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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver and Lalique Encre Noire

    Thanks everyone for your input. I think a little collating is required and then I can decide on my next Vetiver frag. I like the sound of Encre Noire. The dark, smoky vibe it appears to have really...
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    Re: Reviewer suggestions?

    On BN shamu1 without a doubt.
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    Re: Are You A Fragrance Snob?

    Isn't the smell exactly why we're all on here? Not just the name on the bottle.
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    Re: Are You A Fragrance Snob?

    I'm not sure price is a true indicator of quality OR exclusivity.......certainly not here in the UK. When I wear Brut, Old Spice. Black Suede or Blue Stratos I most definitely do not smell like every...
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    Re: The Quest For Power Powder - - -

    For me it's:
    Royal Copenhagen
    Lagerfeld Classic
    Black Suede
    Diesel Zero Plus Masculine
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    Re: Favourite House/line?

    Ysl
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    Re: Cabotine by Gres

    Thanks for all the feedback everyone. I'll let you know if I get it right at Christmas! :laugh:
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    Re: FRESH fragrance recommendations please!!

    Nice to meet another AQ fan Slayer :thumbsup:
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    Re: naughty, naughty layering

    Anyone have a layering combo including Poison? Maybe with Lapidus PH?? :evil:
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    Re: naughty, naughty layering

    I just HAVE to try that! My favourite layering combo is Quorum + Salvador Dali PH, but this one sounds amazing :thumbsup:
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    Re: What is your HOLY GRAIL???

    I'm not sure I'd call it my Holy Grail but if I were to pick one fragrance that could have been made for me, it would be Lapidus Pour Homme. It's just 'ME'
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    Re: FRESH fragrance recommendations please!!

    Aqua Quorum
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    Re: Cabotine by Gres

    Thanks everyone for your input and advice. My Niece's Birthday is in September............now what fragrance to get her? Here we go again! :grin:

    Thanks again,
    Rossi46
  14. Re: The worst smelling fragrance you have ever tried

    Wings For Men by Giorgio Beverly Hills.
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    Re: Sloooooooooooowwwwwwww

    Only a very small observation, but my avatar has stopped appearing next to my Scent Of The day.
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    Re: Cabotine by Gres

    To be honest she really only wears Poison these days. I just wanted to find something a bit different for her, but still with that whole power vibe............that's why I went for Cabotine.
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    Re: Cabotine by Gres

    I'd like to open this discussion up a bit if I may. Considering her reaction to Cabotine, if I were to buy another fragrance for my Sister, what should it be? Her favourites over the years have been,...
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    Re: Cabotine by Gres

    Thanks Primrose. I really liked Cabotine but as you say, taste is completely subjective. Now.........what to get her for Christmas! :grin:

    Rossi
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    Re: Cabotine by Gres

    Exactly what I thought when I purchased it. For me it is a genuine female powerhouse. Maybe it will grow on her!
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    Re: New Fragrance: David Beckham Homme

    I have two Beckham fragrances......Instinct and Intimately Beckham and I thoroughly enjoy both. Once I got past my initial prejudices I found both to be good quality, well constructed scents. From...
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    Cabotine by Gres

    This is my first time posting on FFD, so hi to everyone. I'm sure there are plenty of threads regarding this scent, but I wanted to relate a recent experience I had.

    I bought my Sister a bottle of...
  22. Re: Talk me into/out of these tempting blind purchases (Dune/Aqua Quorum/Magie Noire)

    Well Russel, as I said I'm not really a huge fan of the whole aquatic/sports genre but I do find Aqua Quorum to be an excellent fresh fougere which has a lovely drydown and incredible longevity. For...
  23. Re: New Member! Hello and Please Help? Recommend me a cologne please?

    I don't think this is always the case daskdt. Like you I am on a very tight budget but i have managed to accumulate a pretty reasonable wardrobe, with the majority of fragrances costing me less than...
  24. Re: New Member! Hello and Please Help? Recommend me a cologne please?

    I had a quick look on that site and the first few I would recommend within you budget are Lomani by Lomani, Jovan Sex Appeal For Men and Everlast Original 1910. All are excellent value for money.
  25. Re: Talk me into/out of these tempting blind purchases (Dune/Aqua Quorum/Magie Noire)

    I'm not a huge fan of 'Aquatic' fragrances generally but if you want something along those lines for the Summer months I think Aqua Quorum is an excellent choice. I don't find it as overtly synthetic...
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    Re: Sloooooooooooowwwwwwww

    Thanks as always for your hard work Grant :thumbsup:
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    Poll: Re: Designer Frag World Cup - FINAL!!!!

    ysl
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    Re: Do you wear fragrances in your house?

    Most definitely. I wear a particular frag to please myself first and foremost.
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    Re: 'Fresh' fragrances with good projection?

    I find Aqua Quorum excellent in both projection AND longevity.
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    Re: Sloooooooooooowwwwwwww

    Having real trouble posting my SOTD and keep getting warning messages everywhere.
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    Re: what makes Royal Copenhegan so powdery???

    I'm sorry I can't answer the question, but I have worn RC and received the comment 'You smell like baby powder'. That is the standard response when I'm wearing Royal Copenhagen. I LOVE a good powdery...
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    Re: Anyone familiar with Jesus Del Pozo Quasar?

    Good enough for me guys..........I'm going for the blind buy on this one :thumbsup:
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    Anyone familiar with Jesus Del Pozo Quasar?

    I'm not a great fan of 'aquatic' fragrances but I came across this on BN and some of the reviews make Quasar sound a little different and quite intriguing.

    Anyone got any experience with this one?
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver and Lalique Encre Noire

    Thanks for the input everyone. I think EN will be going on my wishlist now.
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver and Lalique Encre Noire

    Thanks for the advice guys.
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    Re: I really shouldn't admit this but...

    For good or bad...........a resounding YES!! :beer:
  37. Re: What Do You Wear More Frequently Than Any Other Fragrance?

    Quorum
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    Guerlain Vetiver and Lalique Encre Noire

    I already own, and love, the wonderful Vetiver by Guerlain and have been looking for another Vetiver frag to add to my wardrobe. Recently I've discovered Lalique Encre Noire and have been really...
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    Re: male colognes - where to next??

    Totally agree......great advice
  40. Re: What do you go for in those intimate situations.

    Whenever I feel an intimate situation coming on I reach for David Beckham......never thought I'd hear myself saying that!! :laugh:
  41. Re: What is your current fascination/temptation as of today?

    At the moment it is without a doubt CHANEL ANTAEUS :coolold:
  42. Re: Classiest and refined 'Barbershop' fragrances?

    Maybe not the most refined barbershop fragrance but my current favourite is Royal Copenhagen.

    I just love all that powder!
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I am usually a fan of big, heavy 80's 'powerscents', but recently I've been trying out Quorum's little Brother Aqua Quorum and can honestly say I've never had so many compliments.
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    Re: Lovin' Old Spice Classic

    My bottle of OS is 1970's vintage. I've yet to try any of the current formulations but I'm sure they still carry the Old Spice torch. As singlemalt says.......what's not to like! A true classic.
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    Re: Some good Cheap fragrances..!!

    Try here:
    http://www.perfume-warehouse.com/products/Maxims-Pour-Homme-EDT-Spray-50ml-MEN.html
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    Re: Some good Cheap fragrances..!!

    This one is wonderful and easily makes my top ten these days. I keep hearing that it's been discontinued but I don't seem to have any problems picking it up online.
  47. Re: What one designer scent would you pick for a "movie night"?

    I know a lot of people turn there noses up at 'celebrity' scents but Instinct by Beckham has served me very well in this sort of situation. lovely use of vetiver in this one.
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    Re: Some good Cheap fragrances..!!

    Brut
    Old Spice
    Canoe
    Denim
    Tabac Original EDC
    Lomani Pour Homme
    Gillette Cool Wave
    Intimately Beckham
    Everlast Original 1910
    Avon Black Suede
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    Re: Your personal top 10 masculines

    Kouros
    Quorum
    One Man Show
    Maxim's Pour Homme
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Old Spice
    Brut
    Salvador Dali Pour Homme
    Polo
    Worth Pour Homme
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    Re: SEX in a BOTTLE???

    Dirty, dirty Kouros! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Father's Day 2011

    I have bought my Father a gift box of One Man Show by Jaques Bogart (one of my favourites)

    100ml EDT
    50ml Aftershave spray
    150ml deoderant
    100g soap

    He hates male fragrances and distrusts...
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    Re: What is your current TOP FIVE???

    Polo
    Kouros
    YSL Pour Homme
    One Man Show
    Salvador Dali Pour Homme
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    Poll: Re: Rate YSL Kouros

    10 all the way.
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    Re: Shop till' you drop !!!

    If you're talking about buying masculine fragrances, I'm not sure you really need to spend $1,000 for two bottles. To be quite honest, I've never smelt anything by Clive Christian but I'd be...
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    Re: Shop till' you drop !!!

    Hi John and welcome to BN. I'm 45 as well and have a relatively physical 'outdoorsy' job. I'm not really big on Niche frags, so here's my top ten designer and drugstore scents:

    One Man Show by...
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    Re: Today i bought : April 2011

    Captain Molyneux by Molyneux

    I know it's a bit sad but I've blind bought this for the name alone. It did only cost me 4.00, so I'm willing to take the risk!
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    Re: best & worst sprayer?

    In my wardrobe:

    Best - Quorum
    Worst - One Man Show
  58. Thread: Layering Frags

    by Rossi46
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    Re: Name two colognes you layer.

    One Man Show + Kouros

    Quorum + Salvador Dali Pour Homme

    Brut Original splash + Canoe EDC
  59. Re: 4 colognes to live with for the rest of your life. Niche and Designer.

    No Niche here, but.................

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Quorum
    YSL Pour Homme
    Canoe
  60. Re: better lemon frag: Edition Blanche or Dior Homme Sport?

    I know this doesn't really answer your question but, for what it's worth, my two favourite lemon scents are YSL Pour Homme and Colors Uomo by Benetton.
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    Re: Let's make up some VILE PERFUME IDEAS here!

    Joop Chocolate & Musk Aftershave Splash (Sport)
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    Re: Best Mixes/Layering

    For all Powerhouse fans........Quorum + Salvador Dali Pour Homme.

    And from the drugstore........A splash of Brut Original followed by a spritz of Canoe EDT.
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    Re: Invent the worst flanker of All Time

    Salvador Dali Homme Pour Homme Dali Salvador Homme........Salvador!!
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    Re: The most over priced house !

    Talking of fragrance prices, I have noticed that the Uk does seem to be inordinately expensive compared to the US. A decent designer frag will commonly cost around 40-50 ($65-$80). Something like...
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    Re: Whats on your buy list for this month guys?

    Lapidus Pour Homme and Van Cleef and Arpels PH are at the top of my list.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 6, 2011

    B*Men
  67. Re: What do you think of buying celebrities fragrances?

    I must admit I started out with a somewhat jaundiced view of 'celebrity' scents but having read some reviews of David Beckham's frags I thought I'd give a couple of them a try. I have to say I have...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, March 5, 2011

    Salvador Dali Pour Homme
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    Re: Basenotes is killing me!!!!

    Ha ha ha..........with you on the Creed comment Rex!
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    Re: Basenotes is killing me!!!!

    Six months ago I had 3 fragrances and then BN came into my life.............now I have 50!!! Nuf said!
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    Re: Oh No! Yet another addiction

    Ok, this may be a little controversial but going with the vetiver theme, you might try Instinct by David Beckham. I was initially sceptical of 'celebrity' scents but honestly this is a quality...
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    Re: Coniferous/ pine/ fir fragrances.

    Thanks odysseum.........you'll be seeing me on Coneheads in the future! :)
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    Re: Blind bought 20!

    From my wardrobe of 46 I've blind bought all but three or four! I'm never too extravagant, always try to look for a bargain and do as much research on a particular scent as possible before I buy....
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    Re: Coniferous/ pine/ fir fragrances.

    Thanks everyone. I was already thinking along the lines of Pino Silvestre, but the other suggestions have given me some food for thought.
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    Coniferous/ pine/ fir fragrances.

    I'm looking for a reasonably priced coniferous/pine frag. I have nothing like that in my wardrobe at the moment, so any suggestions would be most welcome. Thanks.
  76. Re: Hey guys, newbie here. got a couple questions for ya

    First of all, welcome to Basenotes. It is a wonderful place to learn and I've had nothing but good experiences on here. My advice is, don't limit yourself and be open to trying new scents, even if...
  77. Re: I am 40. Which frags should I never wear...i.e. too young for me?

    I agree wholeheartedly with kccparis on this one. Why limit yourself to a particular age or even gender........just enjoy. From a confident 45 year old Joop! wearer.
  78. Thread: Best "Homme"

    by Rossi46
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    Re: Best "Homme"

    My current favourite is Salvador Dali Pour Homme. Others that are right up there for me are Azzaro and Worth.
  79. Poll: Re: Poll: Favourite Designer & Non-Niche Scents for Men

    Currently, Vetiver by Guerlain.
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    Re: Salvador Dali......confused!

    They've realised their mistake and are sending me the real SDPH. Fair play to CheapSmells. They've owned up and are rectifiying the situation. Can't wait to give it a try.
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    Re: Salvador Dali......confused!

    Just to update everyone.......I'm being told that I was DEFINATELY sent Salvador Dali Pour Homme, even though the bottle I have is clearly different and the box has SALVADOR written on it! I think...
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    Re: Salvador Dali......confused!

    Thanks for the info guys. It's obvious that I've been sent Salvador and not SDPH. I've emailed CheapSmells and we'll see whether I can get my hands on the actual frag I've been after. Thanks again.
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    Re: Salvador Dali......confused!

    Let's hope we both get to smell it soon!
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    Re: Salvador Dali......confused!

    Hi Russel. Actually it's neither. Go to BN's frag directory and look up Salvador Dali.......if you find the one called Salvador Pour Homme (2010), that's the bottle I have.
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    Salvador Dali......confused!

    Hi everyone. I recently ordered the 50ml EDT of Salvador Dali Pour Homme (from CheapSmells). When it arrived today it wasn't in the expected 'lips' bottle which was something of a disappointment....
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    Re: Ultimate strength!

    Thanks for the suggestions guys.
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    Ultimate strength!

    Hi everyone. As something of a newbie I'm still testing the water as far as fragrances go. So with that in in mind here's a quick question for everyone. What is the strongest/most powerful male frag...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Welcome Scooter (nice to see you on here mate) and all the other newbies. Everyone on BN has been really helpful and friendly............it's a great place to learn. Enjoy!
  89. Thread: Tabac query

    by Rossi46
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    Re: Tabac query

    Thanks for that SillageMonger, the link was extremely informative and helpful. In fact I've ordered myself the EDC this very second! Somehow I've managed to miss out on Tabac over the years but it...
  90. Thread: Tabac query

    by Rossi46
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    Re: Tabac query

    Great.........thanks very much for the advice.
  91. Thread: Tabac query

    by Rossi46
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    Tabac query

    Hi everyone. I've been looking to buy some Tabac Original and would appreciate some advice. Searching the internet I've come across several options regarding this particular frag.......Aftershave...
  92. Thread: Which musk?

    by Rossi46
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    Re: Which musk?

    Thanks for all your input. I've recently purchased the Jovan (money's tight!) and have been pleasantly surprised. It seems to have quite a harsh synthetic beginning but mellows into a very pleasant,...
  93. Thread: Which musk?

    by Rossi46
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    Re: Which musk?

    Thanks. As I'm pretty new to all this, your advice is very much appreciated. I'll give it a go.
  94. Thread: Which musk?

    by Rossi46
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    Which musk?

    Hi everyone. I've only recently started taking a real interest in the world of fragrances and I'm looking for some good places to start. I've always had a soft spot for 'budget' fragrances and...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Thanks Jon. My fragrance odyssey starts here!
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Just a quick hello to everyone on basenotes. I would describe myself as keen but inexperienced. Looking forward to learning what's what.
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