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    Re: Elizabeth Taylor Passion for Men : Any thoughts ?

    I run across this one periodically, and have been very enticed by the modest price and generally good sentiments - I'm a fan of sweet orientals so it should be right up my alley. I need to sell a...
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    Re: M7 - What's this stuff smell like?

    Yeah, the old M7 bottle has been a favorite of mine for a while. There's something about that deep, rich red combined with the simple, clean lines of the bottle that has always struck me as being a...
  3. Thread: Best vetiver

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    Re: Best vetiver

    Vetiver can be a difficult note for me. It's not something that I really actively seek out, so I haven't tried a ton of vetiver-dominant fragrances. So far, good old Guerlain Vetiver is my favorite....
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    Re: M7 - What's this stuff smell like?

    It's interesting how as I wear M7 more and more I kind of lose the cherry cough syrup vibe. It's definitely a good point of reference for describing such a complex scent, but it really has a lot of...
  5. Re: Designer Fragrances for men that are Eau de Parfums

    I'm not sure if it's officially designated as such but I believe Geir Ness is technically an EdP. May not strictly be a designer scent but just thought I'd throw it out there.
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    Re: Hanae Mori HM Blind Buy?

    I sampled HM in store once, and enjoyed it. The sample I have now though, I'm not so sure of. I enjoy sweet fragrances but this one is... strange. It smells like candy. I mean like a Jolly Rancher,...
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    Re: where and to apply?

    My standard procedure is four sprays: two on either side of the neck and two to the chest. From there I may choose more or less sprays depending on what I'm wearing and what kind of mood I'm in. This...
  8. Re: May have gotten a bunch of fake fragrances w/ pics (Allure Homme, Le Male, London, GIT etc)

    I can't imagine there's a big market for counterfeit Dreamers and Rochas Mans out there. The fact that they both have relatively distinctive bottles (in the latter's case, very distinctive) which are...
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    Re: Issey Miyake Headache?

    Issey has never specifically given me a headache, but it does tickle my sinuses in a way that makes me constantly feel like I'm about to sneeze when wearing it. In any case, it definitely makes sense...
  10. Re: My wardrobe is asking for a new addition...please recommend

    Haha, everything I can think to recommend off the top of my head is in your wardrobe already. Very nice selection of frags you have. :)

    Hmm... well you have A*Men and H.M. by Hanae Mori in your...
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    Re: SotD Saturday, March 13, 2010

    Undecided for the time being. I'm going out with a friend later on tonight, and will probably only decide when I am just about to go out the door. I think I am leaning toward Antaeus though.
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    Re: **Your Sampling Process/Technique**

    Hmm, nothing too complicated really. Whenever I receive a new scent I wear it first on the wrist to get a sense of its movement and progression, then a full wearing to capture the bigger picture,...
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    Poll: Re: Do you mind if a scent is linear?

    Nope. Not on principal at least.

    goste for example does not change much on my skin, but then, it is so gorgeous that I would not want it to.
  14. Re: Varvatos Artisan Black to be released in upcoming months...

    Well, to be fair Artisan was released five years after the original John Varvatos and I don't think was meant to be a spinoff of the original scent at all, so technically this is simply a "flanker"...
  15. Re: Unforgivable Night/Unforgivable side-by-side paper sampling.

    I would say the opposite actually, that is, it smells intensely of MI to me for the first few hours but fades to a scent accurately described by some reviewers as "generic deodorant smell" for the...
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    Re: Back when you were in high school with the budget you had back then, what would you buy?

    Rive Gauche is the first frag to come to mind for me here. Very good size to price ratio, and of course smells amazing as we all know.
  17. Re: Layering a tad of Rochas Man with Virgin Island Water?

    Er, kinda sounds like too much of a good thing to me. Chocolate, coffee... coconut. I like sweet fragrances but this just seems like a recipe for sweet overload to me...
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    Re: Text not appearing in posts.

    Nope. I'm actually still on Tiger.
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    Re: How did you get into the world of fragrances?

    It was a very good friend of mine who started me on the road to fragrance fascination. I was visiting him one day and took notice of all the nice-looking bottles he had - full of scents by Hermes,...
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    Text not appearing in posts.

    Many posts are showing up completely blank for me since the forum upgrade, they can be only be read by quoting the post. Refreshing the page does not seem to help, the same posts stay blank. Seems to...
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    Re: Good alternative to John Varvatos

    Agree! I'm wearing Nemo now as a matter of fact. I love the original John Varvatos and always found it to be similar to Nemo. Nemo is less aggressively sweet compared with the Varvatos with a woodier...
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    Re: mixing/wearing two or more fragrances

    Layering fragrances is something I have not really experimented with thus far. There's still so much I don't know about individual fragrances on their own, so I am not certain I trust my judgment in...
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    Re: Your Signature Scent

    Not certain that I have one... M7 is the scent I return to most often however.
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    Poll: Re: The Dreamer vs. Fleur du Male

    The Dreamer gets my vote, both in general quality as well as its value as a compliment-getter from women. Very nice scent in my opinion.
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    Poll: Re: Do Perfumers affect your choices in a Scent?

    Does the name behind it affect my impression of the scent? No. Am I more likely to check out a particular scent if it has been composed by a nose who's work I have enjoyed in the past? Yes,...
  26. Re: Anyone here a smoker? How does it affect your experience with frags?

    I smoke when I go out, and yeah, I do worry about it covering up my fragrance. Wearing something nice and heavy that can stand up to other strong smells helps.
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday 4th February 2010

    Geir Ness. One of my favorites in this cold weather.
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    Re: Gucci pour homme, opinions?

    Currently nursing a decant of this juice. I don't love it... yet. This one will probably be a grower as I wear it more. Definitely has potential.
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    Re: Geir by Geir Ness -- underrated Fragrance?

    Recently got a decant of it - quite amazing stuff. It's interesting how different people seem to prefer it in one season or another. I have not tried it in warm weather yet obviously, but I love it...
  30. Thread: Perfect Lavender

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    Re: Perfect Lavender

    That's interesting, it must be the equivalent of the lemon Pledge association we have here in the States for many citrus-based fragrances.
  31. Re: Best In Fragrance - GQ (English) 2010 Grooming Awards

    Should be available at your local Macy's...
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    Re: What is a good 'Winter' Cologne?

    Egoiste... hard to imagine anyone pulling off in any temperature north of about 40 degrees or so. Intensely sweet and warm stuff.
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    Re: thoughts on Egoiste

    Love goste... smells like pure honey on me. Incredibly sweet stuff, definitely only suitable for chilly weather. Longevity? Perfectly acceptable on me. I'm not getting blasted with sillage before I...
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    Re: What Female Scent Do You Wear?

    So far, D&G Light Blue is the only women's fragrance I wear on a regular basis. I am interested in trying more though and certainly not averse to wearing scents marketed to women.
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    Re: FragranceNet.... a truly disappointing experience

    I have ordered from them probably about 5 times and they always packed everything just fine... sorry to hear about your negative experience though. Probably a new / incompetent person at the...
  36. Re: Before the "perfume hobby," did you have a signature scent?

    I don't think I have a signature scent now even, and certainly not before I really got into fragrances.

    I had a bottle of Jovan Ginseng in middle school which I was quite attached to, but I didn't...
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

    Chanel goste.
  38. Re: Anyone Buy Himalaya Creed From FragranceNet. Lately ?????

    As noted, FragranceNet is a trusted retailer here, they sell the real deal... just relax and enjoy the frags. :)
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    Re: S o t D : Tuesday, 20 October 2009

    Rive Gauche.
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    Re: Rochas Vs Animale Animale Help!

    Rochas Man is amazing. I'm wearing my decant today. Definitely gonna order a bottle soon.
  41. Thread: long lasting frag

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    Re: long lasting frag

    I have dry skin.

    M7 and M7 Fresh both have terrific longevity on me.
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    Re: Body Kouros for Men by Yves Saint Laurent

    I love it, but it doesn't love me back, given how quickly it strays from my skin. Unfortunately I do not have your luck with its longevity. I will still keep my bottle and use it because the few...
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    Re: What fragrances did you wear as an adolescent?

    Oh, wait a minute, now that I think about it, I had a bottle of Jovan Ginseng that I quite fancied in middle school. That's probably the closet I came to a good fragrance in that time.
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    Re: What fragrances did you wear as an adolescent?

    Nothing substantial. I didn't get into fragrances until a couple years ago, and I am 23 now.
  45. Thread: Le Male Parody...

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    Re: Le Male Parody...

    Haha, I was one of those people who got EGM for years and cancelled immediately when they folded and started sending me Maxim instead... I wasn't very disappointed, to be honest. EGM had been going...
  46. Thread: did I but a fake?

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    Re: did I but a fake?

    Definitely not a fake. A big company like Macy's would never risk a lawsuit by selling fake or even grey market goods.
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    Re: Whats Your Favourite New Fragrance ?

    Same here. Like many others I was pretty lukewarm on the original L'Homme but the La Nuit interpretation has really impressed me. I was very pleasantly surprised after the middling reviews I had read.
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    Re: Applying after morning showers

    I usually wait until I'm about to go out the door to apply my frags, about 30 minutes to an hour after taking my shower. By this time the scents from my shampoo, soap and deodorant have pretty much...
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    Re: YSL M7 reformulated?!!!!

    YSL longevity is a mixed bag for me. Both M7 and M7 Fresh are just insane. I'm talking full day and into the next, with a moderate application. On the other end of the spectrum Body Kouros is gone on...
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    Re: What's the point of top notes?

    I think Foetidus gave a good explanation in his review for Drakkar Noir:



    Basically, the top notes are there to get you interested and grab your attention before the "meat" of the fragrance...
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    Re: S o t D, Saturday, 10th October, 2009

    YSL Body Kouros.
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    Re: NEW D&G Fragrance Anthology: 11 La Force

    The only one I have enjoyed from this series so far is no. 6, L'Amoureaux. Not enough to buy a bottle, but I would use it if I received a bottle as a gift. I'll have to try this one next time.
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    Re: smells like unforgivable?

    Creed is readily available in your area but not Unforgivable? :confused:

    I'm not doubting you, but that's a little weird. Unforgivable is a top seller so you'd think they would want to get it out...
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    Re: $100,000 Chanel Heist in Miami

    Haha... well, if you're going to steal, go the for best I suppose!
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving...Canada!

    I'll have to give my sister in Vancouver a call today. I know she mentioned it to me last week that Canadian Thanksgiving was coming up but I totally forgot! Thanks for the reminder. :)
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    Re: "For women" fragrances better made than men's.

    I think it depends on what you value in a fragrance. Several people have mentioned the complexity of women's fragrances as being a plus for them. I think men's fragrances do tend to be simpler, in...
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    Re: FT Weekend: Segre Lutens Seducer of the Senses

    That site is very poorly designed... everyone wants to use Flash for everything these days, and it often ends up looking terrible and not performing very well on non-Windows operating systems,...
  58. Re: Body Kouros smells EXACTLY and i mean EXACTLY like...

    I have not smelled it but I have heard people say that the Midsummer's Night line of products from Yankee Candle smell exactly like Drakkar Noir.
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    Re: Live Jazz or Versace Eau Fraiche?

    Live Jazz has pretty good longevity for me. I don't get much of the vinegar-y sourness some report, or at least if it's there it doesn't bother me. To me it is simply grapefruit and mint dominated...
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    Re: If You Could Only Wear One House's Frags...

    Right now I would say YSL... their range is (almost) universally high quality and they have frags to fit every mood or season. For warmer weather, Live Jazz. For casual use, Rive Gauche. Cold...
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    Re: Favorite Everyday Fragrance

    Versace Blue Jeans - guaranteed not to offend but still net you compliments and smell great.
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    Re: Camphor / Camphoreus notes

    Yes, I came here to recommend this one as well. Just got my bottle today, great stuff!
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    Re: 2 Different Nicole Miller's

    Look around on the marketplace, I think there are at least a couple people selling bottle of vintage Nicole Miller.
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    Re: Today I bought ~~~~ October 2009 ~~~~

    YSL Body Kouros is my purchase of the month so far... came in today, and I am wearing it now. I think I may have to wait until it is even colder to really get the most out of this. It seems like a...
  65. Thread: Why Tania Sanchez

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    Re: Why Tania Sanchez

    I think Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez deserve credit for bringing the connoisseurship of fragrance to public attention but I also believe many people here attach undue gravity to their assessments. I...
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    Re: Undisputed collection king?

    I don't believe he's been mentioned yet, but DrBubba has a mighty impressive collection as well:

    http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv1/jrockstad/bubbafrags.jpg
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    Re: S o t D Monday 5 October

    My bottle arrived today, so I am wearing Yves St. Laurent Body Kouros.
  68. Thread: Tastenotes?

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    Re: Tastenotes?

    Yes and in fact the entire point of denatured alcohol existing at all is that it is not intended for human consumption. Denatured alcohol is basically just pure ethanol with additives added to make...
  69. Thread: String Theory..

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    Re: String Theory..

    Haha, I'm not trying to give anyone a hard time and I know this is a pretty relaxed place, but as long as we have separate boards for fragrance-related and non-fragrance-related topics we may as well...
  70. Thread: String Theory..

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    Re: String Theory..

    Might this be a discussion better suited to the off-topic board?
  71. Thread: Tastenotes?

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    Re: Tastenotes?

    Yep, mine likes to lick my wrist too. I wonder why they do that...
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    Re: Celebrity Fragrances: Who Wears What

    It's certainly dubious considering the source, but still fun to think about. Angelina Jolie was the first one I clicked on. I think I could see her wearing Bvlgari Black!
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    Re: Unusual or remarkable fruit scent

    Welcome to Basenotes. :) We're a pretty gender-bending bunch here. I know there are more than a few guys here who wear Chanel No. 5, Diorella, Coco Mademoiselle, etc. Lots of guys including me like...
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    Re: SofD ..Saturday 26th of Sept'09

    Habit Rouge.
  75. Thread: help, I am lost!

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    Re: help, I am lost!

    I think at this point you should probably avoid saying that you absolutely dislike these notes in every instance, since they behave differently in every frag. I'm not trying to say I know your tastes...
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    Re: Favorite Sandlewood?

    Good thread, and timely, as I have also been interested in exploring this note more. I have decants of Egoiste and Original Santal coming already, will see about trying the others. Thanks everyone...
  77. Thread: help, I am lost!

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    Re: help, I am lost!

    Speaking of, I think your namesake Live Jazz is another excellent grapefruit frag, and gets points for being very affordable as well. I've been rocking this stuff all summer and it's just fantastic....
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    Re: Variations on Kouros

    Ah, I was going to post a link to Andrew's thread as well but I see I've been beaten to the punch, so I'll just say that it's definitely a great read if you're interested in the various Kouros...
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    Re: S o t D Wednesday 23 Sept '09

    Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, women's version.
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    Re: What fragrances have ISO E Super in?

    An aromachemical. This may be helpful:

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=231437
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    Re: whats your favourite aftershave:)

    Old Spice. :)
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    Re: anyone ever have this situation?

    I have doused myself in this stuff, I mean, like, 10 sprays, and I am still unable to really detect it unless I shove my nose into my wrist. No joke, longevity and sillage on this stuff is really...
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    Re: I love Neiman Marcus

    Glad you had a good experience. I've heard from more than a few people who report having negative experiences with Neiman Marcus both online and in-store. Apparently the SA's can be quite rude unless...
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    Re: Your family members' scents

    I was at my aunt and uncle's house this weekend for a get-together and while I was looking through their bathroom for a band-aid (the cat bit me...haha), I discovered a bottle of Opium. I sprayed a...
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    Re: Your family members' scents

    My sister and I are the only ones in the family who really wear fragrances. My mom has an old bottle of Chanel No. 22 but she hardly ever wears it. My dad uses Old Spice but most other fragrances...
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    Re: Green tea and citrus scents

    Bvlgari Au Th Vert! It's unisex, but is exactly what you're looking for.
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    Re: Where to and Why...

    I think I'm spending the night in tonight. A friend invited me out but I'm just feelin' kinda mellow and I have a bit of a headache too... I rented some videos earlier so I'll probably watch one and...
  88. Re: Okay - this has to be one of the most stupid fragrance concepts - Yet...

    LOL... I think that's really all that needs to be said!
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    Re: S o t D Friday 11 September

    Habit Rouge.
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    Re: Anyone else losing interest in cologne?

    It is normal and I think probably healthy for interest in hobbies to wax and wane. As others have rightfully suggested - take a break and reevaluate your interest sometime down the line.
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    Re: Frags with the following scent profile?

    Daim Blonde has been suggested a couple times, so I will suggest CK Obsession Night for Men, which has been compared to Daim Blonde only with pear instead of apricot but with the same suede note and...
  92. Re: I blind-bought the '80s

    Bland and fresh is probably a good description of the late-90's flanker Drakkar Dynamik but definitely not the original, infamous sillage monster... it is certainly one to try if you are on an 80's...
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    Re: L'Occitane The Bergamote - Bergamot Tea

    I noticed this on the L'Occitane site a couple weeks ago. I love Earl Grey tea, so I was very curious about it. I wish the L'Occitane boutiques in my area were closer... you have to drive at least an...
  94. Re: A Fragrance reminiscent of Autumn/october/halloween

    I would love to try Tea for Two sometime soon! Tea fragrances always remind me of autumn as well. Another good one is Bvlgari's Au Th Rouge.
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    Re: Knize Ten: An awful review

    Yes, this is a very good point as well. Sometimes a review like that can knock some sense into you.
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    Re: S o t D - Sunday, 6 Sep 09

    Millesime Imperial.
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    Re: I hope I didn't make a mistake...

    Yes, exactly! Fragrances do not exist in a vacuum, they exist to be worn by people who will all bring out different qualities of it. Like clothes, if you are self-conscious about wearing a fragrance...
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    Re: Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme

    I'd like to try the women's version at some point... it's apparently much better than than the Pour Homme.
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    Re: Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme

    I've been nursing a sample of this stuff for a while. Longevity and sillage I would say are both average, on my skin at least. I like it overall... probably not bottle-worthy for me though, at least...
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    Re: have you ever wept at the beauty of a scent.....?

    Is this what a Basenotes convention would look like? ;)

    Anyway, no. Scent for me enhances mood. Sometimes that mood could be introspective or melancholy, but I have never experienced tears as the...
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