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    Re: Your most versatile fragrance

    I fart in a shoebox and rub it all over myself- resins, herbs, and flowers
  2. Re: Best way to get compliments with your frag?

    Be attractive
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    Re: Please school me on LŽArtisan Parfumeur

    Aventus
  4. Re: What's the harshest or "unfriendliest" cologne ever?

    Aventus. it's just this disgusting blend of musk, oud, and something that smells like vomit. Gross.
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    Re: job searching with or with out fragrance?

    Is this really what you should be worrying about? Gee hmm isn't there an unemployment problem in the United States of America?
  6. Re: Detecting notes etc - something that you learn over time?

    Yes you learn what things smell like over time. That seems kind of obvious, jackass.
  7. Re: Funny and heartwarming story: how fragrance made my parents even happier with each other

    I found this neither funny nor heartwarming. Did you forget to take your brain medicine?
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    Poll: Re: Reason for wearing your fragrance...

    I don't wear fragrances at all.
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    Re: how much do you spray?

    I spray 25.
  10. Re: If you completely stopped buying fragrances...

    I highly doubt you're going to live that long. 12 years is too long for someone who sprays 30 sprays a day. the cancer will catch up to you and you will die.
  11. Re: When people around you HATE your fragrance.

    Kill them. They obviously don't understand you at all. Use the fragrance to blow fireballs in their faces.
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    Re: Fragrances...I need you but I h8 u

    Just a bottle of liquid? So are you, dumbass.
  13. Thread: hey

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    Re: hey

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    Re: For the love of god man... 07 Tanoke...

    You know how they say that God is love? Well Jesus = Aventus. I learned that in Catholic school.
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    What would Grace Rosen wear?

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  16. Re: If you could build a collection, choosing ONLY...

    This is a really hard one but i'll try my best.

    Creed- Une Seife de la Nil
    Bond No. 9- Hanzie pour homme
    Gucci- Fuck Who You Know
    Prada- And Where You Heard It From
    Louis- And From Whom
    Serge...
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    Re: Meeting Erwin Creed Today in Amsterdam

    I don't really know the guy, so I have nothing against him personally. Sure we made out once and it was a little awkward, but overall, I can't say I like Aqua di Gio that much.
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    Re: Best shampoo and conditioner

    Pure musk oils make a truly luxurious shampoo.
  19. NEW FRAGRANCE HOUSE!! Matthew Raimo. Best vetivers and ouds I've ever smelled!

    Hi BNters!

    I've recently returned from a trip to the United Arab Emirates and I had the privilege of smelling a lot of things I couldn't here in the states. It was a really amazing fragrance...
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    Re: Please help me choose a new Vetiver

    There's a super niche company called Matthew Raimo. They make the best vetiver I've ever smelled. Check it out!
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I use it to suffocate cockroaches in my basement.
  22. Re: What's the most bottles of any one fragrance you own?

    I have 7 bottles of Acqua di Gio. It's my favorite and it's hard to find here in Tanzania.
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    Re: Thoughts on L'instan de Guerlain

    It's easily a classic, one of the best aquatics along with A*Men Pure Malt.
  24. REALLY NEED HELP!! Need fragrance for film screening!!!

    Hey cologne experts, I really need your help! I'm hosting a film screening and I need a scent to wear. The STAR of the movie, the incredible Matt Raimo (remember that name, he's going to be...
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    Re: Help With a Bond 9

    Nah, go with A*Men. They're basically the same thing.
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    Re: I'm off to Mexico!

    I have FIVE HUNDRED dollars to spend in Grenarnia, a country that only rich people know about.
  27. Re: HELP is this Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male REAL or FAKE?

    It's real. I bought one in Chinatown on Canal Street and it looks just like yours. Chinatown only sells real Gaultiers. you're good bro.
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    Re: HELP! (in Vegas) MfK Oud or TF Oud Wood

    Aventus
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    Re: Meeting Erwin Creed Today in Amsterdam

    Funny! Oh my god what a coincidence! I met Shaniqua Creed in Queens just the other day. She gave me free samples of Creed Sublime Vanille.
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    Re: whats your worst blind buy ever?

    Definitely creed Aventus. It was the worst blind buy ever. I only like artistic fragrances that don't obviously smell good when you first sniff them. Aventus is too obvious and therefore I don't...
  31. Re: Black Aoud and the most unexpected compliment

    The other day I went to the zoo. I sprayed Black Aoud and I was raped by a monkey. It was the most unexpected compliment ever.
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    Re: Today I bought - September 2012

    I bought 700 dollars of rare oud oils from Nigeria.
  33. Re: List 5 outstanding under the radar fragrances.

    Aventus
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    The other day I went to the zoo. I had sprayed fake YSL L'homme that I had bought in Chinatown for 20 bucks. I got at least 7 female compliments, all from really cute girls around my age (20). I...
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    Re: First fragnance for teen?

    Look, it's never too late to have a unique signature scent. It's true that Aqua di Gio will not be that common for a teenager, but after a little while, you'll feel like you need something...
  36. Re: (PLZ READ DISCLAIMER) Answer These Personality Questions and I'll Recommend a Fragrance for You

    This is really cool. Thanks very much!

    1. How old are you? 20

    2. Male or female? Male

    3. Are you an introvert (enjoy time alone) or an extrovert (outgoing and social)? Introvert

    4. Do...
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    Re: After years of being on this forum...

    Can I make a prediction? you'll be back. lol
  38. Re: NEW: Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme "Living Stromboli"

    This actually isn't bad. Much better than Light Blue!
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    Re: Possible fake from eBay

    Hey, some of the fakes these days are amazing! They smell just like the real thing!
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    Re: What's the Cologne you Hate the most?

    Muscs Koublai Khan
    Musc Ravageur
    Dzing
    Paco Rabanne pour homme
  41. Poll: Re: Tom Ford Private Blend vs Dior La Collection Privee vs Chanel Les Exclusifs?

    They're all worth exploring, as everyone says. I'm not that into the Diors, I honestly found them a little disappointing, but I've only smelled 5 or so and that line has expanded. But you know, I...
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    Re: I got money to spend what should i consider

    Real Estate, or possibly education. Both are good investments.

    OR- La Nuit de L'homme and a split of Aventus
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    Re: My first experience with oud

    I wouldn't be surprised if you found even real oud oils kind of nasty. It's definitely an acquired taste, not a note that the general public will point to and say "that smells good".
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    Poll: Re: Portrait of a Lady vs. Musc Ravageur

    I think Portrait is pretty masculine actually. However, if you think Rose 31 is girly, stay away from Portrait. Definitely sample both though. I personally think Musc Rav is gross.
  45. Re: Portrait of a lady......frederick malle...is it the best in the market so far ( 2012 )...????

    I think you should collect pokemon cards instead =P

    On a serious note, of the few Malles that I've sniffed it's probably my favorite. Hate Musc Ravageur, hate Tubureuse Criminelle, like this one....
  46. Re: Beauty Encounter has Pure Malt...for $250...

    Pardon my ignorance. Can a business guy and sale rare fragrances at high prices? I realize that obviously local pharmacies and small stores can do this, but online retailers (fragrancenet, beautiy...
  47. Re: Is there any single perfect fragance ? Our search for our sole fragance .

    Nah, we keep trying, collecting, and learning. I think that's the way it should be anyway, otherwise we'd lose interest in a heartbeat.
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    Re: 12 May Update

    Grant et al-

    I realize asking for more is probably very rude right now, and I can't thank you enough for tirelessly working to make Basenotes possible. Is it possible to make it so that recently...
  49. Re: New and looking for some recommendations.

    You got Terre? Awesome, that was the one that actually got me into basenotes! At the time, 75 bucks for a stupid cologne was ridonculous. Dior Homme (any formulation, really), Burberry London, the...
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    Re: The best men's rose scent?

    Lyric Man, but to be very honest I think Tea Rose is close enough to it at a tiny portion of the price
  51. Re: Looking to Move Up in the World of Fragrance!

    Sycomore is excellent, but as protector says above, I'd much prefer to buy 3 great designer scents. Try Dior Homme, and Terre d'Hermes, plus a cheapy like Giorgio Bevery Hills or Rochas Man. Those...
  52. Re: Serge Lutens Musc Koublai Khan - shi_ty disgust in a bottle :(

    I really just find immense shots of musk disgusting. I understand where the appeal comes from, but I just cannot get into it at all. Some are ok- Kiehl's original works for me. But ones I cannot...
  53. Re: Recommend fragrances for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    Double, and sorry for up above =(
  54. Re: Recommend fragrances for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    Well I feel really silly trying to do this. But hell, maybe I'll be like the annoying kid in Revenge of the Sith who proposes to Obi-Wan that maybe someone erased the information about the clone...
  55. Re: Which Scent has a lot of Booze in it? Rum,Gin,Whiskey You name it Baby..

    I'm gonna second Spark. This scent is so under the radar it's crazy. Just excellent, imagine digging into a creme brulee next to a fireplace.
  56. Re: Dior Homme/Intense - I have been educated :)

    I believe 2011 is quite close to the original. I haven't smelled it, but that's what most people say here on basenotes, and Luca Turin agrees in his book. I'm lucky to have some original and love...
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    Re: Rate my wardrobe & reccomendations!

    Looks good! I suppose we can think of this from an "upgrading" approach, for example:

    swap Antaeus for Santal Noble or Original Santal
    swap Chanel pour Monsieur for Millesime Imperial
    swap...
  58. Re: Starting out... La Nuit de L'homme or Bleu de Chanel

    Nothing wrong with getting either. Hmmm I'd say Bleu might be a little more versatile.
  59. Poll: Re: Terre D' Hermes Parfum (EDP) versus Chanel Egoiste

    BOTH, but Egoiste is more of a priority imo. And it's cheaper than the parfum
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    Re: Best amouage

    I'm going to assume the Attars are really good. From the regular line, I'd say Lyric man. It's just beautiful, and completely underrated. Reflection can go right out the window.
  61. Re: My two new additions... loving both of them!

    Awesome man! I'm getting NIB versions of both, so excited.
  62. Thread: hello

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    Re: hello

    Nvm. Yaaay security!
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    Re: Looking for another personal "gem"

    Very gemworthy-

    Frapin 1270
    Ambre Russe, Ambrarem
    Gris Clair, Borneo, probably Fille in Aiguilles
  64. Thread: hello

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    Re: hello

    It is! Were this not as good a forum, someone would've trolled this thread by now =P. Welcome to basenotes!
  65. Re: Le Male, Code, or Bottled No. 6 to replace Cool Water?

    I don't know Bottled, and need to check it out. Of the remaining two, Le Male.
  66. Re: Here is what I have amassed in my 6 month fragrance journey

    Excellent man! Extremely versatile, great mixes of niche and designer, inexpensive and pricey, and just really well done overall.
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    Re: Dior homme > Dior homme intense

    You know, I kind of thought this too. I love Dior Homme more than anything, and DHI was just surprisingly sweet and just very off in comparison. I didn't hate it, and I still recommend it, but for...
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    Re: Recently purchased...

    Nothing wrong with those! I understand wanting to validate our purchases, we all do it and doubt ourselves, but have confidence in your tastes.
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    Re: What is your most used fragrance?

    My most used is always the current bottle that I'm looking to kill. So I guess- Abercrombie Fierce, Bulgari BLV is a maybe but I doubt it, Happy for Men, Armani Code, Allure Homme Edition Blanche,...
  70. Thread: Pure Shot

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    Re: Pure Shot

    Didn't you do this thread already? lol.
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    Re: Gucci pour homme question (I'm confused)

    Thanks a lot for your help guys! I found another thread and basically learned everything I could hope to know about Gucci Pour Homme. Nothing else to say but lucky me!!
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    Re: Gucci pour homme question (I'm confused)

    Haha nah, it's Gucci pour homme. Square bottle with orangey juice, not Gucci by Gucci. Also, sorry to be annoying, but can anyone help me with an authenticity check per chance? I see "scannon SA 33...
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    Gucci pour homme question (I'm confused)

    Is this thing discontinued? I promise I'm not asking a dumb question. According to BN, it's in production, but a few of the reviews say it's discontinued. I just got a 50 ml for $45 thinking I scored...
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    Re: Aventus 4oz sprayer vs 17 oz flacon

    Only if you can figure out what to do with the other 13 ounces. You could definitely split it and possibly make a small profit on each sale. I guess the best way to think of it is like this: if a...
  75. Re: Champagne taste on a Beer bud.....awwww heck.....I can't even afford Beer!

    That's a bummer man! I'd just say maybe go with the splits
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    Re: Is this chanel allure homme sport fake?

    I think it's okay
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    Re: Another Newbie......but 70 years old

    Welcome! I'd recommend starting out with the good designer scents that have a reputation on this site. Specifically, you can start with the houses YSL, Chanel, and Dior. After enough searching,...
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    Re: What does my wardrobe "need"?

    great suggestions. I'd say m7, great starter oud on a budget.
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    Poll: Re: What to wear for my post number 999 ?

    Congrats! Maybe this is a rude assumption to make, but I think you should treat yourself and get something new. Something ridiculous like a xerjoff or a jar. but of those, Frapin.
  80. Re: Bond No. 9 Harrod's Limited: where and when would you wear this?

    I don't know the limited edition, sorry. But the regular Harrod's Oud is excellent and I think it can be worn anywhere and anytime.
  81. Re: Mugler to bring back by popular demand Pure Havane!!!

    I HATE THESE GUYS. I just received a new bottle in a swap. Hmmm I wonder how rare it'll be at this point.
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    Re: looking for a wow scent

    Definitely give Cuba from Santa Maria Novella a try if you can. It's a surprising, very overlooked scent that is just an excellent interpretation of tobacco.
  83. Re: Amouage Epic Man, Honour Man, Memoir Man or Lyric Man!!!

    I'm surprised Lyric is getting so much attention, since I think of it as kind of underrated. But yeah, Lyric is beautiful. I'd even take it over Jubilation.
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    Re: Help a new person out , yeah?

    Welcome! I also find Musc Ravageur disgusting.
  85. Re: What time of day/year for certain types of fragrances?

    I hate to be that guy, but I just wear fragrances for any season. As for occasion, I still kind of believe that I can wear anything for whatever occasion, though of course for more special occasions...
  86. Poll: Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Terre d'Hermes vs Dior Fahrenheit

    Tough one. I can rule out Fahrenheit, but it's too tough to choose between Egoiste and Terre.
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    Re: Vegas Baby !!

    Interesting choice. Go for it! Have fun, don't die, and visit Guerlain while you're there!
  88. Re: A question about daytime summer scents that can be layered a bit for evening...

    ^^^Excellent suggestions up there. Bond Coney Island has a small reputation for being a good layering scent.
  89. Re: A new signature scent for a man venturing out in the world.

    If you're so deadset on masculine, Musc Ravageur
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    Re: Toothpasty colognes?

    How about Amber Sultan? I definitely think a lot more goes into it, but it certainly has an element of minty gum.
  91. Re: Excluding Creed, Bond, and Tauer - Best all around, year around, niche under $150?

    Penhaligon- I'd wear Endymion and LP No. 9 any time

    L'Artisan- Mechant Loup, Tea for Two, I'm not a Timbuktu fan but I guess that could work

    Comme Des Garcon's incense series
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    Re: Decant Without Atomizing

    Also- like you said, this is an inexpensive and quite simple way to achieve decanting. Regardless of how it affects top notes, it's a great method nonetheless. I recently lost a massive amount (at...
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    Re: Decant Without Atomizing

    Brian,

    a) This method is excellent and I look forward to using it in the future when I need to decant things

    b) My only concern, and this is only based on ideas in my head so I could be very...
  94. Excellent and insightful read

    Excellent and insightful read
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    Re: Lavender + Geranium + Sandalwood

    Isn't that basically a modern fougere? Can't say I have any ideas, sorry. I'm thinking something Villoresi.
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    Re: Everything smells good to me! (help pls)

    Welcome! IMO you're in a good place right now. Definitely beats being a cynical old scent head who hates everything. Don't know if that actually happens. I think you can start by looking at...
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    Poll: Re: chanel: de bleu vs allure

    I'd go Bleu all the way. Allure is too non-distinctive.
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    Re: The clash of the modern classics

    It'd definitely be LIDGE and not L'instant. I think La Nuit beats L'homme, and Burberry Touch is definitely not a modern classic (I think it's okay though). My three would be Terre d'Hermes, Dior...
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    Re: Branching out from Acqua Di Gio

    Bleu de Chanel is excellent. For something that will compliment Aqua but still add variety, Terre d'Hermes. Also is your username a reference to David the fiddle God? Or is it just a really common...
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    Re: creed botique nyc

    Barneys >>>>>>>>>>>>Creed. Seriously. It's a few blocks away.
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