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    Re: Warm and cold weather niche fragrances

    Most of the XJ and Shooting Stars line, the latter including Uden and Nio as well by Xerjoff can be easily worn in both cold and warm weather, as they cover some of the most versatile, clean, fresh...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    vintage Lancetti Concentree
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th January, 2020

    Lancetti Concentree
  4. Re: Dried Rose Petals, Spices and Potpourri

    Among the more affordable options: perhaps also Zino Davidoff, Marbert Homme, Ungaro III and/or Ungaro III Parfum Aromatique, among the pricier choices, vintage Ungaro II by Ungaro, Furyo by Bogart,...
  5. Re: what are you favorite vintage leathers from days of yore?

    So far, had great experiences with:

    - vintage Knize Ten (though liking the current version as well),

    - vintage Creed REL,

    - Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir,

    - certain leathery aspects in...
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    Re: For the Vintager Who Has Everything

    Very good idea, especially with the vintage versions of these respective scents mentioned
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    Re: Guess Fragrances for Men ?

    So far liked Guess by Marciano the most and while not having rated this quite outstanding, its does provide a fairly decent quality and performance for its good price
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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos........What a beauty !!

    Can fully concur-while not having encountered any male and unisex fragrance by this house did not like, this one qualifies even more-better among the ones which would personally rate among the...
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    Re: Artists and Thinkers

    Had to lookup some, here is the personal reply:

    - Marcel Duchamp: any Schiaparelli or even Dali fragrance (by a fellow artist)

    - Sophie Calle: almost anything from the more abstract perfume...
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    Re: What's up strangers

    Welcome back and all the best for this recent return to BN and to the discussion forums of this fragrance community.

    Still remembering your past contributions and your past fragrance lineup very...
  11. Re: Would this Chanel Platinum be a good purchase?

    If offers like the one in the thread starting post do show up for this fragrance, would have no problem to recommend buying or also to buy it.
    Easily one of the better fresh, casual but also classy...
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    Re: Guerlain Samsara - Help

    There may be a slight possibility that larger authorized Guerlain distributors (apart from Ebay, but also NOT fragrance grey market/online discounter) may still have some of the remaining vintage...
  13. Re: Most clunky, ridiculous packaging award goes to

    Happening to like to contents of the bottles too, among the ones mentioned in my previous post very much-due to lacking any experience with Diesel Only The Brave and CH Bad Boy, either positive or...
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    Re: almond scent for men?

    Seconding especially Acqua di Parma Mandorlo di Sicilia-niche at its finest even if priced rather like upper end of the designer going rates, plus a simple, fresh yet never plain boring nor...
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    Re: What are your top three Incense frags?

    Fro now, in no particular order:

    ADG Profumo for fresh, almost unisex, versatile, sporty, airy everyday light and uncomplicated take on incense

    most if not all of the unisex Les Parfums...
  16. Re: There’s patchouli, and then there’s patchouli...

    Can only concur with the descriptions far better documented, substantiated, far more extensive and knowledgeable than mine in the previous posts.

    Have noticed this as well to certain extents-both...
  17. Thread: Vulgar

    by Ken_Russell
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    Re: Vulgar

    Personally speaking: certain style and idea of cheap (though not necessarily inexpensive in price, since even more affordable fragrances can be significantly more elegant) 90's or 90's inspired male...
  18. Re: Are Scent Free Environments Becoming A Problem For Fragrance Enthusiasts?

    Not from a personal viewpoint so far, although have also to admit that any personal experiences with deliberately fragrance free environments is limited in the first place anyway - at least currently
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    In sync (at least somewhat) with Lapidus
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th January, 2020

    Lapidus
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Might choose the sync, considering that most fragrances owned and used are pretty tame, conservative and non-provocative even among the nuclear performance, nearly overpowering ones, any scent owned...
  22. Thread: Top 3 now.

    by Ken_Russell
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    Re: Top 3 now.

    Without any particular order of preference, pretty much as any other time since into fragrances:

    Armani Eau pour Homme
    Knize Ten
    Chanel Antaeus
  23. Re: Help me out to round my very small collection please :)

    Possibly also:

    Fahrenheit Absolute and/or Parfum
    AMen Pure Tonka and/or Pure Wood
    Dsquared Potion
    Bogart Signature
    Rochas Man
    Azzaro pour Homme l'Eau
    Creed Aventus
  24. Re: What fragrances would match my winter looks?

    Also most of the Coco and/or the No. 19 line by Chanel, as well as Egoiste by the same house plus the Dolce Vita line by Dior
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    Re: osmanthus ,any recommend?

    Also liking very much and thus quite gladly recommending Osmanthus Interdite by Parfum d'Empire (not by Les Senteurs, having erroneously confused one of their authorized retailers with the...
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    Re: Sour/tart berry fragrances for men

    While seconding especially BMen, also adding among the unisex choices and with little to no berry notes Rhubarbe Pamplemousse from the Pierre Herme line by l'Occitane
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    Re: Finally bought Versace pour homme :-)

    Congratulations and enjoy this light fresh everyday choice
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    Re: Favourite leather fragrance

    Seconding especially Creed REL, Knize Ten, Derby and almost any Roja Dove fragrance containing this note
  29. Re: Most clunky, ridiculous packaging award goes to

    Certain metal bottles, while not the most ridiculous nor even that clunky looking, perhaps including the Paco line by Paco Rabanne and Kenzo Power among designers, Comptoir Sud Pacificque among niche...
  30. Re: Looking for something that's sexy in a mysterious way

    Maybe also:

    Ginepro Nero by l'Erbolario, Antaeus, Guerlain Derby, Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme, Encre Noire, Salvador Dali pour Homme, Mugler Pure Havane, Pure Malt and/or Pure Malt Creation,...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense 2019

    In stores that are authorized (rather than grey market) distributors of Dior, yes, therefore would most likely not worry about its authenticity
  32. Re: Fragrance most similar to a certain shaving soap I like? (jasmine/cedar/juniper)

    Among the closest but certainly not only options available, would certainly consider a (re) testing of the following:

    Chanel No. 19, Lalique White, Acca Kappa Cedro, Cerruti 1881 Edition Blanche,...
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    Re: How have your tastes changed over time?

    They pretty much followed the same larger scale directions and outlines, yet with more variations, expansions and/or twits in the process.

    For examples a higher proportion of niche but also of...
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    Re: Bentley for Men Intense

    Yes, quite possible, this one happening to also be one of the personal favorite Bentley scents so far most likely to recommend
  35. Re: Year in Review: Best underrated cheapie releases of 2019

    Possibly also Zara Norrland EDP
  36. Re: Perfumes you tried recently that have been utter disappointments

    Apart from some underwhelming/rather bland fragrance experiences was lately spared of strikingly, radically downright bad experiences lately
  37. Re: Why do some people hate fragrance this much?

    Possibly also allergies, disinterest in and/or unpleasant memories but also past experiences with fragrance, maybe a combination of all these and more factors
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    Re: Cheapies for the Office?

    If not already included in your current fragrance collection:

    Mugler Cologne and Caron pour un Homme offer good performance and office/work wear versatility at affordable prices, but also without...
  39. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    At least 14 dabs from a splash bottle of Grey Flannel
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th January, 2020

    Grey Flannel
  41. Re: The Dior Homme Line...Should We Panic Yet?

    At least up to this point, did never have so far unpleasant experiences with the DH flankers recently (in fact almost so recent, would say presently tested) while being unfamiliar with any negative...
  42. Re: Summery unisex recommendations - Aqua di Parma?

    Seconding especially Cipresso di Toscana, Mirto di Panarea, Arancia di Capri, but also adding particularly Mandorlo di Sicilia and Quercia Marina, along with most of the Blu Mediterraneo line anyway...
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    Re: Do any of these stand out?

    From this list. personally preferring and likelier to recommend Egoiste, No. 19 Parfum, Habit Rouge, Eau Sauvage Parfum, Shalimar and/or La Nuit YSL- in no particular order
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    Re: Do you wear perfume for workouts?

    Apart from strong effect and either unscented or, the very least, mildly/almost neutrally scented deodorants, not wearing anything at all for workouts.

    If however would still choose a certain...
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    Re: Would I like Chanel Antaeus?

    Quite likely, based both on your current preferences and also considering that present day Antaeus does smell quite classic, powerhouse and thus garnering fairly good performance, yet still not in a...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th January, 2020

    Zara Tobacco Collection Intense Dark Exclusive
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    So far only 2 Yves Rocher fragrances will however not add to the wardrobe and that are not even my gender (while still not particularly fussy about gender-based fragrance categories or even...
  48. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    Definitely not.

    They are free to not like fragrance so far, but also to at some point-as unexpected as this may be and sound-eventually find a way to fragrance they actually do like.
  49. Re: How long does a fragrance last after production?

    Especially in this case, its age should not be any concern.

    Or for that matter, with almost no fragrances - both current and vintage ones included as well - whatsoever, since they can last you...
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    Re: Question about Boss Elements .

    Speaking from a personal viewpoint alone, getting 50 ml of this one for 55 Euros is an advantageous deal, especially if into classic scents
  51. Re: Howcome Hermes Voyage Parfum doesnt get much love?

    Personally speaking, liking it enough to consider not just an imminent wardrobe addition but also a fairly imminent or at least foreseeable present idea for family and friends into the notes it quite...
  52. Re: GQ - "The Best Cologne from Each Fragrance Family"

    Thank you for posting.

    Nice to see in the list a few both more classic and more modern releases happening to personally consider quite decisive and essential for any diverse, wisely and...
  53. Re: Observtion on Bogart Pour Homme, which arrived today

    Being familiar with both, can relate to the situation, if the note structure Lynx was rendered in a more complex way and with improved performance
  54. Re: What are the 5 best fresh niche fragrances?

    From a personal viewpoint alone:

    most of the ADP Blu Mediterraneo line, almost irrespective of the scent chosen
    seconding also nearly any fragrance in the Shooting Stars line by Xerjoff
    Knize...
  55. Re: I dreamt that I purchased Oriflame in Chicago

    Not with the brand Oriflame per se, although familiar with it and liking some of its fragrances (inlcuding but not limited to Rebel, De Marco, feminine and masculine Giordani, Deep Woods, Glacier,...
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    Re: Just starting.... over again?!

    Have never changed the ratings so far, but in part simply because have not rated that many of the fragrances owned, used and/or tested nor did much bother to revise the ratings first posted.

    And...
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    Re: Everybody Hates Hugo Boss

    Not hating all of their fragrances and while underwhelmed by most, do still have certain favorites by this house-unfortunately most of these either discontinued (Elements, its flanker Elements Aqua),...
  58. Re: Yatagan or Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme EDP ?

    Enjoying both quite a bit, would go for and recommend Yatagan for the more classic notes and their classier, better balanced composition, while Gucci Guilty Absolute as a trendier, "younger"...
  59. Re: Scent of a freshly mown or late season prairie (hay, chamomile, narcissus, coumarin, broom)

    Possibly also, to certain varying extents:

    - l'Erbolario Regine dei Prati,

    - Knize Forest (but this one also with a woody/mossy, herbal and also almost incense like resinous element),

    -...
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    Re: What are the best fragrances from Dior?

    Also adding Dune pour Homme and Eau Sauvage Fraicheuir Cuir to so many of the great scents already mentioned
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    Re: Sample of the Day - January 2020

    Yves Rocher Bois de Sauge today-nothing extraordinary, but still within the average, decent fresh woody scents with a similar fresh woody note (right down to the Bois themed naming) from the same...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Yves Rocher Vanille Blanche
    Yves Rocher Verveine (new)
  63. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of Zino this evening
  64. Re: What fragrances have you changed your mind about recently?

    Can think about especially two examples, one vintage, one current-both familiar with and owned at some point.

    While did perceive them as good fragrances trying to appreciate the true value of...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th January, 2020

    Zino
  66. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    Personally speaking, not considering this question in any way crazy, silly and/or even slightly off-topic.

    Furthermore, also happening to be quite ok with the term and also recognizing this as a...
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    Re: Do you wear fragrance even at home alone?

    Yes, why not? The pleasure of wearing a SOTD/SOTE is pretty much similar (at least personally speaking) almost anywhere and on any occasion.
  68. Re: How much should you spend on my fragrance collection?

    Significantly below the disposable income and/or budget is always the safest option
  69. Re: Would you buy a perfume brand that you never heard of? Why or why not?

    1- without wanting to sound overly unrealistic, optimistic, preposterous, either too low maintenance/standards or, on the contrary, too elitist, have already found (even all overpricing,...
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    Re: Regarding shelf life

    Having bought for instance in the early to mid 2010s fragrances going as back as the 80s and some being in splash bottles too - noticed over time while owning and using these no detrimental effects...
  71. Re: Personality types and colognes/perfumes.Do you believe in it?

    If having to know and to follow personality types when choosing and wearing one fragrance or more, it would probably never overlap with a fairly eclectic and quite constantly varying scent lineup as...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th January, 2020

    l'Occitan
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    Re: Great Friday Evening

    My (albeit rather belated) congratulations for this memorable experience.

    Always nice to hear that so many great delights in life amazingly happen and come together, ideally also accompanied by a...
  74. Thread: Hello!

    by Ken_Russell
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    Re: Hello!

    Hello and welcome!

    While not very familiar with either Spicebomb nor its flankers, certain that other BN contributors more knowledgeable and experienced that myself might have some worthy...
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    Re: Just getting started

    Welcome and all the best with the times spent here on BN as well as fragrance as a hobby and/or side business
  76. Re: Shave Sticks - Anybody Using Them Here?

    Thanks you for the recommendations.

    If and whenever possible, it will be a pleasure to check each out.
    Wet shaving (often traditional) being by now a daily or at least almost daily routine do...
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    Re: Enhancing projection...... myths

    Apart from applying more and using a body lotion (preferably unscented or, of pricier is possible and/or cost is no object nor issue, from the same scented body care line as the respective fragrance...
  78. Poll: Re: Xerjoff Renaissance vs TDC De Bachmakov vs Acqua viva profumum roma

    If having to choose and to recommend only one of these three, so far got both better performance and a more enjoyable scent from Xerjoff Renaissance
  79. Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Tin Can - any pitfalls?

    If the retailer is trustworthy would get this even without any investment/increasing price consideration, just because it is a simply amazing scent, perhaps even more so considering the smoothness,...
  80. Re: Fragrances similar to Old Spice Aftershave.

    Some of the following being pricier, others however at a price spectrum actually not far from Old Spice, perhaps also to certain extents:

    Red for Men by Giorgio Beverly Hills, Zino Davidoff,...
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    Re: Fragrance Survey

    1. What is your favorite designer house?
    Giorgio Armani

    2. What is your favorite niche house?
    A fairly close competition (and likely qualifying for the top spot with fairly equal high results)...
  82. Re: Unique and interesting, but still compliment getting?

    Towards the upper end of the budget, perhaps also:

    Aventus, Pure Havane, Endymion EDC by Penhaligon's, Guerlain LIDGE, Chergui by Serge Lutens, Siwa and/or Kedu Sesame by Memo Paris, both the EDT...
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    Re: Your top 5: aldehydic florals

    Among the ones already mentioned:

    especially Je Reviens
    Arpege
    l'Air du Temps

    among other possible suggestions, in no particular order, several aldehydic notes more or less present in:
    ...
  84. Re: Body spray or perfume for not quite teen

    Seconding especially the Old Spice suggestions-the flankers, often fresher, lighter and/or more casual than the regular Old Spice formulation can be a pretty safe choice at any age (especially but...
  85. Re: Could you please help me choose from these samples?

    Also adding Opium and Bvlgari Black if the list should still be open and/or available for additional expansion, the Lutens fragrances you already got being the first and likeliest personal...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th January, 2020

    Boss Bottled (regular EDT)
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    So far 0 bottles, 0 samples/decants
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    Re: What's Your Tom Ford Collection?

    Non so far, but Grey Vetiver EDP is likeliest to join the collection first
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    Re: Hello, I'm new!

    Welcome!

    While not aware about any possibilities to get the respective shower gel-at least not so far-still hoping that shower gels matching all the other scents you own and/or liked while...
  90. Re: Shave Sticks - Anybody Using Them Here?

    Never used them either so far, but might be quite curious to do so if and/or as soon as companies like (but not limited to) Proraso, Omega, Pino Silvestre, l'Erbolario, at the upper end of the budget...
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    Re: Recommendations based on these picks

    Also adding in no particular order:

    Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme
    most if not even all of Shooting Stars line by Xerjoff
    most if not even all of Blu Mediterraneo line by ADP
    Hugh Parsons...
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    Re: Anyone watch the Bachelor?

    While having not watched this particular scene, though familiar with the show in at least two languages/national versions (possibly even more if zapping through more channels from different countries...
  93. Re: recommend the smell of quiet confidence for a nervous young man

    Possibly also Best of Chevignon and/or Cerutti 1881 Edition Blanche - both affordable, easygoing fresh while classy, with enough maturity while being still appropriate and versatile for young...
  94. Poll: Re: Date fragrance - La Nuit De L’homme vs The One EDP vs CH Men Prive

    If having to choose and to recommend only one would first go for The One EDP, while keeping YSL l'Homme in mind as a second/alternative option
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    Re: Floris London Opinions

    Personally do like and also happen to own Elite and No. 89, but also willing to try and if so, to further share impressions especially about Cefiro, Limes and No. 127 as well
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    Impressive as a vintage, still very good in the current formulation compared to designer, even designer exclusive/niche fragrances valued at multiples of its current pricing- one of the best classic...
  97. Re: I am in need of an Hermes fragrance recommendation for my boyfriend (plus maybe one for me)

    Possibly also TDH Parfum for him, Voyage d'Hermes Parfum and/or Eau de Mandarine Ambree for you
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th January, 2020

    X-Bolt by G. Bellini
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    Re: Just received my 6.7 TDH

    Congratulations for this purchase and wishing you much enjoyment with this!
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    Re: Tobacco + Plum

    Possibly certain hints of Knize Ten, Chergui, Eau des Baux, Lapidus pour Homme (for leathery chypre pineapple fruity, slightly musky rather than plummy sweeter tobacco variations), Lanvin Avantgarde...
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