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    Re: Looking for Richard James

    Okay, as an American... this means I've never smelled this one despite my trips to the UK. But after reading up on this, I'd love to try this or get a better description of how these notes come...
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    Donna Karan Fuel for Men, Day #6

    Was out and about, received a compliment once I walked past a married couple. She asked me what I was wearing and he said he'd look it up. Very nice couple, out...
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    Re: New: Bond No. 9 Queens

    Hell, there's so many! Thanks for the head's up.
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    Re: New fragrance: Dueto UBER!!!!!!!!

    Heck, I'd sniff this. Golden Boy was a surprise - liked it more than even Tuscan Leather.
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    Donna Karan Fuel for Men, Day #5

    Taking the time to notice why I like this scent. It's masculine, yet understated and plays close to the skin. I used to own DK Fuel Unleaded, that was a...
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    Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    Has happened to me once... which backfired on the person trying to "bully" (more like annoy) me. His girlfriend stated that she always liked it when I was around because I kept her attention with the...
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    Donna Karan Fuel for Men, Day #4

    Today was actually harder to do, felt like I was doing something out of habit instead of my typical evaluation of my mood and how it'd fit the "statement" I wanted...
  8. Re: How does your significant other deal with your fragrance habits?

    ^ This. My wife actually takes the time to sniff, smell, make recommendations. I've introduced her to this hobby, she doesn't mind the gifts, in fact she's been clear about how much she's learned and...
  9. Re: Alright which one of you was this? (Kicked off plane...Dior)

    Zut alors!

    I'm not really surprised though... my last international flight, there was one person that was sprayed down heavily with something - not sure but I'd almost guess it was Dior Eau...
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    Re: Terre díHermes Eau Tres Fraiche by Hermes

    Sampled this, then promptly went back and bought this. It's not a clinically clean citrus, there's a little bit of dirt there, but it's a great citrus and it has a longevity that is admirable.

    I...
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    Donna Karan Fuel for Men, Day #3 - not even a problem for me since I enjoy this scent. Le Paradis de L`Homme has now gone up on my radar as my next purchase though. Just can't find it in the US.
  12. Re: A good, every day, year around niche scent (no Bond or Creed)

    Ciel isn't a projecting beast, not like much of Amouage's offerings. But it's not as silent or hushed as folks here tend to make it to be. I'm in love with it - just received it in a trade. It's a...
  13. Re: What masculine fragrances have statistically heavy or loud sillage?

    ^ This. It'll fill a room in minutes.
  14. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    Tried this at Miami International Airport in the duty-free... and honestly I found this extremely boring and bland. It smelled like the common denominator of about 4-5 designer fragrances with a...
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    Re: Forbidden fragrances for high schoolers

    Axe... click to see why.
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    Donna Karan Fuel for Men, Day #2
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    Re: Creed Aventus - Why am I hating it??

    Why are you hating it? You don't have to like it. And that's just fine.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Donna Karan Fuel for Men
  19. Re: Dilemma - Creed's Vetiver Geranium or Bond no. 9's Scent of Peace for men -

    I have the Bond, will own Vetiver Geranium. My only complaint with the Creed would be the longevity; not a problem with the Bond. But honestly, between the two, I'd say the Creed. It's unique...
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    Re: Which Houses are Worth the Cost?

    ^ This.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Helmut Lang EDC
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    Re: Woody smelling cologne for high schooler?

    I'm a notorious under-sprayer - 1-2 sprays to the chest, then place your shirt on. I tend to spray my upper forearms or near the folds of my arms...

    Lower forearms and wrists are bad because...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 22, 2014

    Creed Green Valley
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    Re: underrated/overrated fragrance houses

    The ultra-snarky part of me wanted to say:

    Overrated: Any house that BN likes
    Underrated: Any house that BN dislikes

    But in the end, I'll probably upset quite a few with my picks...
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  25. Re: Your top three discontinued frags you'd want to see returned

    No. I do not think it is. And I'm about as amateur as you can get. But that does not limit my enjoyment of this "hobby".

    And I place no faith in any of these houses beyond their greed and want...
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    Been there, done that. Quick side trip of mine landed me in Germany for about a week and I wore Windsor the entire week.

    I would do it again.
  27. Re: Your top three discontinued frags you'd want to see returned

    Despite your implicit label of this being solely "wishful thinking", after Patou Pour Homme came back, the real world might be able to bring back others. It does happen, albeit with some rather...
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    Poll: Re: Better Le Labo, Santal 33 vs. Rose 31?

    Enjoy both, but Santal was an unique enough combination to stay in my wardrobe. It's a rather polarizing scent here at BN, but I've never encountered the infamous "pickle" accord nor anything as...
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    Re: Woody smelling cologne for high schooler?

    Burberry London instantly came to mind. Not because it's a youthful scent (it's way more youthful than Polo Green) but because it's a rather good scent that qualifies for the woodsy smell...
  30. Re: A good, every day, year around niche scent (no Bond or Creed)

    It's there... here's the direct link... of course it's a less strong than the original (it is) but to me it's a super masculine scent that works well despite staying close to the skin.
  31. Re: A good, every day, year around niche scent (no Bond or Creed)

    +1 Seriously came in here to post this. I've worn this during every season and so far, it's damn near a signature scent for me.

    Dior Vetiver would be another I'd list out. Heeley's Sel Marin...
  32. Re: Japon Noir vs. Plum Japonais : Too similar to have both?

    Way different, both are worthy to be in your collection.
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    Re: How is Bond no.9 Shelter Island?

    This is honestly one of the few Bond's that I've encountered that I did a full 180 on just one wearing. People that are stating that it smells a lot like Bond Signature are spot on; just add some of...
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    Re: Your favorite fragrance for exams!

    To be honest, I've always worn to exams whatever I was wearing whilst studying since it functioned as a reminder. Nothing strong, but lavender would be high on my list.

    Good luck on your CISSP...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Gucci Rush - wears well on such a hot day
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    lol. Thanks for the laugh - and you're right. Not a fan of Tabac Blond actually.

    But what I mean though is that each description for the most part reference a vintage or slightly esoteric...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Bond No. 9 Shelter Island
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    I have. Notes alone aren't ever enough. Impressions, quantity, et al add up to a much richer description.
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    You've said it way better than I ever could. Comparing the new release to the old does me absolutely nothing. The scant few notes listed here or there do not build any anticipation nor expectation...
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    Despite so many pages, I still cannot get a feel for how this would smell...
  41. Re: Your top three discontinued frags you'd want to see returned

    Gucci Rush
    Helmut Lang Cuiron (I've found a 50ml bottle for cheap, but want more)
    Carolina Herrera Sensual Vetiver
  42. Re: Moving Sale - Romance Silver BNIB, Lutens and More!

    Quick Bump - I'm back in the States for a while again. Will be adding some more scents to my swap and sell (separate threads) list shortly!
  43. Re: Moving Again! Last Week Before I Leave! Body Kouros, Kenzo Air, Bond, Montale and More!

    Quick Bump - I'm back in the States for a while again. Will be adding some more scents to my swap and sell (separate threads) list shortly!
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    Re: New: John Varvatos Oud

    I liked Rock and Roll Vol. 1, loved 10th Anniversary, liked Artisan (all three), so I'll sample this one. Just hope they fixed their ongoing longevity issues.
  45. Re: LATTAFA - 58 Releases in 2014 - General Discussion thread

    Is there a break-down of what these smell like and where to locate these? After Creed going up in price, I'm now looking at Dior, fringe houses like this, et al.
  46. Re: So Le Labo swears that their fragrances only last 2 years (if stored correctly) before turning b

    I think you misunderstood my point. Expiration date on these fragrances is a gimmick.

    I'd not eat any steak/food items past its expiration date. Ever. But I have fragrances from the 1990's (if...
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    Re: Help with evening date choice

    Boss Bottled Night. I'd say from your wardrobe, that'll wear well for your evening date.
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    Re: No love for Invictus?

    I liked it, but couldn't find room for it in my rotation. Perhaps a bit later though, I'll revisit it.
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    Re: Creed Royal Ceylan

    I'd say that it reminds me of Aubepine Acacia with added ginger and tea with a muddled bitter orange way up front (read: the citrus is way hushed). It's... I dunno. It's just a very strange...
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    Re: Creed Royal Ceylan

    At this rate, I'm waiting on Creed to publicly announce they're the fragrance of choice of Godzilla, Rodan and Ghidra. It's plausible, but I doubt it. But then again, a gift is a gift... if it were...
  51. Re: So Le Labo swears that their fragrances only last 2 years (if stored correctly) before turning b

    I'd say yes, it's a gimmick that honestly is more of a cautionary notice than a true expiration date. I've worn fragrances I've purchased in the early 1990's but I'd never eat a steak I bought from...
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    Re: Creed Royal Ceylan

    Own it, only like it. It turns decidedly masculine on me, but there's a ginger/tea vibe that wears well and it's rather hushed but it's definitively old school in its structure. The wife wears it,...
  53. Re: So Le Labo swears that their fragrances only last 2 years (if stored correctly) before turning b

    Came here to say the above.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    By Kilian Straight to Heaven
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    Re: What Cologne Do You Hate to Admit You Like?

    Baie de Genievre. It's pretty much the anti-thesis of everything I like in a scent yet it just pulls me in. On the less expensive side, it's gotta be Kenneth Cole Reaction T-Shirt. It's so damn light...
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    Re: SOTD: August 9, 2014

    Creed Vetiver (1948)
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    Re: What am I missing with Bleecker Street ??

    To me, that's exactly what it is... a longer lasting, better projecting version of Purple Label, which happens to be one of my favorites. You're not missing anything; not all scents are for...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 7, 2014

    Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Honestly, I agree here. But one man's art is another man's mystery it seems. And the love around this house remains a mystery to me.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Parfum (?)

    As long as the oud is gone, I'll probably be happy. Absolute stank to me.
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    Re: Is my bottle of Amouage Memoir Man legit?

    Yep. That's soooooo fake. But lucky for you, I collect fakes. So you can send it to me ;)
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    Re: Pal Zileri Sartoriale

    We're going to have to disagree there.
  63. Re: STILL cannot find a good Spring fragrance that isn't "grassy" in nature.

    Amouage Ciel Man fits the bill for me with its florals - but I'm a citrus fanatic normally.

    This spring was dominated by Caron Yuzu Man (more fig than yuzu) and Creed Millesime 1849 (floral)....
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    Re: "Fallish" Bond...is there such a beast?

    The ever boozy Cooper Square or Manhattan. Both have been recommended in this thread.

    But oddly enough, I've found that I wear Great Jones more in the fall.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Parfum (?)

    After finding my vintage bottle from when I went to high school, this has been placed on my list.
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    Poll: Re: What's your least favorite from Creed?

    Epicea followed very closely by Royal Water.
  67. Re: Creed price increases have officially landed in the US

    Wasn't the 120ml bottles just $230, then $330?

    Looking like I'm glad I bought, when I bought.
  68. Re: Creed Green Valley vs. Original vetiver vs. Bond Bleecker st.

    I own all three, and Bleecker Street seems to be a favorite of my wife whereas I tend to enjoy Original Vetiver first. Green Valley, I truly do enjoy, but it's lower down in the rotation for me.
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Terre D'Hermes Eau Fraiche
  70. Re: Help me decide what to purchase next...decisions...

    To be honest, I'm very recently learning this house. Menthe Fraiche does indeed smell like toothpaste to me. But there's more from this house that's worth sampling. I'm a citrus lover, so Oranges...
  71. Re: Miami International - anything in duty free worth it?

    Dear lord... Guerlain Homme Ideal was in the store. It's very bland. I'm not a fan at all. Bought Terre D'Hermes Eau Fraiche.
  72. Miami International - anything in duty free worth it?

    About to hit Miami International, anything worth it there? Or just bypass?
  73. Re: Help me decide what to purchase next...decisions...

    Heeley's man... go with that one in your list.
  74. Re: Just got bottle in mail. Chipping on lettering means what?

    Defects happen, place the bottle in the box and vigorously shake it, it'll make contact with the sides. Just imagine if there was another box on top of it, or it were placed faced down. It can...
  75. Re: Just got bottle in mail. Chipping on lettering means what?

    As long as it smells good; I think it's just that the "UPS Gorillas" got a bit too aggressive with your package. I can totally understand that you'd want your bottle to be pristine, but sometimes...
  76. Poll: Re: L'eau D'Issey By Issey Miyake vs. Aqua Di Gio

    Weird that you say that Issey smells like an old church to you - it's rather fresh and woodsy, not dank or incense-y to me at all. If ADG didn't last, try Essenza. It has an extra bit of oomph that...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 1, 2014

    I Profumi di Firenze Manto di Rugiada
  78. Re: Azzaro Visit? Opinions of currrent basenoters are needed!

    I never thought it smelled like Rush to me especially on the initial notes, but perhaps somewhere on the later notes, but the incense replaces the woods in Rush. I've heard that the newer...
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    To the people that say that they've never cared for this house... are you basing that on the scents (many are derivative of existing scents) or due to the Laurice Rahme's policies and doings?

    Just...
  80. Re: Fragrances of the World vs Fragrances of Basenotes

    I have to concur with this. It seems the folks that brought the wonder of a scent - be it designer or niche - by their vivid descriptions, grasp of aroma-chemicals and what not have seemingly...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Helmut Lang Cuiron
  82. Re: What Types Of Fragrances Do You Guys Think We Need More Of?

    Make this happen.
  83. Re: Sac-Winged Bat: Nature's Perfume Maker to Attract Female Bats

    okay. seriously... who thinks of this kind of stuff!? LOL
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    Re: Who does apples the best?

    Brooksfield for men probably has one of the best (circa 1990's) apple note that I've enjoyed in a mens fragrance.
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Today, I found a bottle of Helmut Lang Cuiron. Yep!

    http://www.gerbick.com/images/helmut-lang.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    (vintage) Zino Davidoff
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    Re: Looking for: Cruel Intentions

    Bump - last one for a while.
  88. Re: Looking for A Bottle of Prada Infusion De Vetiver

    PM'd
  89. Re: Moving Sale - Romance Silver BNIB, Costume National Homme BNIB and More!

    Last Bump (for a while) - added BNIB Ralph Lauren Romance Silver & Costume National Homme BNIB, lowered some other prices.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Frags from the other side..

    Creed Royal Ceylan works way better on me than it does on my wife. She's somewhat jealous of that, as a matter of fact.

    I've not ventured too deeply into female fragrances, not as deeply as a lot...
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    Re: Next fragrances you plan on purchasing?

    By Kilian Vodka on the Rocks
    Dior Cuir Cannage

    There's really nothing else that has my attention at the moment. Creed Vetiver Geranium just can't win me over fully yet.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July, 29th, 2014

    Paul Smith Extreme
  93. Re: Heard at the Saks counter: New Creed 'Acqua' Line

    I like the Acqua line, but nothing compels me to buy yet. Vetiver Geranium is on the cusp of convincing me, love that it doesn't really smell like anything else I presently own; however longevity is...
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    Re: What I would like to see from Creed

    I'd love to see a more avant garde, experimental take on scents. Not too dissimilar to what CdG does, but with notes that we'd consider "normal". For instance, a leather+vetiver scent or an lavender...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 27, 2014

    Dior Fahrenheit Summer (2001)
  96. Re: If MONEY was no option....What niche Fragrance would you pick up and why?

    Single bottle, no object, it'd probably be Djedi. I plan on being disappointed, but hell, if I had it to waste, let me be disappointed with something that would be somewhat worth it.

    Full line?...
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    If it's not available in the US easily, then I'll have a problem obtaining it until way later in the year when I hit Germany. For now, I'm taking quite a few scents with me down to the Caribbean, and...
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    This one has had my attention since I saw it on NST. The notes are right up my alley.
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    Re: Closeout Deal! Need Advice...

    L'Homme would be my choice. Longevity is a serious problem with The One. I liked the scent, but man it's fleeting.
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    Re: S O T D : Saturday -July , 26, 2014 😎💫

    Atelier Cedrat Enivrant
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