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  1. Help, are this two fragrances similar enough?

    Hi!

    I bought a Christmas gift for my aunt.
    She loves Paco Rabanne Olympea.
    I bought Valentina by Valentino EDP the regular one.
    Both of them are fresh orientals. They share Jasmin and Vanilla....
  2. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Oh my God. I wore 5 or 6 sprays of Valentino Uomo Intense today, and I left a trail. What you did was insane
  3. Re: What fragrance or kind of fragrance to interview with?

    Dior Homme Cologne or Prada Luna Rossa
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    Re: B-Day present for myself

    Fahrenheit Le Parfum? Unique, hard to find and what i heard its fantastic.
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    Re: rich and down to earth

    I smelled a guy in the supermarket. It almost matched what you're looking for. But it smelled more like: I'm rich but I had to make it through hard work. My parents were poor immigrants from Kosovo...
  6. Re: What is your favorite vanilla fragrance for men

    Valentino Uomo Intens
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    Re: Delicious lavender

    You are reading it right. Well I am looking for lavander again so why post the same question again when I already asked it a while ago? ;) that's why I wrote was/am
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    Re: Delicious lavender

    Thats right I was /am not looking for the 80s vibe. Have still to try Gris Clair. I tried Gendarme but honestly cant remember it. Vaguely remember it did have an oldschool vibe.
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    Prada Luna Rossa & Trussardi My Land

    Has anybody tries both Trussardi My Land and Prada Luna Rossa. I have two samples in front of me. Spraid one on each arm 30 minutes ago. The beginning was not so much the same. Prada with the mint....
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    Valentino Uomo Intens

    I am looking for one or more people that would like to do a split with Valentino Uomo Intens. I dont decant so an other person could keep the beautiful bottle. I am in The Netherlands.
  11. Re: Body Kouros - something like it without the gasoline/motor oil.

    Have you tried Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin? Its by Menardo as well. Actually I made a thread a fee years ago that Body Kouros and LLAM were very similar. Just has an anise licorice note instead of...
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    Re: Which is the ultimate vanilla scent for men?

    You'll have to wait 7 years, but Valentino Uomo Intense will be great! Rich, bold vanilla.
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    Re: Help me remind

    That could be it... hmm...
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    Re: Help me remind

    No :(
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    Help me remind

    Hello guys. Back in 2008/2009 there was a niche gourmand that was very popular on BN. Not New Harlem. It smelled like cookies and pastries right from the oven. Like a bakery with lots of sweet...
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    Re: Recommend me a frag based on this

    Habit Rouge Dress Code has been added to my trylist.
    I have a sample of L'Homme Ideal Cologne and love it. So that one is spot on. All the others you mentioned will be added to my trylist as well. I...
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    Re: Recommend me a frag based on this

    Thanks Ken Russel will (re)try a those when I can.
    Burberry London I had it years ago, but never loved it. It was ok.
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    Recommend me a frag based on this

    I love creamy classy versatile office but also nightime/date scents. Who can recommend me more fragrances based on this frags that I love: Chanel Allure Homme Sport, Allure Homme Edition Blanche,...
  19. Re: Which of the Dior Homme line do you like best?

    Dior Homme Fahrenheit Cologne and Dior Homme Sauvage for me
  20. Re: best strongest in sillage,long lasting and beast mode projection currently available on the shel

    1 Million Prive. My God its not private at all. Wore a sample yesterday and its strong stuff! Specially with 3 to the neck 2 to the chest
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    Re: When did Creed become "a big thing"?!

    Oh I remember the day Creed became big...
    It was a rainy day in october of 1999. People were listening to Prince. Then al of a sudden the rain turned purple. This purple rain combined had a...
  22. Re: Which fragrance garners the most COMPLAINTS when you wear it?

    When I was 24 got some complaints about Chanel Pour Monsieur. Girl my age said she liked my other fragrance better (Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin)

    But more recently my girlfriend hated HATED Versace...
  23. Re: Discontinued Fragrances you would lke to be "resurrected"?

    I can see D&G By Man has lost a lot of popularity here. A few years ago this in thread it would be mentioned many more times. Sad that most basenoters now a day didnt get the chance to try this...
  24. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2016

    I have a bottle of Yanbal Solo.
    What is it?
    A designer frag from Colombia. Not drugstore cheap, about $40 or somethinh. It smells like a 80's powerhouse. The classic Van Gils for example. Very very...
  25. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    So funny. I am working right now and reading this topic. There comes a guy into the shop from Ireland I think. I think he had at least 20 sprays of who knows what. Then a few different guys from...
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    Re: A good alternative for Dior Sauvauge

    Bvlgari Man Extreme would be a good suggestion as well. I own it and I sampled Sauvage a few times.
  27. Re: What do you predict is going to be the next fragrance trend?

    I think the era of One Million started in 1994 with Le Male. Around the same time as the aquatics era.
    22 years and counting. I dont see it coming to an end soon. I dont know what to predict really.
  28. Re: Hanae Mori HM or Chanel Edition Blanche - is there a big difference?

    Very different. I had Hanae Mori edp. I found it too feminine. No, I found it to be better on a women. Chocolate and lemon. Extremely sweet gourmand with lemon. Edition Blanche smells more masculin....
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    Re: Jill Sander Sun Men Fizz

    First full wear and longetivity and sillage seem above average. Actually the sillage was making it hard to concentrate in the gym. But yeah, I guess sweat improves the sillage. However above average...
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    Re: NEW Versace pillar: Versace DYLAN BLUE

    I have tried both Sauvage and Dylan. For me Sauvage is sexier, more romantic. Dylan sportier less romantic.
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    Re: Jill Sander Sun Men Fizz

    Thanks hednic! Derbyman its a bit watery its a summer scent after all. Its less sweet then the original Sun Men and this makes it seem like a light version I guess. But I have a lot of sweet scents,...
  32. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Jill Sander Sun men Fizz.
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    Re: Jill Sander Sun Men Fizz

    Yes I just bought it. Sampled in the store on my wrist. It is everything I expected to be. Inofensive yes. But in such a beautiful way. I was looking to buy 1 fragrance this month, and I for a long...
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    Jill Sander Sun Men Fizz

    Jill Sander Sun is a classic that I love but never owned. Its used to much by teenagers.
    Today I found out about a limited edition 2016 called Sun Men Fizz. It sounds great, the few reviews on...
  35. Re: Moschino Uomo? And Chanel Allure Edition Blanche

    I had a big bottle of Moschino Uomo? for many years. With this one it was love at first smell. I made a topic about it about 7 years ago. So it was a vintage bottle I owned. Unfortunately didnt...
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    Re: Drawn to Lemon (Citrucy)

    Oh and you will absolutely love Chanel Pour Monsieur.
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    Re: Drawn to Lemon (Citrucy)

    Moschino Uomo? And Allure Homme Edition Blanche lol.
    I just made a similar thread.
  38. Re: Moschino Uomo? And Chanel Allure Edition Blanche

    The lemon!
  39. Re: Moschino Uomo? And Chanel Allure Edition Blanche

    I am thinking of the lemon made delicious in both and masculin although in a different way. And also very modern. Both strike me as a playboy scent. Like a dark Italian playboy.
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    Re: What's on your 'To Buy' list?

    Secretions Magnifique and AdG Profumo. Oh yes and Fahrenheit Cologne. And many more actually hmm..
  41. Moschino Uomo? And Chanel Allure Edition Blanche

    What do Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche and Moschino Uomo? have in common and can you name more fragrances like this?
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    Re: A good alternative for Dior Sauvauge

    Oh yes I second the Dylan Blue. I wore it wednesday from a sample.
  43. Re: Summer Clubbing Nights Eros vs Armani Code Profumo

    Profumo has more class. Not that its classy. Eros is more of a slut. So for clubbing use Eros.
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    Re: A good alternative for Dior Sauvauge

    Sorry but Armani Diamonds for men is a gourmand to me and nowhere near Sauvagee. Try Jimmy Choo for men. Its a bit more boring then Sauvage but similiar.
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    Re: Paco Rabanne: 1 Million Privé

    Tried Versace Eros today. This one has the same vibe in the drydown als the vanilla drydown in Eros. But 1M Prive is so much better, classier and less synthetic.
  46. Fragrances from before 1990 (80's, 70's, 60s, 30's etc)

    Which classic/old fragrance smells like it is made today (i.e after 1995 to now). The reason I take 1995 as a marksline is because stuff like AdG and Le Male, Boss Bottled came out around 1995 and...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne: 1 Million Privé

    I think the biggest similarite is the gourmand scent. They just smell so eatable. Must be the tonka/cinnamon in 1m Prive and the vanilla praline in Au masculin. I totally agree on the anise licorice....
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    Re: Paco Rabanne: 1 Million Privé - Is it available to buy anywhere yet?

    I did not want to start a new thread.


    I like it much much better then the regular 1 million. And the more it dries down it more reminds me of Lolita Lempicka au Masculin. Minus anise and less...
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    Re: Best dating scent for a neurotic?

    Armani Code Profumo
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    Re: Paco Rabanne: 1 Million Privé - Is it available to buy anywhere yet?

    I am sampling as I type. I never liked 1 million. Was too feminine for me. 1 million private starts with a strong mandarin note that doesnt appeal to me but it lasts a minute. Then a few minutes of...
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    Re: D&G By Man, Tsarina, Dune?

    But do you know the smell of By Man? Which one is (more) similar to it?
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    D&G By Man, Tsarina, Dune?

    I read that Tsarina from Ormand Jayne is supposed to be a clone of D&G By man?

    I also got recommended to buy Dior Dune for women, and that it is very similar to By Man.

    Anyone care to share...
  53. Re: What fragrances make you happy when you smell them??? What fragrances will you never get tired o

    D&G By man.
    Armani Code.
    Hypnotic Poison.
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    Re: Dissapointed with L'instant pour homme

    Thanks Ken Russell. Been away since 2009. The huge collection I had back then diminished completely. Used, sold, given away or just went bad. Just have like 10 left out of 50 back then. But counting...
  55. Re: Do you think our peculiar interest in fragrance is/could be a sign of...

    No I dont think so. It is something more compulsive or and autistic. In my case. Or just a hobby/passion.
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    Vintage Body Kouros

    I have a bottle of Body Kouros from 2008. Before reformulation.
    There is about 15 to 20 ML left.
    Want to swap it to something, it can be equally full.
    Have some preferences: Chanel Allure edition...
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Absolute?

    Tried my sample today and wearing it. I loved the opening and the first hour of it. Vanillic wood with a touch of spices. Not very original but I like the blend. But now after 4 hours I hardly smell...
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    Re: Dissapointed with L'instant pour homme

    Really? And your talking about de regular one not the intense or the extreme? Oh well, guess I gotta trust my 23 year old self then on the original blend.
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    Re: Dissapointed with L'instant pour homme

    I dont know how they happen. But i dont consider the thread old, let alone the bump. 60+ years is old. Now I really have to try L'Instant again after 8 years.
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    Poll: Escada magnetism for men VS Chic for men

    So I tried this 2 fragrances yesterday. They seem to get a lot of praise on BN, and I can see why. Both are absolutely wonderful. Some would call Chic safe, perhaps even generic, but at the same time...
  61. Thread: Hugo Element

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    Re: Hugo Element

    I got a sample of this one yesterday, when I bought Dsquared He Wood...not impressed
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    Re: Top 10 in your country

    1 Le Male
    2 Boss Bottled
    3 Aqua Di Gio
    4 Coolwater
    5 Armani Code
    6 Chanel Allure homme Sport
    7 D&G The One
    8 Ck One
    9 Paco Rabanne One million
    10 Armani Diamonds for men
  63. Re: Based on my designer prefs, what niche to try out?

    I just tried Borneo 1834 again, i hadn't tried it for like 2 months. it is really a wonderful and very well made and interesting fragrance. In my opinion it tends to the masculine site.

    Kublai...
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    Re: Matching the scent to yourself..

    Both.
  65. Re: Based on my designer prefs, what niche to try out?

    He said this too
  66. Re: Based on my designer prefs, what niche to try out?

    I don't know he asked for a fragrance that doesn't smell like pastries. He seems to dislike sweet gourmands/vanilla (A*men, Le Male)

    That's why I immediately thought of Borneo 1834. It's a...
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    New Haarlem..What do you get from it?

    Me personally I get a sweetish coffee+lavender..First time I tried it, it made me think of CK Eternity (not the coffee, but the sweetness)..I don't really get chocolate from it. The smell reminds of...
  68. Re: Based on my designer prefs, what niche to try out?

    Musc Ravageur is a fragrance one should always try when getting into the world of niche. I doubt you'll like it though, looking at your taste. Because you like aquatics, and don't like vanilla. It's...
  69. Re: Similar to Dolce & Gabbana by Dolce & Gabbana

    I'd go for the Prada...It's not that similar but I think it's very safe, the chances of him liking it are very high.
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    Re: Dunhill for Men: A Good Blind Buy?

    I don't know I would never wear Givenchy Gentlemen nor anything that you mentioned, for me that would be a shame to wear. I think lots of stuff from the 80's is unwearable now for youngsters. BUT I...
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    Re: fragance for a goth child

    Secretions Magnifique is perfect scent for a goth!!
  72. Re: Channel Platinum Egoiste: It instantly connected with me in a way it never has...

    Cousin Itt? He has good taste then
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    Re: if life really was stereotypical?

    gangbanger from compton: Versace (any)
    successful ny business man: Chanel Pour Monsieur 1955
    the president: Amouage Reflection Pour Homme
    a surfer dude from cali: Bvlgari Aqua
    an eldery citizen...
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    Poll: Re: favourite ck scent?

    Hahaha you want to be shot, stabbed, or wear the worst CK frag for a year in a row :p
    I don't like CK either, I hate Eternity, I have a full bottle of CK one I got 10 years ago, and really dislike...
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    Re: cheap masterpieces

    Grey Flannel, Azarro Ph, damn son you like them powerhouses! :p
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    Re: A*Men Pure Coffee-A Dying Species?

    Hmm this surprised me, I did not even know it was a limited edition. Last month I saw AMPC on the shelves of every perfume shop in my country, so I guess there's plenty in stock here in The...
  77. Re: Chanel Antaeus, Pour Monsieur, and Dior Eau Savage.

    Pour Monsieur is far superior to the other two, they ain't even on the same level, in my opinion
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    Re: What is "Star Fragrance" ?

    Hahahahahaha :D
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    Re: What is "Star Fragrance" ?

    It's only made for stars and celebrities. It's against the law and illegal to buy or wear it if your not a star or celebrity.
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    Sticky: Re: Which *niche* scent do women love most?

    New Haarlem by Bond no 9
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    Re: Creed Millésime Himalaya

    You could try http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121939.html
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    Re: Zirh Ikon smells like...

    The opening smells like cheese.
  83. Re: ok, so what is the most offensive niche scent

    I was scrolling down the post, looking if anyone one already had mentioned the obvious Musc Ravageur
  84. Re: ? Best strongest Vanilla masculine ?...BUT...

    I highly recommend trying Jill Sander Absolute.
  85. Poll: Re: Wich one is your favorite of the overpopular frags?

    Lots of people from Europe don't know Curve, it's very popular in the USA. I have family in the U.S, that's why I own it and know it. I included on the poll, cause it's so popular in the USA. and...
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    Re: The Most Offensive of the Designer Scents

    Grey Flannel? I agree 1000%.. YUCK!



    I totally agree! Funny story: I got a sample of Dior Homme Sport, and disliked it, so i gave it to a friend. What you think haha, he loved it and bought a...
  87. Poll: Re: Wich one is your favorite of the overpopular frags?

    I did not put this one in the poll, but I remember it was like the AdG of the 80's, really brings back childhood memories, and my first "encounter" with fragrances.
  88. Poll: Wich one is your favorite of the overpopular frags?

    So I decided to do this poll out of curiosity. Specially cause most of all don't like to wear over-popular frags and know so much about niche and stuff. I hope a lot of Basenoters vote.
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    Re: I don't find the EDT I want

    Reading your openingpost, Infusion D'Homme instantly came to my mind. But I saw someone else recommending it, so I went for Grabazzi, that is like a cousin of Infusion D'Homme, but more "classic"....
  90. Re: Never thought I should meet allergic people...

    I see some very egocentric replies here. Some people just get migraine from fragrances or have asthmatic reactions. Period. How would you feel if you get an asthmatic reaction from fragrances, you...
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    Re: The Most Offensive of the Designer Scents

    :confused::confused::confused::confused:

    Isn't this supposed to be extremely light? So light that it's crap?
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    Re: I don't find the EDT I want

    Gendarme Grabazzi, Gendarme Grabazzi!
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    Re: The Most Offensive of the Designer Scents

    I second Fleur Du Male, and disagree with Le Male...It depends on what you mean with offensive, Le Male smells pleasant to 95% of the people I know, if you mean that it's offensive because of it's...
  94. Re: intensity of men's fragrance, is it After Shave

    Chanel Homme Allure Sport is very sweet, I don't think this would be a smart thing to do.
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    Re: Glamorous scents

    Trussardi Inside and Chanel Pour Monsieur very strong and noticeable? That's not my experience.
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    Canali Black Diamond

    So...Let's talk about Canali Black Diamond..Anyone tried it owns it? I own a big sample of it and find it to be quite nice...Good leather, little sweetness...I see it as a modern gentleman fragrance...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Now I've been using a lot of different fragrances for the last 4 months..I wore like 30-40 fragrances, lots of samples included, niche+designer..

    And the winner is...Joop Jump..:o.....This one has...
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    Re: La Martina INCREDIBLE LEATHER !

    That shit ain't niche
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    Re: Crappy longetivity-Santana for men??

    http://www.amazon.com/Carlos-Santana-Fine-Cologne-Spray/dp/B000FDTYYA

    Cologne spray?
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    Crappy longetivity-Santana for men??

    I've had this frag for some months now, but every time I wear it I suspect the longetivity is really crappy...how are your experiences with this?
    Each time I decide to wear this one I spray like...
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