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  1. Re: Soaps / Shower Gels - Currently Using, Favourites, Purchases, etc.

    Meanwhile found in a local store the Cottage Piment Boise shower gel and decided to buy a few bottles
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    Re: Sample of the Day - August 2020

    Yves Rocher Monoi Vague d'Ete - while familiar with other Yves Rocher scents from the Monoi series, this one turned out to be a quite understated, simple, yet not generic nor overly sweet summery...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2020

    Yves Rocher Hello Printemps
    Alverde Glücksoase
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    Re: For the love of powerhouse perfumes

    Among the feminines with either powerhouse or at least classic features, qualities and hints-or ideally with both aspects at once, mot enjoyed so far:
    Je Reviens by Worth, Le Dix by Balenciaga,...
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    Re: The scent of sun-kissed skin?

    To certain extents, based on personal experiences and opinions alone and only among many others:
    seconding both the feminine and the masculine version of Jil Sander Sun, Mediterraneo by Antonio...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2020

    A backup bottle of Ambre Noir by Yves Rocher
  7. Re: Has Your Fragrance Wardrobe Grown Beyond Your Original Intention?

    To a certain extent, the current wardrobe did largely remain within intentions, just with very little variations/randomness beyond the initial fragrance interests, wants and plans.

    Still, it...
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    Re: What's the consensus on deodorant?

    Tending to also wear either completely unscented or lightly scented deo stick, roll on and gels-mostly from average mainstream brands with neither health but also no antiperspirant efficiency...
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    Re: perfume to moisturize hair ?

    Further seconding. In fact have first found this actual/particular opinion incidentally also here on BN, on a similar thread discussing pretty much the same question and topic.
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    Re: What should I add to my collection?

    Great collection, admiring and enjoying the good to downright outstanding representation of classic houses and respective individual fragrances in general.

    If having the same choice and regarding...
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    Re: Make me tacky!

    While not exactly cheap, Ambre Sultan does meet most requirements also remaining fairly reasonable in its pricing, even comparatively inexpensive at least regarding the quality and performance gotten...
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    Poll: Re: If I wanted that GIT vibe....

    Voted for JF by Floris, but not just due to liking this fragrance but the house in general, therefore influenced by an even larger degree of personal preference and subjectivity
  13. Re: Did Worth Paris make any other masculines?

    While admitting to not have more info available yet, must admit a certain eagerness and curiosity to know more about Monsieur Worth, after already owning and enjoying a by now quite vintage Worth PH
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    TF Beau de Jour- though apprehensive about its hype, actually found enough classic fougere qualities in it along with a Givenchy Gentleman style musky-leathery twist in an almost powerhouse style
    ...
  15. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Finally managed to test TF Beau de Jour and must admit to have liked this, also understanding part of its hype-mainly because a subjectively perceived (that can be highly inaccurate of course)...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - August 2020

    Zarkoperfume Molecule No. 8 Wooden Chips- enjoyed its complex qualities quite a bit, some of the fairly recent niche offerings do enjoy in its complexity and good rendition sweet wood notes
    ...
  17. Re: Is the cologne industry in trouble? (Alcohol Shortage)

    This-apart from not having heard yet about any significant shortages of alcohol used precisely for perfumery, luckily most of us here on BN have stocked up (even with no shortage or crisis) on...
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    Re: 1 Million Parfum

    Another vote in favor of at least considering to buy this-if performance is the main factor, concern, advantage or argument, personally always got very good results from this
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    Re: Today I bought August 2020

    Actually not a new purchase, but still adding Tesori d'Oriente Royal Oud Dello Yemen although owned for a few years by now, only recently noticed that the BN database includes this one
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    Re: Fragrances Not In The Database

    Can think at least of Ungaro Man Silver and of the feminine Chevignon Heritage
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    Re: Most worn in July 2020

    Apparently, according to BN statistics, only Trussardi Jeans Man got multiple wears last month
  22. Re: The tribulations of hating vanilla fragrances. What notes bother you?

    Few to none, but if there are few notes do not like very much or at least not in most scents (at least until proven wrong by that one exception that confirms the rule), these ones likely include:
    ...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    One Man Show
  24. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of One Man Show
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    Re: Virgin island water vs Guerlain homme edp

    Same here, without disliking or in any way invalidating the near classic by Creed either, considering that Guerlain Homme EDP is nearly benchmark for elegant masculinity in a timeless, classic, never...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd August, 2020

    One Man Show
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    Re: Tom ford black orchid

    From a personal viewpoint alone, considering this worth getting and quite unisex to be worn in a quite versatile way for such a high performance scent
  28. Re: Advice on 'Daily' & Warm Weather Fragrance: suggestions welcome! (Melon, Fig, Coconut, Citrus, S

    While not dominated by fig, however far more Mediterranean rendition of both fresh and warm notes, also adding among the unisex options Rhubarbe &
    Pamplemouuse by l'Occitane.

    Among the fresh and...
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    Re: What Other Fragrance Products Do You Use?

    Mostly scented aftershave balms/lotions, shower gels/body washes, bar soaps, deodorant stick/gel, quite often from the same scent line and matched with the fragrances existing in the current...
  30. Re: Why is Prada L'homme Intense so weak?? Fake???

    Though likely and hopefully not fake, did remember this to be (at least during each personal testing so far) lasting quite decently while more moderate on projection than its name might suggest
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    Re: Rediscovered pleasures

    Had similar experiences with rediscovering on and off certain fragrances did already enjoy but not realize to full extent how good they actually are: especially with vintage Heritage EDT
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    Re: Most worn in July 2020

    According to BN statistics, seemingly only Trussardi Jeans did get repeat wears the past month
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    Re: Is Versace Dreamer discontinued?!

    Apparently, at least for now, quite easily, abundantly and inexpensively available on most local retail sites did follow
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Vintage Trussardi Jeans
  35. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 sprays of Trussardi Jeans
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st August, 2020

    Trussardi Jeans
  37. Re: Looking for masculine yet modern recommendations

    Also adding Sartorial by Penhaligon's, Azzaro pour Homme l'Eau, Best of Chevignon, Acca Kappa Cedro, Lalique White
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Somehow managed to get in sync, choosing Zeus EDP as one of the male scents do know that combine not just an exotic woods and fruit/coconut note but even certain hints of equally exotic flowers, all...
  39. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 sprays of Zeus EDP by Kelsey Berwin
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st July, 2020

    Zeus EDP by Kelsey Berwin
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    Re: Woody Woods along these lines...

    Among the quite affordable options, perhaps Zara Man Cedarwood, Acca Kappa Cedro and G Man by Gainsboro could be worth (re) testing to certain degrees
  42. Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia vs. Moschino Pour Homme ?

    Another vote for ADP Colonia
  43. Re: Can you school me on old school "fresh" fragrances?

    Almost irrespective of the release year/age, most if not all of these tend to have a clean, puristic note almost like an EDC.
    However also a certain powdery hint, soapiness, even clean renditions...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Happy Kilwia Day, might join in the celebration at least with the sample of an exotic floral by Memo Paris or from a more traditional French house with a more classic rendition of such notes
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    Re: New Chanel men‘s fragrance 2020?

    While not familiar with any news either for or against, either confirming/rebutting this, would in fact personally quite enjoy or at least become fairly eager/intrigued if a new male Chanel would...
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    Re: Gucci Envy and Creed Viking

    While not familiar with Viking yet, might consider to get a sample of this one even if only based to a certain or in fact any similarity to Envy-this one being among the Gucci favorites anyway, might...
  47. Re: Older/classic fragrances younger people may enjoy?

    Though already owning and enjoying Heritage, incidentally also as vintage version, EDT still considering to get Heritage as EDP.
    Even if only or at least predominantly based on prior experiences...
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    Re: A Fragrance In Only 2 Words

    Lapidus PH- powerhouse pineapple
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    Re: How Many Litres Do You Have?

    Meanwhile, if the quantity was not doubled, at least the amount of 8 litres was reached.
    Or even totaling the direct double of 10, maybe slightly above 10 litres.
  50. Re: Halston Z - Does anyone know anything about it? Came across a sealed 75ml EDT Box

    While aware of the visual identity/appearance of Halston Z and having seen this one before in far from just legit, also quite pricey, exclusive and elitist fragrance stores before-cannot vouch...
  51. Re: What would you wear to a hypothetical BNers convention!?

    If at least 2 or more BN contributors were accepted, would enjoy to wear the same. If not, would go for another personal and quite long term signature like Chevignon Brand or Armani Eau pour Homme,...
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    Re: Dior sauvage common or nah ?

    Having personally and subjectively perceived Sauvage in the EDP version more complex and higher performance than the regular EDT version, therefore considering and likelier to recommend Sauvage EDP...
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    Re: What should I buy next

    Apart from the many great suggestions by Speckmann, also taking the liberty to add as part of a (re) testing list before a purchase decision:

    by ADP especially Colonia Assoluta, the Collezione...
  54. Re: Fragrances that are raunchy, skanky, or animalic?

    Also G Man by Gainsboro among the masculine options, among the more unisex options at least 2 oud fragrances from the Les Echapees lineup by Memo Paris especially: Luxor Oud and Shams Oud
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    Re: L’Humaniste in 2020?

    Having incidentally re-tested this in 2020 as well, admitting to be quite pleased with the current version (while also completely unaware about any reformulated and/or vintage version is this), both...
  56. Re: What would you wear to a hypothetical BNers convention!?

    No problem, would in fact enjoy attending such sub-convention even if almost anyone smelled almost identically.
    However, if BDP was more easily available, not likely to be soon vaulted and/or...
  57. Re: Shopping for perfumes VS wearing your perfumes

    It would be quite possible to go for new/further fragrances shopping especially or even only if the new purchases were if not a 10, at least a 8-9 compared to already owned and used fragrances.
  58. Re: What would you wear to a hypothetical BNers convention!?

    If the convention happened when first joining BN: likely a Creed like BDP

    If happening today, still another Creed however this time likely Aventus.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    R&G Open
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    8 sprays of R&G Open
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th July, 2020

    Though admittedly belated, my congratulations to Hednic and for the festive SOTD choice.

    Meanwhile as chosen as personal SOTD/SOTE: R&G Open.
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    Re: Prada L'Homme vs Gucci Guilty PH

    While familiar with both and liking both just enough to consider owning each at soe point, slightly preferring and likelier to recommend Prada l'Homme out of these two
    (if the alternative option in...
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    Re: Menthe Fraiche & Xerjoff Renaissance

    If having to compare these two and recommend only one: another vote for Xerjoff Renaissance
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    Re: Before it's gone: Oud Minerale

    Thank you for the recommendation.
    Did perceive this one so far as neither abysmally bad nor outstandingly good among the both regular and also niche/designer exclusive TF scent offerings, however...
  65. Re: L'Occitane Colognes - More than one cap and sprayer design?

    Likely a newer version, only familiar with, owning and using the first or at most the 1-2 ones
  66. Re: Does anyone else agree that Patrick is like a clone of Paco Rabanne for men?

    Thank you for the recommendation-might go for this, as well if the context is right, for current and even vintage takes on Paco Rabanne PH- at least at some point.
  67. Re: Does anyone else agree that Patrick is like a clone of Paco Rabanne for men?

    Only familiar with Paco Rabanne PH so cannot really tell.
    But even if partly off topic, if so, would still be eager a both niche and also still affordable version of Paco Rabanne PH if Patrick...
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    Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid Parfum 2020

    Might have already tested this one in the Parfum version almost involuntarily, while strolling through a particular TF selection at a local store, did find this high to very increased performance way...
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    Re: Aftershave Lotion or Aftershave

    Seconded again, likely if not fully agreeing as well.
    Having incidentally also tried the aftershave apart from EDT version of this one-so far noticed (albeit quite personally and subjectively...
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    Re: Let’s talk about musk!

    Thank you for the post shared with us.
    To be honest, quite fond about musk in various fragrances, often in different fragrance categories, price, gender and/or vintage-current divides and also...
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    Re: Your take on the current Aramis 900

    Not being familiar with any vintage (version) of this-must say to be quite pleased of this, even if not strikingly, radically or impressively thrilled with this as with current not even vintage...
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    Re: YSL Y EDP Blind Buy

    Somewhat comparable reaction/feedback here, having found this fragrance to be comparable yet somewhat improved in performance and also complexity to a "main theme" found especially but not exclusive...
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    Re: What perfume to wear on a date(day)

    Maybe ADG Profumo or Club de Nuit Intense among these
  74. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 sprays of Lomani
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Lomani
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th July, 2020

    Lomani
  77. Re: What's Your Current Scent Kept in The Car?

    This is why, if ever considering the option, Mugler Cologne would be quite high/likely on the priorities list.

    Another option is a scent of a heavier or at least more powerhouse variation and...
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    Re: Alternative to Aventus for everyday use

    Among the very affordable options: Zara Man Gold and/or Zara Virbant Leather, Playboy VIP, Lapidus PH (though some might be lacking the natural, others of these not best suited for daytime/everyday...
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    Re: Cartier Pasha -- too dated?

    From a personal viewpoint, actually far from dated and with notes complex, pleasant and well performing enough to earn its good reputation
  80. Re: What's Your Current Scent Kept in The Car?

    While not owning a car and more importantly not having a driver's licence yet, if ever in this particular situation, the fragrance would likely be one of the choices mentioned on previous "dumb grab"...
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    Re: How many sprays shud i spray ?

    From a personal viewpoint alone: 3-5
  82. Re: looking for a new perfume for a women friend.

    Among further (mostly affordable) peach options, though the suggestions mentioned are already top notch, also adding at least as recommendation for a sample set/smaller bottles-even if most bottles...
  83. Re: Modern fragrances which smell older/classic

    Coach Leatherware also combines the style and themes of a modern, rather inoffensive recent youthful style with a more consistently classic leather scent-quite successfully and credible on both...
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men - alternatives

    Possibly also, among the options available on a budget, Pierre Cardin Iris Sauvage, Zara Night Homme III EDP (sometimes compared by fellow Basenoters- likely justified- to the YSL l'Homme and even...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    You are welcome! Meanwhile joined the sync with David Beckham Essence- simple but not bad choice among celebrity fragrances, especially as a fresh scent for a warm summer day
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    Re: Acier Aluminum redux

    While still available at non-vaulted/below Ebay prices with some retailers do have access to, might consider getting this one even blind eventually
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Instead of a new entry/discovery, just one more re-use from the personal wardrobe-namely Lapidus PH, one of the many examples that high quality, performance and complexity do not need to be...
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    Re: Yardley Gentleman Classic EDP

    Thank you for the recommendation-for some reason this and a few additional fragrances from a certain consistent individual series are quite inexpensive were I live including as EDP, therefore...
  89. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 sprays of Lapidus PH
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th July, 2020

    Lapidus pour Homme
  91. Re: Modern fragrances which smell older/classic

    Many great names already, also adding Bracken by Amouage (although in a good way, just like and along the lines of a very classic fougere)
  92. Re: CdG Blackpepper vs Montales Intense Pepper and Greyland? Any other pepper frags?

    While not having any comparison with the fragrances in the thread starting post and/or title, since at least until now unfamiliar with both, taking the liberty to add further pepper (mainly black...
  93. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 quite abundant sprays of David Beckham Essence
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th July, 2020

    To a certain extent at least as a contribution to the sync: Beckham Essence
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    Re: What is the best Roja Dove to own?

    So far, only familiar with, enjoying and owning (at least in larger sample sizes) Risque and Ti Amo from this house.

    And though considered both gems in their own right, already successfully...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Kudos, as well as regarding the Pavarotti choice mentioned on this thread-in fact both are so good, starting to also consider both to be quite credible examples from a very fortunate and beneficial...
  97. Re: Vintage-freak Thinking Of Venturing Into Creeds. Wait, What?!

    Great purchasing ideas already mentioned, recommended and considered, even if a bit off topic if not entirely/fully confirmed as completely discontinued (thus likely a bit off topic) OV will rank...
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    Re: Fragrance Storage

    Agreeing that if the cloth is used both in combination with already dark, cool (not necessarily refrigerated though), dry, airy (again, though not necessarily air conditioned) storage measure but...
  99. Re: Semi-vintage One Man Show... Pine? Similar to Quorum??

    From a personal viewpoint alone, if still available at a good price, the semi-vintage versions of this very scent is quite worth at least considering.
    And though quite familiar with Quorum, tending...
  100. Re: Creed's ranking of their best selling fragrances.

    Only discovering and replying to this thread right now, do not have any reasons (though subjective and personal, thus likely quite prone to trial and error) to believe that these sales figures might...
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