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    Re: Casual fragrance gift for older male.

    Comme des Garçons 2 MAN is 2nd to none.
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    Re: A bit of feedback...

    Welcome to basenotes,

    Definitely, you should try Diptyque and Jo Malone offerings. Instead of Givenchy Gentleman I think it is better to try Xeryus Rouge and good luck!
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    Re: Help required from the experts!

    You should try Nina Ricci perfumes like Nina and Love in paris. Miss Dior Cherie is also very nice.
  4. Re: Would you be so kind as to recommend fragrances for me?

    Welcome to basenotes,

    For citrus I suggest Oyedo by Diptyque
    For floral I suggest Nacotic Venus by Nasomatto
    For Oriental I suggest Epic Woman by Amouage
    For woody I don't have any suggestion...
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    Re: Advice on a male and female perfume brand

    Nina Ricci for a female brand and Cartier for the male.
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    Re: Best fragrance for me?

    Comme des Garçons White*
    Diptyque Oyedo*
    Nasomatto Narcotic Venus*

    *Certified "Panty Dropper"
  7. Re: Hello everyone, introduction and need suggestions!

    If you like oud you will love YSL M7, it has a good projection and lasts for many hours. Also NewYork by Nikolai is very good.
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    Re: Earthquake + Bottles...

    You don't have to be oversensitive, it is always a good idea to keep the bottles in their original packaging if you still have it but if you don't, just be gentle with them and everything will sort...
  9. Re: Are there aromatic fougeres for women? and 8 other burning questions....

    Wow you must be a teacher or a novelist, those are really some very hardcore questions! Get yourself Perfumes: The A-Z Guide! It may answer some of your questions if not then they are not worth...
  10. Re: looking for a new type of fragrance...i think

    Epic Man by Amouage is very nice but expensive
    Fille en Aiguilles by Serge Lutens this one is really something
    Comme des Garcons 2
    Comme des Garcons 2 Man I personally prefer this one
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    Re: Cool Water VS Dunhill Edition

    I was going to say Cool Water like everyone else but I say get yourself Issey Miyake pour Homme one of the greatest perfumes and it costs a little bit more but worth it, brands like Dunhill and...
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    Re: how to use splash samples

    Just open it and carefully pour a little on your hand, close the sample, smell it deeply, think about it, smell it again and you can try up to four scents that way.
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    Re: Formal Fragrances

    YSL Live Jazz or M7
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    Re: Starting a fragrance collection, advice needed

    Both M7 and M7 Fresh

    Bleu de Chanel

    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin

    L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Intense

    Baldessarini for Men
  15. Re: New to Basenotes need EVERYONE'S opinion please!

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    Roadster by Cartier - Didn't try it
    Le Male by John Paul Gaultier - Trash
    Pour Homme by Dolce Gabbana - Beyond Trash
    L'homme by Yves Saint Laurent - Very good
    Aqua di Gio...
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    Re: Why do you wear fragrance?

    A perfume is not necessary for living but it works well for seducing women especially if the perfume contains quality musk and that is of course is a fairy tale but for me perfume sets the mood for...
  17. Thread: Jesus cologne

    by Markx
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    Re: Jesus cologne

    Carnal Flower
  18. Thread: Arabian Jasmine

    by Markx
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    Re: Arabian Jasmine

    Wow that is great and a good starting point for my search, thank you very much cacio :)
  19. Thread: Advice

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    Re: Advice

    Here are my suggestions;

    H.M. by Hanae Mori
    Kenzo Power
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    Buy whatever you like after sampling because you are the one who is going to use it and never mind the...
  20. Thread: Arabian Jasmine

    by Markx
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    Arabian Jasmine

    When I was a child my family used to grow Arabian Jasmine "Jasminum sambac" in our house and I loved the smell of this flower so much but never encountered a perfume that replicated that smell with...
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    Re: Suggestions on niche samples

    I was reading the perfume guide by Luca Turin and stumbled upon a perfume named Philosykos but didn't know that Dyptique are the first few who started the niche trend in the perfume industry, thank...
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    Re: Suggestions on niche samples

    What is a niche perfume exactly? Is it a perfume that is superior to a designer perfume or a perfume that is hard to get and you have to search for it everywhere?
    I don't know why luckyscent doesn't...
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    Re: Suggestions on niche samples

    Thanks for the reply petruccijc,

    I will add the perfumes you mentioned to my list, I checked Luckyscent but couldn't find Frederic Malle perfumes there and I don't know any reputable site like...
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    Re: [Summer] Best scent with good longetivity?

    In addition to the above mentioned perfumes I would like to add:

    L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme
    212 Men Carolina Herrera
    Lalique White for men
    Bvlgari Extreme for men
    Kenzo pour Homme
    Aqva Pour...
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    Re: Suggestions on niche samples

    Thanks for the reply d4N13L,

    I really don't like the style of Montale perfumes I have tried Aoud Lime, Black Aoud and other scents from this line and didn't like any of them, they are too heavy...
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    Suggestions on niche samples

    I am looking to try some niche perfumes, basically I am looking for an impressive Rose, Citrus or Gourmand scent. I really don't know where to look and there are many niche companies out there but I...
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    Re: What is your current signature scent?

    I think the signature perfume is the perfume that you look at it with total respect, handle it's bottle with deep love and caring and apply it with joy, for me that perfume is Memoire d'Homme by Nina...
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    Re: Thoughts on chanel égoïste

    Egoiste has that impressive opening but I really hate the dry down, a good cold night perfume but watch out for the dry down, you don't know it might work for you.
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    Re: Golf Themed Perfume

    Oh now I am so happy thank you very very much Sir Gary, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it again after all those years. Thanks for your help guys.
    ...
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    Re: Golf Themed Perfume

    It wasn't Creed perfume and I am sure of it, Creeds perfumes share the same bottle design and they are much more expensive and I tried quite few of them and they don't share anything with that...
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    Re: Golf Themed Perfume

    hedgehog,

    Thanks for your response, No I don't believe it is Trophee Lancome that one had a silver bottle with a handle just like a cup also the box is different.

    Pour_Monsieur,

    Thanks for...
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    Golf Themed Perfume

    In the past I came in contact with this beautiful perfume, the bottle holding the perfume had a handle and was silver in color, the perfume came in cylindric box that opens from the side like a...
  33. Re: Is there any way to STRENGTHEN the concentration of a frag?

    Taking a hot shower and using the perfume afterwards, this is how I do it and the smell is always strong and beautiful in contrast of using the perfume without a shower. Some perfumes are just weak...
  34. Thread: Buying blind

    by Markx
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    Re: Buying blind

    I buy all my perfumes blindly after doing my research, it just a lot of fun to keep wondering what would the fragrance smells like when I get home but then again judging a fragrance in the store and...
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    Re: Wearing colognes you don't like.

    I bought Kouros and Ferrari Yellow Water two of the worst perfumes I have ever smelled and to top it off they were in big bottles. I used them from time to time like I used every other perfume I...
  36. Re: Finally put Cool Water and GIT side by side today.

    Creed is in same the league as Davidoff and Calvin Klein I never liked their offerings not to mention their outrageous prices, Silver Mountain Water smells like CK one and GIT smells like Cool Water...
  37. Re: If you were to pick just one fragrance - all weather, day and night, for every occasion

    For being very modest and in a situation like this I would go with Boss Bottled but I hope that I don't have to as it would be very boring to stick to one perfume forever.
  38. Re: So, I have 12 fragrances and we're in January...

    How about assigning four perfumes for a month each perfume for a week that way you can use all the 12 in three months and have a nice rotation which you can repeat again year long?!
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    Re: Changing my colonge, any recommendations?

    Beside 212 I find Boss Bottled to be a good one other than that you can try Allure Homme Series by Chanel like Allure Homme Edition Blanche, Allure Homme Sport etc., Kenzo Power and Dior Homme, L'EAU...
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    Re: Hanae Mori HM Blind Buy?

    I have both the EDP and the EDT versions, to me they both smell the same but the EDP is a little bit heavier, stronger and last longer, just a little you can't really tell and I have never seen a 3.3...
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    Re: New Fragance for an enthusiast

    Memoire d'Homme by Nina Ricci
    Guess by Marciano for Men by Guess
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    Re: Suggestions for a 17year old male

    Lalique White Lalique for men
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    Re: The right cologne for me

    Hello there and welcome to basenotes,

    For a beginner I would recommend famous perfumes like Cool Water, Boss No.6 or Bottled, Dunhill Red. There are thousands or perfumes out there and you will...
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    Re: Looking for similar fragrances

    David,

    Thank you very much for your response sir, I will look to the reviews and see if there is a mention to another perfumes similar to Eau de Fier in case I couldn't find it through normal...
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    Looking for similar fragrances

    Hello guys,

    Two of the best fragrances I'v tried were Memoire d'homme by Nina Ricci and 212 H2O by Carolina Herrera, after that I kept searching and testing and buying full bottles and given...
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    Re: Fragrances to try for a beginner

    Try the following,

    H.M. by Hanae Mori for Men (EDT,EDP)

    Amougae Gold for Men EdP

    Aoud Lime by Montale

    Herrera For Men
  47. Re: How Do You Feel About Making Such a Big Investment into Cologne Collecting??

    I have a small collection that consists of 45 perfumes and I think that they will last for years and years to come. I am not addicted to perfumes and I care more about time and my peace of mind, just...
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    Re: Acqua di Gio vs. Bulgari Aqua

    Bulgari Aqua is not bad at all but ADG is way way better and both of them are so different from each other, comparing them is nonsense.
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    Re: First Niche perfume...what's yours?

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_scczN8MdyKw/SsHpH6KNKSI/AAAAAAAAFLU/by4vgE9Nm60/s400/Amouage-Epic-Woman.jpg

    My very first and only niche perfume is Amouage Epic Woman by Amouage.
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana's The One

    In my opinion, D&G The One is one of those very tiring scents, wearing this scent made me very nauseous and uncomfortable. At first you may think it is a fine scent but wearing it is a total...
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    Re: Trying to figure out my taste...

    I can't recommend these perfumes enough, please take your time and try them:

    Amouage Epic Woman (Works for men too)

    Memoire d'Homme by Nina Ricci

    Tea For Two

    Montale Aoud Lime
  52. Re: Relatively new to cologne, sayin hi, and asking for suggestions.

    I would recommend,

    Tea For Two

    Memoire d'Homme

    Boss Bottled

    JOOP! Homme
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    Re: whats the difference

    Marketing Slogans!

    Man should wear a heavy scent for winter and a light cool one for summer, I say B.S. and man should wear whatever he wants any time.
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    Re: Teenager (15) looking for a good cologne?

    After using a full bottle Bottle of Le Male for a long time I can say with a great confidence that Le Male is one of the best men perfumes in the world today, yes it is that great from start to...
  55. Re: Looking for recommendations - 30 y/o female everyday scent

    I have tried Amouage Lyric Women and liked it very much, it is just amazing.

    Elle YSL

    Dior Midnight Poison

    Amarige Givenchy

    Each one of them has it's personality and not just another...
  56. Re: I am looking for a signature fragrance and I am lost

    For you I say; Give Memoire d'Homme by Nina Ricci a try and see for yourself.
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    Re: Happy for Men Alternative.

    Try those;

    Issey Miyake pour Homme
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Kenzo Tokyo
    Terre d'Hermes
    Lalique White for Men
    YSL Live Jazz
    YSL M7 Fresh
    Dune Pour Homme
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    Re: Another new poster in need of advice

    I second the suggestion of Elle by YSL which I love to smell on my gf so much, it is a true masterpiece.
  59. Thread: Top 3

    by Markx
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    Re: Top 3

    My top 3 perfumes are;

    Memoire d'Homme by Nina Ricci

    Issey Miyake pour Homme

    212 H2O by Carolina Herrera (Unfortunately discontinued)

    H.M. by Hanae Mori (Inplace of 212 H2O)
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    Re: Should a Man Have an Arsenal?

    I find that wearing the same perfume everyday for a long time so boring and lifeless it is like being stuck in time for all eternity. There is just so many great perfumes out there I could spend my...
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    Re: My first batch order

    It is so strange that you have tried many great perfumes only to like the inferior one Burberry London! It is true everyone has a different taste. I say keep on trying, don't give up just yet.
    ...
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    Re: What to wear during sex?

    Wow, now that is HARDCORE!!!!
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    Re: What to wear during sex?

    I like to smell YSL Elle on her during sex, it is so beautiful.
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    Re: My first batch order

    I would be very happy to learn your thoughts on YSL Korous :D

    Happy sampling!
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    Re: Perfume Personality Disorder?

    Just amazing, It sounds like my life story. At the age of 4 my mom let choose my very first perfume and from many I chose Lapidus Pour Homme.

    It was my pleasure to read this amazingly well thought...
  66. Re: How Many is "enought"? I'm having trouble keeping my list of "to buys" short...

    My limit is about 35 perfumes and will never go higher than that, if my collection shrinks to 4 or 5 perfumes then I'll buy another 30 perfumes and so on. I hate the IDEA of leaving this world and my...
  67. Re: A newcomer is fInding coldly detached, arrogant scent on $40 category

    "aristocratic arrogance and being coldly detached at same time"

    I can only think of one perfume at that price range and that is Memoire d'Homme by Nina Ricci, it has that smokey feeling well worth...
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    Re: Getting discouraged with my nose...

    Believe your nose more than anything else. Much more like the song you love to hear is the perfume you love to wear without tricking yourself to like.

    I love Memoire d'Homme & detest Korous many...
  69. Thread: Brand new!

    by Markx
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    Re: Brand new!

    Hello and welcome to Basenotes,

    The three greatest perfumes of all times (The Holy Trinity);

    Memoire d'Homme - Nina Ricci (smoke)

    L'eau d'Issey Pour Homme - Issey Miyake (Citrus)

    Kenzo...
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    Re: Scents that drive her wild

    Memoire d'Homme by Nina Ricci, the legendary perfume.
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    Re: Mini EDT order advise (Blind)

    Welcome to Basenotes;

    Versace Pour Homme is very bland and nothing special about it, simply put a perfume that you can't love nor hate.

    Tabac Cologne is a perfume that is out of place,...
  72. Thread: Best scent ever

    by Markx
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    Re: Best scent ever

    The divine creation that is Memoire d'Homme by Nina Ricci.
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    Re: Which fragrance will you defend to the death??

    Memoire d'Homme, Old Spice & Polo Sport (The Father, Son & Holy Spirit respectively).
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    Re: keeping it together

    Well, i write down my initial impressions about every scent and group them according to my preferences, i remember every scent i had since i was 4 years old but my collection is small, I forgot every...
  75. Re: Sensory Overload: A problem I have when testing perfumes in a store...

    Buying the samples for an extended testing is a great idea, trying no more than 5 scents per day helps immensely.
  76. Re: Is there a fragrance that tells others you're available?

    I believe there is no such a thing. If you are not available then be a serious man and tell them so.
  77. Re: Dark Humor: What Fragrance Should I wear to my Funeral?

    Perhaps some expensive arabian oud or whatever they have when the time comes, but if i had the choice for something like this, then it will definitely be Memoire d'Homme by Nina Ricci.
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    Re: Newbie need a lot of help!

    If i were you i wouldn't go with Aqua di Gio without trying it.

    Here's my recommendations for you;

    L'eau d'Issey pour Homme Intense - Issey Miyake
    The One - D&G
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche -...
  79. Thread: Azzaro Visit.

    by Markx
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    Re: Azzaro Visit.

    I would say that Azzaro visit is very close to Kenzo pour homme but with less Sea Elements. It is fresher that Kenzo ph.

    Azzaro visit smells like an iranian Nut Shop on the morning when the...
  80. Re: [Newbie] My favourite EDT's, would appreciate recommendations.

    Hi & welcome to Basenotes;

    My Fragrances of choice which i recommend to you:

    Memoire d'Homme - Nina Ricci
    Polo Sport - Ralph Lauren
    L'eau d'Issey Pour Homme Intense - Issey Miyake
    Egoiste -...
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    Re: Do you wear your personality?

    Sure, a frequent fragrance's choice has something to do with the personality, and I tend to like bold fragrances with a deep smokey accord most of the time which they describe my personality very...
  82. Re: Newbie just starting out and needs all the help he can get!

    First of all welcome to Basenotes, for my recommendations see my post above, and about the fragrances you mentioned ..

    Terre d'Hermes - I didn't like it, it is something like Tonino Lamborghini...
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    Re: My new list of top ten favorite fragrances.

    1- Memoire d'Homme - Nina Ricci
    2- 212 H2O Limited Edition - Carolina Herrera
    3- H.M. - Hanae Mori
    - Allure Homme Edition Blanche - Chanel
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    Re: Is this bottle of Givenchi Pi Legit?

    I had Pi 3.4 oz with the same box and bottle you have, only the cap or ring or whatever you call it was of a different color maybe silver or just the same color you have.
  85. Re: Newbie just starting out and needs all the help he can get!

    My fragrances of choice:

    Memoire d'Homme - Nina Ricci
    Hanae Mori For Men - Hanae Mori
    Issey Miyake Intense
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    Re: Insense, Could It Be fake?

    Ask Your Mom!
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    Re: Favorite BN fragrance discovery?

    At one time i was left with only Eternity by Calvin Klein, Boss Soul by Hugo Boss & Echo by Davidoff, What a crappy little collection so at one time i thought that i should get another bottle of...
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    Re: Underrated (designer) perfume releases...

    Memoire d'Homme - Nina Ricci such a very nice fragrance and i never encountered anything like it (Glamour, Flamboyance & The Attitude). The only problem with this fragrance is that not anyone can...
  89. Re: Guerlain Vetiver for a teen . What do you think ?

    When i was about 5 years old i got my first fragrance and it was Lapidus pour homme which is pretty strong, nevertheless I liked that fragrance very much. There is no age groups for fragrances, you...
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    Re: Insense, Could It Be fake?

    To me it doesn't smell cheap at all but the bottle i have never seen it before so i'll keep it for sure, a very nice fragrance.

    Thanks for your help guys! :toppie:
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    Insense, Could It Be fake?

    Well, to make a long story short, I received Givenchy Insense in a bottle that is similar to Xeryus and i never smelled the fragrance before therefore i don't if the fragrance is fake or not.

    It...
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    Re: Obsessed newcomer thirsts for direction

    You have two great fragrances, anyway i vote for Memoire d'Homme by Nina Ricci my fragrance of choice.
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    Re: State your unpopular cologne opinions here.

    For the price I never liked any niche fragrance and even i the price was OK with me still i feel those fragrances are for Dracula or a Prince living in a castle and would like to wear the best there...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Not too long ago when i want to get rid of my girlfriend or meet people i dislike, i won't talk very often and use YSL Korous which makes the last moments like hell.

    The girls seem to like Egoiste...
  95. Re: How do I know if a cologne is not right for me?

    There is nothing good or bad about perfumes and tastes change over time so don't worry you will develop a preference and you will know what suits you better.

    I bought my perfumes blindly too but...
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    Re: newbie perspective

    Very nice collection you have there and I think Pi is not that bad but i don't like it too, I think you should try Nina Ricci Perfumes and you will be in the right track for sure. Good Luck!
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    Re: Suggestions please! something seems missing.

    I don't care if a fragrance is widely used or not only if i like it, it will definitely be in my collection. Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey and Intense are a must and i place them high in my collection...
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    Re: Modern/contemporary "Powerhouse" scents?

    Kenzo Power is a very strong fragrance, Egoiste Platinum is very harsh and strong but take my advice and don't spray too much, I find Polo sport to be way too strong & very nice, Escape by Calvin...
  99. Re: Looking for everyday fragrance; already research done

    The Best fragrance i've tried so far war 212 H2O from Carolina Herrera & unfortunately it's a limited edition.

    I suggest that you try Nina Ricci Memoire d'Homme, it's my fragrance of choice and...
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    Re: Recommendations for a new frag in my wardrobe

    Nina Ricci Memoire d'Homme
    XS Black
    Boss Soul
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