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    Re: Funny cologne compliment

    Dan J, thank you for digging out this old thread. Made my day! ;-).
  2. Thread: Amber Madness

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    Re: Amber Madness

    Montale Blue Amber
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    Re: Are Creeds worth it?

    *lol* :-)
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    Re: Masculine Iris

    I get away with wearing Bois d'Iris by van Cleef & Arpels. But it's not the most masculine fragrance on the market.
  5. Re: Dolce and Gabbana The One Longevity/Projection

    I like it, but it only lasts two hours on me.
  6. Re: END OF THE YEAR 2011 - Flat out...what is your favorite fragrance?

    Whatever the girlfriend wears ;-).
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    Re: How to handle pushy Macy's SA's 101

    Thank you for your common sense, down-to-earth post, Indie_Guy!
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    Re: Creed Himalaya smells different from tester

    I have a full bottle of Himalaya, a large decant and several samples. They all smell slightly different, especially the top notes. One of the carded samples smells best (at least to me) because it...
  9. Poll: Re: L'Art et la Matiere by Guerlain: Which bottles do you like?

    I think the bottles look very cheap for scents as expensive as the L'Art et la Matiere line.

    Regarding the scents, I like Tonka Imperiale and Bois d'Armenie.
  10. Re: Is this the oldest Creed bottle you've ever seen ?

    ... ...
  11. Re: You have $100 and no fragrances; what wouldl you get?

    A bottle of a modern, unobtrusive and versatile allrounder (Chanel Bleu, Chanel Allure Sport, Aqua di Gio, Tom Ford for men,...) and samples/decants.
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    Re: Which Creed has the best sillage/longevity?

    BDP on skin. Aventus lasts for days on clothes.
  13. Re: Best compliment you have ever gotten on one of your colognes

    ... ...
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    Re: Gucci pour homme or CDG 2 Man?

    I really liked GPH when I bought it a year ago, but now it smells very artificial und synthetic to me. It feels so harsh that I rarely wear it anymore. Excellent longevity.
    CdG2 on the other hand...
  15. Re: just for joke: what perfume would wear Barney Stinson?

    what about that other barney?

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3405/3442453797_b69023d713.jpg
  16. Re: Fragrance Recommendation Request - Night Time, Elegant, Masculine

    You could try the classic fragrances from Hermes (Rocabar, Equipage, Bel Ami). Well done and rather old fashioned.

    Have you tried Bois du Portugal from Creed? I would have recommended Tom Ford...
  17. Re: Any scent you loved when you first got it but now cant stand it?

    Armani Code
    Burberry London
  18. Re: Best scent to wear fly fishing in a New York canal, naked, after 2 AM ?!

    Rive Gauche PH. Suitable name and you'll smell like a french trucker, which should help with the canal fish.
  19. Re: Best "allround" scent of these: Himalaya, GIT, or SMW

    Himalaya is my favorite modern allround fragrance, sadly it lasts only 2-3h on my skin. Good if it works for you. Most reviews on Basenotes complain about the longevity of Gucci Homme II, but that...
  20. Re: Best "allround" scent of these: Himalaya, GIT, or SMW

    Himalaya, if you don't mind reapplying during the day.
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    Re: Vote for your favorite Chanel Men Fragrance

    Bleu.

    I think the Chanel scents marketed for women are much better than the ones for men.
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    Re: Golf Themed Perfume

    Trophee Lancome is golf themed, but that doesn't seem to be the one you are searching for:
    http://www.perfumezilla.com/images_product/trophee-after-shave-lancome-after-shave-men530854.jpg
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    Re: LMHOK (Lancome Miracle Homme Oh Yuk.)

    I like Miracle Homme. As it is very light and inoffensive, it makes a good close combat scent for me. Not as boring or chemical as other light Aquatics. The coffee note is rather light and not...
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    Re: The Final Verdict: Dior Fahrenheit

    Fahrenheit is an odd one for me. I like the sillage, but can't stand the smell of it on my skin. One of the fragrances I enjoy when worn by others, but I don't like to wear it myself.
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    Poll: Re: Back to Black or Tobacco Vanille

    TV has got excellent longevity and sillage, but it is rather simple and has a strong cloves note which I don't like that much. BtB isn't much of a tobacco fragrance to me. To me the main notes are...
  26. Thread: Best vetiver

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    Re: Best vetiver

    My personal favorites: Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire and Lalique Encre Noire.
  27. Re: Back to sniffing since about 2005. What have I missed?

    Terre d'Hermes by Hermes was released in 2006 and is or has been quite popular. Even though the scents are sold "pour femme", I'd also suggest the "Les Exclusifs" by Chanel.
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    Re: HELP: Bois d'Armenie or Tonka Imperiale?

    I saw you bought both, how do you like them?
  29. Re: Anyone getting decent sillage and/or longevity from Gucci ph II ?

    I have longevity/projection problems with many scents, but not with PHII, a fragrance most members on basenotes seem to have problems with. That said, I only own PH I. Don't really enjoy neither the...
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    Re: HELP: Bois d'Armenie or Tonka Imperiale?

    Both smell equally good.
  31. Re: Forget Tom Ford's Private Blends, I have something better...

    Kors without the pee sounds nice. Will try out 21, thanks.
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    Re: What are You Wearing for New Year's Eve?

    I'm tired and feeling silly and seriously considering wearing Vanille Abricot. Please talk me out of this, or I will be a ridiculous sugar candy nuisance to myself and anybody around me.
  33. Re: Can you help me? Gourmand with thick caramel!

    You could try Baldessarini Strictly Private. Not exactly caramel, but sweet & creamy. Also Dior Homme Intense: sweet vanilla cocao powder.
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    Re: Least offensive fragrances

    ADG, Allure Homme Sport, Bleu, Himalaya, many of the Boss, CK or Bvlgari lines
  35. Re: Your favourite perfume reviews from basenotes directory ?

    Mario Justiniani - A*Men. Brilliant.
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    Re: masculine Tonka

    She gave you 15ml of Tonka Imperiale for free? Now I'm really jealous... :-).

    La Nuit de l'Homme is heavy on Tonka, but quality wise it can't compete with TI at all. I'm looking forward to...
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Pour Homme

    The bottle looks like something from Diesel...
  38. Re: The perfume you wore the most during the year 2010 ???

    D&G - The One for Men

    Yes, really... :-).
  39. Re: Coromandel from Chanel Les Exclusifs - For Men?

    It's feminine, but with an unisex touch. One of the few feminine scents I feel comfortable wearing.
  40. Re: Would I like Aramis Havana? Likes and dislikes inside...

    Of the scents in your lists BdP ist the most similiar to Havana, so there might be a chance that you like ist. Havana is even more aromatic /perfumey than BdP, and a bit rougher than BdP because of...
  41. Re: Help me choose between these blind buys: Vera Wang or Michael Kors?

    In terms of quality it's the better fragrance, but I don't like the urine note in Michael Kors. So my vote goes to Vera Wang.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II or D&G the One?

    D&G The One. Gucci II is so cloyingly saccharine sweet, it gets really annoying after some time. A SA once teased me and said "Oh no, don't take that one, it smells so castrated and stuffy, I...
  43. Re: Which famous person would best suit the fragrances you like?

    Homer Simpson
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    Re: Your Best Discovery of 2010?

    Guerlain - Tonka Imperiale
    Malle - Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    Re: Looking for the next scent with cloves

    Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille
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    Re: Sweet, creamy lavender men's fragrance

    +1 Taste of heaven.
  47. Re: Young Men (20's to Early 30's), What Are Your Top 3 Fragrances?

    Top 3 as in "worn most often during the last weeks", not "I like best":

    1. Dolce & Gabbana - The One
    2. Frederic Malle - Vetiver Extraordinaire
    3. Gucci - Pour Homme I

    mid 20s
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    Re: What Is The Fragrance You Detest The Most

    A*Men.
  49. Re: Youtube Review Thread #89 : Rive Gauche Pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent : Going back to basics

    Fantastic fragrance, with only one minor problem: the smell. Refined as a swineherd, well-mannered as the local ruffian. The AC/DC music in the video pretty much nails the target group. But hey, it's...
  50. Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille: strong longevity and sillage, but is it actually a compliment-getter?

    Except "you smell like a walking christmas tree" from a male friend, no.

    I don't think TV is a good everyday scent, it's a bit over the top with christmas spices. I don't expect other people to...
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    Re: Anosmia and Dior Homme Intense?

    Yes! I can't smell much of Dior Intense, neither. BUT I can smell that there is a scent around me that I can't smell. Most of the time I can't smell the scent, but i can "feel" it.
  52. Re: Diptyque First Impressions - Eau Lente and Duelle

    Eau Lente is cinnamon from hell. Utter fragrantic horror to me, and it's not easily scrubbed off.
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    Re: HELP: Bond no 9 West Side or Chinatown?

    As in "plenty of guys purchase it for their girlfriends"? I just dabbed some Chinatown on. I can't believe many men wear this, it's so flowery & feminine in a girly way. I wear feminine scents like...
  54. Re: And after much searching, the Holy Grail has found its twin brother...the elegant twin

    As much as I like Tobacco Vanille, I don't think it's "classy" or "elegant". It's simple, loud, synthetic and rugged. But it smells good.
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    Re: HELP: Bond no 9 West Side or Chinatown?

    I like Chinatown, but I think it's very feminine. Smells great on my mother.
    Haven't sampled Westside yet.
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    Re: Misinterpreted Scents?

    Huh? Your argument pro A*Men was: Woman like it. To which I replied: But who cares about the oppinion of women who like A*Men, anyway? And I added a smiley as a sign I said it jokingly. But english...
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    Re: Misinterpreted Scents?

    Well, but which self-respecting man cares about stylistic advice from women who think A*Men ist the best smelling fragrance in the world?

    ;-)
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    Re: A*Men, are you serious?

    A*Men, oh dear. Gross, coarse and lacking any sense of style.

    I love Mario Justiniani's review, he sums it up perfectly:
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    Re: What's so unique about Creed Himalaya?

    My favorite Creed, so much better than GIT, SMW or MI. I even like it better than BdP. Hah, I said it.

    It's a subtle, pleasant scent that doesn't intrude into other peoples private spaces, and...
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    Re: Vanilla + Incense?

    You could try Guerlain Bois d'Armenie or Fahrenheit Absolute (not incense, but vanilla and smokey rubber)
  61. Re: Why do people go for best sellers/famous scents??

    Because they smell nice.

    BTW: Even though it seems to be common knowledge on Basenotes, I never understood why buying this or that scented water that somebody else has made "shows one's...
  62. Re: the more vicious comment in your favorite scent

    Maybe you could ask your father, brother, father-in-law, boss or priest? :evil:
  63. Re: the more vicious comment in your favorite scent

    Only solution: sniff a man's crotch to see if it's true what they say

    good luck...
  64. Re: A Fragrance for Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot

    Dior Homme
  65. Re: Going to Harrods later, suggestions of what to test?

    Guerlain L'Art et la matiere line (unisex, but leaning more towards the female side)
    Tom Ford Private Blends
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    Poll: Re: Malle`s Musc Ravageur and Mugler`s A*Men

    none.
    MR= dead tiger with sweaty socks in spicy vanilla sauce
    A*M= burning chocolate in sugared drugstore cologne
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    Re: what fragrance would death wear?

    Creed claims Aventus was created for Death in 1748 and only recently released to the public. I also heard that the devil wears Chanel No. 666, don't know if that is true.
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    Re: New: YSL La Nuit De L´Homme Le Parfum (EDP)

    Just sampled the EDP, what a letdown. Even though La Nuit isn't much of a classy fragrance, I like the cardamom-tonka blast of the EDT. In the EDP they toned down the coumarin a bit and threw in some...
  69. Re: Suggestions from my collection to wear on a first date

    Go for the one you feel most comfortable with yourself. Confidence is more important than your perfume.
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    Re: Bad Longevity with Rive Gauche PH?

    I think RG is an horrible stench bomb - but longevity is excellent, on me it lasts until the next day. Must be a problem with your nose.

    5+ sprays of RG! You must be a walking nightmare for...
  71. Re: the old good times: what did you wear when you was at high school?

    Adidas. Drakkar Noir for special occasions :-).
  72. Re: Escada Pour Homme! Destined to become a CLASSIC!

    It's just the last living specimen of the traditional run-of-the-mill french 70s perfumes that got swept away from the market almost completely. Tom Ford recently revived the concept with slightly...
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    Re: Scent that works well with marijuana smoke?

    Chanel Sycomore
  74. Re: Who is Lui and why do they make fragrances for him?

    they even write songs about the guy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au5dmxLSxFk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPJrCYJ9UPk
  75. Re: NEW RELEASE: Thierry Creed introduces Pure Windsor

    I'm sure it contains unicorn blood, mandrake root, water extracted from moon rock, phoenix ashes, lavender from queen victorias pillow, thyme cut at midnight in the gardens of windsor castle at full...
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    Re: Scents in a shade of Grey

    Guerlain Vetiver: Octogenerian wearing an old grey suit and a grey hat
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    Re: what is the WORST smelling fragrance

    I can remember only two fragrances that made me cringe when I tried them in the shop, one was Chanel Egoiste, the other Mugler A*Men. A*Men is truly horrible.
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    There is a new Warrant from Queen Victoria online at the Creed Website since yesterday...but like everything seen before, it's only for the "tailors and habit makers" Creed, no mention of perfume at...
  79. Re: Looking for warm, fabric-ish cloth-ish cashmere, courdaroy, cotton type of scent that feels "coz

    "Join Date Jan 1970"

    lol?
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    Re: what is the WORST smelling fragrance

    I was stupid enough to actually pay money for this stinker:

    http://www.perfumezilla.com/images_product/rive-gauche-cologne-yves-saint-laurent-eau-toilette-spray-men535734.jpg

    Now officially the...
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    Re: The most disappointing fragrance house

    Yves Saint Laurent

    The classic YSL scents are everybody's darling on basenotes. They are well crafted, strong and have very good staying power - but to me they are also coarse, offensive,...
  82. Re: What are the most celebrated scents that you keep putting off trying?

    GIT
    Nicolai New York
    Black Aoud
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    Re: Today I Bought: September 2010

    Received Lancome Miracle Homme as a name day gift

    http://101aromat.ru/images/Parfum/Lancome/Miracle_Homme.jpg
  84. Re: Is Chanel Homme Sport an acceptable everyday and work scent?

    Allure Homme Sport: Yes
    1 Million is more of a sweet clubbing scent to me
    You could try Guerlain Homme, Chanel Bleu
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    Re: What was your worst blind buy ever?

    YSL Rive Gauche - overpowering, butch and graceless.
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    Re: New: YSL La Nuit De L´Homme Le Parfum (EDP)

    seems to be available here http://www.tendance-parfums.com/l-homme_52_eau-de-parfum_la-nuit-de-l-homme-le-parfum__814-17-n36-46.html and here http://www.sephora.fr/browse/product.jhtml?id=P112908
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    Re: New: YSL La Nuit De L´Homme Le Parfum (EDP)

    Has anybody smelled it yet?
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    Re: Les Exclusifs: 75ml Now Available

    This is great news, thanks! How does the 75ml bottle look?
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    Re: Creed in NYPost

    Only 35 employees...le's see... 12 for shipping & packaging, 6 management, 4 marketing & website and stuff, 1 janitor, 1 IT admin, 1 perfumer and the remaining 10 mixing fragrances in erwin creed's...
  90. Re: What is your Favorite Mostly Synthetic Fragrance

    D&G - The One for men
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    Re: NEW Dolce & Gabbana The one Gentleman

    hehe, that one sole bottle of secret eau de parfum that escaped the d&g headquarter will become an legendary object of desire among perfume collectors very soon :-). The grail quest begins right...
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    Re: Desiderates spicy and sweet classics!

    Gucci Envy
    Chanel Egoiste
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    Re: Anyone tried JPG Le Male Terrible?

    I was attacked by an JPG sales-guy with a Terrible bottle last saturday. He asked whether I wanted to sample it and I declined, telling him I had just sprayed Dior Homme on my wrist. His response:...
  94. Re: So i finally stepped into the world of Creed Tonight...

    Mario, I'd love to read a sequel to your gracious appraisements :-). So hilarious!
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    Interview with Jaques Polge on Egoiste and Bleu:

    http://www.hintmag.com/post/qampa-with-the-legendary-chanel-perfumer-jacques-polge--september-02-2010

    Interesting quote:

    "Speaking of...
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    Poll: Re: Best/Favorite Gourmands?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/256848-Your-favorite-Gourmand
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille as an work/office scent?

    I love TV, but would only wear it to work if I was an eccentric rock star...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    First encounter today: Chanel Bleu is the new Polo Black! Darker than I expected, pleasant but quite pricey for what it offers.
  99. Re: The Look On an SA's Face When She Knows You're More Knowledgeable...

    Every good SA knows AdG is the best smart alec repellent...
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    Re: Great topnotes ruined with dull basenotes

    Gucci Envy - Lovely in the beginning, but after a while I start to smell like some old geezer who stirred vanilla pudding into his Brut.
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