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    Re: What is the best male fragrance for men?

    Holy shit you're right
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    Re: Gems/Treasures within your collection?

    The only real gem of mine is Parfums de Nicolai New York, vintage, in the 50 ml. Vintage Dior Homme is a maybe, as is Mona di Orio vanille.
  3. Poll: Re: Green Irish Tweed, Millisime Imperial or Aventus?

    How about a discount bottle of GIT and a decant of Aventus?

    For your collection, Green Irish Tweed is best. I don't know a damn thing about Burberry Touch, but L'Eau d'Issey is bright in the...
  4. Re: English niche houses vs French and Italian

    Great analysis treeman! My question, what exactly makes Jardin Mediterranee "impressionistic"? I don't quite see the connection.
  5. Re: Mona d' Orio Cuir or TF Tuscan leather?

    I'll comment even though I've literally only smelled Mona's leather for 5 seconds on a testing strip. I like Tuscan Leather a lot more. For starters, I'm not exactly a leather person, so it'd hard...
  6. Re: L'Air Du Desert Marocain (Review) by Noirdrakkar

    Great review my friend! Let's see, I bought it, always found it good but never loved it, swapped it, kept a decant, realized that the vanilla is just amazing, and now I'm thinking of buying it...
  7. Re: what fragrance smells non-chemical (natural) to you?

    Two come to mind- Virgin Island Water and 1861
  8. Re: Pure Malt vs Pure Havane vs A Taste of Frag vs A*Men my two cents....

    I definitely agree that Havane is the best of them. I was severely disappointed with Pure Malt after swapping a whole lot to get my hands on it.
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    Re: Recommend me a fragrance (please)

    You're missing a leather and something more strictly floral (I don't count Neroli Portofino and definitely not Windsor). Also, no oud.
  10. Re: Looking for a sweet/deep frag with awesome longevity and silage (ex JOOP)

    Mick_Trick, just want to say really quickly, I think your wardrobe is amazing. It's honestly exactly what I'm aiming for!

    To the OP- The first thing that jumped in my head was Emir, by Micallef. ...
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    Re: Reflection Man...worth it?

    100 ml for $200 at Min? Huh? That seems very cheap.

    Meh, I'm not a big fan of Reflection. Minty is not my thing, and I found it rather a jumbled mess of notes. But if you like it, definitely....
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    Re: Aedes Sample sizes

    Yep, 0.7. However, the sample for Hommage Attar they sent me was, understandably, only about 0.3 mls.
  13. Re: Your safest, go-to, anytime, anywhere scent?

    Neroli Portofino
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    Re: Fragrances you don't wear in public

    There's nothing that I would strictly not wear in public, but there are a few that I think twice about. Cuir de Russie, definitely. Heavy stuff, rich, with a thick leather that borders on refined...
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    Re: Advice on wardrobe

    Looks good so far! How about something like a gourmand? Pure Havane is one of my favorites, or maybe Five O'clock au Gingembre.
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    Re: Suggest a formal evening scent

    +1 Clive Christian Pure Parfum. Totally worth selling your house to own this in my opinion.
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    Poll: Re: TDH vs Sycomore

    I think Terre d'Hermes is much better and more interesting.
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    Re: Chanel Les Exclusifs - uninspiring?

    Uninspiring is the complete wrong word to use here. I'm not going to stroke off the Exclusifs too much, but some of them are really well made scents. Cuir de Russie is a near magical pull between...
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    Re: Which histoires de parfums to try?

    I'm also about to jump on a bottle from Histoires! With virtually no experience with their stuff, I really liked 1725 (a little generic, maybe, but that grapefruit is just gorgeous) and 1740 (wow).
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    Re: Top 5 Spring Fragrances

    I'll go with:

    Monsieur de Givenchy
    Dior Homme
    Parfums de Nicolai New York
    Mona di Orio Vanille (when it's a bit chillier)
    Gucci Pour Homme
  21. Re: Men's Sample Pass Reviews Only-Readers and Comments Welcome!

    Hi there! Would you be at all offended if someone (such as myself, though I don't know if I'm up for the commitment just yet!) conducted a similar sample swap? The last thing I want would be for you...
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    Re: Too good to be true or extremely lucky.

    For what you paid...wow.
  23. Thread: Tauer

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    Re: Tauer

    Tauer is a funny house to me. His fragrance making abilities, to me, are top notch. He really knows how to combine notes with direction that ultimately leads to a solid opening with a dramatic,...
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    Re: Channel: Platinum Egoiste

    I'm gonna go for a pass on this one, just never liked it. I guess it's marginally more intriguing than Fierce thanks to the little spice note in the opening (pepper, I believe), but eventually it's...
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    Re: Coromandel or overkill?

    Nah, coromandel is completely different from all of those and gives you a lot of diversity. It's earthy and balmy, and the orange really shines through it.
  26. What note is this? Jubilation XXV and Aramis

    Help please!

    There's something similar between Jubilation XXV and Aramis, a common tone I guess. I can't figure out what it is. Any ideas? Is it a singular note or an accord? Thanks for the...
  27. Re: 2 Months in... Hows my Wardrobe and What am I Missing?

    Your wardrobe is fine if one note. You could use florals, orientals, leathers, a woodsy, a gourmand. I suggest you find a nice tobacco, a soft citrus floral, and a gourmand to grow your nose into,...
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    Re: Why sample?

    When I'm buying a fragrance off of an individual second-hand, even if that fragrance is near brand new and 99.9% full, I still expect a pretty big discount in price (at least $20). That's just how...
  29. Re: What Do You Think of My Non-Niche Wardrobe

    Minus 1:

    Givenchy Play Intense
    La Nuit de L'Homme
    Versace Pour Homme
    Versace Eau Fraiche
    Allure Homme Sport
    L'Homme
    212 Men
  30. Re: If you had to choose 3 colognes to wear for the rest of your life....

    Rose 31
    Dior Homme vintage
    Portrait of a Lady
  31. Re: I want to get up to 20 bottles and no more, help me along the way... 4-5 frags per season..

    If I could pick any 20, it would look something like this:

    1) Portrait of a Lady
    2) Rose 31
    3) Lyric Man
    4) Fou d'Absinthe
    5) Aventus
    6) Bois du Portugal
    7) Egoiste
    8) Tuscan Leather
  32. Re: Birthdays tomorrow, need help with cologne purchase.

    Oh, also Mugler Cologne. It has an "aquatic" vibe, but not a synthetic one. Instead, mugler's freshness comes from vetiver, which is a lasting fresh note.
  33. Re: Birthdays tomorrow, need help with cologne purchase.

    Dior homme sport, which is probably the best "sport" fragrance I've ever smelled, and doesn't quite deserve that label. The ginger and lemon combination of DHS, while not similar to Terre d'hermes...
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    Re: Waiting for the mailman...

    Squeeze gats til your clips are empty

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    Look at porn
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    Re: Why I like Moon Aoud over Dark Aoud

    Well, Moon Aoud sucks and you're wrong.

    I'm kidding! I don't completely agree though, since I found Moon Aoud rather weird and powdery, but then again I wasn't the biggest fan of Dark Aoud to...
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    Re: Inexpensive pure orange scents?

    I'm a big fan of Happy for men. It's extremely linear, but it's good and simple. Excellent for a day at the office, or an after gym scent.
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    Re: Database Errors and very slow forum

    Frankly, basenotes needs help with its tech work. I was under the impression that the owners had outsourced it, but it's still pretty inefficient.
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    Re: Help with finding a great Lavender frag

    Something tells me you've never smelled a Caron fragrance in your life.

    I like the new Atelier "Sous le toit de Paris'. It's a very pleasant fragrance that's not as simple as it initially...
  39. Re: Fragrance recommendation for a serious person?

    You know, I hate to see it, but I'm pretty sure most people who think they come across as "mysterious" are sort of losers. No offense or anything, haha.
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    Re: Blind Buy Experiences

    Dior Homme vintage, Gucci Pour Homme 1 are the two I've bought that I had absolutely not sniffed before.
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    Re: CdG Wonder Wood or Creed Aventus!

    I'm saying this with complete sincerity: You are a wise man. That's some good advice and you're good with words.
  42. Re: What do you get from a Creed Aventus-dry down??? Not sure what I should smell..

    Honestly, not much. It sort of feels like the same scent throughout its life, with not much dynamic interplay between the notes. Now call me a snob, but you gotta admit, Creeds are pretty linear. ...
  43. Re: The most wearable a/o masculine: Chergui VS LdDM

    A thorough and well-written summary of my thoughts.

    I will also add that they both function well as "riding the line". They're wearable fragrances that are artistic but that can appeal to...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I was wearing Aventus, and I smelled so good, that three guys followed me into a dark alley, beat the crap out of me, and took my wallet. Hot.
  45. Re: The perfect Insence/Woody/Vanilla parfume ?

    Eau des Baux? What? That's got more myrtle than anything else, which makes it quite herbal.

    I hate to plug a belligerently expensive fragrance, but Poivre 23 is just perfect. It is a sublime...
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    Re: CdG Wonder Wood or Creed Aventus!

    In the long run, both are great. In the short run, you can get a 50 ml of Wonderwood and a 50ml decant of Aventus for the retail price of Aventus.

    Wonderwood is great. It's sweet and woodsy and...
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    Re: a must-have for every man's collection

    Fair enough
  48. Re: You’re commissioned to perfume the stars at the Academy Awards…

    Ben Affleck- Bigarade Concentree; a little bitter in the opening, a little heavy handed too :undecided:

    George Clooney- Voleur de Roses; I don't really understand why Clooney is "beauty...
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    Re: a must-have for every man's collection

    I see your point, but it's a scent that is wearable and artistic at the same time. It probably won't blow away someone who doesn't like fragrances. As I learn more and more about fragrances, I steer...
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    Re: Burnt sugar almonds

    I've checked your stash. There's nothing like this in your stash. Too bad for your stash. But hey, at least you're being honest this time.

    Tonka Imperiale. It's a cliche to call TI an almond...
  51. Re: Spring: I need some advice for men's frags

    Okay friend, I took a gander at your excellent wardrobe. I like brightness in the Spring, fragrances that have a radiant quality to them. Neroli Portofino, to me, is just great for springtime. On...
  52. Re: Recommend only two niche fragrances (one versatile all year around+ one for the special occasio)

    This is damn near impossible.

    I'll just go some favorites of the moment:

    For every day: Parfums de Nicolai New York
    For Special Occasions: Portrait of a Lady
  53. Re: CREED Tabarome / Bois D Portugal WHICH LASTS LONGER

    Double Post
  54. Re: CREED Tabarome / Bois D Portugal WHICH LASTS LONGER

    I've never preferred a fragrance I haven't tried before. How do you do it?

    http://www.basenotes.net/wardrobe/13389016&t=tried&s=n

    But I digress:
    I can only comment on Bois du Portugal. I...
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    Re: Selection Verte vs Menthe Fraiche

    According to your meticulously pruned "Tried" list, you haven't smelled either of these. Seriously, what is it with you and giving advice when you have no idea what you're talking about? Why not...
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    Re: Very similar...

    Spicebomb smells exactly like Creed Aventus in every possible way
  57. Re: Le Labo sample haul - are any of these bottle worthy?

    Have you smelled this yourself?

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    The best of Le Labo is Poivre 23. What a fantastic scent. Rose 31 is beautiful and it's probably the only fragrance that I want to buy a...
  58. Re: Based on my wardrobe, what should I try? Also, what in there could I layer?

    You should look at:

    A leather
    An oriental
    Something earthy or patchouli based
    Something woodsy- maybe something dirtier than Tam Dao
    Something floral- Coromandel, Neroli Portofino
  59. Re: Fragrance recommendation for a serious person?

    Let me answer your question with another...

    Why? So? Serious?
  60. Re: What cologne makes a man seem like a snob?

    Haha nice! Leo spins a bottle of Pure Malt to make sure he's not in a dream...
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    Re: Battle of the exclusives - Dior vs Chanel

    None of these are exclusives. Lol. I don't mean to offend you or anything, but why do people post when they have nothing to contribute?

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    I'll reiterate that Dior's Vetiver...
  62. Re: What cologne makes a man seem like a snob?

    Every cologne. And no cologne. Inceptioned!

    The real answer is that being considered a snob is entirely subjective to others. In my opinion, I'd prefer that the people I know and love who...
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    Re: This week's Haul - Opinions?

    Meh.

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    I'm kidding of course. Good stuff there. Hanae Mori is great, but DSquared is just not one I really care for.
  64. Re: Cuir Beluga vs. Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Thanks for the great input! I guess it's just one of those scents that are well made in their simplicity?
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    Re: Fragrances you can't seem to decide on?

    Ambre Sultan
  66. Re: Looking for a new fragrance house, something out there. Help!!

    Thanks for the contribution, but all of those are pretty well known and widely talked about

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    Maybe? Haha. I guess it's more of the ego thing. I want to jump on a...
  67. Looking for a new fragrance house, something out there. Help!!

    Hey basenoters,

    I'm tired of Creed, Tom Ford, and the like. There are so many great houses out there that I don't know about because they're rarely talked about, even when they deserve a...
  68. Looking for a new fragrance house, something out there. Help!!

    Hey basenoters,

    I'm tired of Creed, Tom Ford, and the like. There are so many great houses out there that I don't know about because they're rarely talked about, even when they deserve a...
  69. Re: Cuir Beluga vs. Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Does anyone else find Spiriteuse Double Vanille extremely overrated? I mean, maybe I'm not the person who should be making the judgment call here, but I'm not a complete fragrance ignoramus either. ...
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    Re: EDP for Silver Mountain Water?

    I've wondered the same thing. You don't need to worry, just get the one that's less expensive. SMW is supposed to be a "millesime" concentration, and they're all like that. Fragrancenet is just...
  71. Re: What are your most regrettable fragrance purchases thus far ???

    I don't have a purchase that I completely regret. However, I did swap Pure Havane, Burberry London, and a 10 ml decant of La Nuit de L'homme for Pure Malt right before it was re-released. That...
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    Re: Coromandel and LiDGE

    Not even a little. Well, I suppose Lidge can be powdery like Coromandel, but that's about it.
  73. Re: Which frag should I wear taking grandma to a cage fight?

    Come on guys, stop bashing that other guy. It's not like he's taking his girlfriend to a fancy stripclub or anything...

    Oh.
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    Re: Recommend me a Tom Ford fragrance

    Every Tom Ford private blend has a bit of an edge to it. Not exactly the safest purchase in the world. The most popular is Tobacco Vanille, and it's a very pleasant scent perfect for upscale...
  75. Re: Taking my girl out to a pretty upscale strip club for her first time...

    BOOTY SWEAT!! Brillant!
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    Re: tell me what perfum is this?

    Millesime Imperial
  77. Re: Taking my girl out to a pretty upscale strip club for her first time...

    Lol wow your girl sounds pretty cool. When I read the topic, I thought it was some European custom that I'm not used to or something.
  78. Poll: Re: Serge Lutens Borneo or Tom Ford Black Orchid?

    I think they're both good scents, but I find Black Orchid more "interesting" than wearable and worth owning. Borneo, on the other hand, is cheaper (I think), and just beautiful. It's Lutens at his...
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    Re: Top 5 Oud based fragrances

    Portrait of a Lady
    M7
    Harrod's Oud
    Black Aoud

    I honestly can't even think of a 5th I really like (not much of an oud person). I will say that Montale's moon aoud is pretty weird and just bad...
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    Re: First date choice...

    15 spray scent cloud of Musk Kublai Khan should do it. But for realsies- Aventus
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    Re: Help me choose a new fragrance...

    Wait for cacio to give a really good recommendation and buy the ones he recommends
  82. Re: 5 must have fragrances for any mens fragrance enthusiast

    I apologize if I sound like I'm on a horse or anything, but I think the notion of "must-have" is a bit childish. I'll say no more, since I understand that people like making lists. Maybe it's just...
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    Re: Best fragrance you have ever smelt?

    I guess at the end of the day, I still need to say Aventus. Although the final phase of L'air du Desert Marocain, with that vanilla dry down, is pretty spectacular.
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    Re: Thoughts on Amouage Lyric Man?

    I think Lyric Man is one of the best damn scents I've ever smelled. It is a superb oriental rose with deep incense and it exemplifies lush richenss. I do not think Amouage is a good house and the...
  85. Re: received my rive gauche pour homme today. my opinion

    I see, thanks for the info! Seemed like a weird coincidence.
  86. Poll: Re: Your strongest fragrance - projection & sillage?

    Weird. New York is my favorite from the list, but I've never thought of it as a power scent. In fact, I always found it a rather subtle yet distinct chypre.
  87. Re: received my rive gauche pour homme today. my opinion

    Was there a giveaway or sale or something? Why is everyone receiving Rive Gauche? Did you all just happen to order it at teh same time?
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    Re: Avenus Purchase- a42b12e01

    In my experience, that batch is terrible, and simply for inflicting the world with this filth, we should wage war on Creed and all of its affiliates.
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    Secretions Magnifique is f**king horrifying.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent get's you the most female complime

    http://countrystore.tabasco.com/images/03009-original.jpg
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    Re: Good Scents with Good Longevity

    Cool water is great. BUT, a high school senior who's mature and smart enough to bang Wu-tang could do better.

    Armani Code
    Spicebomb
    Aqua di Parma
    Dior Homme Sport

    Just my thoughts.
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    Re: This site is the devil!!!!

    Can't wait until Bloomberg bans basenotes.
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    Re: Rate my wardrobe and suggest more?

    I would love to see one, standout scent that isn't all too common. That, to me, is the meaning of "signature scent". Maybe that sounds a little egotistical and immature, but that's what I think. ...
  94. Re: I have a gift card for Aedes, what should I get?

    Excellent wardrobe. How about something from Frederic Malle? The only one I really like is Portrait of a Lady, but you could also do well with Carnal Flower or Geranium pour Monsieur, which gives you...
  95. Re: Coromandel from Chanel Les Exclusifs - For Men?

    Old thread. I'll weight in a little. As far as balmy scents go, Coromandel is probably one of my favorite. For these types of scents, I think the magic is in discovering the bright fruit notes...
  96. Re: Looks like Creed Sublime Vanille in 1 oz is now available

    I'm not a fan of this one. Just saying.
  97. Re: Which vintage men's fragrances are on your wish list?

    Thanks for being honest! I feel the same way about Pure Malt back when that was the thing to get. What a fiasco on my part to try so hard to get a bottle, only to be so disappointed.
  98. Re: Which vintage men's fragrances are on your wish list?

    Got the name wrong, sorry. I ment Bois Noir, which is to say, the original version of Egoiste.

    http://whatmenshouldsmelllike.com/2011/01/08/egoiste-by-chanel/
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    Re: Went on a sampling binge!

    Great list! Once the Portrait of a Lady pop, the fun don't stop.
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    Re: Looking for a good everyday cologne.

    Personally, I wouldn't go near Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue for men with a 10 foot pole.

    I cannot recommend Cuba Red enough. Don't be deterred by the $5 price tag, it comes damn near close to...
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