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  1. Re: What fragrance to wear as a general contractor?

    Of course, Fat Electrician by Etat Libre d'Orange
  2. Re: What was the last STUPID purchase you have made ?

    Molecule 02 on a blind buy. What's the fuss?
  3. Re: Valentine gift for women who likes you in fragrances but owns none herself?

    I'd say floral over fruit or citrus, but, maybe more incense or animal. She a writer, brainy, a little broody, not very girlish, jeans and sweaters type.
  4. Valentine gift for women who likes you in fragrances but owns none herself?

    I'm dating someone new who tolerates my fragrance obsession - occasionally complimenting me on smelling nice - but who owns no fragrances herself. It's not that she objects to wearing perfume, she...
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    Re: What is the best inexpensive fragrance?

    Pinaud Clubman
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    Re: Your most worn fragrance (2010)

    Eau Sauvage - never a wrong choice.
  7. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    Very nice wardrobe 6OF1. I'd feel right at home. Here's my favs from your collection:

    Number 3 / Le 3me Homme / The Third Man
    Silver Mountain Water
    Body Kouros
    Jaïpur Homme
    Montana Parfum...
  8. Re: Which are the most classy/sophisticated of these 4?

    Wow ... Equipage goes to the top of my wish list.,
  9. Re: need opinion on choosing 2 frags to purchase out of my list

    I'm with mathewfoo. Nice list, though. Hard to go wrong.
  10. Re: Name a fragrance you own but no other Basenoter does...

    I do!
  11. Re: Name a fragrance you own but no other Basenoter does...

    A few rarities and oddities:

    Mont St Michele Ambree
    Beretta Uomo
    Nine Flags Germany Live Oak
    Nicole Farhi EDT Man
    Feraud PH
    Roccobarocco Jeans
    Boucheron Fraicheur
  12. Re: Name a fragrance you own but no other Basenoter does...

    I've got Liquid Karl. That's one I was going to list.
  13. Re: Help me find the manliest man juice for my soon-to-be 18 year old cousin

    They have internet in Australia, right? Mail delivery of some sort?

    Aramis it is!
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    Re: Who Shops With FragranceX - Feedback?

    I've purchased from them several times, and I've been very pleased. Highly competitive pricing.
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    Re: S o t D Monday, 24th August 2009

    Cartier Declaration. Still undecided on this one.
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    Re: What would a young fogey use?

    Something annoying, something precious,
    something cloying, something pretentious ....

    With trust fund or employed wife: Penhaligon's Blenhim Bouquet
    More likely: Royall Bay Rhum
  17. Re: Dark Humor: What Fragrance Should I wear to my Funeral?

    360 Degrees for Men
    Apparition Homme Intense
    Black Orchid
    Blu pour Homme
    Eternity
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    Poll: Re: Which is your Eau Sauvage?

    Original. So French. So cool. Dig? You just know Serge Gainsbourg had to have been wearing it when he recorded "Je t'aime, moi non plus" with Brigitte Bardot.
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    Re: Fragrances released the year you were born...

    OMG, I''d never have guessed you'd all be so young. I'm just waiting for "Joop Go Electirc Heat - just a splash after nap time and I'm ready to color."
  20. Re: "Perfumes: The Guide - Newsletter on hold (possibly permanently)"

    I was thinking, wouldn't it be helpful if people could rate Basenotes reviews, giving the most accurate and insightful reviews more weight than less thoughtful reviews? That would separate the wheat...
  21. Poll: Re: My wife won't "alllow" me to buy fragrances for the next 6 months

    Is Pi a masterpiece?
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    Re: Searching for Mystery Fragrance

    It's not powdery, but Polo comes to my mind.
  23. Poll: Re: My wife won't "alllow" me to buy fragrances for the next 6 months

    One goal I've set for myself is to learn more about the fragrances I have before getting more. I've put my collection in a Basenote wardrobe, but I'm thinking of starting a database or card file with...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    G is for Gendarme
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    Poll: Re: Recommendation for Chanel scents

    I'd go for the Platinum, but I'm partial to Antaeus, as well. I've got a vintage Chanel for Gentleman coming in the mail; I wore Allure Edition Blanche two days ago on a hot day.... In other words,...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Gucci II ... Chicago on Howard St.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    P is for Photo by Lagerfeld
  28. Re: 23 Bottles Later, do I have a balanced collection?

    I don't see any Caron or Guerlain, which aren't terribly expensive. You might check out Caron PH or Guerlain L'Instant. Maybe some Gucci, too.
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    Re: Men and nail polish

    Wrong, wrong, wrong: even guys trying to make a statement of some sort simply look ridiculous with nail polish. Silly affectation. Even on women, I think, less is more. Same goes with long nails.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    G is for Givenchy Gentlemen
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    Re: Favorite fragranced bath soaps?

    Yesterday I picked up a few bars of Woods of Windsor Fine English Soap for Men. Terrific stuff. I should have grabbed the cologne, too.
  32. Re: Explanation for Turin's take on Jovan Sex Appeal.

    Is there a great scent for guys who want to smell bad now?
  33. Poll: Re: My wife won't "alllow" me to buy fragrances for the next 6 months

    If you have a closet just for watches, just how many frags does it take to clutter your house? Maybe you should build an addition to your home - a fragrance wing. Short of that, you might start...
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    Re: S o t D Monday 29 June

    Tommy Bahama South Seas
  35. Re: Itching to buy a new frag! And suggest for my wardrobe pls!

    I might suggest you sample Caron Yatagan, which can be found at very reasonable prices, or, a bit pricier, Agua di Parma Colonia - two of my favorites that work in hot whether (though we don't get...
  36. Re: Is there anything else like acqua di parma colonia

    Nothing to add other than I wore today AdP Colonia for the first time. I bought a dozen samples because of its frequent mention in these threads, and I'm glad I did: Fantastic stuff, especially for a...
  37. Thread: EDP, EDC, etc.

    by Mossant
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    EDP, EDC, etc.

    Is the difference between perfumes, colognes, EDPs and EDCs simply a matter of concentration or is there more to it? How does one choose?
  38. Re: Darkest, Sexiest, Velvet, Deepest, Barry White Fragrance

    Sounds like a job for Drakkar Noir! If that won't do, Azzaro PH, liberally applied, would be suitable in any waterbed.
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    Re: addicted to overspraying

    I say, "Don't spray ... squirt!" Must be my depressive nature.
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    Re: Holy Grail Citrus Award

    I got in the mail today Blu Mediterraneo Fico di Amalfi - amazing stuff - citrus and fig.
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    Poll: Re: Vote for the Sexiest Fragrance

    I haven't tried a lot on the list, but. in any case, I'm surprised not to see Caron 3H. I'm going to have to pick up Musc Ravageur. It's mentioned over and over in these threads.
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    Re: Scent for Depression

    I know what psychotropic drugs do ... they save lives. Certainly, no one should take drugs if they don't want them, but I wouldn't presume to discourage someone who may need them, either. As other...
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    Re: Are you drawn towards Vintage scents...

    I'm a new collector, and I like the idea of wearing something that few others can - hence, discontinued frags. I've picked up Gucci Nobile, Liquid Karl, Ungaro II, Nine Flags Germany and some others...
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    Re: We've had Woody, but what about Bready?

    That's the one, without a doubt. But the same with me: I've got it, but haven't worn it much. It's probably better for the winter months.
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    Re: Scent for Depression

    The best suggestion of all.
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    Re: Scent for Depression

    Zegna Zoloft?

    For a boost, I start with a scented soap - I like Mugler and Body Kouros. :bath: Also, get the hell outside : sunshine and a little exercise - a walk, for example - does wonders....
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    Re: The Most Sensual Fragrance Poll!

    I agree especially with these:

    Dior Homme
    Versaci Dreamer
    Boucheron Jaipur
    Prada Amber PH

    I'll add:
    Chanel Antaeus
    Caron 3 Homme
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    Re: Lavender for Summer?

    I've got a huge bottle of Les Plus Belles Lavandes, and I love it. I'm thinking summer evenings, for sure - particularly outdoors.
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    Re: Favorite "Story" Regarding a Fragrance

    Ever walk down the street and smell a perfume and not have any idea where it came from? Every now and then I catch a wiff of lavander that way, and I'm back in eight grade with the minister's...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT >>> June 2009

    Must de Cartier PH
    Yatagan
  51. Re: $800 later, now what do I do with this Axe on my shelf? :-)

    I had a similiar dilemma: a couple of bottles of Brut came along with a bottle of Sybaris I bought on E-Bay. My solution: I put rattan reeds in a bottle and - Voila! - nifty Brut bathroom air...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT >>> June 2009

    Beyond Paradise Men (Estee Lauder)
    Must de Cartier PH
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    Re: S o t D Tuesday 16 June 2009

    Cerruti 1881
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    Luca Turins vs Basenotes

    I'm looking though my fresh copy of "Perfumes: the Guide," and I've been surprised by a great number of the entries. I'm curious: Where do you (experienced Basenoter) see the most differences...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    In Chicago ....
    Gucci Envy PH
    Annick Goutal Les Nuits d'Hadrien
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    Re: Which scent gets you NO female compliments?

    The question brings to mind my philosophy about neck ties: The more compliments you get, the uglier it is.
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    Re: Controversial fragrances you love

    Yea, I know, "Yuch," but sometimes ....

    Cartier Declaration
    Prada Amber PH
    Mugler Cologne
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    Re: S o t D, Sunday 14 June 2009

    Domenico Caraceni 1913
  59. Re: How can you tell if you have a counterfeit?

    Thanks, everyone, for your suggestions.
  60. How can you tell if you have a counterfeit?

    I talked to a retailer today who said the market is flooded with conterfeit fragrances and that even some high-end department stores have been duped. How can you tell if you've got a fake or if the...
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday, 13 June 09

    Montana (red box original)
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    Re: One house for all occasions

    I'd say YSL in the best house for men by any criteria.
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    Re: Fragrance for a Mt Everest Summit Climb?

    Aramis soap on a rope
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    Re: Can perfumes 'go bad'?

    I picked up a couple used bottles that have a musty smell to them. Is this mustiness a sign that they've gone bad? Do all frags that go bad have a similiar smell (as with wine)?
  65. Re: Not too formal job interview - what fragrance to wear ?

    That's what I'd wear, too - or maybe Eau Sauvage
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT >>> June 2009

    Ungaro II
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday, 10 June 2009

    Lancome Homme L'Aquatonic
  68. Thread: Dirt

    by Mossant
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    Re: Dirt

    I layered Dirt with Caron 3H. Incredible.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT >>> June 2009

    Salvador Dali
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    Re: S o t D - Friday, 5 June 09

    Van Cleef & Arpels PH
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT >>> June 2009

    Eau de Cartier Concentree
    Van Cleef & Arpels PH
    Miracle Homme Aquatonic
    Guerlain Spritueuse Double Vanille (decant sample)
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    Re: Favorite Scalp Tingling Mint Shampoo?

    Crew Peppermint Cleanse
  73. Re: Perfumes and personality goes together example?

    I wear Drakkar whenever I go to roller derby.
  74. Re: Perfumes and personality goes together example?

    In any case, his hair is the least of his problems.
  75. Re: Perfumes and personality goes together example?

    That's a tough one: you might expect someone vain to wear Drakkar Noir; on the other hand, it wouldn't be the choice of someone who really cares.
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    Re: Lagerfeld Cologne

    I'm a Lagerfeld fan myself. I recently picked up Liquid Karl, which has held up remarkably well. Photo was the first cologne I ever bought, and it's still a sentimental favorite.
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday, 4 June 2009

    Aramis
  78. Thread: my wedding

    by Mossant
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    Re: my wedding

    Congrats! I like the idea of choosing a new fragrance just for the occassion. You might consider Tiffany for Men - elegeant, romantic and timeless.
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    Re: You Guys Were Right! 2 Cheap Buys...

    I picked up Tuscany Per Oumo on the cheap, not knowing it was an Aramis frag.
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    Re: June 2009 ~ Purchases

    In the mail today:

    Givenchy Gentleman
    Aramis
    Fendi Uomo
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday, 3 June 09

    Fendi Uomo
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT >>> June 2009

    All for 20 bucks ,,,,
    5 sample vials Bond No 9 Riverside Drive
    100 towelettes Kenzo Power
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 2 June 09

    Michael Kors
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    My mistake: I saw Gucci PH, not Chanel PH. I corrected my earlier post.

    Anyway, that's the first time I've seen Gucci. I saw Armani Prive once a few weeks ago. Haven't yet come across Cartier.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    At Marshalls on Clark St. in Chicago:

    Antidote
    Gucci PH
    Azzaro Chrome
    Polo

    Lucky day!
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    Re: Future Purchases

    At last count, I've got 83 frags in my wish list, but I'm aching to get something by Serge Lutens, despite the price.
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    Re: Tobacco Fragrances

    Does anyone know about Christine Lavoisier Wild Tobacco? I'm tempted to buy it blind, but since we're on the subject .....
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT>>> May 2009

    Gucci PH and Azzaro Chrome - great finds at Marshalls (Chicago, Clark St.)
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    Re: S o t D - Sunday, 31 May 09

    Antidote - on my top ten list.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT>>> May 2009

    Xeryus Mythical Cologne * Givenchy
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    Re: S o t D - Friday, 29 May 09

    Mugler - to go with the shower gell I got yesterday.
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle Award

    http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/pict/3303326512298
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle Award

    Cofinflux Caffe Cafe http://http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/pict/3303326512298Puro has to be the worst ever, followed by Moschoino. I'll add Gucci by Gucci PH, designed, I think, so you'd buy a Gucci...
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    Re: Let's talk gourmands.

    Are there any gourmands by Demeter worth checking out? Those are inexpensive.

    The only Demeter I have is dirt, which I really like, oddly enough.
  95. Re: Christian Lacroix house files for bankruptcy

    Better get your Tumult now - I love it. I'd like to try the Absynthe, too.
  96. Re: Scents for the Enigmatic/Mysterious Personality

    Jaipur Homme - Boucheron
    Tumult - Christian LaCroix
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    Re: Men's Cologne for Women

    I say, just as a woman looks incredibly sexy in your shirt, she can smell incredibly sexy in your cologne.
  98. Re: Another small wardrobe recommendations thread.

    Instead of the Opium, how about Guerlain L'Instant or Caron PH?
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    Re: Your 5 Biggest Disappointments Ever

    I learned my lesson. I got good prices for them on e-bay, so the damage isn't as bad as it could have been. I'll eventually sell or trade them.
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    Re: Official Layering Combo's

    Terre d'Hermes and Dior Homme
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