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  1. Re: What Is Your Take On Paloma Picasso Minotaure?

    It smells very different than the one I tried many years ago. It's still pretty complex though. The dry down on this (now that its been on skin a few hours) kinda smells like super clean leather,...
  2. Re: Crystal Ball----- Future value of a fragrance

    Lol on the Romance Silver topic, just get Gucci by Gucci, it smells nearly identical. This coming from someone whose signature scent used to be Romance Silver. Really should of hung on to that one if...
  3. Re: Fragrances that Copy a Trend off an Original and is in your Opinion Better than the Original.

    Yes, I think it's an identical clone of Boss Bottled, only with much, much, MUCH better performance. I recently bought a bottle of Boss Bottled and was disgusted by how weak it was (coming from...
  4. Re: What Is Your Take On Paloma Picasso Minotaure?

    Just got this in the mail today. Haven't smelled it in about 9 years, and YOWIE WOWIE! This is like really good. Much better and nothing like I remember it smelling. I wonder if it got a complete...
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    Been waiting for this to flood the grey market for a while now, I keep checking multiple sites and see little listed, and not at any price I'd be willing to pay for this blind buy.
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    Re: deconstructed /avant-garde FOUGERE?

    I'd maybe consider Azzaro pH Intense. One of the only true fougere's I know that completely reinterprets it.
  7. Re: Fragrances that Copy a Trend off an Original and is in your Opinion Better than the Original.

    Although I personally disagree, but I've read before many believed that Polo Modern Reserve was better the the original Polo.

    Boss Bottled Intense is 100% better than Boss Bottled.
    Mancera Cedrat...
  8. Re: Whatever happened to Paul smith fragrances??

    Paul Smith Story was also a solid vetiver release reminiscent of Tom Ford Grey Vetiver. Once Story was discontinued prices went way too high to justify value. I remember this one shot up in price...
  9. Re: Whatever happened to Paul smith fragrances??

    I recall there being a flanker to this, or a Sunshine flanker as the final one.
  10. Re: Whatever happened to Paul smith fragrances??

    I'm fortunate to own the rather rare now London, I like it but never wear it. I think Ferrari Silver Essence is kind of similar. Paul Smith Man (black/yellow bottle) is easily one of the most...
  11. Re: Penhaligon are discontinuing English Fern & Douro

    No big loss imo. I don't even get any fern from the fragrance. It should be called English Lavender.
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    Re: Fake Burberry London 100ml?

    Yup, absolutely correct, I forgot about this, and it can be confusing.
  13. Re: Best Ultra Cheap Beastmodes - Fresh, Clean & Masculine, Shower gel vibe.

    i bought Jaguar Pace based on this thread, and expecting the worst I was pleasantly surprised. I really don't think it can get anymore shower gel smelling than this. It doesn't smell cheap either;...
  14. Re: Crystal Ball----- Future value of a fragrance

    Well it's already obvious that discontinued fragrances only go up in value.. whether it's Patou or Playboy VIP Black. Cheap frags or expensive. Fragrances have already shown ove the course of time,...
  15. Re: Your Top 3 popular fragrances that you just don't like

    Egoiste
    Heritage
    Habit Rouge
  16. Re: Looking for a specific type of woody scent

    Armani Cedre is a nice one but seems hard to find and kind of expensive.
  17. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Polo Club Rogue was BHPC's answer to Polo Modern Reserve, it came out shortly after. They share some similarities, but nothing to brag about. Ofc, you're not gonna get Polo quality ay BHPC prices,...
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    Re: Male Fragrances You Would Rate 10/10?

    Too many perfect 10's to write down.
  19. Re: Armani Eau de Nuit or Armani Eau de Cedre?

    i've been wearing my armani Cedre sample the past few days, and it's without doubt imo, the best out of the original and Nuit. i didn't like Nuit, because the woods used in the dry down is a clear...
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    Re: Any thoughts on Lubin Itasca edp

    I really need to try this one, as a vetiver lover.



    Oh no, this sounds bad. I did notice a bottle change, or size of bottle or box, I forgot which, when i was searching for a good deal on...
  21. Re: What is your TOP 3 DESIGNER of all-time??

    Fahrenheit
    Arpege pH
    Live Jazz
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    Re: Any thoughts on Lubin Itasca edp

    I really don't get much vetiver from Itasca. It's more of just a super green; pine, fir, resinous, tree bark, pine needles, juniper, cypress, dirt, and the overall smell and feel of walking through a...
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    Re: Best Silver Mountain Water clone?

    Al Rehab Silver. Also the cheapest, and projects like a beast and lasts all day.
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    Re: Any thoughts on Lubin Itasca edp

    Absolutely love this stuff, have a bottle and a back up bottle, something i rarely do for niche fragrances. IMO it's the quintessential GREEN niche masculine for mature guys. I get a lot of vintage...
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    Re: Fake Burberry London 100ml?

    Thank you for confirming this. Now others know what to look for as well. OP, your sprayer looks identical to mine, so I wouldn't worry. Every bottle of Burberry London I've gone through has the same...
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    Re: cheap tobacco frags

    Thank you for that. I respect your tastes in fragrances, and find they are similar to mine as well, much of the time. I trust your advice.
  27. Re: Adventure Davidoff/ Eternity Intense/ Mont Blanc Legend?

    I only own Adeventure Fraiche, and it's a freakin hidden gem! It's a cross between Dior Homme Sport 2012 and Versace pH, it's still super cheap on Ebay, Might not be what you're looking for though,...
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    Re: cheap tobacco frags

    Brooks, just curious what makes you rank Red Tobacco so low? It's been something I've had my eye on for a while, and was thinking of blind buying a bottle
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    Re: cheap tobacco frags

    Oh my.. how could I forget Cigar. The best cheap, real cheap tobacco fragrance around imo. Very spicy, I think the spices may overtake the tobacco to some degree, but what a great scent.
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    Re: Fake Burberry London 100ml?

    Just pulled my started bottle off the shelf. Doesn't say anything with Germany on the bottom, nor do I recall that on the box. I do remember Arabic writing on the box, which I know is standard for...
  31. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    Am I the only one who wears Fahrenheit year round? I see a lot of people talk about wearing it in the colder climate, but I wore it in 95 degree weather a couple days this month.
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    Re: Fake Burberry London 100ml?

    Well if the code says 2009, I can assure you that is not the 2009 box for it. I was gonna say maybe it's a new box but then i read you said the code is 2009. The box doesn't really scream counterfeit...
  33. Thread: Target

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    Re: Target

    I have Creemo Blue Cedar and Cypress I think it's called.. it now serves as a bathroom spray.
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    Re: cheap tobacco frags

    I love Pure Havane and Tobacco Vanille. 18.21 smells like cat piss to me and so does Tobacco Reserve. I really liked TR at first, then realized it's actually quite disgusting until the dry down. The...
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    Re: Let's talk about Drakkarr NIOR

    Curve Chill is actually pretty nice, I like it. Smells almost identical to Chrome but with more of the Curve DNA. If you don't like Chill, stay away from the insanely popular Chrome, or your wife...
  36. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    I think some may have this but it's pretty rare. The original Lucky You on the right, with the rare limited edition Blue version on the left in a smaller 1 oz bottle. The smell is close, the original...
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Cool Water Intense!

    Sounds horrible.
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    Re: Let's talk about Drakkarr NIOR

    I just smells like shaving cream to me.. hard not to like
  39. Re: Do you enjoy fragrances with bitter or gothic notes

    I consider Jacomo de Jacomo "Goth" and I am wearing today as well. There are others too that may be labeled goth that i own or enjoy, just can't think of any right now.
  40. Re: Armani Eau de Nuit or Armani Eau de Cedre?

    Both are pretty nice from what I can remember. I never pulled the trigger on either because prices don't go down much. Nuit is a rich and sexy night time fragrance, along the lines of Tom Ford Noir...
  41. Re: Michael Jackson's Fragrance Collection (Complete List)

    I'm wondering if anyone on here has smelled Gianni Vive Sulman Parfum VI, which is the $90,000 fragrance MJ wore?
  42. Re: Does Miller Harris do a lemon heavy fragrance?

    I've tried this one, and although nice, it's very light, with more emphasis on citrus overall (aptly named) than lemon alone.
  43. Does Miller Harris do a lemon heavy fragrance?

    I am curious about this.. as my quest for the perfect lemon fragrance continues. I've been testing stuff, and buying some regretful purchases. All I really seek is a fresh lemon, that doesn't smell...
  44. Re: Michael Jackson's Fragrance Collection (Complete List)

    I wanted to share this rather interesting site I stumbled upon not too long ago. It seems they have compiled a massive amount of celebrities favorite frags all into one site, and organized it quite...
  45. Re: If you had the choice would you get Eau Sauvage vintage, or new?

    That does sound like something I would enjoy then.
  46. Re: If you had the choice would you get Eau Sauvage vintage, or new?

    Can't believe I have yet to try this one still. Am I missing anything? Is it comparable/similar to any other frags?
  47. Re: Can people be grouped into taste categories?

    More direct to the topic - It's an interesting idea to implement such a system, it would need some work. However there have been all types of recommendations around here. Like having an up/down vote...
  48. Re: Can people be grouped into taste categories?

    If I'm understanding the question right, you're wanting to know if people with similar tastes to you can only comment on your posts? I think it's an excellent question and actually in the past I have...
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    Re: Lemon Line alternative?

    Sorry if I missed replying to any comments, but I read them all and am following up on the recommendations.

    For reference.. as many of you know me by now. I will not sample fragrances I know I...
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    Re: Lemon Line alternative?

    I also have this in its current formulation, and it's a fantastic old school fragrance. I would see this as being modern for that era, unless the current formula has changed a lot. I also love...
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    Re: Lemon Line alternative?

    Thank you for the recommendations. I have tried Edition Blanche, and don't find it similar. Energy C sounds interesting.. I will for sure look into it. L'Humaniste I will hopefully be trying soon,...
  52. Re: Best Ultra Cheap Beastmodes - Fresh, Clean & Masculine, Shower gel vibe.

    Might have to pick this one up myself, blindly.. I've had it on my watch list on ebay for a couple months now.

    A man with a Fahrenheit icon is a man I can respect. :beer:
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    Re: Latest Caron for Men - Nuit Fraiche!

    Cool Night. I love the brand, I like the idea. Plus it's nice to see something from a more prestigious fragrance house like Caron, who doesn't pop out releases so often, which makes it more special....
  54. Re: List And Rate The Men’s Issey Miyake Fragrance Line!

    I've tried way too many to remember and to rate, so I'll just do the ones I own.

    1. L'Eau Bleue d'Issey - Very good, 4.5/5
    2. L'Eau d'Issey Summer 2013 - Best of the Summer series imo including...
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    Lemon Line alternative?

    I really enjoy the opening of this one, but the lavender dry down smells like a dirty old diaper, and I can't stand it.

    Does anyone know a suitable alternative with a better dry down. I'm not...
  56. Re: Best Ultra Cheap Beastmodes - Fresh, Clean & Masculine, Shower gel vibe.

    I saw Jeremy do a review saying it was very strong.
  57. Re: Honestly..does current Giorgio BH hold up??

    I bought a bottle about 5 years ago and really didn't like it. The opening was nice but the dry down was like a bitter weird soap. I sold it. Fast forward 4 years, I bought it again about a year ago,...
  58. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

    I dunno what's considered cheap anymore. I kind of think of a $50 frag as cheap sometimes now, but it really isn't, in theory. But, when you become used to spending several hundreds of dollars on...
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    Re: Fragrances in our dreams

    I'm not so much dreaming about it literally, but figuratively, yes. I would love having a Pure Berry type of Mugler. I think it would round out the series well, and would sell well. I can picture it,...
  60. Re: Are any of the men's Jimmy Choo's worth owning?

    An update.. I bought Jimmy Choo Ice tester from Ebay, about $30 shipped. I don't think I'd pay more than that.

    I haven't tried Dior Homme Cologne, but this Ice Man strongly resembles Aventus. Not...
  61. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    But you literally asked him to post it.
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    Re: Pleasant surprise @ Sephora

    Give it a few months, it'll be 75% off online. Clean frags never hold their value, and are always found at discounters a few months after release.
  63. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    Thank you for this post. From what I can read, an official message from Villoresi confirming reformulation of Uomo.
  64. Re: Come Clean........ 5 worst fragrances you regret having purchased

    I'd agree with this.. and it wouldn't surprise me. Though I don't have my old bottle anymore, there was definitely a more noticeable presence of tobacco, overall it felt more niche. The later stuff,...
  65. Re: Come Clean........ 5 worst fragrances you regret having purchased

    Oh god, I forgot about how bad Al Rehab Aseel was! Reminded me of those little rose shaped soaps at Grandma's house.
  66. Re: Name a scent that smells even better when you overspray it

    CK Be and Diesel Green, I tend to go liberal on the application and find it more rewarding.
  67. Poll: Re: Your Favorite Guerlain L'homme Ideal? Rate the rest?

    Also there are lots of discontinued frags that are cheap around the time of discontinuation. Sometimes, taking several years before prices start booming.

    I'm not sure where I read this from or saw...
  68. Poll: Re: Your Favorite Guerlain L'homme Ideal? Rate the rest?

    I think it's a safe blind buy. It might seem boring at first, give it a few wearings to notice its charm.
  69. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    Thank you for clarifying. Hopefully this puts an end to any doubts the OP may have had.
  70. Poll: Re: Your Favorite Guerlain L'homme Ideal? Rate the rest?

    I'd probably rank L'Intense higher if it wasn't such a skin scent.
  71. Poll: Your Favorite Guerlain L'homme Ideal? Rate the rest?

    Wondering what everyone's favorite is, on this fantastic line. I think it's one of the only lines in men's fragrances that maintains the core of the original in all of its flankers. To me, that is...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Aramis Tobacco Reserve

    Wearing this today from a decant I purchased. While it's definitely nice, and nicer than most ambroxan laden crap that's out now, it's not completely original. Actually it's VERY similar to A*Men...
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    Re: Will I love Guerlain du 68 parfum?

    The big question is, will you?
  74. Re: Price check on Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme...

    I'm sure Max Forte from Youtube would buy this from you fast. It's his favorite fragrance in his preferred formulation.
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Cool Water Intense!

    Based on the few reviews here, it sounds like Davidoff using Cool Water's success to jump on the bandwagon. Making a fragrance called Intense that probably smells something like Invictus Aqua, just...
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    Re: Too Sweet Perfume

    I also agree that layering it with a fragrance will solve the issue. Especially a natural smelling strong amber, like Amber Absolute for example. As natural amber's are sweet, but naturally sweet,...
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    Re: Most Pleasant Rare Fragrances?

    Hi Dre. Have you tried Ferrari Forte? It's a beast, and sounds like something you would enjoy, also very cheap. It kind of smells like Joop! Wild, but much better. It's not very well known in the...
  78. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    I haven't tried this fragrance, so I can't speak on the formula.. but I can say that I 100% trust fellow BN'ers remarks. They have no reason to mislead you, and what they say is going to be a lot...
  79. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur EdT-inspired cheapie?

    The closest thing I have found to Chanel PM is Lancome Trophee. Sometimes you can find bottles of the brought back version, it was reintroduced in the early 2000's and had a short run for a few...
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    [CONUS] Re: Pure Coffee BNIB + more

    Bump
  81. Re: Went in to smell one thing but left loving something else

    I own Noir Extreme in the 1.7 oz size. Very strong, potent fragrance, and 1.7 oz has lasted me. Though I barely even put a dent in the bottle, because it's tough finding the occasion to where this...
  82. Re: New Fragrance: Ice Blue by Original Penguin

    I see Fragnet got this one in for about 20 bucks (prob cheaper with better code). I was considering a blind buy, but i have a feeling it's bad. I'm sort of a sucker for any fragrance with "Ice" in...
  83. Re: Best Ultra Cheap Beastmodes - Fresh, Clean & Masculine, Shower gel vibe.

    Clean Shower Fresh is the most powerful fresh, shower gel type of fragrance I know. It's not super cheap, but it's not expensive either.

    others:
    Azzaro Chrome
    Jaguar Pace (I have never tried...
  84. Re: What are the most controversial notes?

    Animallics and oud for sure. Cumin too, but I think it's more generally disliked, especially when it overpowers. Tuberose is another controversial one, as it's a very strong and pungent note. White...
  85. Re: Mugler and Azzaro under new parent company ownership

    I dunno why I can never find this stuff in searching.



    I fear the A*Men flankers are over now.
  86. Re: Mugler and Azzaro under new parent company ownership

    I like your description for ApH Intense, that's right on the money, and never thought of it like that. It is like a boozy ApH. I also own a bottle, and thought about getting a backup just because...
  87. Re: Super popular super hyped releases that you haven't tried?

    Not sure if you mean Arpege for women, or pH. My mother owns the women's (I actually blind bought it for her as a gift, and it's her favorite frag now). It's a classic, gorgeous fragrance. I wouldn't...
  88. Re: Super popular super hyped releases that you haven't tried?

    I just ordered a decant of Tobacco Reserve prior to making this topic, so it's kind off on and off this list for me. I'm not like a huge tobacco fan, but I do like it when partnered well with other...
  89. Re: Super popular super hyped releases that you haven't tried?

    You're not missing much.
  90. Re: Super popular super hyped releases that you haven't tried?

    I'm pretty sure somebody said it was discontinued, but I have seen it popping up more recently.
  91. Re: Super popular super hyped releases that you haven't tried?

    If you think you're sad, imagine a guy who owns over 300 bottles and has never smelled Dior Sauvage.
  92. Re: Super popular super hyped releases that you haven't tried?

    Thanks, and wow. Really, Code Ultimate is that bad? I heard it was just the same as Code with better performance. What exactly made it smell so bad? Egoiste I have been mostly on the fence with...
  93. Re: Mugler and Azzaro under new parent company ownership

    I see Azzaro pH everywhere that isn't a high end department store. Macy's, Dillard's, Sephora, Ulta, Belk, Kohl's, Perfumania. Of course at drugstores, superstores like Walmart, Target. Of course,...
  94. Re: Super popular super hyped releases that you haven't tried?

    Ah all the expensive ones. :undecided:
  95. Re: Terre d'Hermès: Death of a Great Fragrance House

    Exactly my point.
  96. Re: Super popular super hyped releases that you haven't tried?

    Would you guys say from my personal OP list, is there anything you find more desirable than the next, or that I should go out of my way to test sooner? I'm kind of in the stage of not really needing...
  97. Re: Super popular super hyped releases that you haven't tried?

    Oh ya, forgot about Mont Blanc Explorer. That one seem to have bit the dust fast, I forgot it even exists.
  98. Mugler and Azzaro under new parent company ownership

    If there's already a topic on this, please merge them, I couldn't find anything through search.

    I was watching Daver on Youtube talk about Mugler and Azzaro being bought out. I did some research...
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    Re: Fantasy Flankers?

    On the Mugler topic again.. kind of off topic here, but pretty important news. Mugler's parent company got bought out very recently.. which means either A. reformulations, B. discontinuations, or C....
  100. Super popular super hyped releases that you haven't tried?

    I know I'm late to the party a lot of times. I just got a bottle of Armani Code Profumo, which if I recall was super duper hyped upon its release in 2016/2017.. I couldn't pass up the deal, but it's...
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