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  1. Thread: Byredo favorites

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    Re: Byredo favorites

    I got it from a friend who didn't like it so it's possible that he's stored it quite poorly. Gypsy Water performs even worse though.
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    Re: Cologne for college student?

    Personally I love Bvlgari Aqva and find its lasting power above average for a fresh aquatic. It also works well in all seasons which not many aquatics do IMO.
  3. Thread: Byredo favorites

    by Izzie
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    Byredo favorites

    I just recently got my hands on two Byredo fragrances - Bal d'Afrique, Mojave Ghost, and Gypsy Water.

    I absolutely love Bal d'Afrique and Gypsy Water, though am disappointed by the projection of...
  4. Re: Most feminine smelling fragrance marketed to men and vice versa?

    Oh I definitely think that anyone can and should wear whatever they want regardless of marketing.

    But it's fascinating that there are such clear categories yet the actual scents overlap so much.
  5. Most feminine smelling fragrance marketed to men and vice versa?

    As the thread title says - what's the most feminine smelling fragrance marketed towards men, and the most masculine smelling scent marketed towards women, that you know?

    Very curious about this. ...
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    Re: I'm on a musk kick!

    I too am a fan of the Kiehl's oil, the EDT is a bit sharp for my tastes.

    The Body Shop also makes a White Musk for men that is really very nice, probably my favorite cheap musk fragrance around....
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    Re: Reducing my collection

    Correct, I haven't updated my wardrobe on here in a fair long while, but I still have pretty much all of the ones that are on there.

    I don't think I would've thought to keep Dune, but now that...
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    Re: What to do with empty bottles?

    I've never kept an empty perfume bottle. Really don't see the point.
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    Re: Powerhouse Fragrances for women

    YSL Rive Gauche for me.

    I once wore it, had a shirt on, and then a jacket over it, and 6 months later the JACKET still smelled faintly of RG.
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    Re: First time smelling fragrance at the store

    I actually hate smelling fragrances in-store in general. My nose just gets overwhelmed the second I step into the fragrance department and I can't really get a feel for the fragrance. I usually just...
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    Reducing my collection

    Hey all!

    So I'm looking at a lifestyle change that will have me moving and traveling a lot, and often, and I can no longer justify a collection of 50+ bottles.

    If you had to reduce your...
  12. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Adidas Ice Dive. Was bored in the store with my mother. Not too bad, actually. Fresh sporty casual, with decent longevity for a cheapie (like 4-5 hours).
  13. Re: Fragrances for hot and humid / tropical weather?

    My favorites to wear in REALLY hot weather usually is basic citrus colognes. Eau Dynamisante is what I usually reach for in really hot humid weather.

    Allure Homme Edition Blanche is really nice,...
  14. Re: Which of your fragrances do you wish your man (or the men around you) would wear?

    Honestly, and this will sound strange to some - I would be SO thrilled to smell Anais Anais on a man. I just think it would be perfect. I actually really enjoy florals on men in general. Fleur du...
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    Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    I don't find Profumo similar to Bleu at all personally. Bleu is better IMO.

    This is pretty much just a grown up version of Acqua di Gio. I'm not a huge fan, but then I'm not a huge fan of the...
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    Re: Allure Homme or Allure Homme Sport

    La Nuit is spicier than Allure Homme, but still has a smiliar warmth to it, so if you feel like La Nuit doesn't suit your climate, Allure Homme likely won't either. But Allure Homme Edition Blanche...
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    Are there good "mall" fragrances?

    A&F Fierce notwithstanding - is there such a thing as a good mall fragrance?

    I'm trying to steer a couple teenaged family members (one guy, one girl) to better fragrance choices - they asked me...
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    Thoughts on ELdO Cologne?

    I got a sample of Cologne when I bought Jasmine et Cigarette for a friend and I kind of am loving it.

    I hate samples you have to dab though, I never seem to get the full impression of a fragrance...
  19. Re: Pour Monsieur and Platinum Egoiste - Safe for work?

    Platinum Egoiste is like the quintessential young professional scent, to me. It's really strong though so go easy on the trigger.
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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver or Dior Homme Sport ?

    They're very different to me.

    I prefer Grey Vetiver, but DHS to me is sweeter/creamier than GV, which is pretty squeaky clean. Depends on what you're after I guess.
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    Re: Any alternatives to cologne?

    No problem! Do let us know if you find what you were smelling at shool, I'm curious to know what it is :) Hopefully you'll find something you like!
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    Re: What was your worst blind buy?

    Tom Ford Black Orchid for me. Too strong, too sweet and had a weird BO/mushroom-y/cheese-y note that I couldn't get over.
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    Re: Which scent gets the most compliments??

    My two most complimented are RADICALLY different.

    Chloé Eau de Parfum, and the classic Coco by Chanel.
  24. Re: Why does Gucci Pour Homme II work in warmer weather?

    Gucci ph II has always struck me as a somehow "chilled" fragrance. Almost a green mint type of chill (though I certainly don't SMELL mint, at all, just the same type of cool spiciness).
  25. Re: Advice needed from the fairer sex: Inexpensive safe bets...?

    Bronze Goddess is a great option for warm climates. If you're giving them away as gifts I'd consider the age of the recipients. If we're talking teenagers, I'd look at something like DKNY Be...
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    Re: bleu de chanel or versace pour homme?

    I'd say Versace pH simply because it smells better to me. Bleu is too smokey, IMO, honestly the first time I smelled it I thought there was something wrong with the bottle. I've since learned to...
  27. Re: Can You Name at Least 10 Really Good, Underrated, Designer Fragrances That Are a Must Try?

    I'm not sure how "underrated" any of these are, but here goes:
    1. Egoiste by Chanel
    2. JPG Fleur du Male
    3. Bvlgari pH
    4. Prada Amber pH
    5. Dior Homme
    6. Dior Fahrenheit
    7. YSL Kouros
    8....
  28. Thread: Old school

    by Izzie
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    Re: Old school

    I'm only 25, but calling Cool Water old school just makes me giggle. It's such a young fragrance to me! Probably because I associate it with guys I went to high school with. It gets a bad rep for no...
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    Re: Allure Homme or Allure Homme Sport

    IMO Allure Homme Sport is the better choice, especially for your climate. The original Allure Homme is a pretty warm fragrance that I personally can't see someone wearing in the heat. They're really...
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    Re: Which perfume with rose and which with vanilla?

    I know it's marketed to men, but you really should try Egoiste by Chanel. It's rich sandalwood and a fruity rose - absolutely gorgeous.

    The original Stella by Stella McCartney is a nice rose - no...
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    Re: Do fragrances expire?

    I think most fragrances will definitely change with time, but not all go off, I'd say. Top notes tend to fade faster in my older bottles, but they don't smell bad or like a completely different...
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    Re: Any alternatives to cologne?

    If you're smelling it in school, I'd say with 90% certainty it's body spray - probably an Axe (or Lynx, depending on where you live). If you think it smells good then definitely check them out. Body...
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    Re: Colognes for a College Student

    Fierce is too high school, I think. It's too strong, synthetic and just... blegh. Personally I'm not a fan.

    Totally agree with the above recommendation of YSL La Nuit, however. A very good...
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    Exploring oriental frags!

    Hey!
    I just recently rediscovered Chanel Coco, and while I love it, it's a bit busy and "sharp" for everyday wear. Looking around for something in the same style, but smoother maybe? I've read...
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    Good quality scented body/face care lines?

    Hey guys!
    I'm on a hunt for my brother - he says he can't find a single line of men's products (he's looking for a lotion, shower gel, deodorant and shaving cream/gel specifically) that all smell...
  36. Re: A&F Fierce Room Spray... Hazardous to your health?

    I only have experience with the EdT of Fierce.

    Let me preface this by saying I've never experienced allergies towards perfumes or room sprays or anything of the sort, I'm not asthmatic, never had...
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    Do your fragrances match your personality?

    As the title says, I'm wondering how you guys see it - do you wear fragrances that reflect some aspects of yourself, and/or do you use it as a "costume", something that contradicts how you're...
  38. Re: What does everyone think of Dior Homme (current formulation, not DHI)?

    DHI is too much, in my opinion. Too strong, too heavy.

    DH on the other hand is just right, elegant, classy. Not too feminine at all.
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    Re: Good lord, I just tried a sample of A*men

    A*Men is IMO faaar too sweet for daytime or warm weather. Very modestly applied (as in - mist and walk through-modest), on cold evenings, it's pretty good. Knowing how to use it is key, though.
  40. Re: Would it be a bad idea to use the Dior Homme line-up as a signature scent rotation?

    Sounds like a great idea! The Dior Homme line is high quality and classy, all with decent longevity and projection. If you have to choose one line for people to associate you with, it's a very good...
  41. Re: Your favorite sexiest male scent for the summer.

    I really don't find any fragrances sexy. I find it strange that people do. If something smells good and the person wearing it is sexy - then yes.

    That said, I don't know... Bvlgari Aqva is pretty...
  42. Re: what fragrance fills you with joy evey time you wear it?

    Prada Amber pH manages this pretty much every time. I get such a special feeling from wearing it that I save it for special occasions, I don't want to ever get bored with it.

    The original female...
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    Re: Lacoste - Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 Noir

    I also liked the L.12.12 Blanc, but have yet to see the Noir in stores. I agree that the combination of notes seems odd. Watermelon with chocolate? Ick.
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    Re: i'm asking it to ONLY GIRLS!!!!

    No such thing. Women, like men, have differing tastes, and no one fragrance is going to appeal to every woman, OBVIOUSLY. I'd say, wear something you like, don't wear too much (very few women like to...
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    Less-sweet powerhouse fragrances?

    Hey all!
    My latest search is for a powerhouse, longevity and sillage monster, that isn't so darn sweet.
    I've tried Le Male, I've tried A*Men, all those - but they're so crazy sweet. I've also...
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    Re: 'Sediment' in perfume?

    That seems logical but right out of the sealed box? I mean no one is supposed to have ever used the sprayer before, and the bottle is full. It seems strange. And I've never seen it in any of my newer...
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    Re: 'Sediment' in perfume?

    Reawakening a veeeeery old thread to ask again whether or not particles in perfume are normal? I just bought a bottle of a Carolina Herrera fragrance from the early 90s. Smells fine (I don't know if...
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    Re: If you could only wear one house...

    Just realized I never got around to answering my own question in this thread. I think I would go for Dior. They have consistently high-quality fragrances and a wide range of styles, and a good few...
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    Would anyone bother faking Curve?

    Bought a gift pack off an online retailer. So, the fact that the serial numbers on the big box don't match the bottle doesn't concern me all that much. However, nowhere on the box or bottle does it...
  50. Thread: Fragrance-free?

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    Re: Fragrance-free?

    If I've been wearing a lot of different scents I can sometimes just get plain sick of it all and go without for a few days. Or stick with a single fragrance for an extended period of time.

    I...
  51. Re: which is best for a night time entertainment industry event?

    DHI, absolutely.
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    Re: Good complex fragrance for a highschooler

    Wear what you like! La Nuit is a good fragrance, just make sure to not put on too much, whatever fragrance you choose. Especially in high school, going light is important seeing as you'll be in close...
  53. Re: Name A Few Fragrances You Really Thought You Were Going to Like ,Didn't and Why?

    A*Men.

    So nasty.
  54. Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    I think about 50% of my fragrances are male releases, actually. I wear them out anytime I like, but one time when I tried out Fahrenheit and didn't have time to shower for a school board meeting, I...
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    Re: Which Chanel no 5 concentration is the best?

    The first time I smelled no 5 I thought it smelled like a bathroom and couldn't for the life of me understand why people liked it so much. Oh how foolish I was haha. It's really quite stunning.
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    Re: Which Chanel no 5 concentration is the best?

    Impulse bought a 7,5 ml of the parfum today. I expected it to be loud to the point of near-unwearable, but it's not! You're not constantly aware of it but when you get a whiff, it's perfect.

    I...
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    Re: Solved: A bodyworkers Fragrance?

    As a nursing student, I get a little bothered when I read about hospital personnel ignoring the "rules" (a discouragement might not be a rule, but still) to not wear fragrance at work. Some people...
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    Which Chanel no 5 concentration is the best?

    I've been meaning to buy a bottle of the most famous perfume in the world, Chanel no 5, and I've tried them all in the store, but I can't quite decide which concentration I should purchase.
    ...
  59. Re: Huge Collection of Everything OR Small Collection of Gems?

    If you're interested then I don't see how just owning a few bottles will satisfy your curiosity. However, I also don't see the point in owning full bottles of everything, even things you just think...
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    Re: Axe Excite = Gucci Pour Homme II?!

    My 19 year old step brother apparently wears it, and was very amused when I thought he was wearing "fancy Gucci" when all he did was spray on some Axe :rolleyesold:
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    Re: The most sexy alpha man / chick magnet scents

    If you want a safe bet with the ladies, (or anyone else for that matter), the powerhouse frags are probably not the way to go. Things like Acqua di Gio, Bleu de Chanel, Versace Eau Fraiche etc. are...
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    Axe Excite = Gucci Pour Homme II?!

    Have I completely lost my olfactory marbles if I think that the "drydown" of the body spray Axe Excite smells a hell of a lot like Gucci pH2?
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    Isadora fragrances.

    Hey guys. Went to my local supermarket today to buy some food and walked by a little shelf of perfumes by Isadora. Now, I can't find anything on any of these online, but there was one called...
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    Looking for a classy yet young perfume

    Hey all!

    Far too many of today's mainstream feminine fragrances are crazy sweet and fruity concoctions that I pretty much can't stand. Marshmallows, candy and fruit cocktails have no business in...
  65. Thread: Clean scents

    by Izzie
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    Re: Clean scents

    I'll agree that the Clean perfumes smell good, BUT to me they don't belong on skin. With the possible exception of the one that's actually called Skin. There just is nothing about them that smells...
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    Re: Female's Perspective

    Not surprised at all by these results, flawed survey or not. Most women I know HATE gourmands. I do too. I don't think there's anything even remotely sexy about smelling like a bakery or a chocolate...
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    Re: URGENT transporting dilemma! HELP!

    I live in Sweden, so we get pretty cold nights, but since they'll be in a box in a truck I guess it should be okay.
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    Re: URGENT transporting dilemma! HELP!

    Phew, that makes me less panicky.

    I've heard horror stories about temperature changes effing up the scents completely, but maybe a one-timer won't be a major deal.

    Thank you dear basenoters...
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    URGENT transporting dilemma! HELP!

    Hey guys, major problem.

    I'm moving this week, and the moving company (owned by a friend of a friend of a friend--- you get it) has been kind enough to drastically reduce the price of moving my...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense -WTF ?

    And marketing is the Holy Grail of truth?

    Many MANY fragrances wouldn't fall into an obvious masculine or feminine category if it weren't for marketing. This very thread is made about a fragrance...
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    Re: Do you ever get frag fatigue?

    Yupp. It was smelling so many things in a short period of time that did it for me. Went fragrance free for a week or so and then started wearing the same fragrance for a while instead of smelling...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense -WTF ?

    I don't get why people think that DH and DHI smells feminine at ALL. I swear, some of you guys must have smelled a hell of a lot more makeup in your life than I have because I've never understood the...
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    Re: What's your favourite birth year scent?

    Chanel Egoiste, no doubt.
  74. Re: Have they changed the Rive Gauche bottle recently?

    Thank you so much, that's super helpful!

    Looks about right, I used to have the first bottle and the new one looks a lot like the second. Not too big of a difference but the damn sticker annoys...
  75. Re: Have they changed the Rive Gauche bottle recently?

    This is the feminine Rive Gauche, but if they changed the pour homme bottle then I guess it makes sense that they did this one too.

    Have the reformulated the juice too? To me, it smells the same,...
  76. Have they changed the Rive Gauche bottle recently?

    Hey guys! I just got my second bottle ever of Rive Gauche, and the last bottle I had looked very different to this one.

    This one is still aluminum, but lacks the YSL logo on the top of the cap...
  77. Thread: Dior Fahrenheit

    by Izzie
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit

    That's odd, the current formulation of Fahrenheit lasts a good 10+ hours on my skin and for days on clothes. Ask people around you if they can smell it, maybe you just can't pick it up yourself.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel

    You and me both. Dior Homme Sport is absolutely horrendous to me. Ick!
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    Deo sticks with projection/longevity?

    Hello everyone!
    I'm curious if you guys ever buy the deo stick versions of fragrances, and if you have - how did you like them?

    I don't particularly care which fragrance it is, I'm just curious...
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    Re: ideas for daughter, based on what she likes?

    Marc Jacobs Oh Lola is a very youthful perfume, that somehow reminds me style-wise a little bit of Versace Bright Crystal. The bottle is also, as most of Marc Jacobs's bottles, very fun and unique....
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    Re: Do Fragrances Cause Us Harm?

    I definitely think that some ingredients in fragrances can be harmful. But then again ingredients in... shampoos or moisturizers, or plastic bottles that people drink water from, or laundry...
  82. Re: 1 Million and A*Men as signature scents...am I crazy?!

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  83. Re: 1 Million and A*Men as signature scents...am I crazy?!

    Honestly, no.

    I encounter so many people who wear these really potent frags as their signature scents (mostly it's Le Male but also a lot of A*Men), and they just choke people out constantly. The...
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    Re: Can you get used to smelling "feminine?"

    Many many fragrances that you think are feminine on a woman, isn't perceived feminine on a man and vice versa. I've gotten compliments on my "nice perfume" when I've worn Fahrenheit. People see you,...
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    Re: Cologne and skin chemistry

    Scents absolutely smell different on different people. And there's really no way to tell beforehand, you just have to try it on. After a while though you might be able to recognize that certain notes...
  86. Thread: blck tea scents

    by Izzie
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    Re: blck tea scents

    Gucci pour Homme II is definitely sweet, but it's a light and fresh sweetness, nothing cloying or sugary. The regular Bvlgari pour Homme is pretty great too.
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    Re: Basenoter Worst Nightmare

    I would just talk to her. Ask if she's so sensitive to scents that you'd have to wear clothes that haven't been in contact with them. And just don't wear fragrance when you're around her. That's not...
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    Re: What do you do with "tweener" scents?

    If I don't love it, it's not in my collection. Saves money and also saves me days when I wear something that's just okay. If I'm going to be wearing fragrance, I want to love it. It needs to put a...
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    A good fresh/aquatic?

    Hey all!
    I've been looking for a decent alternative to D&G Light Blue. It's probably my favorite fresh women's scent but EVERYONE wears it around here, so I want something different.
    I tried...
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    Re: Violet leaf in CK Man and He Wood?

    I had to blind-buy a bottle of GphII and boy am I glad I did. One of the most unique fragrances I've ever smelled. I seem to recall the memory of a friend's father when I smell it though, so I'm not...
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    Re: Do we REALLY want to smell like sex?

    There are tons of smells that I enjoy in life, that I would never want in a synthetic perfume I put on to smell good. And vice versa.

    Also I agree that people are too obsessed with some kind of...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste for a 19 year old?

    Sure, wear it. It's a great scent, and you won't be another guy wearing a fresh aquatic every day. Can't go wrong if you like it.
  93. Re: Change in taste in a fragrance you previously disliked.

    Yes. The first time I smelled Bvlgari pour Homme I thought it was the nastiest smell anyone could think to bottle. I hated it for weeks, then just didn't touch it for a good long while. When I...
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    Re: Molinard's Habanita

    I love them both for different reasons, really, though I do find the edp more wearable. For some reason, on my skin the edp dries down into less of a sillage-monster than the edt. The edt is a little...
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    Re: Molinard's Habanita

    My blind buy bottles (had to get both edt and edp) arrived in the mail today and I am in love. This is perfumery heaven. I have found the one. Thanks for persuading me to get it!
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    Violet leaf in CK Man and He Wood?

    Hey all!
    I LOVE violet leaf. It's probably my favorite note ever. I like the one in Fahrenheit but it's a little overpowering on me and lacks sweetness. I like it, but I can't really find an...
  97. Re: What 10 Samples Would You Give a Newbie Interested in Exploring Frags?

    I would go with:
    Fahrenheit
    Bvlgari Black
    Dior Homme
    Le Male
    Bvlgari Aqva
    Chanel Allure pour Homme
    A*Men
    CK Be
    Diesel Fuel For Life
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    Re: Molinard's Habanita

    The opening of Coco Chanel, for example. And just the really sharp orientals like that, I sometimes have problems with Opium too.
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    Molinard's Habanita

    Hey all!
    I'm considering a blind buy of Habanita, because I love what I've read, I love fragrances with history and I also adore the bottle.

    I was wondering what you all think of it? I can...
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    Re: Bottle persuasion

    I've never foregone a good scent because of disliking the bottle. It seems very silly to me. If I was so offended by the bottle, I could just put it in something else, like you said.

    I have...
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