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    Re: Guerlain Heritage EDT vs EDP

    I've owned both. Absolutely loved the EDT, but was not a big fan of the EDP.
    It's much denser, and it highlights the facets of the EDT that I least enjoyed,
    primarily the lavender and vanilla.
    ...
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    Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    This may be counter-intuitive to the whole purpose of layering (creating a new scent)
    but, for those of you that own Chanel's Egoiste and Pour Monsieur Concentree,
    when you layer those two, it...
  3. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    It's not as prominent or strong as the one in Roadster, but it is a little similar in smell, at least to me.
    The mint in Roadster is the main attraction until the heart and drydown. I really like...
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    [CONUS] Re: Designer/Niche/Cheapies Spring Cleaning Sale

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  5. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Xerjoff 1861: Maybe the highest quality citrus opening I've encountered.
    A little early in the drydown, but the mint in this one is also outstanding.
    It's not intrusive, and compliments--and is...
  6. Re: How about Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Fragrances ?

    It's a great niche house, and has a little bit of everything to offer.
    I haven't had the pleasure of trying the vintage versions, but I've owned:
    Santal Noble
    Ambre Precieux
    Garrigue
    Pour Le...
  7. Re: Need help finding a fragrance similar to Chanel Allure Homme Sport with good performance!

    As other's have said, Geir Ness and VPH are very close to AHS.
    Geir is fruitier, almost a cherry-like vibe. Versace is the closest. Think a more
    transparent AHS, only with less longevity and...
  8. Reflection Man: thoughts on the magnetic cap version

    For those that are familiar with this one, what are your thoughts?
    Is the magnetic cap version close enough to the original?
    Or is it worth seeking out a vintage bottle, and if so, where can you...
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    [CONUS] Re: Allure Homme Sport/Vintage Xeryus/Micallef ShahNOOR/Coach Leatherware #1/Armani Code Sport/MORE

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    Re: Where is the love for Amouage Honour Man?

    I recently got a carded spray sample of this one, and I really like it, but
    longevity is very poor for me. I've worn it twice now, and it dies on me
    after about 4 hours. I'm having the same issue...
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    Re: Suggestions needed

    I gave it to her yesterday, she seemed to like it.
    It smelled great on her when we went out to dinner later.
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    Re: Best reasonably price Eau de Parfum (EdP)

    Eau Sauvage Parfum is very long lasting/potent.
    You can usually find it for $60 or less online.
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    Re: New MFK: Pluriel

    I have a sample vial of this one and really like it for the most part.
    The only part I'm not crazy about is the dry-down, which is an almost bitter leather/patchouli, to me anyway. Definitely...
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    [USA] Re: Micallef SHAHNOOR/Coach/D'Orsay/Armani/Givenchy

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    Re: Suggestions needed

    Thanks again to everyone for the suggestions. After a lot more reading and research, I decided to test out
    some Chanel fragrances at Belk's. I finally settled on No.5 Eau Premiere. It seems like...
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    Re: Allure homme sport

    Should have asked her to smell them both together.
    She might think differently then. Also, should ask her to smell both a few hours later.
    The AHS will still be going strong, and the AXE crap will...
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    Re: Suggestions needed

    I will definitely do some research on these. I may also be able to sample the No. 19 and Eau Premiere. There is a Belk in my hometown (kind of like the Macy's of the South) and they carry Chanel.
    ...
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    Suggestions needed

    I need some help in deciding on a fragrance purchase for a female friend.
    I know quite a bit about male fragrances, but am a novice when it comes to feminine fragrances.

    Some details about the...
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    [CONUS] Re: Aqua Fahrenheit/D'Orsay Chevalier/Micallef ShahNoor EDP/Coach Leatherware

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    Re: Bois d'argent is terrible

    Wasn't impressed with it either. For the price it commands, it better wow me, and it certainly didn't.
  21. Re: Pour Monsieur and Platinum Egoiste - Safe for work?

    Platinum Egoiste is safe, just go light on the trigger.

    And Chanel Pour Monsieur is one of the safest choices possible.
    After 30 minutes, no one will know you're wearing it.
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    Re: Sports Fragrance Suggestions?

    Completely forgot about Versace Pour Homme. Great suggestion.
    It smells almost identical to Allure Homme Sport, but isn't as dense.
    It's a more transparent version. Longevity is not quite as...
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    Re: Sports Fragrance Suggestions?

    All the suggestions above are great. I'll add a couple based on your description of the country club setting: "family oriented, casual dining only...bar is nearly all male."

    Terre D'Hermes eau...
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    Re: Dunhill Icon ... what's the word on this?

    Hey Chuck!

    If you like the fragrances you mentioned above-and I do-do you think Icon is a safe blind buy?
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense vs. L'Occitane Eau des Baux

    Eau des Baux wins this matchup easily.
    It's a far superior fragrance.
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    Re: Esencia de Loewe Sport: Anyone tried this?

    Fragrancenet has the best price I've found so far. It's 79.99 for a 5oz bottle.
    I didn't even know this until last night, but they also have a Sport flanker for Loewe Pour Homme.
    Fragrancenet also...
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    Esencia de Loewe Sport: Anyone tried this?

    It was released in 2014, but there aren't any threads on it here, and only 3 reviews (all positive).
    The original Esencia, to my nose, is one of the greatest "green" masculines
    ever. If it's...
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    Re: TDH Tres Fraiche/AdP Colonia Essenza/Reflection Man

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  30. Poll: Re: Colonia Assoluta vs. Colonia Essenza: Which is more masculine?

    Thanks so much for the feedback everyone. I'm planning on picking up one of these for spring/summer soon.
    I think I'm leaning toward the Essenza now. Can't go wrong either way really.
  31. Poll: Colonia Assoluta vs. Colonia Essenza: Which is more masculine?

    Need some input on this question. I've owned both before, but wound up selling or swapping them.
    It's been a long time since I've smelled either of these. For some reason, I think I recall...
  32. Re: What would you recommend as a summer fragrance for me?

    Low Budget--Aqua Quorum, Davidoff Silver Shadow Altitude, Versace Pour Homme, Pal Zileri Colonia Purissima

    Higher end--Chanel Allure Homme Sport, Acqua di Parma Colonia/Assoluta/Essenza
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    Re: Micallef ShahNOOR?

    Bumping to see if anyone has any new thoughts or reviews on this one.
    Comparisons to Egoiste/Rive Gauche/Barbershop make it sound very intriguing.
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  35. Re: Fragrances you love at the initial start but dislike the drydown

    Cartier Roadster. Great opening, mediocre drydown.
  36. Re: The Top 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    1) Allure Homme Sport--Favorite one by FAR
    2) Cartier Roadster
    3) PdN New York/Rive Gauche PH
  37. Re: It's unpopular, but you love it. What is it and why?

    Gucci by Gucci Sport--smells great while it lasts, which is not very long.
  38. Re: Fresh, subtle, elegant scent for work in a very warm summer climate?

    Aqua Quorum--smells like a Cool Water/GIT/Polo Sport hybrid.
    You can get testers for about $8 on eBay.

    Awesome, inexpensive juice that smells like it should cost 10x more.
    Only drawback for me...
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    Re: Norne/Tsar/Masculine Pluriel/TDH Tres Fraiche/AdP Colonia-Essenza-Assoluta

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    Re: NEW fragrance: Spicebomb Extreme

    The original was already extreme enough for me, and then some. Pass
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    Re: Help me find a scent for a gift!

    Invasion Barbare is fantastic, not surprised he loves that one.
    As others have mentioned, Sartorial and HdP 1725 are very similar to IB, just not quite as potent.
    Invasion Barbare stays on clothes...
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    Re: DUNHILL EDITION- Is it really that great?

    I haven't sampled Cuiron, so maybe others can speak to the similarities. However, I always thought Dunhill Edition was pretty unique.
    I haven't smelled anything else quite like it. Excellent...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes Tres Fraiche/AdP Colonia Essenza

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    Re: De Bachmakov, I don't get it

    I don't get it either. Smells like Terre D'Hermes in an EDC concentration to me.
    Longevity is poor for me. It becomes a skin scent after 2 hours.

    And I've given it a chance. Worn it several...
  46. Poll: Re: Aqua Di Gio / Allure Homme Sport / Versace Pour Homme

    I've gotten more compliments on Allure Homme Sport than any other fragrance I've ever worn, by a country mile.

    But...it's much heavier/creamier/richer than the other two you listed. Versace Pour...
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    Re: Most overrated fragrance on Basenotes?

    Basically the entire Dior Homme line, with the exception of Dior Homme Sport, which is fantastic, one of the best
    "sport" fragrances ever, imo.
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    Re: What's the best flanker line?

    1) Chanel Allure line
    2) Acqua di Parma Colonia line
    3) Cartier Declaration line
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    Re: Dunhill for Men 1934

    For the price - Buy. It's under $30 on eBay and other online outlets.
    Longevity is horrible, but the fragrance is nice while it lasts.
  50. Re: Talk to me about Hermes Bel Ami and its neighbours

    If the cumin is a major player, it's be a definite pass for me.

    This thread is making me want to seek out some vintage Equipage.
    I swapped for a bottle of (what I think is) the "current" version...
  51. Re: Talk to me about Hermes Bel Ami and its neighbours

    When did they come out with that bottle? The only bottles I know of are the vintage and the one I owned, this one:

    35783

    So there are 3 versions of Bel Ami? Jesus Christ, if they have put...
  52. Re: Talk to me about Hermes Bel Ami and its neighbours

    There's no cumin in the current version of Bel Ami. Wasn't in the original either. It's not listed in the notes for any version of Bel Ami, anywhere.

    "Dirty, sweaty" Are you sure you smelled Bel...
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    Re: AdP Colonia Essenza/Mazzolari Lui/Perry Ellis 360 Red others

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  54. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home, Men's Giveaway Thread: January - May 2015

    Thanks for the Ferrari Black! Got it yesterday. To pay the favor forward, I'm going to give away
    a 30ml bottle of Krizia Moods Uomo. It's about 85% full. It's a great 80's powerhouse, now...
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir EDP/Bleecker Street/Mazzolari Lui/Leonard Pour Homme

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    Re: Best Cheap Spring Fragrances

    I am currently seeing all of the following bottles listed for $35 or less including shipping on eBay

    $20 to $35 or less for a full bottle:
    Calvin Klein CK One
    Aramis Devin
    Dunhill Edition...
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    Re: Let's Talk Musk ....

    I don't think I've seen it mentioned yet, but Jovan Sex Appeal for Men is a very nice, musk/patchouli. It's super cheap too. I got a 3oz bottle for $7.50 shipped off of eBay last week, and I'm very...
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    TDH Tres Fraiche/Reflection Man

    Looking to buy/swap for bottles of these.
    Look at my swap thread/sale thread/wardrobe to see if I have any bottles
    you'd want in return for these.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    Hadn't bought any new bottles for almost a year, and had trimmed my collection down to about 10 bottles. Then, in the past two weeks, I bought, or swapped for these:

    3535835359
    3536035361...
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    Re: Describe Musc Ravageur

    That's the best fragrance story I've ever heard, without a doubt!
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    Re: Name some SUEDERAL scents!

    From the fragrances I have owned or sampled:

    Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir--very smooth, subtle "suede" like leather.
    I think one reviewer in the directory describes it as "soft, like a lady's...
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    Re: Describe Musc Ravageur

    I get a lot of cloves and spice. If you love this, try and get yourself a bottle of Meharees.
    Smells identical to Musc Ravageur at a fraction of the price.
  63. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme ~ new fragrance

    An intense version would surely be an improvement. The original lasts all of 2 hours on my skin.
    This, along with the reformulated Chanel Pour Monsieur are the most fleeting fragrances I've ever ...
  64. Re: Recommend me a dusky, sensual fragrance (Rocker/ patchouli)

    I think you need to try Hermes Bel Ami. Vintage would probably be more of what you are looking for if you can hunt it down, but the current formulation is great as well.
    I think it nicely fits the...
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    Re: Considering a new fragrance...

    Congratulations!

    Another +1 for Tom Ford for Men.
    Not sure if you live in a warm climate or not, but if your budget allows,
    I'd also second the recommendations for Tom Ford Grey Vetiver.
    It's...
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    I just got my bottle in the mail today. This is probably not the best day/time of year to test this one (It's about 18 degrees with 4 inches of snow where I live in KY). However, I really like this...
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    Re: Knize Ten, Guerlain Derby, or Hermes Bel Ami?

    Bel Ami (reformulation/current version)
    Knize Ten (Golden Edition)
    Bel Ami (vintage)
    Derby (Vintage)
    Knize Ten (Current formulation)
    Derby (current formulation)

    In that order
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    Poll: Re: Designer hall of fame

    Egoiste, by a country mile...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Thanks! The bottle of Lust goes to peppermoon. Hope you enjoy it!
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    Re: Free to a good home

    I'm waiting to hear back from member "peppermoon" on the bottle of Lust. As long as this member is located in the U.S. they've got it. If not, it will go to the next person who pm'ed me and lives...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    I have a 30ml bottle of Gorilla Perfumes Lust that I will gladly give to a good home.
    It was graciously gifted to me by ScentFan not very long ago. I believe it is only missing a handful of sprays,...
  72. Poll: Re: Houbigant Fougere Royale Vs. Mark Birley For Men

    I haven't had the pleasure of smelling the Birley. But, I was lucky enough to get a used bottle of the newly released Fougere Royale about 18 months ago from a fellow Basenoter (at a great...
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    Re: Fragrances that smell identical to others.

    Meharees smells almost identical to Musc Ravageur.
    I've owned both at the same time, and honestly could not tell the difference.
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    Re: Out of the "Game"

    Best of luck to you Dreamer. I'm in the same boat, I've cut my wardrobe down to 5 fragrances (from what was at one point about 30) Bel Ami, Allure Homme Sport, Aventus, Gucci PH II, and Rive Gauche...
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    [USA] Micallef SHAHNOOR/Coach/Armani/Givenchy

    US Only. USPS Shipping with tracking.
    All bottles come with caps and boxes unless noted otherwise.
    Also, feel free to make a swap offer for anything in my
    wardrobe that's not listed here. All of...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    CologneFan85 was the first to PM me for the Narciso Rodriquez, so it will go to him.
    Hope you enjoy it!
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    Re: Free to a good home

    I have the following bottle to offer to a good home:

    Narciso Rodriguez for Him EDT/3.4oz/95% full/no cap/no box

    Hopefully someone will enjoy this one.

    EDIT: Thanks so much to Jamie for the...
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    [CONUS] Designer/Niche/Cheapies Spring Cleaning Sale

    All prices include shipping and tracking via USPS.
    Payment via PayPal only. FREE U.S. Shipping.
    Pictures available upon request

    Purchase multiple bottles, and I'll give you a nice discount!...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Yesterday morning in the check out line at a local convience store...

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    Girl behind me in line: "I'm sorry, but you smell so good, what cologne are you wearing?"
    Me:...
  80. Thread: A good fig

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    Re: A good fig

    Ferragamo Pour Homme
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I got the most enthusiastic, and unexpected compliment I've ever received
    from a fragrance earlier this afternoon...guess what, it was AVENTUS...

    I went into a local convenience store to buy a 12...
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    Re: The Great Reformulation Debate.

    Good Reformulations (better than the originals IMO)
    Hermes Bel Ami
    Chanel Egoiste

    Neutral Reformulations (Meh...)
    Dior Homme Intense
    Dior Fahrenheit

    BAD reformulations
    Ungaro III
  83. Poll: Re: Second Summer Fragrance, Terre D'Hermes vs Allure Homme Sport

    Allure Homme Sport, by a wide margin
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    Re: 17 year old respectable spring/summer scent

    You have chosen wisely with Prada Amber Pour Homme.
    I think it would be a great high school age scent.
    I doubt anyone at your school will be wearing it,
    and I can't imagine it being offensive....
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    Re: L'Occitane Eau de Baux!!

    It's hard to beat this one for the price.
    You can get a 100ml bottle for less than $60
    and it's on par with the best designers and even
    some niche fragrances in terms of quality.

    Longevity and...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    In a way, I feel bad for Aventus, lol.
    It has become a legendary compliment-getter scent,
    I'm sure with good reason, but like others, I've worn it a lot (a good batch too)
    and never been...
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    Re: Finally tried LIDGE..

    It's extremely overrated. The EDT has much better projection and longevity,
    and is a much better scent overall, IMO.
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    Re: First Impression(s)-Invasion Barbare

    It's nice to read someone else's first impressions of Invasion Barbare.

    It's a fragrance that haunts me. It is my "holy grail" yet I have such
    a hard time justifying owning a 60ml bottle that...
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    Re: Awful opening, but awesome drydown??

    Vintage Versace L'Homme.

    The opening is extremely harsh to me, even bitter, but the heart
    and drydown are pure quality.
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage EDT worth buying?

    Heritage is my favorite of the Guerlain's I've owned/sampled so far.

    I've used about 30% of the 100ml bottle I have, so it's probably my most
    worn fragrance, along with the likes of Rive Gauche...
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage EDT worth buying?

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    Re: Guerlain Heritage EDT worth buying?

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    Re: Guerlain Heritage EDT worth buying?

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    Re: Fujiyama gentleman?

    Not a bad scent at all, especially for the price.
    As many have said, it's in the gourmand category.
    If I had to describe it, it's like a synthetic cross
    between Rochas Man and La Nuit, but not as...
  95. Re: Where do YOU spray your fragrance to make it last all day?

    Two sprays to the chest, in the same spot.
    One spray to the back of the neck, and one spray on
    each forearm.

    *Don't do this with powerhouse fragrances, like Aventus, Bogart Pour Homme, etc....
  96. Re: Chanel's allure homme sport (Eau de toilette) vs bleu de chanel

    Both are very good, however, for your needs, I think Bleu de Chanel
    is the way to go. It's more versatile than AHS IMO, more of a year
    round scent at any rate.
  97. Re: What's your favorite male Creed and why is it Aventus?

    I would consider myself far from a Creed fanboy, but I have to admit that several of their
    fragrances are truly excellent. Among those I would count the following (of which I either have
    full...
  98. Re: Do you ever stop to ask strangers what scent they're wearing?

    I never have, but I would if I was truly interested in the scent they were wearing.
    Where I live, most males wear after shave, or, at best, something like Le Male
    or Acqua di Gio--not that there's...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, January 26, 2013

    Silver Mountain Water
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    Re: Creed silver mountain water review

    Recently acquired this from a fellow basenoter, and couldn't be happier.
    I think it is my favorite Creed now, ahead of GIT and Aventus.
    I'd had a sample vial for years, but had never experienced it...
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