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  1. Sticky: Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread

    This message is a bit belated, I'm ashamed to say, but thank you to Lisa for sharing samples with me!
  2. best/most interesting classic fragrance for everyday/office wear?

    Hi there, everyone. I've always been a bit hesitant about the classic fragrances; it's probably an unreasonable fear of smelling "generic," or smelling like somebody's dad (or granddad). However, I...
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    Re: What do I like?

    Hello, RandomKillsTime. According to Fragrantica.com, your favorite, Joop! Jump, is an aromatic fougere. Some others of this style that you might enjoy (although I find them very different from one...
  4. Re: What did you carry with you this vacation ?!

    Rushing out the door for a 3+ week train trip, I grabbed Envy for Men (decant), Brit for Men (decant), and Jungle pour Homme (LiquaTouch samples, which are great for traveling, especially considering...
  5. Best/most interesting use of a laundry accord

    Many fragrances with "laundry" notes/accords get mediocre reviews on Basenotes. I'm wondering if there are any fragrances that use these accords in a particularly interesting or compelling way,...
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    Re: how do fragrance trends influence you?

    And maybe I should add a question: what other trends are happening now or are on the horizon? I mentioned masculine florals, thinking of fragrances like Dior Homme and Fleur du Male, but what other...
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    how do fragrance trends influence you?

    I'm curious to see what your attitude is toward wearing fragrances that are new, or "in style," vs. wearing older, possibly "out-of-style" or "played out" fragrances. Or even older ones that are...
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman

    I did not care for how this fragrance smelled on me, but a female friend did, and found it sexier than nearly every other scent I had worn around her.
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    Re: Matching the scent to yourself..

    ~Alert-This is a sociologist riffing in stream-of-consciousness fashion on the topic, but not necessarily answering what seems an unanswerable question~

    Just as I was reading the above comments...
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    Re: What are some good green frags?

    Here are two compelling, arguably green frags disguised as blue ones:

    Sander for Man by Jil Sander (Ivy Leaf, Mint, Coriander - you'll probably like this)
    L'Eau Bleue D'Issey pour Homme by Issey...
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    Re: Can a vegan smell good too?

    You've probably discovered these already, but some companies promote the fact that they don't test on animals: The Body Shop, Bath & Body Works, Lush, Aveda, Kiehl's, etc. They all carry men's or...
  12. Re: Slightly unconventional office scent suggestions

    Thanks for asking; I should have given a bit more info. I like accords that are herbal, spicy, fruity, gourmand, or abstract. Less interested in leather notes, smoky/burnt notes, and super-macho...
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    Re: Can a vegan smell good too?

    As far as I am concerned, Goldie is right. I'm vegan (so is my friend d4, who some of you know and who I haven't seen in a while), and my concern is buying products that have been tested on animals....
  14. Slightly unconventional office scent suggestions

    Hello, folks. I've noticed that that my collection leans a little more heavily toward the evening/date type scents, and I'd like to invest in a few more fragrances that I could wear to the office. ...
  15. Re: Best scent for a difficult conversation/argument!?

    Thanks you, folks.



    I want her to know that my words are sincere, and that I am not looking to fight, though I do have important things to say. That's why I was thinking approachable,...
  16. Best scent for a difficult conversation/argument!?

    Happy holidays, all. I'm going to meet an old friend today to try to patch things up. Female friend, not significant other. What should I wear? I'm thinking nothing too lighthearted, nothing...
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    Re: looking to buy my first men's fragrance

    By the way, you might like Musc Ravageur, MAC MV3 (I read a thread suggesting similarity between these two, with the latter being less expensive), and Dior Homme.
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    Re: looking to buy my first men's fragrance

    I'm hoping you still check this thread - no one responded with the suggestion of contacting the fragrance companies themselves to request samples, which seems to work for many people. Here is a...
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    Re: can someone help me with a scent?

    Try YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme or pour Homme Light.
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    Re: Peppery, warm mens fragrance

    Unfortunately discontinued, but this great woody oriental is still out there somewhere: The Body Shop's Javari. I found Burberry Touch to be fairly similar.
  21. Re: good fragrances combining herbal and spicy notes?

    Changed my headline - any ideas?
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    Re: Mont blanc Parfumes..

    I've never tested Starwalker, but here are two good places to look for similar scents. One is the reviews section of this site - there is a set of reviews of Starwalker there, though the reviewers...
  23. good fragrances combining herbal and spicy notes?

    Didn't get any responses when I originally posted, so I thought I'd broaden the question and change the headline :) Thanks for any ideas you might offer.

    "Pepper, rosemary, and vetiver

    Hello,...
  24. Re: Michael Edwards' FOTW...Is it worth the money?

    Does anyone know how the physical book differs from the free website (http://www.fragrancedirectory.info/usadirectory)? The website can be a bit tricky to use, but it does provide the fragrance...
  25. Re: Best (designer) fragrances marketed as unisex

    Yes, I do think that's interesting. I would add that at least some of the non-niche houses make a bigger deal out of the unisex-iness than the niche ones do. For example, the marketing (including...
  26. Re: Perfume virgin looking for my own perfume

    Since you didn't care for HypnŰse, you might like something a bit darker, with less sweetness. One fragrance that comes to mind is Narciso Rodriguez for Her - since it's not light and girly, and not...
  27. Re: The Great Rive Gauche (Pour Homme) Blaspheme

    When I first discovered Basenotes, I had only used a few fragrances in the past and knew nothing about which notes I liked or disliked. So I described my personality/style on the Just Starting Out...
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    best orange blossom fragrances

    Hello. My girlfriend (age 25) said that she would love to find a fragrance that reminded her of the orange blossoms on the trees in California's Central Valley, where she is from. Any suggestions? ...
  29. Best (designer) fragrances marketed as unisex

    We hear a lot about best men's or best women's fragrances, and also which frags marketed to one gender can be worn by the other, but I'm curious to read what you think are the best fragrances...
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    Re: Any suggestions?

    Hi there. If I'm right, you mentioned in a previous post that you're going vegan - welcome to our cult! (I'm vegan, too.) I've been vegan for 10 years, but when I started getting interested in...
  31. subtle, natural frag for the very sensitive nose

    Hello - I'm thinking about picking up a fragrance gift for my brother and/or his fiancťe. Both of them have very sensitive noses and do not respond well to strong synthetic smells, but I wonder if...
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    Re: The Body Shop White Musk...For Men??!!

    Just wanted to say I visited thebodyshop.com today and it is listing 100ml of White Musk for Men EdT for $24 U.S. (It was not listed on the site a few weeks ago.) The site also offers the Body Shop...
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    Re: How many EDT's do you own?...

    But I was trying to make it look like everything was under control - you caught me, tvlampboy! (Yes, you can see from my wishlist that I'm not 100% satisfied yet.)
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    Re: Sniffing out my signature scent

    Hi, artnouveau. You said you were afraid your husband was starting to think your fragrance hobby was a bit too much - similarly, I have wondered how the women I date perceive my wearing of multiple...
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    Re: How many EDT's do you own?...

    Hello. I have 28 fragrances in my collection right now, but only four of those are 50-100 ml bottles. The rest are samples and decants of 10 ml or less. It might be partially because I am a "light...
  36. Re: Looking for a trendy, modern, every-day fragrance

    I was surprised to see so many people recommending Terre D'Hermes. Not because it isn't good, but because I don't perceive it as being trendy. To me, trendy means very popular, and I haven't got...
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    book: Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster

    I just came across a book released on August 16th called Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster by Dana Thomas. Apparently it laments how luxury brands are spending more money on advertising than on...
  38. Re: recommendations for energetic, creative young woman Iím dating?

    Thanks, nyneve and Divatologist. I remembered another fragrance she really liked, having smelled it on a friend: Danielle by Danielle Steel.
  39. recommendations for energetic, creative young woman Iím dating?

    I have had the best luck with recommendations from Basenotes members! Hopefully the more my nose gets around, the more I'll be able to pass along similar advice to others in the future.

    I’m...
  40. Re: need recommendation for casual/active/indie/oddball friend

    Hey, thanks for all the suggestions. Since I didn't have a chance to give my friend the gift until two days after his birthday, I decided to choose one from the decants I already had. I felt like...
  41. need recommendation for casual/active/indie/oddball friend

    Hello, all. I have a friend who's turning 34 this week. I'd like to get him a small bottle of something, and since you all gave me such good advice for myself, I thought I'd come back for more.
    ...
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    Re: for a down-to-earth 64 year old mom

    OK, I ended up taking Quarry's advice and went to Scented Monkey this time - they had tons to choose from and everything I hoped to get except the Chanels. Maybe I'll take my mom to try out Chanels...
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    Re: for a down-to-earth 64 year old mom

    Thank you for all the suggestions. They will help me, because I'm not sure what fragrances she has liked in the past. I wish it were easier to take my mom to lunch or the mall (or to sneak a peek...
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    for a down-to-earth 64 year old mom

    Iím planning to buy my mother a fragrance for motherís day. Despite the fact that she's such a sweetheart that she would probably love anything anybody gave her, I'd appreciate your suggestions. ...
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    Re: what's TOO popular right now?

    I almost forgot to mention Old Spice and Brut for the mature guys (Father's Day must be coming up - Aqua Velva is running TV ads again), and Axe for the boys. And you've probably seen the Right...
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    what's TOO popular right now?

    Three separate, related questions about what American men are wearing these days:

    1) Many Basenoters seem to recognize the fragrances that others wear out in public - they know what's popular. ...
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    Re: Lime fragrances

    I also love the smell of lime. Anyone familiar with Kenzo Jungle pour Homme? How prominent/nice is the lime note?
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    Re: casual + dark, ala black t-shirts w/ jeans

    zr0e, thanks for your questions/comments (and thanks to everyone else for these helpful suggestions). I'm 34, but I'm new to giving much thought to fragrances I'd wear. I'm excited about trying...
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    casual + dark, ala black t-shirts w/ jeans

    I've been noticing that quite a few fragrances here have been described as formal, that the fragrances would be appropriate when wearing a suit for work or an occasion, or having a "night on the...
  50. layering the unavoidable: shower gels and soaps

    I have read here that many people layer fragrances, though several people vehemently oppose it. To my knowledge, though, most people use soaps and shower gels that have some type of fragrance,...
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    nontraditional spring/summer/daytime fragrances

    Thanks for the great recommendations, especially of wintery fragrances. Any recommendations for spring/summer/daytime fragrances (that are less traditional and would be good for me)? Some of the...
  52. Thread: San Diego

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    Re: San Diego

    I wanted to give the details I found on Sun Moon, which is mentioned above. It is actually in Chula Vista, which is 15 minutes or so south of San Diego (and north of Tijuana).

    Sun Moon Perfume &...
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    Re: frags for the nontraditional new guy?

    Wow, amazing list of suggestions here! Can't wait to start trying them all, even the Ungaro I - the description and reviews here make it sound great. Thanks, everyone.
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    frags for the nontraditional new guy?

    I'm a quietly rebellious guy (punk rock, abstract art), 34, open-minded toward starting to try some fragrances that are moderately (but not completely) off the beaten path. No interest in smelling...
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