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    Re: Completely blown away by Halston Man Amber

    I just ordered a second bottle on the bay for a little over $14. It's legit. Get it while you can!


    Mods: PLEASE don't move this to another category...I'm just trying to help my fellow bn'ers
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    What would Spongebob wear?

    Has to be Aventus
  3. Re: Official "replacements for discontinued or reformulated fragrances" thread

    Thank you! Off to do some research...
  4. Re: Official "replacements for discontinued or reformulated fragrances" thread

    Original Calvin
  5. Re: Official "replacements for discontinued or reformulated fragrances" thread

    Lol This Thread clearly is going to be my crowning achievement at basenotes
  6. Official "replacements for discontinued or reformulated fragrances" thread

    There are several threads and I am guilty of starting many which address finding a replacement for something that has either been reformulated or discontinued. Perhaps This Thread can serve as a...
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    Re: Creed have lost their mind (Rose Imperiale)

    The price alone scared this demon away
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    Re: Creed have lost their mind (Rose Imperiale)

    ba hahahahahahaha:grin:
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    Re: Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb longevity

    This thread is immensely helpful. I have been jonesing for Spicebomb, but almost ordered Lomani Body and Soul(Which is cheap and exceptional in its own right: very similar), because I shudder at the...
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    Re: Creed have lost their mind (Rose Imperiale)

    Sounds like a safe blind buy
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    Re: Scentstory 24 Elixir line....

    The Neroli is the one that appeals to me most. The others look like floral massacres.
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    Scentstory 24 Elixir line....

    I stumbled upon it by accident, and I don't recall reading anything on BN about it.

    Anyone here tried any of this line?

    I am among those who really enjoy 24 Gold, though I know it's a bit...
  13. Re: It's getting harder to find Cosmair or Warner Polo. When it runs out....

    It's all part of my evil plan....muahahahaha

    I will wait to list my 7 or 8 Cosmair bottles until prices go through the roof
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    Re: Bvlgari Black, discontinued or not?

    You can't smell it 5 minutes after you put it on so as far as I'm concerned it's been gone for a long time.
  15. Re: I had forgotten how utterly GORGEOUS Halston Man Amber is

    Really????? Mods moved it again?????

    This is about a fragrance and the smell.....I suppose every time anyone mentions buying fragrances in a certain price range, they will end up here? The mods...
  16. Re: It's getting harder to find Cosmair or Warner Polo. When it runs out....

    pOLO IS BADASS, YET SOMEHOW REFINED AND ELEGANT. Brash(caps lock oops...) and brutal, but rich and sophisticated. It may be an assault on some noses, but it's the most delightful of assaults.
  17. Re: It's getting harder to find Cosmair or Warner Polo. When it runs out....

    Your bottle definitely went bad. They had a Cosmair tester at a local Walgreens and it had gone south....ashtray opening. Disgusting.

    But I just received a properly stored Cosmair 2 days ago and...
  18. Re: I had forgotten how utterly GORGEOUS Halston Man Amber is

    I was going to PM you the link, but I believe they only ship to the US
  19. I had forgotten how utterly GORGEOUS Halston Man Amber is

    Hadn't worn it for a while, thinking the bottle was empty. Then a couple weeks ago I tried to see if I could spray a little out and got a full wearing out of it.

    Found a 2.5 on the bay for under...
  20. Re: It's getting harder to find Cosmair or Warner Polo. When it runs out....

    Sorry but I have tried the luxury products version within the last year and it smells like a Dirty Ashtray. Maybe they just had an old tester. I will look to see what the batch code would be on...
  21. Thread: I'm Done

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    Re: I'm Done

    May I have the remainder of your wardrobe, please?
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    Re: Polo alternatives

    You are absolutely correct. My good friend checkmate sent me a link to find a 4-ounce unused bottle for $45 on eBay. I think you all know I pulled the trigger immediately. Often times if I enter used...
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    Re: A little story about giving away cologne

    HAHA....I think we need to start a sanitation business in his neighborhod
  24. Thread: Tom Ford Noir

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    Tom Ford Noir

    I recently acquired a sample. Wow. Disgusting. LIke an old lady's dimestore perfume that's turned bad.

    Anyone else find this revolting?
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    Re: A little story about giving away cologne

    You put the chair or the cat by the curb?
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    Re: A little story about giving away cologne

    lol
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    Re: Polo alternatives

    I read this review of Floris Elite, and found the reviewer to have the kindest method of communication! So gently worded....No arrogance, all appreciation.
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    Polo alternatives

    Let's try this again. I am interested in knowing which fragrances are the closest to original polo green. Whether it is a designer or niche or a quality knockoff.

    And please moderators do not move...
  29. Re: Need suggestions for a cheap versatile (winter/summer) greenish fragrance

    +1 on Chevignon. Very clean and classy.
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    Re: Totem Blue Kenzo - Anybody? Anbody?

    Welcome to the Totem TRIBE???? That wouldn't be an advisable ad here in the US.

    That notwithstanding, will research.
  31. Re: I thought Elysees-parfums.fr was legit? Is this not the case?

    They shipped me the original Cosmair Aventus.
  32. It's getting harder to find Cosmair or Warner Polo. When it runs out....

    I don't know what I will do. I LOVE that frag!

    So I am going to research quality knockoffs...that project starts here. I have yet to find anything that cuts it. MAYBE 60% similar, but missing...
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    Re: What was your first cologne?

    I was given Pierre Cardin for my birthday....

    That was probably 1983.

    Then around 83 or 84, I set out to buy my first fragrance. I was entertainment editor for the school newspaper, so I even...
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    Re: .68 ounce Spicebomb

    Certainly somebody must know this.
  35. Thread: Cavalli Black

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    Cavalli Black

    Regarding the bottle with the snake on it, I am considering a purchase....

    I liked most of the notes and reviews, but also read that it smells like Brut. I hate Brut.

    In your opinion, does it...
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    Re: .68 ounce Spicebomb

    Mercy bumpage.
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    Re: Just picked up a new bottle of Drakkar Noir

    I don't know if Cosmair is still in existence, BUT I have the Cosmair version of Drakkar and I think it's damned good: similar enough to the original that I instantly have memories when I smell it. ...
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle Homme

    Jungle Homme and Bleue d'Issey are the two most unusual fragrances I have. Jungle sort of smells like a farm or barn, (Iowa boy here...I KNOW the smell) but with some nice spices and it's even a bit...
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    .68 ounce Spicebomb

    When were these released? I couldn't find any production info....

    Of course, I want to know if this is reformulated or if this was released early on.

    Thanks
  40. Re: Is there a better masterpiece out there contemporary than this? In designer

    Well, there's the Mona Lisa....Bohemian Rhapsody....Halle Berry...Donny Osmond's Teeth...
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    Re: NEW: Dunhill - Desire Extreme!

    So.....are you going to let us know how you like it???? We're all anxious!!!
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    List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Samba Skin-dirt cheap cherry tobacco. Surprisingly good for the price. 7
    Pure Havane-excellent. Dry, but with a bit of fruitiness. 8.5
    Tobacco Vanille-This seems a little polarizing, and though...
  43. Re: Current CK Obsession is an ungodly vat of sewage!

    So there I was at Ulta, thinking I was about to have another nostalgic 80s flashback. Then it was like somebody pissed on a dirty sock.
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    I deleted the extra words :)
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    Re: Best Warm,Woody,Creamy Colonges?

    Eau Des Baux
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    Re: I have no Aquatics in my collection

    Coolwater or Green Irish Tweed
  47. Current CK Obsession is an ungodly vat of sewage!

    What. The. Heck!?

    This used to be beautiful. Seriously, I had to scrub it. It reminds me of when I smelled Pierre Cardin after several years had passed. I used to think I was quite the dandy....I...
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    Re: Completely blown away by Halston Man Amber

    This stuff is magnificently beautiful, but with horrible longevity. I am going to up the dosage: maybe 10 sprays to the body and 3 to the clothes.

    I just ordered a 2.5 for $14 including shipping....
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    Re: NEW: Dunhill - Desire Extreme!

    I LOVE Dunhill Desire Red...maybe a bit synthetic, but so what? It's a fresh, clean scent that's not soapy or a citrus bomb. Very pleasant and masculine without being an assault on any senses, and...
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    Re: Dollar Tree imitations

    And you only saved about $10 off the real thing lol
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    Re: Your wardrobe was stolen.

    By the way, "another insurance policy" isn't an option.
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    Your wardrobe was stolen.

    The insurance company has allocated $100 for you to purchase enough fragrance to last you one year and you have no other funds available. What do you buy?
  53. Re: Let's Go Back In Time.....What Were The First 10 Fragrances That You Ever Bought?

    Pierre Cardin
    Halston Z-14
    Jordache
    Polo
    Calvin
    Pierre Cardin
    Quorum
    Drakkar
    Obsession
    Halston I12
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    Regarding Demeter...

    I have never smelled anything they make, but I love the concept! They have more bizarre and off the wall smells then any company I've seen. How's the quality? It's reasonably priced that's for sure
  55. Do you try to "help" your co-workers by coercing them to get into frags?

    I have one guy in the fledgling stages of fragrance addiction, and I have a boss whose wife recently left him and I am giving him samples and have offered him full bottles LOL
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    Re: Looking for a cola or root beer smell

    I just layered Liz Claiborne Spark with Eau Des Baux and I am getting a slightly vanilla Cola smell. I will have to see how long it stays on because both of those since usually fade on me. I like the...
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    Re: Looking for a cola or root beer smell

    There are several. Which house?
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    Re: Looking for a cola or root beer smell

    Sounds like You're absolutely correct, good sir!


    Reviews I've read say that it isn't very long lasting. Has that been your experience?
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    Looking for a cola or root beer smell

    It might seem odd, but I think something like this would make for a pretty cool cologne. It would probably also layer very well. Any suggestions?
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    Poll: Re: Find a signature and then quit?

    GREAT thread!

    I voted "find a sig and quit."

    I would also vote for "win the lottery and quit working."

    This is a continual quest for me. I could only ever achieve this if I created my own...
  61. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Paco Rabanne XS or the very similar but pricier Creed Himalaya for sports and leisure.

    Knock 'em dead with Tobacco Vanille for more business/formal activities
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    Re: NEW: Ex Nihilo - Citizen X

    That's a shame.

    You should probably give it to me.
  63. Re: My daughter loves my Di Gio, I need somethibg for her.

    I am betting she would absolutely adore this
    ...
  64. Re: I don't like citrus or aquatic scents, but it IS summer....

    I have and LOVE GIT! I guess I just forgot to mention that as a year-round scent.

    Pure White is one with which I am unfamiliar. I'll research it. Thank you!
  65. Re: I don't like citrus or aquatic scents, but it IS summer....

    3 I have not sampled. Thank you!
  66. Re: I don't like citrus or aquatic scents, but it IS summer....

    You had me at TDH. I am going to research this. Thank you!
  67. Re: Opposites Attract and does Terre d"Hermes really small of olives?

    You took a taxi next time?
  68. I don't like citrus or aquatic scents, but it IS summer....

    I face this dilemma every year.

    I like the warm, spicy, tobacco-y frags. I know that can be a bit overwhelming in warmer months, but the ADG types are decidedly not me. As stated in the header,...
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    When several posters complain about a fragrance smelling like cat urine, and you compulsively blind buy a 100 ml
  70. Thread: Dua fragrances

    by DEMON
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    Re: Dua fragrances

    OMG There's someone cloning Fresco???? lmao

    Regarding other posts in this thread, I trust the judgment of many of my brothers on this site. Sorry not sorry if some among you feel this was a waste...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Was at the grocery store a couple days ago. As I was leaving, there was a lady checking out when I walked past.


    Her words: "Your wife shouldn't let you out of the house smelling so good!"

    I...
  72. Thread: Dua fragrances

    by DEMON
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    Dua fragrances

    Has anyone here tried them?

    I clicked on a link and checked note pyramids and pricing, both of which were positive.

    I have a couple concerns though. For starters, I remember a couple of low...
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    Re: Most influential fragrances ever?

    There are a lot of fragrances being compared to 1 million.

    I hate to mention aventus, but that really is inspiring a lot of people to try to flat out copy it.
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    Re: Most influential fragrances ever?

    Armani Code and acqua di gio were both very strong influences on the industry
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    Most influential fragrances ever?

    It's hard to know where to begin on this. Maybe if we look at it throughout different eras? It sure seems like Polo was incredibly influential in the eighties. Where is nothing else smells quite like...
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    Re: Phaedon Tabac Rouge thoughts

    Thank you!
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    Re: NEW: Montblanc - Emblem Absolu!

    More to the point, is there any chance they WON'T?
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    Re: Phaedon Tabac Rouge thoughts

    I've seen you post about this before, and how impressed you are by it: so I want to sample it. I didn't see it on Perfumedcourt, and only saw one bottle on eBay...unless I wanted to roll the dice on...
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    Re: Phaedon Tabac Rouge thoughts

    I looked this up on ebay, and it's pretty rare. Would love to give it a try.
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Yeah...original Polo had a nuclear half-life.

    I have yet to sample Italian Cypress. I need to add that to the sample list.
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Any box or bottle reading "Luxury Products LLC" is the reformulation. Cosmair is the easiest to find, pre-reformulation, or Warner...but most of what we originally smelled was Cosmair. Not sure what...
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    PLEASE be sure not to get the new stuff. yecch

    I was at Sephora and...just....had to! Terrible. That may be heavier on the nutmeg. I don't remember smelling that in the vintage. I just remember...
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    Re: Fresh beast mode recommendation

    I have only ever tried the Dunhill Icon and
    Terre D'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche...both faded within 30 minutes on me, and were pretty much imperceptible after an hour. :(
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    I am wearing vintage Cosmair Polo today.

    Still like the opening, LOVE the heart and the entire drydown.

    Any time I compare this to the "you might also likes" in the industry, I find that it...
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    The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Without a doubt, this was the one that really cemented my passion for fragrances. Strong, fresh, masculine, soothing, and unique. Lancer and the other knockoffs missed their target by miles. In an...
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    Re: What would Freddie Mercury wear?

    This.
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    What would Freddie Mercury wear?

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    Re: What would Dean Martin wear?

    Original Formula Dirty English
  89. Re: Anyone else familiar with an 80s Mary Kay scent called Tamerisk?

    I remember at the time I thought it was uncanny how much it smelled like Obsession, but I seem to recall liking this better.
  90. Re: Super cheap scents that smell absolutely horrible - your list.

    Aventus
    Giorgio
    Anything by Beverly Hills Polo Club
  91. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    I've heard much about both, but sampled neither. I'll let you know. THANK YOU!
  92. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    I think Loewe 7 is something you'd really rock.

    But I'm most confident in Hermes Bel Ami Vetyver, or if it is a formal event Bond No. 9 Cooper Square.

    I'm thinking that you'd really wear...
  93. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    I just realized this was not a reply to me lol
  94. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    LOVE the bottle, and very intriguing note pyramid! Thank you: will be sampling :)
  95. Re: Anyone else familiar with an 80s Mary Kay scent called Tamerisk?

    The bottom picture looks familiar. What are the differences, besides packaging?
  96. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    As my look has changed a bit in recent months, I want an update fragrance-wise. (sadly, NO.....that is not my car...)

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  97. Anyone else familiar with an 80s Mary Kay scent called Tamerisk?

    A friend had this stuff, and I remember it was nice....at the time I know I thought it smelled like Obsession.

    Just wondering if anyone here owns it or has tried it???
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    Re: Does nothing smell like Amouage Epic Man?

    This thread has been very helpful. I anticipated there wouldn't be anything similar, so I'll order a decant. Pascal Morabito or black is worthy of research, so thank you for that as well.
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    Re: Does nothing smell like Amouage Epic Man?

    No worries. I don't know that I can isolate any one note, or notes, sadly. The overall experience is amazing to me. Almost medicinal, like a vapor-rub, mentholated, yet very green. Has a warm vibe.
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    Re: Does nothing smell like Amouage Epic Man?

    Designer range would be nice....50-70....less if such an animal exists, of course.

    I do realize that quality of the notes won't likely be duplicated and that I run the risk of synthetic traits.
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