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    Re: Designer recommendations?

    Herrera for men, spicebomb extreme.
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    Re: Perfume for when you're really angry ?

    Hypnotic Poison
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    Re: Givenchy Xeryus Rouge...

    Xeryus Rouge has a beautiful bottle and the scent itself is unique. I need to revisit Xeryus Rouge again.
  4. Re: Your opinion on Dunhill Desire (red bottle) for Men

    It is not bad but where I come from, it was very famous and used by many people especially little kids, that was many years ago. If you like it you should wear it and never mind what other people...
  5. Re: The 9 biggest misconceptions everyone has about cologne and perfume

    Very nice, thanks.!
  6. Poll: Re: The less niche poll - Which one of these do you recommend?

    Egoiste is expensive, I much prefer Carolina Herrera for men and Spicebomb Extreme.
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    Re: Similar experience?

    Narciso Rodriguez for him is not bad at all, it is one finest perfumes out there.
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    Re: Ultra-fruity masculine scent

    H. M. Hanae Mori.
  9. Re: I'm new to this fragrance game.. I'm trying tho.

    It is a good collection that should last for a long time, try to sample Chanel and YSL.
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    Re: byredo's gypsy water is super weak?

    Some of Byredo perfumes are just like that, they disappear. I think it is a good thing for little kids and pets.
  11. Re: Designer and Niche Bath products worth the price???

    Having a shower gel and a deodorant matching your perfume is a nice idea, sadly the only thing they do right is only the perfume itself. The performance of such products is very bad, try Molton Brown...
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    Re: How do they smell, the same?

    Just like Costume National Homme and Chanel Egoiste! I would like to know the reason too!
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    Re: Thoughts/Suggestions on current colognes

    Welcome! You have just collected some of the best perfumes around, I would suggest acquiring Chanel Egoiste, Burberry London and Amouage Interlude Man.
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    Re: Most expensive raw materials?

    Perhaps a certain type of Indian Agarwood that is costly and hard to acquire.
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    Re: Lapidus Pour Homme

    I have used the perfume when I was a little kid actually it was my very first perfume, recently I bought a bottle I think it is not bad at all. I didn't like the old design and packaging of the...
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    Re: College budget in need of good colonge

    Dolce & Gabbana The One eau de toilette 5 oz. bottle.
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    Re: Fragrance storage question

    I do the same and never encountered a problem so far. I guess perfumes can take the heat inside a room but not the heat of car in a hot summer day.
  18. Re: Chopard Oud Malaki - why more expensive than its counterparts?

    I tried Oud Malaki, it was so bad I felt sad for the nice bottle. I think it was intended for the middle east market but I could be wrong.
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    Re: Rose Oud Suggestions, Please!

    Mukhallat Dahn Al Oudh Moattaq from Ajmal, I have one it is a relatively cheap and nicely packaged perfume imo the scent is fine. Parfums de Nicolai has a nice rose oud too.
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    Re: You're Fired....And You Deserve it!

    Ferrari Yellow Water and Clinique Happy for Men, the art of perfumery went down south, the scents and the design of the bottles are equally bad.
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    Re: What is the longest lasting fragrance you own?

    Most of my perfumes are bad performers except for Interlude Man, Amouage went all out with this one so I got myself a backup bottle.
  22. Re: What fragrances come to mind when you think of 'anger' or 'melancholy'?

    Melancholy, Atelier Cologne perfumes, they show me the true nature of life, freshness and deep sadness...

    Anger, Ferrari Yellow Water & YSL Korous (vintage), just writing their names puts me in a...
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    Re: What's your worst perfume?

    Some perfumes out there one should never touch! I am not too picky about many things in my life but when something is bad it is really bad, the worst perfumes I have encountered are: Clinique Happy...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - April 2016

    I sampled the following Byredo perfumes: Bal d'Afrique, Rose of No Man's Land, La Tulipe, Rose Noir, 1996 : Inez & Vinoodh and Blanche. I found Bal d'Afrique a bit unique and wearable, I didn't like...
  25. Re: Fragrance, Skin Chemistry, Choice and Science

    That was enlightening, thanks! I choose a perfume because it matches my taste not my skin. Years ago I watched an anime called Crying Freeman and one of characters used amber or musk to attract the...
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    Re: Tuberose and white floral for man

    I personally like Flowerhead by Byredo, it reminds me of tuberose flowers from my childhood. Flowerhead is simple and elegant a great creation.
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    Re: best Amouage Fragrace for men!

    Interlude Man
    Epic Woman
    Epic Man
    Honour Man
  28. Re: What fragrances had you never heard of, but unexpectedly, you smell them and are quite impressed

    I saw a new brand in our local fragrance store, Essenza is the name of the brand and one perfume is called black. I searched the web just to see a picture of them to no avail. The scents were good...
  29. Re: Your Top 5 Wet Shaving Creams or Soaps. Gentlemen...

    Expensive shaving creams didn't do well on my skin and the blade kept skipping, a good one I came across is Speick shaving cream.
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    Re: Best fragrance for rainy days.

    I would Go with Joop Nightflight.
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    Re: Carolina Herrera for men clones

    Thanks for the reply Izzie, Platinum Egoiste is a fine perfume and it is indeed close to herrera for men but there is something deep within the composition I don't like, I had a similar experience...
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    Re: Are you a Perfumer Groupie?

    Annick Menardo's creations are outstanding in particular Boss Bottled and Patchouli 24.
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    Re: Back-Up Bottles: Test or Do Not Test

    I think testing them now or years later won't accomplish anything.
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    Re: Vintage Memoir not what I expected

    I tried a sample a long time ago and didn't like it, at that time I thought it has a strange smell and not to my taste at all, I tried also the female version of Memoir which I liked a lot so I...
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    Re: I have to learn the correct art of sampling

    Just take your time and be decisive the first time around. I sample two perfumes a day, it is a slow process but I am enjoying it. Have fun!
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    Re: What is Your 10/10

    Amouage Interlude Man
    Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Extreme
    Carolina Herrera for men
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    Re: Damn it feels good...

    Haven't finished any bottle in years, I bet it feels like finishing a videogame, still a great feeling for sure, congratulations!
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    Re: Carolina Herrera for men clones

    Thanks for the reply moharram, I have used the older reformulation of herrera for men in the past and current one, I think the differences are negligible, nevertheless I would like to get a hold of a...
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    Re: Carolina Herrera for men clones

    Thank you hednic I am happy that you replied to this thread, your words mean a lot to me, yes there is nothing like herrera for men, I will get it along with polo sport.
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    Re: Carolina Herrera for men clones

    Not long ago I started collecting tobacco perfumes like: tobacco rose, the dreamer, burberry london, havana, pure havane, eau de baux, tabac rouge, habanita and many others. There is nothing like...
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    Carolina Herrera for men clones

    After sampling many perfumes and not liking any of them, I thought it is about time to go back where I started many years ago and look for perfumes that are similar to Herrera for men or close enough...
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    Re: Discovery Sets - best value for your $$$

    Amouage discovery sets are nicely presented and reasonably priced. I try to avoid discovery sets that cost more than $200.
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    Re: Revisiting disliked fragrances...!

    I bought a bottle of Interlude Man without smelling it, at first the smell was strange and I had buyer's remorse, I ended up liking it after using it for a while. Interlude is one of those strange...
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    Re: What am I missing?

    End game perfume: Interlude Man by Amouage. For summer there is nothing like L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake.
  45. Re: New to fragrance and some questions about choosing cologne

    New perfumes are inherently weak so that they don't disturb other people. Smelling the perfume for the first few minutes is as good as it gets for the majority of perfumes. Expensive perfumes like...
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    Re: Le Labo Santal 33 - Cult Classic?

    I guess they like it because it sounds good 'Santal 33'. I didn't care about it or most of the le labo line except perhaps for patchouli 24.
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    Re: a fragrance for summer ( hot weather )

    A vintage bottle of L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake.
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    Re: Backup bottle worthy...

    Buying backups is a smart move but sometimes can be excessive. I have backups for H.M., Interlude Man, Comme des Garçons 2 Man & Memoire d'Homme.
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    Re: Which fragrance represents you? Only ONE!

    Memoire d'Homme by Nina Ricci
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    Re: Just a quick hello from me!

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    A worthy fragrances I came across recently are interlude man by amouage and patchouli 24 by le labo.
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    Re: Help! Need Advice

    YSL live Jazz is a classy scent that works in many situation.
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    Re: Fragrance For A Smoker

    Not all perfumes work well with the smell of cigarettes, a good one I came across is Polo Black.
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    Re: Looking to delve into my first niche fragrance

    Go straight to Interlude Man by Amouage and you will never look back. It is an end game perfume along with Patchouli 24 by Le Labo.
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    Poll: Re: Tabac Rouge Vs. Tobacco Vanille

    Tabac Rouge is very light and Tobacco Vanille is much more expensive but performs better.
  55. Re: Blind buy Lalique Encre Noire Sport, would you recommend it?

    I can recommend the original Encre Noire.
  56. Re: First post - Stupid Question (Art of the Spray)

    Before I spray I make sure the perfume is pointed correctly, it became a habit.
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    Re: Long Lasting Fragrances suggestions

    Interlude Man lasts a long time, I think longevity depends on skin too, I hope you find what you are looking for.
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    Re: Best year round scent?

    Boss Bottled
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    Re: Blind buying really that taboo?

    I used to blind buy in past and I still do it sometimes now when there is no access to a sample. I think it is better for one to sample before buying. I regret buying clinique happy for men other...
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    Re: Joop! nightflight

    Joop nightflight is very nice and unique and it smells and projects very well, I can't say anything bad about it. I finished a bottle and bought another one and I rarely do that.
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    Re: Tabac Rouge vs Chergui

    Tabac Rouge is a very light scent, it has no strength at all. I don't like Chergui, it has a strange smell. There is no substitute for Tobacco Vanille.
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    Poll: Re: Jubalation vs Interlude vs Reflection vs Epic

    There was a time when Amouage Perfumes were great on both smell and performance and because of reformulations they are not the same anymore. I tried the new epic man and there is some kind of a...
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    Re: What does your cologne rotation look like?

    I use one perfume for a week and change it the next week. I don't like to waste my precious time thinking what to wear everyday plus I like to experience the perfume a little longer than a single day.
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    Re: D&G The One EDT VS The One EDP

    Having an EDP for the one is a nice thought but in reality D&G made a worse version that can barely stand, it is weak and pathetic and shouldn't even exist.
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    Re: Wanting more colognes and being overwhelmed?

    It takes time and money to know what you like and don't like, you have to be patient and everything will be fine.
  66. Re: What was the first fragrance you ever tried or owned ? This should be interesting

    Ted lapidus pour homme, more than 20 years ago it just feels like yesterday.
  67. Poll: Re: What is an "expensive" scent, in terms of your budget ? POLL.

    For me anything above $300 is too expensive and perfumes in the arena of $500 are out of the question, and I don't care about the ingredients or whether they made it in heaven or in special time...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men

    A*Men is unique, I think it is a fine fragrance if you don't smell it up close. You might want to try Rochas Man or Hanae Mori H.M.
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    Re: Some of your regretful buys...and why

    Regret is painful so I tend to forget about my misfortunes. Most of my current wardrobe is fine I tend to think, however in the past I can name two fragrances that made me miserable and they are ysl...
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    Re: Don't believe the hype

    Some Perfumes are just too expensive and come with unnecessary things like a bust or a special bottle. I believe one can live happily using cheap stuff and saving a lot of money along the way.
  71. Re: Good first buys/must haves for beginners (+ good places to buy)

    Spicebomb extreme has a good performance, Rochas man is nice too.
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    Re: Parfum de marly Herod

    You should sample Tabac Rouge too.
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    Poll: Re: Help With Choice of Chanel

    Bleu de Chanel is a safe one, Egoiste Platinum is unique but very tiring, the original Egoiste is better.
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    Re: Seasonal Fragrance - which ones?

    Interlude Man for winter, Aqva for summer.
  75. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier - Bahiana

    Parfum d`Empire - Ambre Russe
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    Re: Need Help with First Cologne

    Polo Sport
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    Re: Why are most perfumes weak/moderate lasting?

    The older versions of the 80s and 90s perfumes were absolutely stunning, they were cheaper and lasted a very long time and had an excellent projection. Everything is being watered down nowadays even...
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    Re: 17 year old male and confused

    Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Extreme or any perfume that you like
  79. Re: Your Best Niche VS Your Best Designer... which is best?

    Designer: HM Hanae Mori
    Niche: Epic Woman
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    Re: Any Advice to a Fragrance Noob?

    Carolina Herrera for men, Epic Man, Havana, The One, Gucci pour Homme, Memoire d'Homme, Comme des Garcons 2 Man
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Did Amouage reformulate the entire line? I am looking to buy Honour Man, is there anything else I should be aware of beside the magnetic cap?
  82. Re: What is your signature scent, or your favorite scent?

    My signature scent is Memoire d'Homme by Nina Ricci.
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    Re: Hugo Boss Bottled - Older style bottle?

    I remember using it many years ago along with Dark Blue and I remember them being powerful and lasting a long time. Recently I bought new bottles of the same perfumes and now I find them to be weak...
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    Poll: Re: Best Amouage fragrance

    For me the only one worth picking again is Epic Woman, perhaps it has been reformulated now and lost all of it's glory.
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    Re: Fragrances of The mid 2000's (Nostalgia Thread)

    I still can't forget 212 Men On Ice of 2002, many beautiful memories attached to that perfume.
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    Re: What will you be wearing this Christmas?

    Tea for Two & M7
  87. Re: A warm, spicy, sweet designer fragrance for the Fall & Winter?

    Spicebomb Extreme and London.
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    Re: If you could only have one in a mixed climate

    Tabac Original works quite well.
  89. Thread: Timbuktu

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    Re: Timbuktu

    The last time I tried Timbuktu was when I first bought it back in 2010, at that time it reminded me of Terre d Hermes. Today I tried Timbuktu again and all I can say is there is no resemblance with...
  90. Thread: Timbuktu

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    Re: Timbuktu

    Too early for that comment, save it till I test Timbuktu again.
  91. Thread: Best amber?

    by Markx
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    Re: Best amber?

    I tried Versilia Vintage Ambra Mediterranea Profumi del Forte by accident and fell in love with it. Perhaps I'll get a bottle in the future.
  92. Thread: Timbuktu

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    Re: Timbuktu

    No need to worry! I will smell the perfume again just to make sure :engel017:
  93. Thread: Timbuktu

    by Markx
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    Re: Timbuktu

    To my nose the smell of Timbuktu is very close to Terre d'Hermes.
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    Re: Beginner recommendations?

    Great suggestions from the members. I suggest Hanae Mori, Hanae Mori HiM for men & Comme des Garcons 2 Man. Good luck!
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    Re: Masterpiece Fragrances

    Tabac Original

    Epic Woman

    Lalique White

    Memoire d'Homme

    And many other good perfumes
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    Re: Similar to Lalique White

    It is light and fades quickly and whenever I use it I think of Tabac Original!
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    Re: Similar to Lalique White

    Thanks for your help! Sadly I haven't tried any of the perfumes I mentioned because I am trying to collect as many names as possible to order their samples and hopefully I might find something better...
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    Similar to Lalique White

    I have been searching for a quite some time now for perfumes that are similar to Lalique White and so far I found two.

    Atelier Cologne - Bois Blondes

    Parfum de Marley - Galloway

    I am...
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    Re: Casual fragrance gift for older male.

    Comme des Garçons 2 MAN is 2nd to none.
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    Re: A bit of feedback...

    Welcome to basenotes,

    Definitely, you should try Diptyque and Jo Malone offerings. Instead of Givenchy Gentleman I think it is better to try Xeryus Rouge and good luck!
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