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    Re: Smokey marshmallow

    More of a burnt marshmallow, but yeah smokey in a sense.......my nod goes to YSL's Body Kouros
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 11, 2015

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  3. Re: Michael Kors for Men (2014) smelled great at first....

    I just recently tried this one from a store tester and it seemed really good. Very close to the early-2000's Michael that I owned. I have yet to purchase and wear the latest incarnation, but it...
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    Re: I need a Pitmaster Scent!

    Hawk, I agree. It's been a while since I tried Encre Noir, I should really revisit!

    Oh, and I also wanted to add in something with respect to the OP's pal loving the scent of gun oil. To my...
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    Re: I need a Pitmaster Scent!

    Something smoky, rich, and savory: MadHat Embers, by our own rynegne. I tried this and it smells so smoky and rich....amazing!

    Green and woodsy: I get that type of vibe from L'eau Bleue...
  6. Re: How many do you currently own from this list? Include samples as well!

    From this list, these are the ones I currently own. Some I wear more than others. Compliments are generally rare.

    4. Green Irish Tweed (17.9)
    5. L'eau D'Issey Pour Homme (14.7)
    13. A*Men (9)...
  7. Re: Most different reformulations, best and worst

    The current Tabarome Millesime is miles away from the vintage original Tabarome. Like chalk and cheese.
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    Re: Recognize this Creed MI bottle?

    Yes, that is the older style. Pre 2011, I believe? I know for sure it was the one made in 2008 and earlier....
  9. Poll: Re: The best cheap fragnance that lasts and projects?

    If you're good with big bold floral notes, then you will be OK with Grey Flannel. Remember, this is a classic powerhouse scent.....
  10. Poll: Re: The best cheap fragnance that lasts and projects?

    From your list, I picked Grey Flannel and Lanvin's Avant Garde. I also selected a choice of my own, and that choice will be Jacomo De Jacomo, the original in the black bottle.

    :)
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    Re: A modern version of Azzaro Pour Homme?

    To show what you are wearing when you write a post, go to the directory, dial up the scent you are wearing, and in the middle of the page near the fragrance's info you will spot radio buttons, marked...
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    Re: A modern version of Azzaro Pour Homme?

    I agree with this. Azzaro Pour Homme is indeed classic and timeless, but IMHO, certainly not dated! Run with it!

    And Rive Gauche is like a more understated and slightly refined as APH. Say, it...
  13. Thread: Dogs and cats

    by Richie_B
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    Re: Dogs and cats

    Interesting thing that I have learned about a dog's perception of scent. A dog's sense of smell is so finely tuned, it can smell every aspect or component of what comprises the smell. Take for...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 4th July 2015

    Trying out a sample of Anvers by Ulrich Lang today. Interesting stuff! Problem is....I'm not sure if I really dig the stuff or if I'm indifferent towards it!

    :/
  15. [CONUS] Handful of designer scents, Givenchy, Baldessarini, etc.

    Hello everyone,

    Listing a few scents I have no desire in keeping. Prices include continental USA shipping only (nothing outside lower 48, sorry) and PayPal Friends and Family pay option. I'm...
  16. Re: Which 3 soon to be released scents are you exited about?

    Ha!!!

    :)
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 1st July 2015

    Amouage's Epic Man from a sample.......

    :)
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    Re: D&G Intenso (New Fragrance)

    Drakkar Noir? Hmm...not getting that. To me, DN has a load of lavender, juniper and oakmoss. Not really getting that combo from Intenso.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 30th June 2015

    SOTE: Coach Leatherware #3

    :)
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    Re: SOTD Monday 29th June 2015

    Versace L'Homme ('84)

    :)
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    Re: Hanae Mori HiM edp is gone

    So I'm wondering aloud if this is a safe blind buy........

    I own H.M. and do have some sweeter scents. Wonder if I should give it a spin.
  22. Thread: CdG fans

    by Richie_B
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    Re: CdG fans

    I concur. I own the Original EdP and it's great. I also have sampled CdG 2Man and that's a good one too. Not a lot of experience with others though.
  23. Re: Current formulation Polo Green is not too bad!

    I own a tester bottle of the latest version. Growing up through the 80's, the smell of RL's Polo was part of the overall experience. And as many here have said, the earlier Cosmair version is a bit...
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    Re: Help Needed with Grey Flannel

    Yes both the same. When my brother bought a bottle in the late 70's, he got the little flannel bag. Not sure if they still offer that.....
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    Re: New Michael Kors for Men "Extreme Blue"

    Don,

    There is not a lot about the original Michael that I would consider 'gourmand' or edible other than the star anise and the fruit notes. To my nose, it's so much more of a spicy/woodsy scent....
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    First Impressions: Acqua di Gio Profumo

    Well, hello there!

    So I was out today and happened by a Nordstroms store and I thought: What do they have that I have not yet tried? I saunter over to the Men's Fragrance selection and have a...
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    Re: D&G Intenso (New Fragrance)

    I think I get what DolceTheDon is saying. I was out today and decided to test Intenso again. Along with D&G PH in its latest form.

    I get the sandalwood in Intenso, but also feel it is very...
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    Re: New Michael Kors for Men "Extreme Blue"

    OK so I was at Nordstroms and they had a bottle of Michael Kors for Men (latest version), and I tried some. I DOES smell like they're trying to recreate the original Michael for Men. but it's just a...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 28th June 2015

    Gendarme for this sunny Sunday.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 27th June 2015

    Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport 2008 vs 2012

    So, how does one tell the two versions apart? I looked them up in the BN directory, and the only difference I see initially from a distance is that the 2008 version has a transparent cap, allowing...
  32. Re: "Look Before You Leap" or "There's No Place Like Dior Homme"

    SportsFan....yes that's the one! And even though just sampling on my hand, yes it does stay close and work as more of a skin scent. More subtle than Gendarme or Monsieur Balmain, and a bit more...
  33. Re: Help needed with a Tobacco (or 'tobacco themed') Fragrance

    Brain's still working.....

    Lapidus Pour Homme: Opaque, white-stone looking bottle. Came out in the 80's, has the similar "tobacco + honey" vibe of Avant Garde. Also budget-friendly.

    Tom Ford...
  34. Re: Help needed with a Tobacco (or 'tobacco themed') Fragrance

    Here's another take. If someone already linked this, sorry. But quite forgiving the Interwebs is. (in Yoda voice)

    :)

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/276638-Best-Tobacco-Fragrance
  35. Re: Help needed with a Tobacco (or 'tobacco themed') Fragrance

    OK I can toss a few out there:

    Vermeil for Men: The bottle looks like a giant lighter. Campy? Uh, yes.....but a great scent! Smells like the 80's but came out in the 90's I believe. Easy on...
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    Re: New Michael Kors for Men "Extreme Blue"

    Can we trust Larry David that the scent is boring? :)

    And hey, maybe I should use the search feature, but I gotta know: What happened to Michael Kors' Michael in the cube-ish bottle, dark juice...
  37. "Look Before You Leap" or "There's No Place Like Dior Homme"

    Hey folks,

    Sometimes, zeal and excitement get the best of me. When it's attached to my wallet, then I get worried. Here it is: A few nights back, I was poking around on eBay with a couple of...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 26th June 2015

    Mauboussin Homme
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    Re: D&G Intenso (New Fragrance)

    One of my co-workers wears it and it is pleasant and mellow on him. I tried it and it just doesn't have enough "oomph" for me. It's a great choice for office wear, but I guess the psychosomatic...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 25th June 2015

    Azzaro Pour Homme
  41. Re: "Capucci pour Homme", according to Tony Grottola.

    Nice!
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    Re: Select two orientals......

    Off the list you have:

    JHL and Opium Pour Homme

    and to toss in another......

    CK's Obsession For Men
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 24th June 2015

    Paco Rabanne XS
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver - Jaipur Homme Vibe??

    Jaipur Homme is bright, sweet and kinda soapy where Guerlain Vetiver is pretty green dry, and soapy with a pronounced tobacco and cedar drydown. But that's on me now.....
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 23rd June 2015

    Jo Malone 154
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    Re: SOTD Monday 22nd June 2015

    Cool Water by Davidoff
  47. Re: Just got 2 free tickets dropped in my lap...

    Well.....I didn't Guerlain's Vetiver in your collection. Besides, Paul and Keith have hung out before.


    :)
  48. Re: Just got 2 free tickets dropped in my lap...

    I say Habit Rouge.

    :)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, June 21, 2015

    SOTE: Minotaure by Paloma Picasso
  50. Thread: Dior Homme

    by Richie_B
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    Re: Dior Homme

    I tried the most recent version as well as the Dior Homme Eau, and they're both great, but I prefer the Eau just a bit more than the original. But yes, it's quality stuff. Enjoy!

    :)
  51. Re: Help me to decide please! D&G PH or Chanel Allure Homme?

    Just personally speaking, I prefer the D&G, even the latest iteration. But I must say, this is because it's been a while since I have experienced Allure Homme. But from my recollection, they are...
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    Minotaure by Paloma Picasso

    Happy Sunday folks!

    Just this week, I managed to score a 2.5 ounce splash bottle of Paloma Picasso's Minotaure for a good deal and I was excited to try it out. This wound up being a blind buy, as...
  53. Thread: Kouros 2015

    by Richie_B
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    Re: Kouros 2015

    Hi guys. just wanted to chime in my experience:

    Recently, a bunch of folks on BN decided to honor and remember Yves Saint Laurent's passing by wearing Kouros on the anniversary of his death. I...
  54. Re: Should we expect a new Creed "main line" release in 2015?

    That could be interesting........

    :)
  55. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    My approach to drsillage's wardrobe.....sounds weird, but I'm picking up on stuff he has but I don't. So.....


    Encre Noire (tried it, really liked it!)

    Esencia Loewe (I'd love to try this!)
    ...
  56. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Today was my first time smelling Minotaure by Paloma Picasso. Nice, but a bit sweet. Need to get used to it.

    Also Mauboussin Homme EdP. Wow....classy stuff!

    :)
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

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    38981

    First time experiencing each of them......
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    Re: SOTD Friday 19th June 2015

    Wow.....lotta you all smell fantastic! :)

    I'm celebrating the start of summer break by wearing Eau Sauvage.


    :D
  59. Re: Is Prada Infusion D'homme a better soapy scent than Mugler Cologne?

    I like them both but I feel they are different, and I do not really find either one "soapy" in a sense. Just my $0.02, that is.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 18th June 2015

    Krizia Uomo. Because the '80's rock!


    :)
  61. Re: What's with the new Creed coming out this fall?

    They should just re-release Vintage Tabarome. That would be cool.

    :)
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    Re: Perfume etiquette in official surrounding

    Mechant Loup by L'Artisan

    :D
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 17th June 2015

    Red for Men by Giorgio Beverly Hills
  64. Re: All 3 Coach Leatherware Mens Scents on sale for $48 each (95ml EDP) (soon to be discontinued)

    Rothschild, if you can locate a Coach store at an outlet mall, that's where you will find the stock and the discounted prices. Here near Chicago there is the Rosemont Fashion Outlet Mall near O'Hare...
  65. Re: Best fragrance to mask cigarette after-smell?

    This thread reminds me of an interesting story told here on the boards years ago by our own Griff (Jim Griffin, fragrance enthusiast and eBay employee). He noted that once he took a trip to New York...
  66. Re: Best fragrance to mask cigarette after-smell?

    HOLY CRAP LHBI........Why'd ya' hafta write that and I come across it while I'm in a quiet environment and my students are testing. You have NO IDEA how hard I had to work to keep from cracking up...
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    Re: 1 million should i or not?

    When I was getting my BA, a classmate wore it and it smelled great. A few months ago I came across a fellow at a party who smelled like burnt candy. I played nice, and after a bit of convo, he...
  68. Re: Just scored my beloved Calvin(original, blue bottle)

    Yes, a very dark navy blue. And the script is silver. A very '80's loo, for sure.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 16th June 2015

    I'm enjoying the pleasantness of Lanvin's Avant Garde today.

    :)
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste smells like...

    To me, Chanel Platinum Egoiste smells like......




    ......like......Paco Rabanne XS is easily $25 cheaper for a similar vibe.

    Sorry! :p
  71. Re: Just scored my beloved Calvin(original, blue bottle)

    Whoa, if THAT'S the one you scored then it IS vintage!!! I mean, really.....when I bought my first bottle in 1988 they stopped using the "Crown Royal" bag in the packaging. NICE!!!!
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    Re: Best sandalwood fragrance?

    I like Etro's Sandalo. Excellent straight-up sandalwood!!!

    :)
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    Re: SOTD Monday 15th June 2015

    Second day with Coach Leatherware #3 for Men. Giving it the full-bore run through today, baby!

    :)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, June 14, 2015

    Today doing a sample wearing of Coach Leatherware #3 for Men. I can see this being a good choice for a cool summer evening.

    :)
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    Re: SOTD SATURDAY 13th JUNE 2015

    Saturday was a BIG day. The school I teach at had graduated its second class. So in honor of the class of 2015, I wore GIT


    (Sorry for the late post) :)
  76. Re: List 3 female fragrances a man can easily wear

    I have owned Kingdom by McQueen and DK's Black cashmere, as well they have been mentioned, so I will toss in a few that I have worn with success:

    Prada (original low, wide bottle)

    Cinnabar by...
  77. Re: Just scored my beloved Calvin(original, blue bottle)

    Congrats DEMON!!! The original Calvin is major awesome, even if it is the 1999-2000 re-release. I got some of that one and it rocks hard!!!

    :)
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    Re: nice vanilla fragrance with good sillage?

    Here's some to try, usually quite accessible:

    Eau Des Baux (I know it has been mentioned)
    Versace Blue Jeans (a real bargain-beater too!)
    Laguna by Dali (almost a tobacco-like vibe with the...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 12th June 2015

    Mugler's Angel for Men is my choice on this rainy Friday.

    :)
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 11th June 2015

    Versace L'Homme
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    Re: Your latest "regret" fragrances?

    Givenchy Gentleman. Something in the middle is just bad on my skin. Oh well....can't win them all!

    :(
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 10th June 2015

    Echo by Davidoff
  83. Thread: Best Ginger?

    by Richie_B
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    Re: Best Ginger?

    The scent I really like that is ALL about ginger and amber (especially on my skin)is Clinique's Chemistry. Unabashed, in-your-face ginger! A big fave on my list. Reasonable price and easy to find,...
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    Re: Favourite fragrances from Jovan?

    The one Jovan fragrance I really liked and it stood out for me was Musk for Men Evening Edition. I had a bottle, no spray but "dab" (or splash) on, it was about 25ml and it cost around $7.99 back in...
  85. Re: CDG Wonderwood and JM 154 smell the same?

    I own Jo Malone 154 and all this talk is making me consider trying/buying Wonderwood! LOL
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 9th June 2015

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    Re: SOTD Monday 8th June 2015

    Ralph Lauren Polo original (latest formulation)
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    Re: Are my fragrances ruined?

    If you had them only in the bathroom, whether or not you had them near a window, and it was only a short period of time (<a few months), those scents should be fine.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 6th June 2015

    Heritage by Guerlain

    :)
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    Re: SOTD Friday 5th June 2015

    SOTE: Halston Z-14 (latest formulation)

    Reminds me a lot of Bogart's classic Witness.
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    Re: UK vs Europe vs USA

    In Chicago, Illinois, USA, there is access to a decent amount of brick-and-mortar retailers that carry many different levels of fragrances. In the suburbs, many designer lines may be found at the...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 5th June 2015

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    Uh huh!!! :)
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    Re: Choose 3 (or 4 or 5) from My Wish List...

    OK, from the list, I own:

    Eau Sauvage - Timeless classic!

    L'Eau Bleue D'Issey - Really green, kinda dry. I like it!

    Pour Un Homme - Again, another timeless classic.

    I would like to own:
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    Poll: Re: Green irish tweed vs Cool water

    Own them both. Like them both. GIT I like for more formal stuff in warm weather. But I think I would wear Cool Water more often. Just my $0.02 that's all.

    :)
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 4th June 2015

    Going old school....and loving it! :)

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    Re: new Dior for men this fall

    If this scent hits the shelves on September first and IS NAMED "Believe" I will just about have a heart attack! LOL!!
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    Re: new Dior for men this fall

    A news blurb regarding Mr. Depp and the upcoming Dior fragrance........

    http://news.yahoo.com/johnny-depp-takes-scent-christian-dior-171333890.html
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 3rd June 2015

    Getting in some time with L'Occitane's classic Eau Des Baux today.

    :)
  99. Re: Admit it, who here owns any of the Paris Hilton scents?

    Don't own any, and for being such a fan of mainstream and bargain-basement stuff, I have not tried any from what I can recollect. Not that I have avoided them, just never got around to it. I have...
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    Re: I finally get Eau Savage!

    My commentary on ES from a different thread here........

    "Dior Eau Sauvage: Oh? You want OLD SCHOOL???? Eau Sauvage is the principal, provost, and dean of Old School! I remember being a wee lad...
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