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  1. Re: Are we at the end of the "house" fan boy phenomenon?

    Now that you mention it, I think you might be on to something here, Bigs.
  2. Re: What is the main reason why you buy this or that fragrance?

    - Scent
    - Price
    - Determination that longevity/projection are good... either via testing a sample or the majority of reviews indicating great performance.
  3. Re: 1 Million Absolutely Gold: Absolutely terrible fragrance?

    Don't find a thing wrong with the Absolutely Gold flanker. I have two 2ml samples. Like it, but think it may be for a younger person than I am.
    I also think it bears a strong resemblance to the...
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    Re: Best Place to Apply Perfume

    Eyes and ears and mouth, and nose.
    Head, and shoulders, knees and toes. Knees and toes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZanHgPprl-0
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    Re: Recommend Me Some Clubman Pinaud Aftershave

    After reading the reviews and considering the longevity ratings (on Fragrantica), I went with the Special Reserve and like it a lot.
    Have tested it with wife a few times, and tried to trick her into...
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    Re: Looking for a cola or root beer smell

    Just what I was going to write. Code Profumo has a root beer thing going.
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    Re: NEW Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense

    +1...
  8. Re: How about a kind of fragrance stock exchange ?

    ......
  9. Re: How about a kind of fragrance stock exchange ?

    +1....
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    Re: Finally tried Bleu de Chanel

    Exactly
  11. Re: Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin Intense EDP performance

    +1...
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    Re: BNers with similar "nose" like yours

    In terms of having similar taste in scents, I seem to recall that Demon and BigBZ are on the same sheet of music as I am.
    For advice (via pm) I've gotten good insights from TheCologneist and Bigsly....
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    That's an expression I like using, but am surprised how many people our age (40's and 50's) have never heard it and don't know what it means.
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    Re: NEW: Olfactive Studio - Woody Mood!

    63722

    Hehe.. hehehe... you said "woody."

    God, I've gotta grow up.
  15. Re: Take The Basenotes ACRONYM Challenge: See How You Score!

    Me too, bro. 18. I'm a lame-o. My already fragile self-esteem just took a savage beating.
    Hate it when that happens. :2vrolijk_08:
  16. Re: lets talk 1 million! which to get..gold absolute/intense/prive???

    I like the Original and Absolute. I think the latter may have a bit better longevity.
    I found Intense to have a slight dirtiness (got the same thing from LIDGE) which I didn't care for.
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    Re: manly & powerful

    Van Cleef and Arpels pour homme
    Bijan for Men

    There are others that are very manly (like Quorum) but don't have longevity, based on my experience.
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    Re: Today I Sold/Swapped/Binned

    Sold these (for cheap) to a co-worker who is also a fraghead:

    Roger and Gallet Open poor longevity
    Quorum poor longevity
    Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense fem perfume aspect
    Jaipur Homme ...
  19. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    You're a good man, Rich. Thanks for the brave and candid post.
    Fair thoughts and happy hours to you and yours.
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    Re: Balenciaga Ho Hang Club

    I got heavy carnation with this one, and just too much of an old lady vibe.
  21. Thread: My Wardrobe

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    Re: My Wardrobe

    Good job, brah
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    Re: Two Huge Compliments This Week

    You give us all something to aspire to :thumbup:
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    Re: NEW: Wow! Joop!

    After the disappointment of Joop Wild, don't think I'll be seeking out Wow.
  24. Re: bogart poor homme performance? help please

    I never understood all the claims about this frag having "nuclear longevity," being the "beastliest of beast scents," etc. etc.
    I had this one back in the late 2012 to 2014 time frame, and after...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    +1...

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/212334-Which-scent-gets-you-the-most-female-compliments/page282

    Post #8458
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    Re: Joop Homme Wild

    I perceived much more coconut out of this one than I did rum/booze. Reminded me of some sort of coconutty suntan lotion or something.
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    Re: Quorum: One note ruins it!

    In my opinion, Quorum is the ultimate masculine scent. You are correct about the performance being poor. Again, my opinion. Over the course of a few years, I have given it (different bottles from...
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    Re: I know what Dior Sauvage smells like

    Sauvage is Mont Blanc Individuel. No doubt about it. I'm not the smartest frag guy by any means, but the similarity of these two is unmistakable, and I don't get how others haven't picked up on...
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    Re: Under the Tree

    Wife got me Dior Sauvage. Not a bad little frag. Had sampled it previously at Sephora, and would not have bought a full bottle myself, but wife and younger daughter are nuts about it. Maybe the...
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    Re: What you think of 1 Million by Paco Rabanne?

    I'm no spring chicken, and I'm not above wearing it. Women of various ages seem to like it. I can live with that.
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    Re: Boucheron Jaipur - EDT or EDP?

    Have the edt and find it quite OK. Wife likes it too. Don't even need to try or get the edp.
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    Re: Ashy Ashtray Fragrance Suggestions

    I get it to some extent from both Polo green and Sung Homme.
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    Re: Green irish tweed vs Kiton men

    For me Kiton Men was a nice enough scent but with dreadful performance. Skin scent in 1/2 hour or less.
    I find Curve very similar to Kiton Men, but not sure about a performance comparison as I've...
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    Re: Nautica Voyage at Macy's

    Someone that doesn't know any better, obviously.
  35. Re: How To Increase The Projection And Longevity Of Dolce And Gabbana EDT

    Based on reviews, I think even the edp only lasts 2-3 hours for most peeps. For most of us, I think any version of this frag is just a lost cause as far as performance. Pity.
  36. Thread: Eucalyptus

    by bigsteve
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    Re: Eucalyptus

    Having grown up around eucalyptus in so. California, I think Body Kouros def has that note. Great scent, but the performance lacked, at least on me.
    And you won't pay much for this one.
  37. Re: Would you wear a fragrance that smelled like dookie if everybody else loved it?

    First I need to know what dookie is. You mean cookie?
  38. Re: Recommendations for a Cologne with a masculine smelling rose note.

    I'm with Slayerized in recommending Van Cleef & Arpels PH
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    Re: Bogart Pour Homme ?? thoughts

    Loved the scent, but was quite disappointed with longevity. Got rid of it. But I liked it enough and it is cheap enough that I *might* revisit it one of these days.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th November, 2016

    King Quorum. Too bad the longevity/projection of the current juice sucks. Gotta spray heavy.
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    Re: CH men prive or Armani Code Profumo

    Code Profumo is superb
  42. Re: Pure Havane vs Prada Amber Intense vs Dior Homme Intense

    The Prada for sure. DHI is fem, and PH has crap longevity. (CK One Shock is a great, cheaper substitute for the latter).
  43. Re: What Fragrance would you drop $200-500 for even though it doesn't project well (skin scent) ?

    Answer is no, but I'm glad you're back, brah.
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    Re: Adored on Basenotes, despised by you

    Actually, I think Black Aoud is a bit better than Dark Aoud. The latter is horrid.... elastic bandages (BandAids) and antiseptic. Unreal.
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    Re: Adored on Basenotes, despised by you

    I can believe that there are some off-the-wall guys who want to smell like this. What amazes me is that some of them claim to have gotten compliments from ladies.
    Hard to believe, but I guess...
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    Re: Adored on Basenotes, despised by you

    Ever used any of those orange scented wood cleaners/conditioners? THAT is TdH.. either edt or edp.
    Plus I've found that just in general I can't deal with heavy vetiver or Iso E Super (TdH, Encre...
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    Re: Adored on Basenotes, despised by you

    By "Hm" do you mean Hanae Mori HM, or Hmmm?

    jk... :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: Best Mainstream Atomizers..

    My Roger and Gallet Open sprays a perfectly-shaped, generous burst.
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    Re: Houston Texas member role call!

    ....
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    Re: Adored on Basenotes, despised by you

    Agreed.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Agree with this.
  52. Re: best strongest in sillage,long lasting and beast mode projection currently available on the shel

    CK One Shock has impressed the hell out of me. And it's a cheapie !:vrolijk_26:
  53. Re: Armani code profumo or Chanel Bleu de Chanel EDP/EDT

    He asked about Code Profumo, not AdG Profumo.

    To answer the question, in that warm/hot climate I would go with Bleu. The edp lasts longer in my opinion. Love mine.
    Code Profumo is not quite as...
  54. Re: The best cheapies(under 30 euros) you know/own

    +2...
  55. Re: Aqua Quorum - Is it just me or is this a hidden gem?!

    Nice scent, but another for me with unacceptable performance. Sold to a co-worker.
    I think the current, reformulated regular Quorum is a masculine gem in terms of scent, but also has poor...
  56. Re: From this list your absolute 'Must-Haves' (if present)!

    Just:

    CK One Shock
    LLaM
    VC&A PH
    Maybe Jaipur Homme (need to test in colder weather)

    Really need to try Issey Miyake Bleue
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    Re: What frag are you sick of smelling around?

    I could never answer this question as I very rarely smell any scents on men... much less smell something so frequently I am sick of it.
    In what venues do you guys smell any particular scents...
  58. Re: I can only purchase one today: Kiton Men or Burberry London?

    Off topic, but the sprayer on my Roger and Gallet Open gives a tremendous, perfectly shaped (conical) burst. A good sprayer is indeed an impressive thing. :vrolijk_26:
  59. Re: I can only purchase one today: Kiton Men or Burberry London?

    Kiton is a nice enough scent, but when I scored some here at the marketplace, I found it had virtually NO longevity, much less projection. In 1/2 hour it was gone, and my wife helped me confirm this...
  60. Re: Holy crap Nautica Voyage is so good! Why is it so cheap?

    Voyage is one of my faves. But the current version with the plastic cap has poor longevity compared to the older version with the metal cap.
    There is definitely a difference.
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    Re: Today I bought: August 2016

    Bought on eBay, so haven't received yet... Lolita Lempicka au Masculin. The older, better version with built-in sprayer, no cap.
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    Re: ADG profumo vs Code Profumo

    I like the Code better.
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    Re: Pure Tonka or Armani Code Profumo?

    I highly doubt the PT could be better than the Armani profumo, which I own and dig.
  64. Re: if you could only have 5 colognes what would they be?

    Gosh, only 5? Well, I'll try to narrow it down.
    At the moment it would probably be:

    Bleu de Chanel (edp)
    Roger and Gallet Open
    Van Cleef and Arpels PH
    Armani Code Profumo
    Kenzo Homme
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    Re: Thoughts on Jaipur Homme By Boucheron?

    You say that like it's a bad thing
  66. Re: Suggestions for everday, all season coconut vibe cologne??

    Had a 5 ml sample of this recently, and tested it thoroughly. Not so sure about the coconut. I definitely got lime and cedar... just as quite a few reviewers (here and at Fragrantica) mentioned. ...
  67. Re: Suggestions for everday, all season coconut vibe cologne??

    Could have been the cheap, well-performing, and very coconutty Joop Wild.
    If you are going to buy a coconut scent, try this one before spending the big bucks on some of these other niche suggestions.
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    Re: Should I Get Armani Code?

    I only suggest the profumo version because it is deeper and lasts longer. But most women just like the Code scent in general.
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    Re: Should I Get Armani Code?

    Agree. It would be hard to find a female that doesn't like this.
  70. Re: Sorry for another Fake Terre d'Hermès thread

    I don't think OP is going to be with us much longer....
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel EDT vs. EDP

    Had the edt, and sold it here on BN due to poor longevity. Was curious about the edp, and wife got it for me as a j.b. (just because) gift. I like it a lot.

    And yes, I realize this poll/post is...
  72. Re: Lady Compliment Getter: Chanel Bleu EDP Blows Away Aventus

    I know... what is wrong with peeps here that they feel a need to rip on other guys choices, opinions, the fact that they club, or the fact they like compliments.
    Damn... live and let live guys.
  73. Re: Lady Compliment Getter: Chanel Bleu EDP Blows Away Aventus

    I agree that Bleu EDP is a great scent and a people pleaser. Much more likely to garner compliments than Aventus, imo. My wife and younger daughter, who is a scent nut (perfumes, scented candles,...
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    Re: ADG Profumo: Gold medal !!!

    Not as strong (longevity and projection) as I'd hoped.
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    Re: Noob shopping for office scents

    I like the way you think.
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    Re: Recent Blind Buy Disappointments?

    Aqua Quorum. Nice scent, can't beat the price, but very weak juice. Sold it to a guy at work for a few bucks.
  77. Re: Can we put the D&G The One longevity complaints to rest?

    I may have to try some of the current juice at one of the stores that carries it. If the scent is the same but with improved longevity, I will be all over this one. :2vrolijk_08:
  78. Re: New release, possibly the most repulsive fragrance I've ever tried

    You've obviously never tried One Man Show
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    Re: Suggestions for signature scent in Alaska?

    +1....
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    Re: Keep or dump Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme?

    The current is the bomb. :thumbup:
  81. Re: Can we put the D&G The One longevity complaints to rest?

    Poor longevity for me and many others. But if you had great results with it, maybe we're all mistaken.
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    Re: Prada Amber Intense!!

    Not at all... but PAPI is a superb frag. Great scent and one of the very few I get good longevity with.
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    Re: Keep or dump Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme?

    Can you find a batch code on the bottom of the bottle? I think you have a crappy formulation.
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    Re: Keep or dump Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme?

    Edited: here's the thread to check out:

    http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?discussionid=859&do=discuss
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    Re: Keep or dump Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme?

    I remember reading in the "powerhouse" group here that there have been 3 different formulations of this frag.
    I seem to recall that most guys liked either the 1st and most recent formulations most,...
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    Re: Burberry London vs. Amen Pure Havane

    In terms of scent, price, and longevity, I would HIGHLY recommend CK One Shock. Tobacco, spice, and a little fruit (cherry?). One of my faves.
  87. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Hey... do you have the brown box/cap, or the dark green one? I have the latter, (newer I believe) version, and it is weak juice. You would need about 16 sprays.
    Guys in the know claim to me that...
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    Re: 11 Samples came...give me patience

    Prada Amber pour homme Intense is a superb scent with excellent longevity.
    Kenzo pour homme is a superb scent with poor longevity.
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    Re: Another Spicebomb Query...

    A couple of months ago I tested SB at a Sephora. Wife and I both really liked it. But this isn't the cheapest frag in the world, and given the anecdotal evidence of changes in scent or longevity...
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    Re: Roger and Gallet Open edt question

    Thanks for the input, Ken. It's on the way, and based on all the descriptions/reviews, would be quite surprised if I didn't like Open.
  91. Re: What fragrance are you surprised gained you a compliment?

    Polo green... from a 50-ish female security guard at work. Though sort of a tomboy type.
    She probably just remembers and likes it from back in the day.
  92. Re: Cool Water vs Bleu de Chanel EdT: Which one do you like more and why?

    BdC for sure. Very pleasant, and the women in my life dig it. As do I. Just wish the longevity was better.
    To me, the current formulation of CW has a chemical, cleaning product thing going, and...
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    Re: Just blind purchased 3

    Hope you like all of 'em. The only one I've tried is Kouros, and I can't deal with it (sort of like One Man Show). But other guys here adore Kouros. So I hope you fall into that camp.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    What's your point, dude?

    Oh.... and my most complimented at this point (mostly female family members) is Armani Code Profumo.
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    Re: Armani Fragrances?

    I have 2 newer releases.... Aqua di Gio Profumo AND Code Profumo. I highly recommend both.
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    Re: Roger and Gallet Open edt question

    Ah... my two powerhouse buddies Derbyman and Slayerized! Thanks for the replies. That settles it. Going to blind buy from Fragrancenet (via eBay), as they do appear to have the brown box/cap. ...
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    Re: Roger and Gallet Open edt question

    Thanks guys. This helps me out. I will be blind buying and now will ensure I am getting the brown box/cap. Thanks again!
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    Roger and Gallet Open edt question

    Reviews and posts on this frag make it sound like something that would be right up my alley.
    But where I find it for sale, on eBay for example, I am seeing diff. colored boxes and caps.
    Some the...
  99. Re: Most masculine fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Absolutely correct. The current formulation of Quorum is the ultimate masculine. Too bad the longevity sucks.
    2nd place would probably be a tie between Polo green and VC&A PH.
  100. Re: what are the "safest" blind buys in the world of mens fragrance

    Absurd list.
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