to just throw all your Tom Ford stuff out of the window, I will take them :)
  65. Re: What is your strongest chastity belt scent?

    +1000

    NEVER AGAIN.

    I smelled like how my grandpa smells right now, and he's no longer in this world.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent get's you the most female complime

    You can't tell them a story about the scent when they ran away upon smelling it ;)
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    +1 Club de Nuit Intense from a lady working in the shoe aisle. But maybe she mistook the shoe smell for my scent
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    Re: NEW: Yves St. Laurent - Y!

    This is for someone who was born in the 80's or 90's, not for someone whose hay day was in the 80's.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    The purpose of fragrance is to smell appealing.
  70. Re: I'm tired of my spicy woddy scents from winter, help me choose 4 REFRESHING Summer scents

    Most of those are out of his < $60 for 3.4oz range, even the Dior

    Versace Man Eau Fraiche is the ultimate summer fragrance for 90F + temperature.

    3 other affordable summer fragrances:
    Acqua di...
  71. Re: Designer scent that is NOT Sauvage or Chanel that is a great everyday scent and harbors complime

    My data tells me Allure Homme Sport or Issey Miyake Pour Homme is what you are looking for.
  72. Re: John Varvatos Dark Rebel And Dark Rebel Rider?

    They are both vile stuff. I tested Dark Rebel out at the airport, the guy seated next to me demanded switching seats.
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    Re: Has Versace Eros been reformulated?

    I hope it was reformulated.
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    Re: Never getting compliments on my fragrances

    Judging by posts like this, I'd say it's your attitude that keeps compliments away.
  75. Re: Let's Go Back In Time.....What Were The First 10 Fragrances That You Ever Bought?

    I don't think I've even bought 10 fragrances. Most fragrances I have are samples. But the ones I've actually made a full bottle purchase are:

    1. La Nuit de L'Homme
    2. Allure Homme Sport
    3. Issey...
  76. Re: Will 3 shots to the chest alone get me noticed?

    Yes, for the same scent, generally EdT = projection and EdP = longevity
  77. Re: Are they just smells to you? Or is there more to a fragrance than that?

    Some fragrances are more than just smells, they are stenches.
  78. Re: which of these scents is better for signature and compliments

    Seriously, freewheelingvagabond should never give advice on fragrance, especially when it comes to compliment scents. His taste is too peculiar for general consumption.
  79. Re: lets talk 1 million! which to get..gold absolute/intense/prive???

    Prive for me. It feels the most mature out of the bunch
  80. Poll: Re: The best Calvin Klein Men's fragrance is...

    CK One Shock
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    Re: Different kind of "close quarters"

    Usually something that I find interesting at the airport DFS. No more than 2 sprays if it's fresh and no more than 1 spray if it's dark. I once tried 3 sprays of AdG Profumo, which made people around...
  82. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    This is a very sad news indeed. My father is also diagnosed with cancer, but with monthly chemotherapy, he has been fighting on for a few years now. I am sure with the right treatment, you still have...
  83. Re: How about you could only wear one cologne?

    Psychology and anthropology research on human mating, there is an entire literature on that. And just common sense.

    Here is one scholarly paper on the subject. The data are in the reference...
  84. Re: How about you could only wear one cologne?

    That was a fact, not an opinion.
  85. Re: What Are The Best Crowd-Pleasing Niche Scents For A University Student?

    The first thing I would do is to ignore most suggestions here, people here generally have no idea what the peculiar nose of Canadian college bros find pleasing, since that's the crowd you are trying...
  86. Re: Dior Sauvage (2015) is getting another shot.

    As was mentioned before, because Sauvage just simply smells better to most people. A scent doesn't need super quality ingredients or be wildly creative to smell good. Sauvage is such scent, a simple,...
  87. Re: Besides Bond No 9, any other houses sell t-shirts?

    Just about most designer houses sell t-shirts.

    A Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, or mainline Versace t-shirt retails at over $500

    Dior, Lanvin, Gucci, etc, are more reasonable at around $200

    And...
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    Re: Club de nuit intense man vs creeds aventus

    CDNI smells smoother to me than Aventus. It is creamier and less smokey. Aventus just gives me a headache with the smokiness, CDNI never does that.
  89. Re: Houses That DON'T Have a Distinct, Signature Smell?

    Definitely Dior. What's the similarity between Fahrenheit, Dior Homme, Eau Sauvage and Sauvage? Absolutely nothing.
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    Re: My Nephew bought.... Made To Measure

    It was a forgettable scent then, it is a forgettable scent now. Even the general public feels meh about how this smells. It's got some good marketing behind it, sure, but once Gucci decides to push a...
  91. Re: Recommendations by cool wisemen for a hot, humid newbie?

    Allure Homme Sport. One of the few scents that I actually got complimented on when I was in Asia (the oriental part). They seem to hate people wearing fragrances in general.
  92. Re: Allure Homme Vs Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme

    Eau Extreme all the way. The original smells like a lady's perfume.
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    I blind bought this and just had my first wearing today. I honestly have to say that I like it better than Aventus. I find Aventus' pineapple opening to be sharp and pungent, and the smokiness gives...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    1 Million Cologne for, I believe, $39.96
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    Re: Blind buy Club de Nuit Intense?

    Did they seriously moved this to the Aventus forum? Like wut?
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    Re: Blind buy Club de Nuit Intense?

    Can someone describe exactly how Club de Nuit Intense smells like without referencing Aventus? Is it aromatic, fruity, aquatic, better for daytime, nighttime, etc?
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    Re: Blind buy Club de Nuit Intense?

    I don't need something that smells exactly like Aventus, but a similar vibe will suffice, as long as it smells good and can be worn as a versatile daily scent.
  98. Re: looking for cologn that similar to Dior Homme Cologne

    The Versace can be found in some discount stores like TJ Maxx. Otherwise, the good ol' Acqua di Gio or Acqua di Gio Essenza might be good alternatives.
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    Blind buy Club de Nuit Intense?

    I enjoy Aventus quite a bit, not as much as some members here, but still enough for me to consider it as a future purchase. But its price is a bit prohibitive for me right now. So should I try to...
  100. Re: looking for cologn that similar to Dior Homme Cologne

    Allure Homme Sport Cologne is even weaker than DHC.

    I would suggest Versace Man Eau Fraiche or Eau Savauge Cologne.
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