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    Re: 3 Fragrances every young man should have !

    Polo Green
    Axe Apollo
    Jovan Musk
  2. Re: The BEST, Top Grade, High End Tibetan Incense: Please help

    The site looks great. I was looking for a US distributor.

    I might just end up taking a trip to Kohshi in SF and ask them. They specialize in Japanese, but they have to have some Tibetan. Loves me...
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    Re: Where do you squirt?

    That is an inappropriate question!

    Lol maybe where do you spray?
  4. Re: The BEST, Top Grade, High End Tibetan Incense: Please help

    Bringing up a year-old post, but I was reading on olactoryrescueservice that a high-ent tibetan can be had easily at $25t.

    Sadly, I can't give you specifics on where to try, mor just food for...
  5. Thread: Holy Grail

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    Re: Holy Grail

    This happens to me. Notes I hate I keep finding in frags I love. Frags I love become meh, and frags I disliked become hmm.
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    Re: Neroli Portofino for men?

    Check out Black Orchid while you are there...
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    Re: Question about storage

    Dark, cool, dry.

    Your taste will change before the juice goes bad.

    I don't think having less juice is that detrimental. The bottle is mostly alcohol, which is a preservative.
  8. Re: This man wears Kouros to work everyday, so I stopped wearing Kouros

    I like Kouros and don't think it is aged...

    Just wait, I bet he gets promoted before you!
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    Re: Does Age Define Taste?

    What a grand discussion.

    After age 8, your olfactory ability is in decline. Later in life is a sharper decline.
    So there is the physical aspect.

    Experience. Just like Sommeliers, the fraghead...
  10. Re: How often do you smell fragrances on other men?

    I live in Northern California and smell cologne on men all the time!
    Granted, I greet people by shaking hands, bringing it in for a hug, then a quick sniff at the neck...
  11. Re: Do you find it hard to appreciate your cheap aquatics once you have smelled Bleu de Chanel?

    I have trouble appreciating aquatics in general.

    That said, I don't consider BdC an aquatic.

    I have heard so many people (non-fumeheads) talking about this to see it being the next AdG...
  12. Re: Chart of Most Frequently Used Perfume Notes by Deborah Dolen

    Deborah is you info compiled from Feminine-marketed scents only?
  13. Poll: Re: Prada Luna Rossa vs. Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense

    Both are safe designer frags. Amber or aquatic...
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    Re: Rocabar is so underrated here.

    There are older theads on it. Search Tool.

    Hermes has a lot of frags. TdH and Eau d'Orange Verte are talked about more for sure..

    But wouldn't it just piss you off if your Rocabar became the...
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    Re: Need Help for Blind Buys

    My help with blind buys is... don't blind buy. Take your time, sample, save your money, get things you know you'll love.

    - - - Updated - - -

    This comes from experience. There are half a dozen...
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    Re: Looking For Firewood Type Fragrance?

    ++'s for
    Encre Noir
    Jeke
    Norne
    ^these are all deep
    2 man (I don't detect a big citrus top. Its more "wearable" than the above.)
    Carbone de Balmain
    I will prolly get haters, but try Aventus....
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    Re: Zirh Corduroy review

    OP I think you are hypersensitive to vanilla. I don't thinks it is built around vanilla or anything.
    It is pretty cheap. Get it while you can (Zirh out of business.)
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    Re: Inexpensive Vetiver to buy?

    For the price I would have expected more Encre Noir recs
  19. Re: Im off on a date in a couple of hours. What frag to wear !

    Ha..
  20. Re: Faithful No Longer: Newbie Looking for New Fragrances

    By your OP, this will work.
  21. Re: Im off on a date in a couple of hours. What frag to wear !

    m7.
  22. Re: Faithful No Longer: Newbie Looking for New Fragrances

    Monte Blanc Legend :happy:
  23. Re: If you end up in hell, which fragrance will the devil make you wear for all eternity as punishme

    "Welcome to hell, you are our 7 billionth customer! Which fragrance would you like to make your stay more pleasant?"
    "Wow, really?! Green Irish Tweed, please."
    "Here you go."
    "This is Cool...
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    Re: If only it lasted longer?

    Ya I can see JV. I bought the coffrette collection.
    Lot of D&G issues...
    And yes, I stand by my 1828 statement
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    Re: Need help finding a winter, office-type scent

    Lot of good ideas here.
    Cordouroy, London, 2man...

    Try Gucci Pour Homme II or Carbone de Balmain
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    Re: If only it lasted longer?

    ^ lol.
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    Re: YSL Jazz - first impressions

    Have the vintage and current formulation.

    Love the dry down. Look forward to seeing a post after 8 hours.
  28. Poll: Re: Which fragrance for everyday/all season wear Poll?

    Green Irish Tweed.
    Not new, but available. Are you saying new because you don't want something others are wearing? -if you are, it is a lot rarer than designer frags.
    Not $80 for a full bottle, but...
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    If only it lasted longer?

    After sampling for awhile, I noticed a group forming in my samples stash..
    Those frags I would buy if only they had greater longevity.

    Are there any frags you passed up solely on longevity...
  30. Thread: Hi All

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    Re: Hi All

    ^ haha +1. Happy sampling!
    Take it slow... you are about to change your tastes

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    ^ haha +1. Happy sampling!
    Take it slow... you are about to change your tastes

    - - -...
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    Re: proraso aftershave review

    +1 to check out Badgerandblade. Good place to discover more shavins.
    Proraso green def has eucalyptus and menthol. I'm more of a Blue guy myself.
    I don't think of Proraso as "exotic." It is...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II Review

    Good review. I finally found some at a good price and picked it up.
    I get better than 4 hours of projection, tho.
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    Re: how many sprays for creed aventus do you use?

    I spray one time on every part of my body I want a woman to be on.
    Sometimes that is just one spray, sometimes...
  34. Thread: Pssst…. Hi!

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    Re: Pssst…. Hi!

    Welcome. Have fun
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    Re: Gems of the Den

    I was accidentally shipped a sample of Dr. Harris Marlborough instead of MWF. I now prefer Doc Harris to TOBS.
    Other preference alterations...
    LEA after shave balsam feels and smells great.
    AoS...
  36. Re: Which of these should I layer with Tobacco Vanille tonight?

    I have only layered TV the day after because it is still on me. Burberry London the day after.

    From your list I would consider Jubilation XXV, but it doesn't need anything else. Always a winner.
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    Re: Best scent for a public hanging?

    Since everyone thinks this thread is so barbaric, Invasion Barbare.

    To all the naysayers of hanging.. Remember, hanging is the punishment with the least carbon footprint. Its cheap, made with...
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    Haven't found a better deodorant for annihilating odor.
    *WARNING* Brut is only for real men. Boys will cry for two hours upon application.

    But to stay on topic... Aventus? Lol
  39. Re: Creed aventus, what's the hype, average at best

    The scent most plagued by the notorious Creed batch variations.

    There was one sample vial I loved. So I bought a split and hated it. Bought another sample and hated it.
    *sigh* Not worth the...
  40. Re: Summer cologne for 21 year old college student

    Versace Dreamer is popular, but others will be wearing it.
    GIT is always appropriate.
    Rive Gauche is refreshing in the summer.

    Since you work at a boba place test out Un Jardin en Mediterranee...
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    Re: Perfume bottle issue

    Lucyscent has been Basenotes Readers Favorite Online Boutique 2 years running.
    Let them respond before tinkering.

    If you decide to tinker, most atomizers are pinched around the glass. You might...
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    Re: Best scent for a public hanging?

    Anything by Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs

    Names like: Embalming Fluid, Cup of Death, Haunted, and all manner of gothicness
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    Re: i'm asking it to ONLY GIRLS!!!!

    Asking for it with this post...

    It might help to describe what age group you are aiming at. And most girls will have much simpler tastes than the women of Basenotes
  44. Re: what fragrance fills you with joy evey time you wear it?

    Green Irish Tweed. I sound like a fanboy whenever I talk about GIT, but it truly is damn versatile.
    It always brings a smile to my face and never seems out of place no matter what.

    The only...
  45. Re: Quick question for those that own Perry Ellis 360 Red (or any 360 for that matter)

    Ross/ tj maxx/ marshalls always have for cheap. That cheap online?
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    ^^ picked up some Zirh facial stuff. Maybe we will see Cordouroy(sp?) eventually
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    Re: Ed Hardy Scents - Do They Grab Anybody?

    My mom has dropped two bottles. They definitely are not ergonomic.
    As far as the smell... I have MI so don't need Love & Luck. But if I ever run out I know a good, better priced alternative
  48. Re: Reccomend me some "must sample" fragrances?

    Warm weather?
    Green Irish Tweed
    1828
    Un Jardin en Mediterranee
    Eau Savage
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    Re: I blind bought Pure Malt

    ^+1. I sell the bottles I don't want on ebay. Not going to get what you paid, prolly, but its sumpin.
    Now you know, no blind buys. I still haven't sold all of mine off yet...
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    Re: Today i bought: April 2013

    Just received my bottle of GPHII in the mail today. Finally pulled the trigger when a reputable Amazon seller put it up.
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    Re: What men shouldn't do

    There. Fixed it for you, lol.
    Imho, men have hair. I shave my face, trim when/where appropriate, and get a few haircuts. I always wear a scoop undershirt that nobody ever sees. I will frequently...
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    Re: ANYONE EVERY TRIED Molecule 01

    Cedar-like smel that sits close to the skin. Probably overpriced considering there are cheaper and better alternatives
  53. Re: What scents do you trust in extreme circumstances?

    :rofl:
  54. Re: What scents do you trust in extreme circumstances?

    A. Tobacco Vanille
    B. Fahrenheit
    C. Speakeasy
    D. Bleu de Canel
    E. M
    or GIT for "all of the above."
  55. Re: Straight versus Gay preferences: A Scientific Study

    That study just said the same thing three times, then the lesbians had to go and screw everything up...
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    Re: Looking for a lemon/citrus fragrance for men

    This
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    Re: Your opinion of Montale's Dark Aoud?

    Oh its there. Everybody else can smell it. Get your nose out of your wrist and you will be sniffing it all day.
  58. Re: Had to choose two fragrances from this Dior and Chanel list

    Dior Fahrenheit
    Chanel Allure PH (tried Bleu?)

    I don't feel the Egoiste love.. too soapy and reminds me of a bad experience
  59. Re: Is Tom Ford's Black Orchid a good scent for men?

    I like it, I wear it, and people have had nothing but positive things to say about it.
  60. Re: allure edition blanche or green irish tweed

    GIT is pretty hard to beat for versatility
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    Re: Where to buy women's fragrances

    Fragrantica has more female members
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    Re: Dark rooty vetiver

    I never said Norne is Vetiver. I said the OP might like it..
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    Re: Dark rooty vetiver

    Norne if you want coniferous, dark, and smoldering. Not really vetiver but you may like it.

    Edit
    I just layered Norne and Encre Noir. Try that s***
  64. Re: 2 Months in... Hows my Wardrobe and What am I Missing?

    Nice.
    I see a few of the soapy classic-style.
    +1 Fahrenheit.
    Maybe something heavy like Norne by Slumberhouse, or Back to Black by By Killian.
    Tobacco Vanille?
    Push a natural boundary with Un...
  65. Thread: Why sample?

    by Nosebud
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    Re: Why sample?

    Not likely. You will be out shipping and an additional 25%. That is about $20 minimum on a bottle you don't like. The $10 (high-end) for sampling makes sense if you plan on building a collection. ...
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    Re: Acqua Di Gio Essenza

    Essenza lasts 8+ hours on me
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    Re: Recommend me a Tom Ford fragrance

    Tom Ford's Private Blends are all worth taking a look at. It will probably take a couple wearings to decide your opinion on them. Complex, long lasting, and awesome.
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    Re: Mad scientist...

    A Method of Creation and Perfumery by Jean Carles is available online. According to the perfumersapprentice.com, his model is the foundation of modern perfumery. It is free online because it was...
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    Re: I might be obsessed with sampling.

    Adding the crystal flacon and myperfumesamples
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    Re: Which three would get more wear from you?

    Lidge is the only one I can stomach
  71. Re: What do you do with the samples you don't like, aren't going to use?

    I have 3 compartments in a box: ones I use, ones that need more uses to figure out, and ones for reference.
    There is a 4th spot, a box that I have to give away once I find someone who will use them.
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    Re: Sense of smell changes over time?

    Sadly, our senses decline over the years.
    Our experience and training are always improving, however. At least until terminal drop-off...
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    Re: What color is Encre Noire liquid?

    Mine is pretty dark.
  74. Re: What Scent Evokes the Strongest Memories For You?

    Thank you Flathorn for the read.

    As far as feminine fragrances:
    Love Spell will always remind me of my mother.
    True Star reminds me of an ex that was a lot of fun; she is the only girl I dated...
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    Re: basenoters hating on 1 million

    I thot it was nice. Up my alley in general. Not very high on my buy list, tho.
    I do enjoy my sample, tho.
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    Re: Which is your favourite Frederic Malle & why?

    Everything they put out is good. The offerings are different in the sense that they break fragrance rules, but if you are ignorant to those rules you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

    I...
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    Poll: Re: best cologne for a 16 years old man

    I think "dude" is timeless, lol.
    Guy, bro, hombre, idk.

    I voted for Love and Luck, btw
  78. Re: Should I blind buy White Patchouli of Tom Ford

    No blind buying for any Tom Fords. They don't always behave as you would expect. Complex and often beautiful, but try em!
    Don't like patchouli and considering blind buying white patchouli?

    Try...
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    Poll: Re: best cologne for a 16 years old man

    I was thinking this when I read the thread title.
    OP, no offense intended. You will change your mind every 5 years on what a man is...
  80. Thread: Pornography...

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    Re: Pornography...

    How...nubile
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    S is for Sartorial by Penhaligons
  82. Re: Skinny jeans: yay or nay for ladies with muscular legs

    This
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    Re: Chanel allure sport vs Blue de Chanel?

    *incredulous perplexion*

    BDC: Bi de Chanel
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    Re: Dark aoud & encre noir

    Pretty different. Both are heavy, dark woods frags.
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    Re: Tell me about Diors Fahrenheit

    Where is that wet dog chewing on bandaids? -I need a spritz!
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes & Guerlain Vetiver

    My advice is not to rely on the popularity of a scent here on Basenotes. We are an odd crew with tastes that don't usually parallel the norm.
    Test to make sure you like something first. Samples and...
  87. Re: A nice fragrance to wear as a college student?

    A lot of great ideas for you here.

    Considering the warm climate, and wanting to be different, might I suggest Un Jrdin En Mediterranee? It has a natural smell that sings in the sun. An earthy fig...
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    Re: What is this guy selling?

    Dubious on the "real" part. Agree with if you like X, try Z comment.
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    Re: The vetiver quandary

    Vetiver Extraordinaire by Malle
  90. Thread: Rum accord.

    by Nosebud
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    Re: Rum accord.

    Mmmmmmmmmm.......... still no please.........
    I would like to know as well.

    Maple wood, raisin,sugar, a touch of ripe apple. That is my best crack.
  91. Re: Basenotes featured in November issue of Men's Journal

    +1.
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    Re: Gems of the Den

    I think that is the mango oil version.. I will have to put it on the list :)
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    Re: What are you wearing?

    Seafoam green bhospital-laundered scrubs, ugly flat Brooks standing shoes, and Polo Explorer cause it smells like the fragrance in isopropanol alcohol
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    I is for Italian Cypress by Tom Ford
  95. Re: Skinny jeans: yay or nay for ladies with muscular legs

    Thread revive! Saw this in "similar thread" and thought I'd comment.
    My wife has muscular legs and big calves. I love seeing her "American Thighs" and defined calves in Express skinnies, the jean...
  96. Re: Suggestions: fragrance for T-shirt, skinny jeans, and cardigan

    Norne by Slumberhouse has some incense with cedar. Like other Slumberhouse offerings, it very much places you in a coniferous forest. It is drier in that it isn't sweet. It is fresh in the sense...
  97. Re: It looks like the maintenance man had a fun time with my cologne collection.

    Lol. A fragrance collection is an attractive view...
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    Re: Torn between two choices

    Encre Noir.
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    Re: memory triggers

    I had to sell a bottle of my wife's perfume because it reminded me of an ex.
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    Re: Help please...........

    I suppose somebody could fake this fragrance, but it can be found so cheap that I don't think it would be worth it.
    $35 for 4 oz. At tj maxx, ross, marshalls.
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