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  1. [USA] Re: YSL Rive Gauche PH Intense, Aramis Tuscany vtg, Polo Explorer, D&G PH, Lanvin LHomme and others

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    Re: NEW : CK Obsessed for Men

    Looks like a repurposed Lanvin L'Homme bottle. I agree it looks cheap. I think around the time of Obsession to follow up with Obsessed but really is anyone obsessed with any Calvin Klein fragrance....
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    Re: What is your favorite vanilla fragrance for men

    Opium PH
  4. Re: Name TWO summer guerlain's everyone in the world should try

    Habit Rouge Legere/Light or L'Eau (Legere is discontinued but if you can find it)
    Guerlain Homme L'Eau or L'Eau Boisee (L'Eau is discontinued)
  5. Re: Need two suggestions to round out my collection.

    I was thinking along the same line

    John Varvatos Vintage
    Guerlain Vetiver

    and if you want to take it to 11 (Spinal Tap) I think Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee would be great for spring and summer...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th June, 2017

    Guerlain Homme LEau Boisee
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    Re: Your least favorite fragrance house name

    Animale
    Jacomo (I believe it is a combination of the founders names to create the house name)
  8. Re: Why hasn't Tom Cruise been the "face" of a fragrance yet? We've got Depp, Pitt, Farrell, McConau

    I agree. It used to be like that and then rather recently (90's) you would hear an actors voice in a commercial and you did a double take. Now it seems the majority of celebrities shelf life is...
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    Re: Does Fragrance stains shirts?

    In my minds eye I am picturing something like the limbo but fragrance in the air rather than a bar. Am I correct or way off?
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    Re: Lacoste Booster gets no love

    I own Bowling Green and to my nose the Lacoste fragrance that resembles BG is Lacoste from 1984. I like mint and eucalyptus but Lacoste Booster smells medicinal to my nose like Vicks Vapor rub.
  11. Re: I'm tired of my spicy woddy scents from winter, help me choose 4 REFRESHING Summer scents

    Hermes EdOV
    Guerlain LEau Boisee
    Mugler Cologne
    Bvlgari Aqva

    All great for warm weather and all can be purchased quite affordably online. If your summer season is short these can also be worn...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th June, 2017

    Thanks laroche.
  13. Re: Designer scent that is NOT Sauvage or Chanel that is a great everyday scent and harbors complime

    I will second the recos for Emporio He (France version see ebay) F Black and will add Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme vintage. Since you like sweeter oriental scents I think Habit Rouge Legere/Light is a...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th June, 2017

    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme

    (My 1000th post. Been visiting the forum since the early days around 2001-2002 but didn't join until 2005. Long time to reach but happy to still be visiting Basenotes)
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    Re: An evening with Gold Cap Guerlain Vetiver

    I once had the gold cap version and enjoyed it except for a damp hay smell or scent of wet lawn clippings in a compost pile in the summer. Best way I can describe it. It was late 90's and before I...
  16. Thread: Drakkar Noir

    by Titan
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    Re: Drakkar Noir

    I have a 3.4 oz/100ml Cosmair era Drakkar Noir that is just about empty now, might be able to get a few more wears out of it, and over the time of using this fragrance I have received compliments...
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    Re: Modern Pine Scents?

    I believe someone who enjoys wearing Polo (green) and is looking for a modern take on that style would like John Varvatos Vintage
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    Re: Fragrancenet sending out old bottles again

    This is an interesting question and one I don't think I have ever seen asked. Like a second or blemished article. I don't know what quality control steps are in place and how those are applied...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd June, 2017

    Emporio He
  20. [USA] Re: YSL Rive Gauche PH Intense, Aramis Tuscany vtg, Polo Explorer, D&G PH, Lanvin LHomme and others

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st June, 2017

    Kouros vintage Parfums Corp version
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    cytherian the Kouros Cologne Sport is a good flanker to Kouros and definitely has the Kouros DNA in it. It is nothing like Body Kouros so if you don't like body but do like the original Kouros you...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Thanks. That one slipped my mind. I've never tried it but from reviews I've read people who like Kouros enjoy the Eau de Sport version.
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Are you referring to the Kouros Cologne Sport flanker in the tall clear column with the clear liquid inside? The bottle is not the traditional Kouros bottle. I am joining in by wearing vintage...
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    Re: Fragrance Suggestions Needed

    I'll bet she would enjoy (both of you actually) Creed Himalaya. You have plenty of time to procure a sample/split/bottle to test before your wedding day.
  26. Re: What was your last full bottle purchase and why?

    I agree with you and it was 5 months time from my last full bottle purchase (vintage Kouros). I wanted to add something to my spring/summer mix that would add to my rotation as I am more a user than...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th May, 2017

    D&g ph
  28. Re: which fragrance in your opinion has the best opening scent

    When I owned Hermes Rocabar (vintage) and Gucci Rush for men I thought those both had great openings and actually preferred the top to the dry down or basenotes. Rocabar lost the cypress/pine/cedar...
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    Re: Completely blown away by Halston Man Amber

    This scent is good and it is also subtle. It wears rather softly on the skin and whispers more than shouts its presence. I wear just a couple sprays and let it be a softer, skin scent.
  30. Re: Just don't get no respect!! What fragrances don't get the respect they deserve?

    When I think of something that gets no respect I think of things that were once revered and desired and now disregarded and perhaps mocked. Drakkar Noir comes to my mind. It gets panned so much...
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    Re: The Day I HATED All Scents.

    I've only had a couple minor surgeries where I didn't need to be sedated so my sense of smell was not affected afterward. Thinking about this for the future I would not wear any fragrance because I...
  32. Re: What were the go to summer scents for men for the 1950s-70s?

    Hermes EdOV
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th May, 2017

    Azzaro LEau
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    Re: What's with the dark blue colour trend?

    I don't recall Joop Homme (the original with the palm tree kinda logo) being that bright of a pink certainly not the color it is today. It was darker and more of a jewel tone with purple or red. ...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I have
    Kouros (Parfums Corp and Gucci/YSL Parfums vintages)
    Kouros Fraicheur (Sanofi)
    Kouros Cologne Sport (YSL Parfums)

    I will most likely wear the Parfums Corp version unless I find that I...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th May, 2017

    Cerruti 1881
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    Re: Suggestions for Masculine Rose based scent

    Boucheron Pour Homme EDP
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    Re: What size bottle do you buy of your favorites?

    I agree with your opinion of hating to see near full bottles of fragrance sitting on the shelf. Back when all my fragrance purchases were made at the retail counter I always opted for the small...
  39. [USA] Re: YSL Rive Gauche PH Intense, Aramis Tuscany vtg, Polo Explorer, D&G PH, Lanvin LHomme and others

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    Re: Fragrance for Gym and house

    No fragrances to the gym. Smelling someones cologne/perfume is just as bad as someone's bad body odor. If you must put something on a light, sporty deodorant can pull dual purpose of giving you a...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th May, 2017

    John Varvatos Artisan
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    Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    Guerlain-
    Vetiver
    Habit Rouge Legere or L'Eau
    Homme L'Eau Boisee

    Creed-
    GIT
    Himalaya
    BdP
  43. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    Yes, saw recent activity and hoped he had some good news to share. I too hope he is doing well given the circumstances.
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    Poll: Re: Prom night perfume

    Girls tend to make a bigger deal of prom so I would wear what your date likes on you and be the gentleman who cares to make the night special for her.
  45. Re: As a man, I just can't bring myself to wear a unisex scent....

    My opinion is I look beyond the label. Some may agree with me and some may disagree but I do believe that there are fragrances that are masculine and there are fragrances that are feminine. Now the...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th May, 2017

    Emporio He
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    Re: Which fresh woody for summer ?

    Like to add one to your list to try and that is Emporio Armani He/Lui (made in France version). Can be purchased online for a good price. I've been wearing this one a lot lately and plan to rotate...
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    Re: Which fresh woody for summer ?

    Guerlain L'Eau Boisee seems like the logical choice
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    Re: Drakkar Noir Edition Limitee

    The odd thing is the box says that it is a limited edition but the bottle does not indicated it is limited or a special release.
  50. Re: Quality niche (or old school designer) citrus/warm/hot weather frags?

    Hermes EdOV the original
  51. Re: Sexiest mass pleasing (designer) summer fragrance

    360 Red
  52. Re: your thoughts on how fragrances have changed since the 70's and 80's ?

    Pippin06 here is something to consider. My mother is a long time wearer of Nina Ricci L'Air Du Temps and when she visits in the summer she will sneak/steal/borrow sprays from my Guerlain Vetiver. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th May, 2017

    Emporio He
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    Re: Favorite 'Sport' Cologne?

    Polo Sport (vintage)
    Kouros Cologne Sport

    I think Polo Sport really set the standard for sport style fragrances. It kind of makes me think of an evolution in an eau de cologne. A lighter,...
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    Re: Do you not wish you could comment on reviews?

    I think reviews should be left comment free and if someone desires to comment on a members review then I agree with others that they should post their own review. The discussion forum is where we...
  56. [USA] Re: YSL Rive Gauche PH Intense, Balenciaga PH, Polo Explorer, D&G PH and others

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    Re: The It Summer scent for 2017.

    In order to meet your entire criteria how about Opium PH edt or Carven Homme. Kouros Cologne Sport is a good mention. It has a whisper of the original in its scent. A cologne version with staying...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th May, 2017

    Cerruti 1881
  59. Re: your thoughts on how fragrances have changed since the 70's and 80's ?

    Fragrance is fashion and therefore a sign of the times. Some scents are classics like articles of clothing ex. little black dress and navy blazer and therefore are timeless. Here I think of Chanel...
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    Re: A little story about giving away cologne

    I read an article in I believe Outside magazine some years ago that Calvin Klein's Obsession for Men was the best scent researchers found for this. I was amazed that mens fragrance was used for...
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    Re: Polo alternatives

    I agree with you The_Cologneist. I'm not in the market for Polo but for kicks decided to do some searches ranging from specific to very general and then go through all the listings. I didn't come...
  62. Re: The creed boutique in NYC and Vegas are taking preorders for 1 liter bottles!

    Are the 2 liters next to the Coke and Pepsi in my grocers aisle?
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th May, 2017

    Emporio He
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    Re: A little story about giving away cologne

    I agree that was very nice of you. And hopefully someone didn't scoop them all up and throw them in their gym bag. If you put them on the counter without the sign who knows maybe other members of...
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    Re: Polo alternatives

    Yeah, I read that thread and people were posting that recent formulations of Polo were again smelling like past formulas. Why relegate that post to the Vintage when the discussion is describing...
  66. Re: Name That Bottle! (...got Netflix? Or the Cheers DVDs? Season 2, episode 10 at 6:20)

    Splashes were common. I think toward the end of the decade sprays became more common. I don't recognize the fragrance either but he might be calling it cologne when it could be an aftershave. He...
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    Poll: Re: What would you choose for summer?

    Higher Energy. Why smell like everybody else. Been awhile since I had it but I remember it being a nice uncomplicated scent for warm weather.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th May, 2017

    Emporio He
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    Re: I can't figure out what to buy next

    Hard to recommend when you are unsure what you are after and there are so many fragrances on the market. You already have a variety of many high end fragrances and to me one does not just randomly...
  70. Re: Need suggestions for a cheap versatile (winter/summer) greenish fragrance

    Thanks. Looking over their post I see currency listed as pounds but location as France. I googled Parfum1 international and this link has their shipping methods and charges
    ...
  71. Re: Need suggestions for a cheap versatile (winter/summer) greenish fragrance

    L'Eau Boisee is $32 at Parfum1. Good retailer. I recently purchased this from them and have purchased a few other Guerlain and Creed fragrances from them over the past 8-10 years.
  72. Re: Need suggestions for a cheap versatile (winter/summer) greenish fragrance

    From your list Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels but I think Bowling Green would be good too. I remember it in the late 80's and purchased a bottle around 2007 and it has a nice versatile feel to it. It...
  73. Re: Fragrances that you will continually replace/never be without

    At this point none. I have full or near full bottles (100-125ml) of my current favorite fragrances. Given the size of my wardrobe and that I add a couple new fragrances a year there is no reason...
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    Re: What was your first cologne?

    Funny you should mention that. Someone in my family must have sold Avon because my mom had a few bottles that were shaped like women. Memory says like a southern belle and my father had a few that...
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    Re: What was your first cologne?

    Demon did you ever own Halston 101? That was my first proper fragrance that I selected for myself which I received as a Christmas gift in 1984. I've mentioned in some other posts how a classmate of...
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    Re: What was your first cologne?

    My grandmother used to buy me and my cousins small gift sets of things like English Leather, British Sterling, Old Spice, Brut. Stocking stuffer type gifts to make us boys feel more grown up like...
  77. Thread: Dior Eau Sauvage

    by Titan
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    Re: Dior Eau Sauvage

    Had this one early 2000's and while I likes the scent it just didn't last on me. I am not an over-sprayer but I could go crazy spraying this one and in no time it was gone. I purchased Cerruti 1881...
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    Re: May the 4th be with you

    Oviatt,

    Like a few others I didn't know either but while I am not a super fan of the Star Wars movie franchise the first movie Star Wars from 1977 (I agree with Scarce) is worth watching. If you...
  79. Re: First day of the 2017 Giro d'Italia any cycling fans wearing Italian fragrances?

    Thanks Derbyman. Yeah, I didn't plan for my SOTD to be an Italian fragrance but more a happy accident. However, it seems most of the Italian brand fragrances I have are really great for spring and...
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    Re: NEW: L'eau Majeure D'Issey by Issey Miyake

    If its synthetic smelling is it an unnatural disaster? I'll pass.
  81. First day of the 2017 Giro d'Italia any cycling fans wearing Italian fragrances?

    I am wearing Armani Emporio He which I have been wearing a lot lately with the cooler, rainy spring weather where I live. Streaming the race on British Eurosport while I read some posts and have my...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th May, 2017

    Emporio He
  83. [USA] Re: YSL Rive Gauche PH Intense, Balenciaga PH, Polo Explorer, D&G PH and others

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    Re: Fresh, energizing cologne for high schoolers?

    Funny. Reminds me of the joke How do you keep an idiot in suspense?
  85. Thread: Warm weather oud

    by Titan
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    Re: Warm weather oud

    My warm weather oud is M7 Fresh and I am not really certain how much oud is in it but I like it for the citrus and wood notes it has. I suppose M7 Oud Absolu would be nice in the evening if...
  86. Re: What would you consider the most masculine summer scent?

    Another vote for Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017

    Polo (vintage)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017

    Emporio He
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st May, 2017

    Emporio He
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    Re: Fresh, energizing cologne for high schoolers?

    I agree with freewheelingvagabond. Asking the forum for suggestions on fragrance is a great idea, but the answer to your question would have been answered by asking the person. I started wearing...
  91. Re: Find the Dill Pickle - CH Men, Fahrenheit Parfum, Green Irish Tweed

    OP mentioned it was a few months ago so if she is pregnant (we don't know) that would be wild if her sense of smell first indicated a possible pregnancy.

    Beyond wearing fragrances I have always...
  92. Re: Find the Dill Pickle - CH Men, Fahrenheit Parfum, Green Irish Tweed

    Of the fragrances you mentioned I have GIT but have never noticed a dill or dill pickle smell. My bottle is from 06 or 07. I had a bottle of TdH that I noticed a dill note in. I have mentioned in...
  93. Re: Big Oilers game at the pub with friends, what should I wear?

    Probably late but TdH. I would be having a few pops (ya know) and think that would go best with pub atmosphere.

    BTW hockey fan here too and played growing up into the beer leagues. My avatar...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 30th April, 2017

    Emporio Lui
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    Re: My fragrance application evolution

    One to three is what I have always understood to be the norm and if you can smell the fragrance on yourself 30 minutes after application you probably put on enough. Of course most would start with...
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    Re: Envy For Men - Gucci - Your Views ?

    I liked it. I had the edt plus ancillary products. Still have almost a full deo stick and maybe half bottle of shower gel. Really the only down side for me was that I didn't feel comfortable...
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    Re: I have no Aquatics in my collection

    Since most of the fragrances you have and wear are geared toward fall and winter I think you would enjoy wearing Bvlgari Aqva for a spring and summer fragrance. It has substance to it. I agree with...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 28th April, 2017

    Emporio Lui
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 27th April, 2017

    Emporio Lui
  100. Re: Fragrance for warm/hot summer days and evenings...

    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee
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