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    Re: Truly different

    Of all I've tried, I seem to go back regularly to Chanel Egoiste, Montale Black Aoud, D&G By Man, Aramis Havana, Rive Gauche, Muscs Koublai Khan and... Old Spice.
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    A fine answer! My wife prefers compassion,...

    A fine answer!

    My wife prefers compassion, understanding, an open ear and a closed mouth, respect, admiration, appreciation, and Old Spice high endurance deodorant, classic scent.

    -...
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    Millesime Imperial shelf life?

    Hi there!

    I've got the opportunity to buy a brand new 2004 bottle of MI for (relatively) cheap. I've confirmed its authenticity in every way possible except to actually spray it.

    What do you...
  4. Re: Awesome versions of Cool Water, AdG & Le Male

    Noooooooooo! I totally miscommunicated this one.

    Let me give you some examples:

    The "good" version of Egoiste is the Cologne Concentree.
    The "good" version of Antaeus is (arguably) the vintage...
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    Which Kingdom is the good one?

    Hey, fellas.

    Sorry to ask a dumb question, but....

    Which "version" of Alexander McQueen's Kingdom is the "good" one?

    Can you point me to a specific link to purchase this frag?

    Thanks...
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    Re: Bought a fake Cool Water: here is the story

    I can't believe nobody commented on this. This is the funniest s*&t I've read all day. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
  7. Awesome versions of Cool Water, AdG & Le Male

    For those of you who haven't gathered (or weren't interested, and i don't blame you for not caring) I'm collecting a box full o' rare and wonderful colognes for my son.

    I know, none of these three...
  8. The way to get your coworkers to smell good is...

    ...to give them a bottle of something you like.

    I had an "extra" bottle of Burberry London sitting around collecting dust a while back, and feeling generous, gave it to a dude at work - not even...
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    Vintage Antaeus review

    It finally arrived! My "tester" bottle of Antaeus, "vintage", from eBay. Comparing to a more recent, "reformulated" bottle I got a few weeks ago - one on each arm.

    These are my thoughts through...
  10. The Only Scents I've Ever Been Complimented On

    I need to get this out there, for posterity's sake:


    The only two scents I've ever, EVER been complimented on are:

    1. Bod Man, Really Ripped Abs (body spray)

    and

    2. Gillette, Cool Wave...
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    Longest-lasting authentic lavender

    I have some lavender essential oil spray that smells fantastic, but doesn't last 10 minutes. What is the longest-lasting, most authentic lavender fragrance out there?

    I don't care if it's marketed...
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    Re: Indianapolis, IN area

    "Gilliani Perfumes" is a tiny little free-standing booth inside Circle Center Mall. She actually has pretty good selection, and always keeps a few "special order" bottles held back... found a 100mL...
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    Re: Is D&G "By" Impossible To Find?!

    I purchased four separate bottles from four separate eBay sellers, and only ONE (the expensive one, natch) was authentic. The rest are really, REALLY cheap knockoffs with bottles that literally fall...
  14. Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    For the record, I, for one, have only ever been complimented TWICE on the fragrance I was wearing. Once, by a female client (I'm in the medical field) on Gillette's Cool Wave aftershave, and once by...
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    Re: What does vintage Antaeus look like?

    That's why I said "Aw, crap" :p
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    Re: What does vintage Antaeus look like?

    Aw, crap. I was afraid you'd say that. So the silver top on the plastic cap is required, along with EDT above Chanel? Thanks, Aromi. -g
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    What does vintage Antaeus look like?

    I've searched the threads, and I seriously can't figure it out. How do I know what a vintage Antaeus bottle looks like? Giant black plastic lid? Giant black plastic lid with a silver top? Tiny black...
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    Re: received my mini of D&G by man

    I have to agree with JoeJoe on this one. I bought a 'real' bottle of By Man (well - my fourth bottle, the first THREE were fakes, and yes, the real one was expensive) and compared it to the mini that...
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    Preserving body wash/shower gel.

    I know, it's a weird question.

    How long do you think one could save a bottle body wash/shower gel? What would be the best way to preserve such a thing? Fridge?

    Thanks fellas.

    -olafurson
  20. Poll: Re: REPULSIVE: Rive Gauche +/- Intense vs M7??

    THANK YOU, Indie. That's the kind of straightforward answer I was looking for.
  21. Poll: Re: REPULSIVE: Rive Gauche +/- Intense vs M7??

    Done. Thanks for the tip.
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    Poll: M7 vs. Rive Gauche

    Alright, fine. You guys leave me no choice. I'm going to settle this once and for all.

    PER THE REQUEST OF A FELLOW BASENOTER, I now hereby phrase the question thusly:

    "Which is "safer"? Which...
  23. Poll: REPULSIVE: Rive Gauche +/- Intense vs M7??

    My first poll simply didn't cut it. 50% of you loved M7, 50% of you loved Rive Gauche.

    This is not helpful.

    So I am phrasing the question another way:

    Some you claim that M7 is repulsive to...
  24. Poll: QUICK SURVEY: M7, Rive Gauche or Rive Gauche Intense?

    Of the three, which would you choose if you had to pick one:

    1. M7
    2. Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    3. Rive Gauche Pour Homme Intense.


    Just curious.

    Thanks fellas!
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    Re: Ed Hardy Love & Luck at Macy's ...

    Gawd, I've been waiting for this one FOREVER. How many designer scents are there that have aoud as a base?!?! I was REALLY hoping this would be, like, M7 version 2.0.

    It's not?

    I've got a...
  26. Re: Preserving fragrances with a Food Saver

    Thanks for the support, buddy. :beer:
  27. Preserving fragrances with a Food Saver

    Hi! I was thinking of sealing up some frags using a Food Saver for the "future". Any experience with this? Anything to watch out for? Will the bottles, like, explode or anything? Should I take 'em...
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    Re: Aaaack! Olfactory Overload!!!

    Yup. Apparently.
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    Re: Aaaack! Olfactory Overload!!!

    Apparently a dude holding a rose in one hand and a Dr. Pepper in the other hand. :p
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    Re: Aaaack! Olfactory Overload!!!

    Damn my wife is impressive.....

    C&S Cuba: "Yeah.. that smells OK."
    Nasomatto Duro: "Oh, no, no, no - Dr. Pepper!"
    C&S 88: "Hmm, roses. For a man? Welll........ let me smell it again on another...
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    Aaaack! Olfactory Overload!!!

    Holy crap!

    I just got my Luckyscent sample pack in the mail today, and (being the glutton for punishment I am) dabbed on the following:

    C&S Cuba on the back of my right hand
    C&S 88 on the back...
  32. Re: Is there a quality version of Old Spice?

    Um, yeah, no it's not. I got the same answer when I asked this question myself a few weeks back, ordered myself a sample, and... Habit Rouge is not even close to Old Spice.
    ...
  33. Thread: M7 Edp

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    Re: M7 Edp

    See?!? THAT's what I'm talkin' about.

    Me too.
  34. Thread: M7 Edp

    by IndianapolisVet
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    Re: M7 Edp

    Nosamatto Duro is on order from Luckyscent now, should arrive tomorrow. Thanks for the heads-up!!! :):):)
  35. Thread: M7 Edp

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    M7 Edp

    No, for real. Is there such a thing????

    Is there such a thing as a "special/limited edition" M7 EDP??

    That would be the best thing ever. I would literally work six months to buy that for my...
  36. What else is like M7 and Encre Noire?

    These seem to be my wife's two favorites. Obviously they're nothing alike, being based one on agarwood and the other on vetiver... yet they are both dark, mysterious, woody, almost "wet"...

    What...
  37. Re: FAKE Dolce & Gabanna By Man..Help me out

    Caoleus,

    Well done! My observations exactly.


    These ones just arrived in the mail yesterday, and are real and fresh. Get em while you can!
    ...
  38. Re: FAKE Dolce & Gabanna By Man..Help me out

    Oh yeah, duh, sorry about that - yes, it was By Man. Fake as the day is long. Even the seller admitted it afterwards.

    I've ordered another bottle from another seller...... I can let you know if...
  39. Re: FAKE Dolce & Gabanna By Man..Help me out

    Well, I don't know about the validity of the guide, but... I recently bought a fake bottle from a pretty darn reputable seller. In fact, SHE was taken aback by her distributor selling her what was...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Not that i bought it, but...

    Fleur du Male gift set $29.99
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    Re: I hate vetiver

    EXACTLY! I learned my lesson with Rive. If something VIOLENTLY repulses me, apparently that means I need to try a full wear of it later when I'm the proper frame of mind (read: can't wash it off.) ...
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    Re: I hate vetiver

    ...wife says "mmmmm.... CELERY......"
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    Re: I hate vetiver

    Holy crap..... it's been what, 45 minutes since I wrote that?

    All I can smell now is... wood. Like, the inside of a sauna. The weird peppery green-ness has been replaced by a warm peppery wet...
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    I hate vetiver

    Really, really lots.

    I'm wearing a sample of Lalique Encre Noir right now, and just plain Don't. Like It.

    At all.

    I wish I could wash it off, but it's on my chest, and I just took a shower...
  45. "Unscripted" Patrick Dempsey (from Avon)

    anybody ever hear of/try this cologne?
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Platinum

    I used Platinum exclusively a few years ago, and only today tried on a sample of Egoiste (thanks, SirSlarty!!).

    Yum!

    Yup, Egoiste wins my vote.
  47. Montana-like comfort scent under $35-ish

    I'm really digging Montana Parfum d'Homme (red box), especially at night just before I bathe my infant son Leo... there's something about it that's just comforting to me, and makes me feel warm and...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    My luck continues!

    Everlast Original 1910 3.3oz is now at TJ Maxx for $7.99, and it's awesome!
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    HOLY CRAP! I went into Sears today, of all places, and what did I see but a gift set covered in slightly torn plastic wrap (box and contents all pristine). 3.3oz cologne, 6.7oz body wash, 4.2oz...
  50. Discontinued mainstream (NON NICHE!) classics

    I've been lurking here long enough to know that there are some "secrets" you are all keeping that take quite a lot of digging to unearth...

    For instance, some of your favorite fragrances have been...
  51. Thread: 30ml

    by IndianapolisVet
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    Re: 30ml

    That's what I should do, but I keep finding myself saying "well, the 100mL is only 20% more..." or something to that effect. It's never, like, three times the price like it should be.
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 4 November 08

    As a Canadian resident of the great Land of Immigrants, unable to vote in this MOST important election, I thought I'd wear something with a very American name yet created by a foreigner... the...
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    Re: Pulse points: bogus?

    Truly, any lifeguard knows that the only places on your body that actually "lose" heat faster than others are over your carotid arteries in the neck, under the armpits, and in the groin area. That is...
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    Re: Mmmmmm, Friendly...

    SEE!?!? Never trust a monkey.
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    Re: Hallowe'en Haiku Contest

    ROFL! I don't think anybody can beat this:




    But on the off chance TVLampboy disagrees, here's my six attempts:

    Montale agarwood
    one man's stink, another's bliss
    fickle Basenoters
  56. Re: SOTD - Friday, 31 October '08 - HALLOWEEN! :)

    http://www.truefittandhill.com/catImages/large_1805_cologne.jpg

    Wasn't really planning on going with an oceanic this morning, but my free samples just arrived last night and this is my wife's...
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    Re: old stock....

    For what it's worth... I was on a vintage Old Spice kick for a minute there, and found that anything pre-1980 smelled musty and "old". My 1983 vintage Old Spice Lime smells fantastic though! :)
    ...
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    Re: What to buy at Nordstrom

    I preferred Blue Mark myself...
  59. Poll: Re: Which of these fragrances is most "relevant"?

    Funny thing is, I never tell her what the fragrance is, who made it or when it came out. She just KNOWS. Woman has a way better nose than me.

    With so many scents out there, something that doesn't...
  60. Poll: Re: Greatest Contemporary Classic among mainstream masculines

    I'm going to vote for M7 as the best of any list it's on. ;)
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Catalyst by Halston gift set (3.3 EDT & A/S) - $19.95.
  62. Poll: Re: Which of these fragrances is most "relevant"?

    67 views, and no love for Havana? Interesting.......
  63. Poll: Which of these fragrances is most "relevant"?

    I'm sure this has been done before...

    Since most of these are discontinued or at least not in wide distribution, one can't help but "blind buy" or at least "blind decant". Obviously all are...
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    Re: Cologne for a newbie Emo

    Actually, that description is exactly why Bulgari Black is the first fragrance that came to my mind also....
  65. Re: DK Fuel- what does it really smell like?

    TPC is now offering decants of "reissued" Fuel for cheap...

    http://theperfumedcourt.com/Products/Donna-Karan-Fuel-for-Men-reissue-EDP__DKFUELREISSUE.aspx
  66. Re: Old Spice, or variations on an obsession theme - please help!

    WTT: Thank you for your wonderful suggestions, and Welcome to Basenotes!

    I'm honored to have prompted your first four posts. :D
  67. Re: Old Spice, or variations on an obsession theme - please help!

    Well, I'm not exactly looking for a Sandalwood fragrance. That's my point - if it smells like Sandalwood, then she'll recognize it as Sandalwood and nothing else.

    It could CONTAIN Sandalwood, but...
  68. Re: Old Spice, or variations on an obsession theme - please help!

    Tried it, DW said smelled like it was trying too hard (see: BdP). "Too much cologne".

    Although, speaking of Paul Sebastian.... when I do a search for agarwood and sandalwood, the ONLY male frag I...
  69. Re: Old Spice, or variations on an obsession theme - please help!

    Wow! Good morning, and thank you everyone for your tips.



    BdP: tried it, DW still thinks it smells too French, too froo-froo, too perfumy. Like Snafoo said, it's "trying too hard".



    I've...
  70. Old Spice, or variations on an obsession theme - please help!

    The start of this journey on Basenotes was simple: find something that was NOT Old Spice, but attracted my (non-perfume-obsessed!) dear wife (DW) with the same intensity as that...
  71. Re: Sealed Chanel vintage bottle - what would you do?

    Have to disagree with The Attorney and my buddy SirSlarty on this one. I say open it and enjoy. What good is perfume hidden in a closet?!

    Think of it this way: some poor shmuck kept this bottle...
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    Re: Just TESTED and PURCHASED Polo Modern Reserve

    That's funny, I was just thinking the exact same thing! :)
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    At Marshall's Today:

    YSL Opium pour Homme $19.99
    Giorgio Red (men) $19.99

    and for the women,
    YSL Young Sexy Lovely $19.99.
    (Haven't smelled this one, but love everything 'YSL' for men!)
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    Re: The BIG list of online stores - your input needed!

    Any experience with/thoughts on http://www.cosmeticsolutions.biz?
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    Re: versace, jeans line

    Have to agree with Baby Blue Jeans. Nice lemon top note, followed by a brilliant woody drydown that my wife loves. Great summer frag. Only trouble is the name - not particularly masculine! Wife hates...
  76. Re: surprise surprise! Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir at JFK Airport!

    Dang it! I keep trying over and over again to get my wife to like this one, with absolutely no success. There's something about the opening that really turns her off. Is anybody else having this...
  77. Re: Fragrant Herbs and Spices NOT used in fragrance

    mmm... dill. Need to find me a dill cologne. ;)
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    Re: SotD .. Thursday 25th September - 2008

    Good enough leather to get me off my Rive Gauche kick. $19.99 at Walgreens yesterday! :)

    http://cdn.overstock.com/images/products/L11068335.jpg
  79. Re: Scent Synch Day - 10/15/08 - Burberry London

    Finally an excuse to use that mini I've been saving... I'm in!
  80. Re: Assisting fellow fragrance shoppers - your stories

    I was in WalMart a few days ago and noticed two girls buying a gift for their 23 year old friend. I steered them away from the Nautica they were holding and towards Hugo instead.

    Both were the...
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    Re: My favorite smell in the world

    2yo thread bump...

    BUT, since we're on the subject now... my wife has a thing for the smell of plastic shower curtains. :bath:
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    Re: Indianapolis, IN area

    Moorman's is a tiny little shop in the same strip mall as the Whole Foods market and the Marshalls. The staff there are VERY nice, and a few are quite knowledgeable. HOWEVER - they were recently...
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    Re: SotD .. Wednesday 24th September - 2008

    Rive Gauche Intense - third day in a row, and I can't get enough! Where has this wonderful smell been all my life?

    I keep trying to reach for something else, but back to the Rive I go. SO perfect...
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    Re: Rochas Man Intense

    I suspect it's still available in Europe, since this website would be more than happy to send me a bottle if I happened to live in France...
    ...
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    Re: Rochas Man Intense

    I was wondering the same thing myself... I'll keep an eye on your thread for sure!
  86. Re: Best scent-neutral/unscented aftershave?

    Yeah, I guess I should have mentioned I use an electric razor. :p

    These are all fantastic suggestions though! I will certainly look into them all.

    Something I could find at the local stores...
  87. Re: Best scent-neutral/unscented aftershave?

    I have not tried Nivea Extreme Comfort, but will now!

    Tabac is nice and all, but reminds me of my grandfather. Shoot, if layering a scented aftershave with a SotD was the good thing, I'd probably...
  88. Best scent-neutral/unscented aftershave?

    Hi everyone!

    For the most part, I prefer to spray on EDT/EDC vs. using scented aftershaves. Once upon a time, I used plain ol' drugstore witch hazel as my aftershave "soother", and wondered if any...
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    Player brand Polo knockoff

    My father used to wear Polo every day, until he found an "our version of" called Player a few years back.

    I think it then became discontinued, and I cannot even find mention of it on the 'net.
    ...
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