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    Re: bulgari man extreme

    I very much enjoy Bulgari Man Extreme. Nothing extreme about it but to me it comes across as a pleasant citrus scent backed up by woods, all rather subtle throughout. This is one of those fragrances...
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    Re: Most masculine fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Old Spice
    Azzaro pour Homme
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    Re: Choices for Spring/Summer period

    I would add Bright Neroli as your third. Other recommendations I will throw in are Nautica Voyage and Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee (online discounters).
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    Re: arpege pour homme lanvin

    I also can't see many similarities here. So glad I got my hands on a bottle of the Lanvin for what was a good price, my appreciation for it grows with every wear.
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    Re: Most worn in February 2019

    I have a 3 way tie, with 3 wears each:

    Bentley for Men Intense by Bentley
    Bulgari Man in Black by Bulgari
    ╔go´ste / L'╔go´ste by Chanel

    The Bentley and Chanel are recent acquisitions so...
  6. Re: Clone of improved/strengthened version of 4711?

    +1 Ferrari Bright Neroli.
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    Re: Your Current Fragrance Top Picks For Work?

    I don't have a specific rotation for work but I consider the following as top contenders:

    Grey Vetiver EdP
    Rive Gauche pour Homme
    Bottega Veneta pour Homme
    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme...
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    Re: Dior Poison(s): Opinions?

    I like Poison. I very much like Hypnotic Poison, a deeply rich scent with influence and purpose.
  9. Re: Generation Z trying to appreciate classic colognes

    Welcome Gorkiman! I would recommend two 21st Century offerings that fit the bill:

    YSL - Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Penhaligon’s - Sartorial
  10. Re: Your Current Favorite Versatile Fragrance In Your Wardrobe?

    For me - Terre d’Hermes EdT
  11. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Thanks wildrnesxperienc. It is current, not lauded vintage but I am sure I will enjoy it nonetheless ��
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    Re: Today I bought February 2019

    Thank you hednic! I’m looking forward to it.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2019

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  14. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Chanel Egoiste. Can’t wait!
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    Re: Joop! Homme Extreme

    I tested this one a while back and it was a scrubber for me. The best from the Joop line that I have tried is Joop Homme Wild, which I owned and recently sold off. It’s a sweet and boozey fragrance...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Agreed, can we please not go down this route.
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    Re: Police - How Do You Rate This Brand ?

    I think the general perception of Police fragrances is governed by their somewhat tacky naming and bottle design, cheap prices and wide availability. I have never been tempted to try any of their...
  18. Re: cheap perfumes that actually smell like pricier perfumes?

    Scent Story - 24 Gold
    Lanvin - Avant Garde
    Burberry - Burberry London for Men
    Lalique - Encre Noire
    Lalique - Hommage Ó L'Homme
    Monotheme - Leather
    Monotheme - Rose Oud
  19. Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    L’Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme EdT
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    Re: *new thierry mugler : Alien man*

    I don't want to give too much criticism to Alien Man as I only tested it once, but I tested it without any expectations and my first reaction was that it smells very much like Lynx Africa. I kept...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now

    Dior Homme
    L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme
    Terre d'Hermes
    Sartorial
    ArpŔge Pour Homme
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    Re: What Did Your Grandmother Wear?

    Lily of The Valley by Yardley
    Diorissimo by Dior
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    Re: A friend in the gym smelled really good...

    Like everyone else I did have a good laugh at this. Yes Burberry London for Men is a lovely fragrance. Fleeting...but lovely.
  24. Re: Fragrance that got the ball rolling, triggered the Mayhem!

    This ^^^

    I was gifted a 10ml miniature of Chanel Eau de Cologne by my sister-in-law. She had gifted me two fragrances previously, both of which I had discovered were marketed as female fragrances....
  25. Re: Should be more love for the Basenotes wardrobe!

    I do enjoy the wardrobe function, something about it has appealed to me from the time I joined. I think it's just having a resource to record the number of wears, when a fragrance was last worn etc,...
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    Re: Let's post some vintage fragrance pics

    Cavale by FabergÚ - Not sure from which decade this particular bottle resides, my guess is 70s or 80s.

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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Welcome Charles! Enjoy your time here at Basenotes.
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    Re: Most worn in January 2019

    Bentley for Men Intense - 5 wears.
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    Re: Where to buy Burberry London cheap online?

    Hi OP, you want allbeauty.com. Link below:

    http://www.allbeauty.com/6991-burberry-london-for-men-eau-de-toilette-spray-50ml

    They are legitimate and reliable in my experience.
  30. Re: Fragrances you couldn┤t wait to smell, but ended up disappointing you

    Creed Aventus - Perhaps not disappointed, but highly surprised by how "normal" it was.
  31. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Chanel Antaeus - A bit mythed. It came across cheap and alcoholic, certainly not what I was expecting. Wife didn’t like it either.
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste - Quite nice, but still came across as...
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    Re: Favorite Aftershave?

    The Woodspice collection of aftershaves by Marks & Spencer.
  33. Re: Name a fragrance that to you is an example of good quality,price and performance combined.

    24 Gold by Scent Story - I enjoy the scent itself, the sillage and longevity is unparalleled within my wardrobe and it presents what is in my opinion good value for the price it can be had.
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    Re: Your Current Planned Fragrance Purchases?

    I also have my eye on a bottle of Azzaro Visit. Gucci Rush for men was the first fragrance I ever purchased for myself back when it was first released and i’m looking for something that will bring...
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    Re: Your Current Planned Fragrance Purchases?

    I think I need to add something green to my wardrobe so... Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland.
  36. Re: Repugnant Perfumes - The Vilest Fragrance You Ever Tried ?

    Recent version of RL Polo.
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    Re: Fragrances your Spouse/Partner Hate

    That's good to hear, the rose-oud flag is flying! I do enjoy the way Monotheme have balanced the blend, same can be said for their 'Leather' offering. It's my first foray into R-O territory. I may...
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    Re: Fragrances your Spouse/Partner Hate

    I enjoy getting valuable input from my wife as it has occurred to me that we have very different 'noses' and she will detect something in a scent that I do not. I wouldn't go so far as to say hate,...
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    Re: Best Rose & Oud Combo

    +1 Rose Oud by Monotheme
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    Re: New fragrance enthousiast. Advice needed

    Taking into account your stated requirements, I would go with CK One Shock and Nautica Voyage.
  41. Re: Bar soap regaining in popularity according to Treehugger

    I made the switch from shower gels to soap bars a few months back. I use Wright's Traditional Soap. I very much enjoy the coal tar scent and I also (perhaps strangely?) like the slight drying effect...
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    Re: Bvlgari Men In Black

    I enjoy Man in Black. It appears to be one of my more worn fragrances. However I will say that with hindsight I paid double what I should have paid for it. Can be found for a relatively cheap price...
  43. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Bentley For Men Intense.
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    Re: Post your first fragrance purchase of 2019.

    Bentley For Men Intense.
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    Re: Favorite December fragrances?

    Burberry London
    Lanvin Avant Garde
    Guerlain L'homme Ideal EDP
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    SOTE: Cavale by Faberge.

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    Re: Blind buy office fragrance

    Might I suggest Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EDP. This fragrance instantly came to my mind.
    It is a citrusy Vetiver fragrance, generally considered to have universal appeal (innoffensive)
    and in my...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2017

    Congratulations on this acquisition. My wife owns the L'eau version which I enjoy on her. I can only imagine the quality of the parfum.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2017

    A granddaughter most fortunate no doubt! The presentation is beautiful.
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    Re: Your Christmas Haul

    Some great hauls have been mentioned. Hearing what you guys have been receiving makes me happy. I envy those of you who have close family and friends who share this interest. My wife is really the...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2017

    L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme edt
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    Re: Today I bought December 2017

    Thank you! You are indeed correct 😉
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    Re: Today I bought December 2017

    Thanks Hednic! I'm waiting with much anticipation for their arrival - Christmas Day! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Today I bought December 2017

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    Re: Today I bought February 2017

    Black Label: Leather by Monotheme. A very nice masculine leather which adds versatility to my collection (I have nothing similar).
  57. Re: Am I missing something about La Nuit de L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent?

    I see as much criticism as praise for this one around here. I can honestly say that I really liked it as soon as I sampled it at the beginning of my fragrance journey, and I still like it today. When...
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    Re: YSL La Nuit - Is it still worth getting

    In my opinion it is worth it if you like it. Mine wears just fine and I believe is from 2015.
  59. Re: Most times you reapplied your fragrance in one day?

    I usually apply once and sometimes change scent in the evening. I did reapply about 4-5 times one day whilst wearing Midnight in Paris. As time has gone on I now worry a lot less about sillage than I...
  60. Re: Winter fragrance for 27 years old man in Japan

    Yohji Homme springs to mind and I think fits the bill of smelling great yet somewhat subtle.
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    Re: Owning too many fragrances?

    I predict that your hobby will spiral out of control in an absolutely fantastic way. Welcome and enjoy!
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    Re: Rate my collection and make recommendations!!

    I think this is sound advice. From personal experience adding balance to your wardrobe is very rewarding.
  63. Re: Is it normal for frag enthusiasts to not like Polo?

    I managed to sniff Blue, Black and Red today. I found them all to be rather generic and I couldn't even tell the difference between Black and Blue! Red was a bit sweeter but nothing here impressed me.
  64. Re: whats a good deoderant to wear your cologne with

    I use a product called Pitrok, it works perfectly as an unscented roll on or spray.
  65. Re: Is it normal for frag enthusiasts to not like Polo?

    I am certainly not as enthusiastic as others on here. The only ones I have tried are Green and Red. I found nothing interesting in Red. Green is the only fragrance I have actually found revolting,...
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    Re: What's your late-winter game plan?

    It's the coldest it has been all winter at the moment, so still a way to go before I break out the lighter scents. Not planning on making any purchases but if I do it may be something like Eau...
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    Re: L'Homme Parfum Intense (2013)

    I own and enjoy it, but I bought it blind on a really good deal. I find the performance perfectly fine for work but it is not 'intense'. I get strong violet leaf which I like. I recently acquired...
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    Re: My first blindbuy was...

    I think it was Avant Garde by Lanvin, a successful purchase which has since been followed by a back up bottle.
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    Re: What to buy my man next?

    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme
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    Re: What is the Next Fragrance You Want to Purchase?

    I can sympathise with this.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2017

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  72. Re: Signature scent, or something different every day?

    Something different every day for me. I find the whole signature scent thing a bit boring. I couldn't imagine smelling the same thing on myself every day, even with my favourites. I really enjoy the...
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute- smells wonderful!

    Had a quick sample of this recently. I got a very medicinal vibe. It immediately reminded me of going to the doctors or dentists. I have to say it smelled like nothing I currently have and different...
  74. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Yohji Homme by Yohji Yamamoto - A purchase. Only took a quick sample but good first impression. Also the tallest 50ml bottle I have ever come across. Now the tallest bottle in my collection.
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    Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    I would have purchased then and there without a second thought if it is as you describe. Outstanding scent.
  76. Thread: The next step

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    Re: The next step

    Maybe try Tom Ford's designer range. I particularly enjoy Grey Vetiver.
  77. Re: how many sprays are needed for ck one shock for men

    I regard this as a decent performer. Number of sprays is different person to person. Was told I smelled amazing while wearing this once.
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    Re: Hollister frags on sale!

    I used to own So Cal and enjoyed it. I haven't been inside a Hollister for some years but they were using it to scent their stores.
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    Re: The Context (or not) of Wearing Perfumes ....

    Agree with much of what has been said. I also think that those who are not that interested in perfumes (the majority of people) will typically identify a fragrance as unsuitable based on level of...
  80. Re: Your Top 5 Wet Shaving Creams or Soaps. Gentlemen...

    Nothing fancy over here, i use Gillette Sensitive Shave Foam. Not only does it do a solid job, it smells sublime. I find that the shaving technique and system used is as important as the product.
  81. Re: How many different scents do you change to in a day? Examples?

    One for work and reapply if going out in the evening. Sometimes an aftershave in the evening. So usually 1 max 2 for me.
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    Re: Joop Homme Wild

    I like it as a casual fragrance. I find it young, vibrant and playful.
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    Re: Most worn, not most loved

    At present it's Nautica Voyage and Cool Water (worn more extensively in summer, or splashes like 4711, David Beckham Homme and Old Spice (a different reason for wearing/specific purpose and hence...
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    Re: Dior Homme vs Dior Homme intense

    I would also feel that both are fine for daily wear. As already suggested you might want to try Dior Homme Eau. I burned through a 10ml sample of it - good stuff.
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    Re: Recommend a young Tom Ford fragrance

    I would also go with Grey Vetiver EDP. Neroli Portofino is also a good suggestion.
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    Re: Backup bottles - Do you really need that?

    Just speaking from my personal perspective, it has never occurred to me to buy back up bottles of any fragrance. I have found that even with scents that I initially really like, their appeal reduces...
  87. Re: Do you ever think about how long a bottle will last you? *STATS INSIDE*

    Like some others have mentioned, these spray stats seem conservative in relation to my personal spray count. Even so, based on current consumption my bottles are not depleting overly rapidly. I also...
  88. Re: Ever Wonder What Your Fragrances Go Through During Postage?

    I once purchased a gift set of Dolce & Gabanna The One only to find on arrival that the entire bottle had leaked (really, there wasn't one drop left!) The inside of the box smelled nice :) I got my...
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    Re: Question about a fragrance...

    +1 Midnight in Paris
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    Re: Age and Fragrance

    Welcome willie45! Wear what you like and dismiss any talk of age appropriate fragrance. Ultimately you will know when something feels right and comfortable for you. The opinions of others can be very...
  91. Re: If you could only keep 4 frags from your collection what would you keep?

    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    TF Grey Vetiver EDP
    Dior Homme
    Guerlain L'Homme Ideal EDP
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    Re: Buying my last fragrance

    Dior Homme
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    Re: Your favourite Burberry fragrance?

    Another one for London.
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    Re: 4711 original eau de cologne maurer and wirtz

    4711 lasts about 30 mins on me. I wear it post shower in the evenings, not a daily fragrance in my opinion. I find Neroli Portofino delightful and although similar to 4711 it is superior. Performance...
  95. Re: Dior Sauvage Dilemma: I hate it but I get compliments from women

    Great comment. I wore a sample of Sauvage one day, didn't think much of it and got no compliments. I guess it depends what your needs are. It is nice to receive a compliment now and again but I wear...
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    Re: Summer Scents - Opinion / Recommendations

    Grey Vetiver EDP
    Bvlgari Man Extreme
    Nautica Voyage
    Cerutti 1881 Pour Homme
  97. Thread: Dating winter

    by BoxPred
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    Re: Dating winter

    Another one for Burberry London. Might I also suggest Lanvin Avant Garde.
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    Re: help me add to my collection

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EDP
    Dior Homme
    Bvlgari Man Extreme
    Bleu de Chanel
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    Re: Which one, among these 5?

    From your list I would go with the Chanel.
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    Re: Starting colognes to buy

    La Nuit de L'Homme.
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