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  1. Re: Mont Blanc Legend = almost same notes pyramid as Aventus ....

    To my nose, Legend is almost an exact duplication of Abercrombie's Fierce, which I own and like.

    djbozz's message above confirms my opinion.
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    Poll: Re: Best Summer AQUAtic !!

    Live Jazz is not an aquatic.
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    Poll: Re: POLL: Dior Homme VS Dior Homme Intense

    Nothing will beat the original.
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    Re: What Would The Situation Wear?

    No question - 1 Million.
  5. Re: Thinking about getting a John Vavartos fragrance sometime in the near future.

    I've smelt all of them and owned the Original and Artisan.
    Artisan was love at first sniff, but the more I used it the more I realized that the drydown reminds me of cat urine.
    I eventually sold...
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    Re: TF Black Orchid..

    Unisex, profligate and provoking. Gourmand it is not. It's a spicy oriental with a touch of fruity notes.
    A work of art.
  7. Re: Rank the Thierry Mugler Fragrances from your favorite to least favorite

    Pure Malt is the only one that impressed me enough.
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    Re: Who wears fragrances that is marked as women?

    Alien, Black Orchid, Hypnotic Poison & Lovely.
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    Re: Smells like fall

    This thread made me spray some London on my wrist. Damn it is good.
    I cannot believe it took me 3 testings to GET it.
  10. Re: Please compare l'eau d'issey to acqua di gio

    No striking similarity, unless if you're new to the fragrance world and divide everything to sweet/not sweet.
    I'm not a big fan of aquatics but I own both. When you live in a warm climate 300 days a...
  11. Re: Is it worth buying Musc Ravageur if i already have.....

    Based on that, I would advise you to get a decant.
  12. Re: How many sprays is over doing it when wearing Bvlgari Black?? when is enough enough?

    To the OP, there's your answer. ^

    This is a beautiful scent when you experience it intermittently on your partner's neck in an intimate situation.
    You do NOT want it to have a sillage.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    I personally think that Bleu is a step up from the entire Allure line. Yes, it's far from being extraordinary, but what is these days?
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed or Terre d'Hermes?

    Apples and oranges (or in this case grapefruits).

    GIT is much more versitile and pleasing to most. TdH is risky and aimed more for the mature crowd.
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    Re: FINALLY Tried Allure..

    Oh, I'm sure. Not that the flankers are any better.
    I have to give credit to Blanche, as it managed to portay one of the better
    lemon accords I've smelt.
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    Re: FINALLY Tried Allure..

    If it didn't have CHANEL written on the bottle, well, you get the point...

    Extremely generic and boring fragrance. It's very difficult to hate it, but it's much easier to find other fragrances...
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    Re: By Man Dolce and Gabbana

    Okay, I've had enough of this... I want to sample it !!

    If anyone's willing to trade a small sample of "BY" (0.5 mL will do), here's what I have to offer:
    ...
  18. Re: What is a fragrance you thought you'd love but ended up hating?

    Versace's Dreamer.

    I didn't like the opening, but the drydown made me purchase it the next day.
    2 months after it was listed for sale on ebay.
  19. Re: What are your thoughts on Givenchy Pour Homme?

    Very underrated frag IMO. I don't care much about versatility, I buy what smells good.
    Givenchy PH is very safe, some might call it boring, so maybe that's why you're not getting as many...
  20. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    The opening + midphase is too extreme in this frag. The drydown, however, is very pleasant.
    Applied lightly, I could see myself wearing it in 10+ years (27 now).

    For now, I prefer Burberry's...
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    Poll: Re: Dior Eau Savage vs Mugler Cologne

    Eau SavaUge is a classic that has stood the test of time and still is one of the better citrus scents around.
    Mugler cologne is essentially scented water.
  22. Re: Inspired by jnailen's post: What would Freddie Mercury wear?

    Tom Ford - Black Orchid
  23. Re: What is the ultimate business man, suit and tie fragrance?

    Canali.
  24. Re: Boss Bottled/Chanel Allure - but less sweet & more spicey?

    Burberry London.
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    Re: I love Gucci PH II!

    I purchased it today. Beautiful and calming scent. There's nothing quite like it in the designer-frags line.
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    Poll: Re: Chrome vs Dior Homme

    The answer you are looking for is: get both.

    Chrome - casual wear.
    Dior - special occasion/evening wear.

    Oh and, if you're going to buy Dior, do yourself a favor and get the intense edition.
  27. Thread: M7=Mature?

    by Celsius32
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    Re: M7=Mature?

    M7=Mature? - Yes, considering the mainstream alternatives available in the mass market today.
  28. Re: Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch: Would you wear it?

    You should have addressed this topic to non-US members only :)

    It's basically unknown in my country, so that was one of the reasons I bought it.

    I love this fragrance.
  29. Re: House of Creed to sue P.Diddy (Sean Combs) for blatant imitation.

    I work in the intellectual property field, and I can tell you that this scenario can never become true. If he was to copy the bottle design then that's a different story.

    However - good one!
  30. Poll: Re: Do you think John Varvatos and Le Male are very similar?

    I own both (just sold JV, though) - no similarity at all.
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    Re: Smell of a Fresh Cut Open Watermelon?

    Thanks for all the great info!
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    Re: Smell of a Fresh Cut Open Watermelon?

    I have tested MI. I didn't detect any watermelon notes in it. Melon - definitely.



    You really smelled watermelon in it? The only fruit/vegetable I got from it was a cucumber.



    Now THAT...
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    Smell of a Fresh Cut Open Watermelon?

    To me, it's the most amazing thing I have ever smelled - when you cut open a watermelon and bring your nose close to the core.

    It's a shame that there's hardly any fragrances with watermelon...
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    Re: What would Frank Zappa wear?

    "Oh God, I am the American dream, but now I smell like vaseline"!
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    Re: Ice*Men has been discontinued

    a year too late if you ask me. I'm hoping there's something new in the cannon ...
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    Re: Issey vs Chanel allure homme sport?

    Ok, you have 3 votes for Issey and 3 votes for Chanel. Did it help you decide?

    I don't really understand the point of this kind of threads.
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    Re: A*Men Pure Coffee

    It only makes sense that it's gone for good, being a limited edition. I guess some countries have more stock than others.
    It's available everywhere here (Israel).
  38. Re: So If I Buy a Can of Barbasol I'll Know What Rive Gauche Smells Like?

    I've also found Davidoff's Zino smell a lot like RG. Actually, it should be the other way around.
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    Re: Body kouros or Kouros?

    Neither.
    I would go with M7 - answers the criteria of uniqueness/sillage/longevity.

    Kouros is too risky.
    Body Kouros is safer, but only in the short run. I had it and sold it. The sweetness...
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    Re: Which is the best fragrance?

    http://lightlollipop.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/dior.jpg
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    Re: My first nausea fragrance: 1 Million.

    My nausea list consist of Angel Men & Egoiste. With Egoiste, I'm pretty sure I did throw up a little.

    More interestingly, the other day I felt nauseous after applying Rochas Man - a fragrance...
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    Re: Burberry Sport

    It's certainly not "horrible", just boring and very bland. I expected more from Burberry.
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    Re: Isn't It Ironic That.....

    It is ironic because -
    Love for fragrance is something that is most likely to be associated with a female.

    It isn't ironic because -
    Males are more active in internet forums, no matter what the...
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    Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    I totally get it in the original DH, and this is the only reason why it's not sitting on my shelf. However, the intense version seems much more to my taste.
  45. How often do you "get sick of" a fragrance in your collection?

    Hello everyone.
    I wanted to share some thoughts I'm having about this issue.

    I currently have about 20 bottles in my collection. I obviously liked them all when I decided to purchase them (no...
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    Re: First Fragrance You Fell In Love With

    Fahrenheit.
    I wish it was possible to smell it again for the first time.
  47. Re: someone else feel sick with Dolce&Gabbana pour homme?

    I'm actually surprised that I don't get sick of it. I feel like I'm supposed to, but I don't.

    Don't apply more than 2-3 sprays and try avoiding the neck/behind the ears area, if it makes you feel...
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    Poll: Re: Burberry London VS. John Varvatos

    Own both. London.
  49. Poll: Re: Rive Gauche: Masterpiece, Nice, or Mediocre?

    Mediocre.

    When I was testing it, I let my parents smell my arm, and their exact reaction was: "smells like an a aftershave."

    A fragrance that smells like an aftershave cannot be a masterpeice...
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    Re: Help!- Giorgio Beverly Hills

    Can anyone think of a similar fragrance to this one?
    I'd really like to get it, but I'm againts buying blind.
  51. Poll: Re: Why do people think perfume and men is a gay combination?

    No need for polls or searches. I can tell you for a fact that approx. 95% of the members here are straight, just like in any other area of interest.
  52. Re: D&G man and Versace the dreamer.. Similiar in any way?

    Different enough to have both. The only similarity is the tobacco note, but I sure can tell the difference (have them both).
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    Re: burberry the BEAT - thoughts?

    The pepper note in this one is intolerable for me.
  54. Re: Okay... So What Do The Girls Like?

    They mostly prefer the smell of green scents, which can be acquired at your nearest bank.
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    Re: What is the best drydown on the planet?

    John Varvatos has an amazing drydown.
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    Re: Best fresh, aquatic fragrance

    Versace's Eau Fraiche - my fav. aquatic.
    And you can never go wrong with the king of aquatics...
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    Re: Is this a fake D&G Pour Homme?

    I know that the newer bottles have the "D&G EDT" writing stamped on the bottle, instead of the sticker.
    And apparently it's normal for the sticker on the older bottles to look kinda nasty.

    What...
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    Re: Is this a fake D&G Pour Homme?

    - Right, the photos were taken after spraying it. This was definitely an unused bottle, as I had to press a few times before the juice actually came out.



    - It is the same color on this bottle....
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    Is this a fake D&G Pour Homme?

    Hi.

    I've received this fragrance that was purchased on eBay. It was in a sealed box.

    I was very surprised to see that the bottom does not have a sticker/stamp.
    Also, the main sticker looks...
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    Re: Ted Lapidus - Black Soul

    I'm from Israel and it's available in every store here, so I believe it won't take long until it's available all over Europe.

    << LOVE IT!
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    Re: Shiseido Zen.. still unknown?

    I sampled it yesterday. I never thought it was possible, but it was too fruity for my taste, and I love fruity scents. I didn't detect any leather notes.
  62. Thread: Chrome?

    by Celsius32
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    Re: Chrome?

    I believe that in order to appreciate Chrome, your nose has to be somewhat experienced. Well, that's an advantage with any testing.

    Chrome was one of the first fragrances I've tested when I got...
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    Re: Ted Lapidus Black Soul

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/233814-Ted-Lapidus-Black-Soul?highlight=Ted+Lapidus

    I have, and instantly purchased the bottle.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/1189/img0711v.jpg http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/img0711v.jpg/1/w655.png
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    Re: Do you ever get purchase anxiety?

    I think the situation that the thread starter describes is a bit extreme, and I'm not sure how many of us can really relate to it.

    Almost everyone has that uncertainty feeling before making a...
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    Re: Paco has hit the big time with 1 Million !

    The campaign might have helped, but it's definitely not the only reason.

    First, you have the eye catching bottle which cannot be ignored when you walk into the store. It jumps right at you....
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    Re: Ikea's "Detolf" For Fragrance Storage?

    An update.

    I took in consideration the light issue and ended up getting a different rack (also from IKEA). Here it is:

    http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/1122/img0683x.th.jpg

    Overall, I...
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    Re: How to detect a fake Green Irish Tweed?

    Look at the receipt, if it looks over-priced then it's real.
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    Re: Wearing fragrance to Job Interview?

    The key thing is a very light application, and preferably not a strong fragrance.
    There are endless number of threads here for "office fragrances", so pick one and apply it lightly.

    Remember,...
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    Re: Scents without sillage

    Dsquared He Wood Rocky Mountain
    Gucci PH 2
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I'll give you an example to just how the actual fragrance DOES NOT make a difference.

    Guy "A" works at the office and uses Green Irish Tweed as his fragrance. He's quiet, not very social, always...
  72. Re: Anyone else get this kind of a reaction from friends???

    I think a lot of you are missing the main point here.

    The main problem that people (parents/relatives/friends) have with seeing a guy collecting fragrances, is that it's supposedly a female...
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    Re: Ted Lapidus - Black Soul

    I'm testing it now. Friends, this is a jaw dropper.
    I rarely get impressed so much by a men's fragrance (usually only by women's), but this thing is fantastic.
    To my nose, it smells like a softer...
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    Re: Ikea's "Detolf" For Fragrance Storage?

    It's actually 4 shelves, if you include the bottom part. I only have 20 bottles, so room isn't the problem with this one.
    The thing is, I don't know if I like the idea of having bottles behind...
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    Re: Ikea's "Detolf" For Fragrance Storage?

    Nope, I think only the front has a door.



    I have a relatively small collection, so it consist of "others" only. I'm a bit worried about keeping them exposed to light.
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    Ikea's "Detolf" For Fragrance Storage?

    Hi all,

    OK, here's the thing...
    I currently store my collection in the closet. Although it's a pretty ideal storage place, my collection is getting bigger and bigger and I'm running out of room...
  77. Is this a male or female version? (DKNY red delicious) + picture

    Hi,

    I've been trying to find a picture of the exact same box online with no luck.

    From what I know, on the men's version it's suppose to say "men" under the word delicious.
    Also, the box has...
  78. Re: The Monster Sillage of.......D&G Light Blue!?

    Light Blue PH sillage monster?!
    I was sure it's anything but...

    How's the longevity?
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    Re: Most Over-Rated Fragances

    I think that 99% of men's fragrances are overrated, because none of them come close to women's fragrances. Ooops, did I say that outloud?

    OK, for the heck of it....Dior Homme, Armani Code and TdH.
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    Re: 1.7oz or 3.4+ oz bottles?

    1.7 for me.

    My calculation is very simple: I prefer having 10 different 1.7 bottles than 5 of 3.4. Obviously, it doesn't always add up like that, but you get the point. The money you save by...
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    Re: similar scents to Green Irish Tweed

    Cool Water - Davidoff
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    Re: Coffee or Malt

    I agree with chocolateguy.
    Pure Malt caught my interest only in the first 30 minutes or so (top notes were fantastic), but after that it lost it's magic, imo. Whereas Pure Coffee, although being...
  83. Re: What are you wearing for Christmas Eve/Christmas?

    London.
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    Re: YouTube Cologne Reviewer

    I don't see it. We maybe have a different understanding of the term, but he's far from it by my definition. If you want to see "metro", check out Marc's reviews (who is actually my favorite reviewer,...
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    Re: Top - 3 in your country.

    In Israel, Rochas by Rochas has no competition.

    The runners up are:

    1. ADG
    2. 1 Million
    3. 212 Sexy man
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    Re: Favorite Everyday Fragrance

    My latest purchase - Versace Man Eau Fraiche, I think i'm in love (during the day, that is)
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme 2 vs. Burberry London

    I've found this to be true to some extent.

    When I test fragrances in the store, I usually use 3 spots on each arm - back of my hand, wrist and the elbow "pit". If I desperately need another spot...
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    Re: you are embarrassed that you like.......

    Alien - Thierry Mugler

    Love it, but do not own it...yet.
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    Re: Best scent ever

    Versace's Dreamer.
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    Re: What scent got you "hooked"?

    I meant to say that I have a total of 9 fragrances in my collection (only 1 Fahrenheit).
    I don't like it THAT much :D
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    Re: What scent got you "hooked"?

    Dior's Fahrenheit - and it happened only like 6 weeks ago (I now have 9 bottles).

    What helped "hooking" me even more were the youtube reviews from Tim and Marc...and of course BN.
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    Re: Dsquared2 He Wood

    I personally love it. On my skin it smells like the inside part of a cut in half trunk of wood (heartwood).
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    Re: Dsquared2 He Wood

    It is around 50$. The seller had entered the above price by mistake.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    Versace's The Dreamer. Probably my favorite one of the bunch.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/6739/img0595w.jpg
  96. Re: S(ample) of the Day: Prada Infusion d'Homme

    "smells like you've just taken a shower and used $100 soap" - exactly my thought.
    It's one of those fragrances that I will only get if budget isn't an issue - which is never :)
  97. Poll: Re: Which recent frags disappointed you terribly ?

    Terre d'Hermes - the only one I had high expectations for (based on the reviews).
  98. Re: Does the Presentation Get To You Before the Fragrance?

    I had a similar experience with Banana Repulblic's "Slate". Amazing presentation, and the scent was surprisingly pleasant, however, the longevity was a joke. So, it DID get to me, but not enough to...
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    Re: Your personal developmental 180

    I couldn't stand Amen from my first sniff. I guess I've matured faster :tongue:
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    Re: Medicinal Scent...

    I don't see that. At all.

    YSL M7 on the other hand...
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