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  1. Re: Any fragrances smell like Bain de Soleil orange gelee?

    Hey Mike,

    I thought Bond no. 9 Fire Island was supposed to be inspired by Bain de Soleil. It is supposed to smell like skin cooking under the sun while wearing Bain de Soleil... and a little...
  2. Re: Which fragrance are you ashamed to love?

    I really like CK Crave too. I guess this would be my guilty pleasure. I like the citrus smell and there seemed to be a hint of musty old book that makes it enjoyable for me.
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    Re: Black xs reviews....

    Seriously, I thought I was the only one that got the fog machine smell off of this. I kind of enjoy that smell but it is the one thing in Black XS that kind of goes sour on me. I gave it to my...
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    Anything smell like...

    Just curious, two scents I have been thinking about that I think would be fun for the hot weather that is on the horizon would be strawberry starburst or the bubblegum that came with baseball cards. ...
  5. Re: Need help choosing a youthful summer scent!

    I would highly recommend you trying Paco Rabanne Black XS (strawberryesque with patchouli) and if you can find it, Aramis Bermuda Tonic (Tropical summer drink). Looking at your wardrobe, I believe...
  6. Re: Separated At Birth? CDG Man and Gucci Homme?

    I find once I have worn a scent a few times I do not get them mixed up again. I prefer the CDG.
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    Re: Pure Coffee is neat!

    I was able to acquire a sample from Nordstroms and I do not smell much in common with B*Men. I do get a whole lot of A*Men when I first applied it. It is a nice drydown but it is nothing new or...
  8. Re: Burr gives Angel Men Pure Coffee four stars

    I have to agree about Cafe Noir, I like the espresso coffee effect but there is no progression. What you smell is what you get. I too am hoping this will scratch that coffee itch that I have had for...
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    Re: What would Sweeney Todd wear?

    I swear when I first wore it I had an image in my mind not unlike Sweeney Todd. L'Artisan Fou d' Absinthe
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    Re: Nostalgia by Santa Maria Novella

    Actually, it is the benzene smell in Nostalgia that kind of freaks me out. I don't normally freak out about synthetic ingredients but I can't get it out of my head that smelling the benzene smell...
  11. Re: Trying Narcisso Rodriguez for Him and Tom For for Men

    Wow. Okay, somebody else got the fahrenheit smell. I noticed that the first few times I wore this and was one of the reasons I wasn't keen on keeping it.

    I had problems with the topnotes being...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    At the Marshall's here in Michigan, it was a Demeter bonanza!

    Ones I spotted-
    Fruit Salad, laveder martini, blue hawaii, bulgarian rose, blueberry muffin, snow, laundromat, hawaiian surf (smelled...
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    Re: Layering Dior Homme with...

    Just curious, do you like Musc Ravageur? Just curious, because my SO dislikes powdery scents and dislikes Musc Ravageur (a favorite of mine) and Dior homme.
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    Re: Halloween Store Smell

    This is going to sound weird but the first time I tried Mark Birley for Men, it reminded me of the smell of a Halloween Mask.
  15. Re: The Obsession Calvin Klein freek that I am...

    The thing about the original Obsession for Men is that at times, it could smell like it does in its current state. But there were many different stages to the scent and could smell quite different...
  16. Re: Diesel Fuel for life/Narciso Rodrigues.......

    I agree with this. After about 4 or 5 wearings something about the way it smells on me changed. NR for Him is a current favorite of mine.

    On the other hand, I tried Diesel Fuel for Life and...
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    Re: a modern Old Spice

    L'Air du Desert Marocain has an Old Spice vibe to it.
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    Re: Bond is getting me run out of town

    I thought the same thing. It sounds like it could be overapplication. I only receive compliments if somebody is violating the 3 feet rule.
  19. Re: Which scents/note do you love, but it gives you a headache?

    Mike,

    That sounds like that could be it. It is part of the fragrance that remains constant to the point it becomes headache inducing. I will watch for that.
  20. Re: Which scents/note do you love, but it gives you a headache?

    Some of my favorites give me headaches. Maybe it is one common ingredient. I would like to find out.
    Black XS
    Creed Virgin Island Water

    CDG is probably the company that gives me the most...
  21. Re: Article on LeLabo in the NY Times

    I would actually be pretty excited to smell something pumpkin pie-ish. Isn't that supposed to be the ultimate male aphrodisiac?
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez for Him

    I bought this after sampling it in the store. I have owned it about 2 weeks now and for a while, I had buyer's remorse. The problem I was having was that the violet was standing out from the scent...
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    Re: SMN Nostalgia-- review

    There are many sides to this scent. There is an almost airplane glue/plasticky smell in it that is addicting.
  24. Re: Bond No. 9 - Coney Island / article in NYT

    Mike,

    I am looking forward to sniffing this one too. It should be at Saks any day now. i am expecting it no later than this weekend.
    The lime/margarita thing sounds real intriguing and could...
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    Re: Notes you can't smell?

    Bigarade Concentree, Chergui (It's not as noticeable in this), and that Kiss frag come to mind.
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    Re: You think I'm wearing...WHAT???

    It just so happens that 1 of the 2 times I had a fragrance be mistaken it was Musc Ravageur. A friend of mine said I smelled just like her boyfriend. He wore Be Delicious!
    The same girl guessed Pi...
  27. Re: Scent copying: what are the legal restrictions?

    Yeah, I remember they used to have those commercials....If you like Obsession, you will love Stalker, or something to that effect.

    I also remember a desiger impostors commercial that was a big...
  28. Re: It's Official: Chicago L'Artisan to host us May 26!!!

    I'm sorry, I too will not be able to attend. My school schedule has changed and it makes it too difficult to get out there this weekend.
  29. Re: Reviews: Kingdom & Ambre Canelle (warning- graphic!)

    LOL@ Snizz. Southpark fan?
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    Re: Award Winning Euphoria Men

    Yes, they have made nothing but boring for a while, but I think it was their early creative scents that make people wonder if they will ever make an interesting one again.

    Obsession, Eternity, Ck...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26 April

    Happy Birthday, CJ!

    Geir
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 24 April

    Millesime Imperial
  33. Re: It's Official: Chicago L'Artisan to host us May 26!!!

    I promise I will!
  34. Re: It's Official: Chicago L'Artisan to host us May 26!!!

    Please count me and my wife in. Sorry it took so long to respond.
  35. Re: 1.7 oz rochas at local store 19.99, buy blind?

    Which store did you find it at for $19.99. That's a really nice price on a great frag.

    I have never found A*men to be powdery but I am glad that Rochas might be the fragrance you were looking...
  36. Re: Just bought Virgin Island Water--quick review

    I believe the pee note he detects is in SMW. I wouldn't call it pee but I too notice that smell at first in SMW. I would suggest Hamptons by Bond no. 9 for anyone who wants SMW sans that smell.
  37. Re: Just bought Virgin Island Water--quick review

    I completely agree about the lime. I would love to have that lime alone in a frag. Unfortunately, it must be coconut scents that I just cant handle wearing on myself. It seems to make me nauseous....
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    Re: bubblegum cotton candy?

    From your initial description, I too think it is Joop and it can be smelled from literally 50 feet away.
  39. Re: A Russian Woman, A French Man, and My Perfumes...

    Great story. Good to have positive reinforcement every once in a while. Especially when it comes in the form of an attractive girl.
    Good to see you posting a bit more again. I am enjoying...
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    Re: New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    I wonder if it will have any different notes or if it will just be more potent. Either way, I am very interested and ready to buy.
  41. Re: Chicago Basenotes Gathering (sometime in 2007?)

    I am interested. I will keep an eye out for the date.
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    Re: Best Chocolate Scent

    Inevitably, when chocolate or sweet comes up it is a perfect opportunity to take a shot at A*men. A*men includes chocolate in the scent but it is, imo, not meant to be the focal point of the scent. ...
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    Re: Cracking the Chanel Date Code

    The 0527 bottle is definitely legit but the bottle appeared to be super, super old. Perhaps starting at 2000? As I had mentioned, I was picking up that bottle cheap for a friend that missed owning...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 15 March

    Green irish Tweed
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday: 14 March 2007

    Dior Homme
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    Re: Bond No. 9 Hamptons

    I would agree with that. I wouldn't say I like it any more than SMW but it does seem to lack that ink note that some people dislike. I have only sampled Hamptons so I can't speak of its longevity.
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    Re: Notes you can't smell?

    For me, i can't miss cumin in a scent. I don't care for it in fragrances. You could also go to a grocery store and smell cumin among the spices. It is used in a lot of ethnic cooking. ...
  48. Re: Creed Virgin Island Water - First Review

    This is a pretty good description. I tried it a week ago (scored 2 samples!).

    Just as I expected, this reminds me of Aramis Bermuda Tonic with more coconut. In fact I hoped it would be a...
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    Re: Surprising dissapointments

    Actually, I don't see 2006 being that bad of a year for fragrances. Terre d' Hermes (the winner), Cannabis Santal, Gris Clair, Les Nez frags, Le Labo frags, Burberry London, all pretty good frags. ...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 1 March

    Egoiste
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes Citrusy??

    I don't mean this as an insult to TdH, the lemon I smell is the same as when you are drying a dish just washed in Joy. I really like it though, because it is complimented by the earthy dirt and...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 23 February

    CDG Kyoto
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    Re: Your experience needed....

    TdH or D&G PH
  54. Re: Had your new scent 'stolen' from you?

    I had worn Angel for Men (I am pretty sure it was only called Angel for Men when it first came out. Not A*men) for about 4 years undisturbed. Then on vacation in Vegas my friend wanted to know the...
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    Re: SOTD - Tuesday 20 Feb 2007

    Unforgivable
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    M7 alternative

    I have worn M7 for quite a while and have found myself tired of the amber present in the scent. Something more like the body wash would be ideal. I have and love M7 fresh but I want something more...
  57. Re: Tested Ambre Sultan during Mardi Gras

    Nice review. No matter how much I apply, Ambre Sultan suffocates me. Not one I can wear.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 19 February

    New Haarlem
  59. Re: BaseNotes members only, Pre-release test sample and review.

    Count me in. Just let me know. Thanks.
  60. Re: is there a sophisticated chocolate out there?

    I would recommend Borneo 1834 if you can get your hands on it. It is a mixture of dark chocolate and patchouli. It lasts without being cloying.
  61. Re: I need something modern, formal and sophisticated

    Dior Homme- I am sure that you have probably already tried this one since you are a fan of Bois D' argent.
    One time when I was at the bar a waitress was approaching me and my friends. She...
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    Re: TJ Maxx...no more frags???

    No, in fact most of the boxes are ripped open. They just started to put a sticker on the boxes as an extra seal to prevent people from doing just that. It looked like it still wasn't working so...
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    Re: A new Comme perfume

    The bottle is great. I can't wait to try this one out. Thanks for the info.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 7 February

    Aquolina Blue Sugar
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    Re: More on Thierry Mugler's ICE*Men.

    I know in the case of ICE*Men it would probably end in a quick cease and desist from Marvel Comics. At least to me, that seems a little too close to ice-Man from X-men.
  66. Re: Advice on Purchase I am making Today

    M7, TdH
  67. Re: Bumping of threads on the sell/swap boards

    Well, let's also point out that there are people who add one item every day and that puts them at the top. Someone who only has 2 or 3 items listed and that is all they are going to list could find...
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    Re: A little rant about Sephora

    I was going to say, don't complain. the Sephora around me doesn't carry CDG2 or some of the others that are stocked at the Chicago, Vegas, or Seattle Sephoras.
    I remember when they first opened...
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    Re: Cracking the Chanel Date Code

    Well, I have to bump this. i've been looking for a cheap bottle of Egoiste for a friend who said he couldn't find it anynmore. I bought a bottle off of ebay cheap. $26.99. Of course it was listed...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 23 January

    Rochas Man
  71. Re: Fragrance of the day, Thursday, January 4

    B*men
  72. Re: What do you think of the new Double-duty candles - candles to be used as lotion?

    I have been waiting to purchase one of these. Let me know when you get it perfected. I would be very interested in purchasing one.
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    Re: Compliment on Geir

    Something I don't care for about Geir is the spray mechanism. It mists rather than sprays. If you are not within a half an inch it would miss you. In fact it is so bad that I should probably...
  74. Re: L'Air du Desert Marocain 100ml discontinued

    So, so true. CDG Kyoto was having a nice little run but then the 100 ml bottle scare had L'Air du Désert Marocain doing its best impression of the Sony Playstation 3 here on the boards.
  75. Re: I'm looking for that bubblegum note again...

    Habe you ever smelled Diesel Zero Plus? http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120453.html
    It is definitely synthetic smelling, but I get a bubblegum vibe off of it. Also, you should be able to find it for...
  76. Re: smells like Aussie hair products?

    The only thing I have ever smelled that was similar would be the grape opening in Gaultier2.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, December 27th

    Kyoto
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    Re: Similar scents to Givenchy PI

    They should have Silver Shadow at Macy's.
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    Re: Similar scents to Givenchy PI

    I see you are in my neck of the woods. Do you ever go to Sephora? They will make you up some sample vials no problem. Also, Somerset is a great place to go to check out quite a few of these...
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    Re: SOTD Monday, December 25th

    Merry Christmas! It is Chergui for me.
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    Re: Bond No.9, why the hate?

    Well, the similarity BDA shares is mainly with LL I received a sample of Bois D'Argent from Scentemental and immediately thought of LL. It wasn't until I sent a pm to Scentemental that he informed...
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    Re: Bond No.9, why the hate?

    Let me preface this by saying by no means am I a Bond apologist but I do think Bond gets more of a raw deal than other fragrance companies. I guess it bothers me more to read people ripping down...
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    Blue Sugar-- A quick review.

    Well, Blue Sugar and Chergui arrived today. I thought I would sample the floozy first.
    At first blast, the sillage is massive. It reminded me of when you would go to make Kool-Aid, Great...
  84. Re: What am I wearing?

    Okay, last guess. Arpege?
  85. Re: What am I wearing?

    Egoiste?
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    Re: B*Men to be Discontinued?

    Has B*men really only been out for 2 years? I remember going to buy it right when it came out and it seems like it was at least more than 2 years. Hmm.
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    Re: NEW: Masaki Matsushima M; Men.

    Yeah, I tried this about about 2 weeks ago and I would also describe it as a fresh scent. I'd put it in the same category as L' eau Par Kenzo. I don't understand it coming out in winter either. As...
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    Re: Black XS is POWERFUL

    Yeah, there is something nauseating in this one. I bought it off of Giraffe because I wanted to give it a whirl. Just like Aramis Bermuda Tonic, it is a fragrance that I received compliments on but...
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    Re: Viktor & Rolf Antidote

    When I first smelled this it reminded of a fresh version of Burberry Brit. If you look at a list of their notes ther is a lot in common. Something like 7 out of 10 similar ingredients.
    To me...
  90. Re: Is that prefered stock your wearing?

    No, it is Preferred Stock as in shares in a company. Stocks and bonds. It would be much more interesting if it was inspired by livestock.

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121317.html

    To me it...
  91. Re: Is that prefered stock your wearing?

    I always thought preferred stock smelled like Eternity.
  92. Re: I have a question about colognes being legit.

    Love the sad panda reference. i would assume what you have is legit. i would only get concerned if something looks legitimately fake. I have bought a few different things that were authentic that...
  93. Re: Bvlgari Black-Body Kouros-Lolita Lempicka

    I also like Bois D'argent which when I first sampled immediately reminded me of Lolita Lempicka. It is made by the same perfumer as well. I never really got BB smelling like the others but I wore...
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    Re: Some thoughts on Bond No. 9...

    I believe you may be thinking of CB I Hate Perfume's At The Beach 1966.
    www.cbihateperfume.com/CB1966.html
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    Re: Does L'Artisan Tea for Two . . .

    Yes, t4t really does smell like Lapsang. It is a great fall scent.
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    Re: QUICK SNIFF: Antidote

    Antidote came across to me as a clean, casual woody scent. I could see using this or Prada Man year round. Prada Man would be my choice of the two.
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    Re: QUICK SNIFF: Antidote

    Antidote came across to me as a clean, casual woody scent. I could see using this or Prada Man year round.
  98. Frag shopping initial impressions Antidote, London, Gaultier2

    Okay, I am apologizing in advance for my less than
    eloquent post here (I am typing this on a sidekick).
    I went fragrance shopping yesterday with intentions to
    purchase. I had the oportunity to...
  99. Re: Burberry London at Nordstrom -Instant purchase

    I did not see it in the Burberry store but I did see it in Nordstroms. I am guessing an exclusive.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 19 August

    Musc Ravageur
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