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  1. Re: Dec '07 Details magazine - The Ultimate Guide to Buying Cologne

    Men's magazines articles are trashy, barely concealed advertisements and atrocious writing. I never buy them and if I do read them, it's at the bookstore with a cup of coffee.
  2. Re: Burr gives Citron de Vigne by Fresh three stars

    One of my current faves is Fresh's Cannabis Santal. If this one even approaches within a few miles of CS, I'm game.
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    Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    Rochas Man
  4. Thread: Gucci PH II

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    Re: Gucci PH II

    Can't say more in favor of GPH II. Easy to wear for just about any occassion.
  5. Re: recommend me a unisex fragrance please....

    CK One, all the way. Guaranteed not to offend but delight everyone. Very linear, but also very wearable.
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    Re: The fragrance of a tobacco shop?

    I don't know if I agree with Chergui for this category. Micheal for Men, perhaps and yes, it's a good fragrance. Baldessarini from Hugo Boss is another I like for its Tobacco notes.
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    Re: riverside drive or chez bond?

    Interesting thread. I had to choose between Riverside Drive and Bleecker Street once, a long time ago and I chose Riverside Drive. While I didn't (and don't) hate Riverside Drive, I'm now sure I...
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    Re: A*Men and Rochas Man

    Take it from someone who's been burned too many times: Do not buy fragrances blind! I know how tempting it is to do, but Do not buy fragrances blind.
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    Re: Reverie au Jardin by Tauer

    Tauer's only perfume I like (and the first I actually got an unsolicited comment about from a random chick) is L'air ... that tar-note puts me off a lot of his other stuff.
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    Re: Creed Bois de Portugal

    BdP is not that special; it's good, to be sure, but not enough to make me want to buy it blind. Get a sample, wear it, if you like it enough to spend that much money on it, buy it. You have to live...
  11. Re: Do you feel special when you disagree with a consensus?

    This is kind of a silly question, and I won't answer it!

    (See how special I am?)
  12. Re: You know your addicted to fragrance when....

    Not to be a grammar nazi, but: You know when you're addicted to fragrance.
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    Re: SotD, Wed- 11 Feb 09

    A perfect perfume for a snowy winter's day, I've found: Egoiste!
  14. Thread: L'Homme Sage

    by ifconfig
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    Re: L'Homme Sage

    H'm ... look, in life, it always boils down to what YOU think or like.

    Every one is born and dies alone.

    Masculine and feminine scents are marketing ploys, wear what YOU like. If the lady in...
  15. Thread: L'Instant EDT

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    Re: L'Instant EDT

    Agreed, L'Instant EDT lasts for quite a while on me.
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    Re: S o T D -- Monday, February 9 '09

    Heh, badass indeed!

    Anyyway, another badass: Tom Ford for Men.
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    Re: The Best Longetivity Ever!

    L'air du Desert Marocain is a beast in the longevity department.
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    Re: SotD, Sat 7 Feb 09

    Set Sail St. Bart's by Tommy Bahama.
    Unsurprisingly fresh, surprisingly good.
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    Re: Finest Sandalwood fragrance out there?

    There have indeed been quite a lot of threads about the best Sandalwood. I like:

    o MPG Santal Noble
    o Tam Dao

    The Perfume Critic once had a competition to pick the best Sandalwood, you may...
  20. Re: Nicolai New York , looking for more modern or more old fashioned variation

    Yes, I agree, I prefer Creed's BdP to Nicolai's NY.
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    Re: Roger Federer 'RF' line

    Rozher, great Tennis player, perhaps more in touch with his feelings than most but oh well. I'll spend what I need to, regardless of the source, if it's good enough.
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    Re: S o T D - Friday, February 6

    Terre d'Hermes.

    Reading Dottore Turin's review of this good frag, I notice he doesn't think it has any terre in sight. I humbly disagree. This one's got quite a hit of mineral earthiness although...
  23. Re: Burr gives I Am King by Sean John three stars

    I am constantly surprised by the duality of my feelings for Crap Daddy's product. I didn't expect to like Unforgivable yet I did. It's no masterpiece, but it's solid.
    I've not yet smelled I Am King...
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    Re: SotD, Thursday 5 Feb 09

    Fresh Cannabis Santal, warmth on a cold day!
  25. Re: When testing a new fragrance the first time...

    A hobby can be a technical exercise and still be an enjoyable hobby.

    The initial task is, I believe, to get conversant with an array of notes by themselves. Building the database, if you like....
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 04 Feb 09

    Quickly becoming a rediscovered favorite: CKOne!
  27. Re: "Men smell of cheese and women of onions"

    No, I recall reading something like this a while back. Cheese and Onions ... :eek:
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    Re: Luckyscent Samples Arrived--Reviews

    I understand Timbuktu is well-received, but most of the L'Artisan's I've tried have had a strange, steam note that I don't enjoy. Perhaps I'll try it again soon.
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 03 Feb 08

    Decided to splurge and bathe in Caron's The Third Man.
    So far, marvelous!
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver on the bus

    Gosh, the things I learn on Basenotes! Love it.
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    Re: Fragrances inspired by the American West?

    My vision of the Old West has leather, wood, smoke, and "dryness" notes. I've heard Tauer's Lonestar Memories may fit that bill, but perhaps Dzing!, Timbuktu, maybe even CDG Kyoto?
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    Re: Sorting Fragrances

    It can't.

    As you've said, you've taken the time to categorize your own fragrances, be content.
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    Re: An interesting Cologne find

    Ha!

    S&W stopped making good firearms years ago, I guess they're trying to branch out then.
    Pass.
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    Re: Is Aqua Di Gio a Keeper?

    Acqua Di Gio is a modern classic and deservedly so. I know others have panned it, but for me, it's the very definition of freshness (I agree with whomever talked about Aqva and ADG as first in...
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    Re: SotD, Sunday, 1 Feb

    Something sporty for my Super Bowl party: Michael Jordan! ;-D
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 31 Jan 09

    Acqua Di Gio
  37. Thread: $100 to spend

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    Re: $100 to spend

    Hulk SMASH! Welcome to Basenotes.

    I don't necessarily categorize scents seasonally. Sometimes, I've worn a frag which is deemed a Summer frag that smells great in Winter. I own the three you've...
  38. Re: A Sad Story. Traumatic Brain Injury=Loss of Smell

    Amazingly lucid writing for someone with an extensive brain injury so I know you will get better. Good luck!!
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    Re: The scent of rain

    Learning on Basenotes, who knew? :-)
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur

    By the way, is the 15% coupon still available and if so, where may I find it?

    Thanks!
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    Re: fragance for a goth child

    Child of Darkness, indeed.

    Just stay home, where it's dark.
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    Re: Looking for a great club/party scent

    The problem is you want something that is contradictory: fresh frags usually don't last long and in a "club" atmosphere, if you want to stand out from all the sweaty bastards around you, you need...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons 2 Man

    Well, shifts is up on CDG2Man. Makes me want to try this although I'm very leery of frags with diminished longevity. I really can't stand that in a perfume.
  44. Re: Ava Luxe Ava Luxe Ava Luxe Ava Luxe Ava Luxe Ava Luxe

    The few I have sampled were so-so, bordering on bad.
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    Re: S.O.T.D .. Friday 30th January 2009

    Kiton Man
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    Re: SotD - January 29, 2009

    Good choice, Snafoo!

    For me: Phylosikos!
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    Re: Hemingway's scent

    If he wore anything at all, it'd most likely be aftershave. I don't think he had the time nor inclination for scents.
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    Re: Diptyque Philosykos: My first niche.

    I love this fragrance; in the Summer, it's refreshing. In winter (it'll be my sotd tomorrow), it's bracing and lively. While no masterpiece, it ranks up there in my wardrobe.
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    Re: SotD, Wed, 28 Jan 2009

    Me too!
  50. Thread: Geir Ness

    by ifconfig
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    Re: Geir Ness

    I also remember the GN was a board fav and I almost bought it blind then. From all the comments, it seems I was right to hold off. Besides, I now have a "no blind purchases" policy. Must sample...
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    Re: Top 10 in your country

    How does one even start compiling such a list, I wonder?
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday - 27 Jan 09

    Rochas Man, this fine winter day.
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    Re: Your go-to fragrance

    You know, I have to completely agree with this one Scentologist. I've always wondered what people meant by asking such questions as what's a "go to" frag; by definition, if you buy it and it's in...
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    Re: Got a strong whiff of Antaeus

    Hey Chris:

    I've heard of these kinds of things happening; a doctor's visit seems in order. :-)

    But seriously, I know what you mean. Ever since I started down the perfumery path as it were, and...
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    Re: Do you guys also tend to dress the part?

    That's an interesting mental image: pizza stains, beer bellies and Chergui. Not that there's anything wrong with that! ;-)

    I wager most people, if they take the time and trouble to wear perfume,...
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    Re: SotD, Sunday, 25 Jan

    You know it's possible to edit one's own post afterwards as an update, right? Which is what I planned to do ... thanks for acting as our special forum police man though. :rolleyes:
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    Re: Declaration vs. Terre D'hermes

    At first, I was somewhat baffled by the comparison, but as I read on and searched my scent-banks, as it were, I came around.
    I own Declaration and really like it. The missus doesn't like TdH so I...
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    Re: SotD, Sunday, 25 Jan

    Sometimes I read the SotD to get inspired about what to put on that day. It's not working today, for some reason! :-)

    So I guess I'll have to go it alone ... let me think ... I'll be back.
  59. Re: Applying CK One: what is ineffectual and what is obnoxious?

    CK One is one of the few frags I have in my wardrobe that is almost guaranteed to obtain a favorable comment or two from people around me, including strangers.

    Obnoxious is dousing yourself in...
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    Re: What is your all-purpose fragrance?

    One thing I like about almost all my frags is that any one of them could stand in as an all-purpose fragrance. That said, I would reach for Mugler Cologne any time, any day and feel good with that....
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    Re: How many sprays and where?.

    Totally agreed re the strength of the frag. With B*Men, A*Men, Chergui and other powerhouses, one spray to one wrist which I then rub on to the other wrist then one to the chest.

    With other, more...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    For the very, very first time EVER, I got an unsolicited comment about ... wait for it ... L'air du Desert Marocain! Blew me away.

    Next day? CK One! Two in two days ... wow, 2009's shaping up...
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    Re: SotD, Friday, 23 Jan

    I really like this as well, not many people know or wear this one. Good choice!
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    Re: SotD, Friday, 23 Jan

    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin is rocking the house this cold winter day.
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    Re: Dior Homme Vs Gucci Envy

    I agree with those who've chosen Dior Homme over Envy. As it evolves, there are a few bumps in the road, but overall, definitely DH over Envy.
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    Re: Glamorous scents

    Derby, Guerlain!
    Chanel Pour Monsieur (not contree).
    L'Instant, in its opening chapters, is very glamorous.
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    Re: New Baldessarini Strictly Private

    H'm ... good bottle, interesting ingredient notes ... can't wait to try this one. I wasn't a fan of the Ambre but definitely of a fan of the original so the line is batting 500 with me right now.
  68. Re: Scents that you didn't think too much of at first, but amazed you by the drydown

    I'm pleased to say that just about all of my frags start out well and end well--if I couldn't stand the top notes, I usually didn't buy it; the whole patience thing is lost on me, I'm afraid. :-)
  69. Re: ONE Similarity between 2 otherwise different colognes: Terre D'Hermes & A*Men

    Em, wow. TdH is getting its butt whipped here, even though I don't think it quite deserves it which is the same way I feel about A*Men. Oh well, to each their own.

    That said, apart from the fact...
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    Re: Obama for Men/Women Fragrance

    Oh lawdy, lawdy. Can't we be free of Obamamania even here on basenotes? :(
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    Re: Crappy longetivity-Santana for men??

    I almost bought this one at the mall tonight, opting instead for B*Men. However, I did like it but am somewhat surprised to read about its poor longevity. :confused:
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    Re: SotD - Sunday, 18 Jan 09

    My very latest acquisition: B*Men!
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 7 May 2008

    D&G Light Blue
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    Re: Posting SOTD Before Actually Wearing?

    In fact, when I don't end up wearing what I posted, I feel guilty. Imagine that! :-)
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    Re: Sotd - thurs 21 feb

    Tauer's L'air du Desert Marocain. I'd forgotten how forceful this one is! Spray sparingly.
  76. Re: Hand Salute! Another 5 Star General has arrived

    As an impending fiver myself, congratulations. I can only hope my 1000th post will be as good. ;-)
  77. Re: Climate-controlled environment and Fragrance Selection

    I grew up in Africa, went to school in south Florida and now live in Idaho which can get downright hellish in Summer so I think I can speak with some authority on wearing perfume in warm weather.
    If...
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    Re: Advice: big anniversary date fragrance

    Congratulations!
    Pour Monsieur's always good.
    From your wardrobe, I'd try Green Irish Tweed as my other choice.

    Good luck.
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 20 Feb 08

    Erolfa, from a sample. Good longevity, smells great.
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    Re: new a*men: pure coffee. thoughts?

    I'm sorry to say I didn't like Ava Luxe Cafe Noir. It was too sickly sweet for my liking even though I'm a coffee lover most of the time.
    Sounds good though, I can't want to try it.
  81. Thread: Bond No. 9

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    Re: Bond No. 9

    Bond no. 9 has some of my favorite perfumes: Chez Bond rocks, as does New Haarlem and Bleecker Street. In fact, I'm off to find the last in that line because I'm almost out. These are resplendent...
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 12 Feb 08

    Light Blue
  83. Re: The recent shift in gender distinctions in fragrances

    For historians, particularly those with a social science bent, this kind of discussion must be appealing. After all, the history of human grooming must surely play a part in highlighting our...
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    Re: Male equivalent to D&G Light Blue perfume

    Yeah, I wondered if anyone was going to react to the OP's intense suffering in stopping a unattractive woman. Sheesh. :(

    Anyway, Light Blue is one of my favorites and I will always own a bottle. ...
  85. Thread: Funny story

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    Re: Funny story

    Hehe... Need I say that thinking BdP got you out of a ticket is a fallacy? Perhaps she liked your good looks better? Or your winning personality? ;)
  86. Re: Burr gives Polo Black by Ralph Lauren two stars

    Absolutely, funny and true. The best combinations are, usually.
    Now, here's the deal … for me, I actually like his reviews.

    So there you go, one man's meat is another's poison. Still, the point...
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    Re: OMG Musc Ravageur is Good!

    This one's intriguing. My regular "dealer" (as in crack), good old Scentsibility promised me a sample. Can't wait!!
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur

    You know, I think I've made a mistake here. I believe the one I've seen is the concentree and I like it! If that's the case, I wonder what the original smells like.
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    Re: SOTD - Monday 11 Febuary

    Unforgivable - Sean John
  90. Re: Burr gives Polo Black by Ralph Lauren two stars

    I happen to agree with Burr on Black. I think a better review will be forthcoming for Double Black which is a way more interesting frag than Black.
  91. Re: Hooray! Directory back (and better than ever).

    Indeed! Thx.
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    Re: Erolfa by Creed

    Ah, Erolfa! I came within a whisker's breadth of buying this one until they told me how much it was so I bought two bottles, one each of Tam Dao and Philosykos, but Erolfa ... what a great perfume!...
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    Re: when is the directory back up?

    I do miss the directory although I understand the reasons; it's got to be hard work!
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    Re: SotD - Friday 01 Feb 08

    Kyoto, a very warm perfume for a cold day.
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    Re: is it fair to buy Millésime Impérial ?

    The other day, I smelled CK Man and damned if it didn't immediately remind me of two perfumes: Dior's Fahrenheit and Bond No. 9's Riverside Drive.

    I don't like CK Man any less nor do I Fahrenheit...
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    Re: SotD - Thursday 31 Jan 08

    Patchouli Patch from L'Artisan on a lovely snow-filled winter day.
  97. Re: Is scent really able to influence my dreams?

    I remember when I used to play chess quite regularly. When I did, I'd have dreams about moving chess pieces. You think about anything long enough and you'll end up dreaming about it.
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    Re: Clubbing Frags - Best & Worst

    Vehement agreement, although I haven't been "clubbing" in a great while. As I'm an old fud, I believe I'll leave that up to you young 'uns.
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    Re: The new Incense Rose by Tauer

    Tauer's L'Air is quite good. I have no use for any of his others, I have a boycott going against him.
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    Re: SotD - Friday 25 Jan 08

    Mugler Cologne, this fine winter morning.
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