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    Re: Question about Van Cleef and Arpels PH?

    what is wrong with torturing your gf? mwahaha JK guys! VCA wearer here.
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    Re: Your Wardrobe Philosophy?

    i buy from mostly those that are available to me at the bargain bin. mostly hard to find vintages. this is where basenotes comes in. i read reviews then do searches then come back for it a few days...
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    Re: What is the best inexpensive fragrance?

    i will be trying dana english leather soon.
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    Re: SEXY fragrance notes!

    sandalwood from those not yet mentioned.
  5. Re: looking for scents that smell like liquor or booze

    nobody has mentioned d'orsay's le dandy yet. is it no longer in production? this seems to have often been mentioned in older boozy threads a lot. maybe it has lost some of the hype but i still like...
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    Re: Tobacco dominant men's fragrances

    miller harris feuelles de tabac
  7. Re: Inspiration, recommendation of new fragrances

    you mentioned envy. i liked that as soon as i smelled it. i actually didn't buy gucci pour homme 1 until much later when someone gave me a card of it. i wasn't very fond of the opening. i had london...
  8. Re: Clothes have to match the fragrance: Green Shirts & Vetiver

    white jeans, navy polo, tan leather shoes, horses.
  9. Re: Inspiration, recommendation of new fragrances

    gucci pour homme II
    dior homme cologne
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    Re: Fragrance stereotypes...

    very vivid descriptions primrose! good work!

    i actually put some bad descriptions in the aquatic section lol but decided to hold back at the last minute.

    interesting how perhaps people who...
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    Re: A Question for Gay, Straight and Bisexual Men

    i've seen someone love a scent before they ever saw the person connected to it. for example, my aunt has always liked cops and carpenters. men with lots of chissimo ala jean paul belmondo. she...
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    Re: A Question for Gay, Straight and Bisexual Men

    "Paco Rabanne pour Homme -- it is up to you to make it unforgettable"
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    Re: Fragrance stereotypes...

    you did say the office...

    Fresh green notes - understated elegance/ going for an interview
    Rose/flowery notes - english/ gay/ romantic/ creative/ daring/ risk taker/ loose canon
    Citrus - new...
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    Re: If you had $500 to spend....

    i would wait for vintage gems from the store i buy from. it's approx $20 a bottle. that would give me around 25 fragrances. i might also buy sycomore or amouage hommage but only 1. then the change...
  15. Re: Comparing the Coconut/Fig/Lime/Lemon Tropical notes

    jo malone lime basil and mandarin
    diptyque philosykos
    acqua di parma colonia
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    Re: gourmands before there were gourmands

    santal noble yes good 1!

    i wonder if egoiste is as good as habit rouge. perhaps a younger version since it was a 90's fragrance.

    maybe le male? or is that already considered a gourmand?
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    gourmands before there were gourmands

    maybe should have just said sweet oriental but the two mentioned below come in edc and sport version which aren't as heavy.

    guerlain habit rouge
    cartier santos/ concentree

    what else?

    aprege?
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    best scents from jewelry houses

    have not tried much but these are the ones i've liked.

    van cleef and arpels pour homme
    cartier santos eau de sport
    bulgari extreme pour homme
    tiffany for men
  19. Re: suggestions for something different from my norm...

    hahaha thanks guys! bogart it is. i probably don't want something really bad bad anyway that my nose won't appreciate. the bottle looks alright too. i was expecting something that looked like aramis...
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    Re: Who should wear what fragrance?

    i was gonna say he seemed like a paul smith man but i was thinking why. and then i remembered his shoes in alfie were paul smith. although his scent was adp. jude kinda likes avant garde fashion so...
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    Re: Who should wear what fragrance?

    the ralph lauren safari review in the guide says burt reynolds on a bearskin rug or something to that extent. his fame though predates me.

    i imagine gary cooper wearing montna parfum d'homme red...
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    Re: Gym & recommendations

    cartier santos eau de sport
    carolina herrera for men
    jo malone lime basil and mandarin
  23. Re: Shameless rip-offs (by established names) that turn your stomach with their cheekiness of theft

    i thought bond were ripping off creeds. a well good thing i'm not so interested in both houses. what about that cool water git thing though? it's the same perfumer so who owns the recipe? the company...
  24. Re: suggestions for something different from my norm...

    terre de hermes is still an elegant frag that may be a modern classic. aquatics i grew up on so not really out of my norm. the women's frags are still close to elegant things even more so. maybe the...
  25. Thread: Best value

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    Re: Best value

    a few more not mentioned that i took note of during my last shopping trip ralph lauren safari, paco rabanne pour homme, carolina herrera for men, lalique encre noir.
  26. Thread: Best value

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    Re: Best value

    chanel pour monsieur
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    Re: You don't want to wear Aquatics in Summer?!

    aromatic fougeres work. also woody vetivers. i have high tolerance for most frags in the heat though.
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    Re: why no celebs ripping off patou pour homme?

    the patou was actually just an example but you could substitute any great discontinued fragrance like the santos sport i mentioned.
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    why no celebs ripping off patou pour homme?

    seriously? is there a law against it? i mean if diddy can rip off MI.

    if you were a celeb what would you rip off? LOL! currently i would rip off santos eau de sport and call in insouciance......
  30. suggestions for something different from my norm...

    let me explain... i usually like classic gentlemanly fragrances ala git, adp, equipage and powerhouses like van cleef and arpels, montana parfum d'homme.

    anyways i was rereading the guide again...
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    Poll: Re: Frags + Zodiacs !?

    i am a taurus too with scorpio rising male. i like van cleef and arpels pour homme when i'm in scorpio mood and philosykos when i'm in a relaxed taurus mood.

    i would have guessed venus ruled...
  32. Re: Did Turin really "blow it" ? The Greatness of the 80s !

    are villoresi stuff powerhouses too? he also doesn't like them.



    i have most of these. any link to where he reviewed them? was it in the french version of his guide? his blog reviewed mostly...
  33. should i get equipage when my bottle of gucci ph 1976 runs out?

    i keep reading reviews that this is the original equipage. i don't get a soapy vibe from it thoguh as much as i get a musky one. if equipage has more soap then i'll spring for a bottle.
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    Re: ... and what about Alvarez Gomez

    thinking of getting this stuff. how does it compare to acqua di parma? assoluta is one of my faves and i also like the regular one and intense. i have like a litre of some other spanish colonia. is...
  35. Re: Did Turin really "blow it" ? The Greatness of the 80s !

    farenheit got 2 stars. he liked kouros, versace l'homme, antaues, krizia uomo, dior jules and just a few more. i wish he'd review more older frags that are still available rather than just the new...
  36. Re: Young man looking for new scents genres" Vetiver, Tea, Rose/Floral, Clean fresh, marshmallow

    encre noire for vetiver
    gucci pour homme II for tea
    z zegna for clean and fresh
    trufitt and hill spanish leather
    acqua di parma colonia for rose
    i'll get back to you on the marshmallow
  37. Re: what would you wear for entertaining at home?

    what about smn poupouri or diptyque l eau? i've liked wearing sandalwood in bois des isles at home.
  38. what would you wear for entertaining at home?

    like say a big dinner with friends and family.
  39. Poll: Re: poll on designer fragrance reviews i found interesting in the a-z guide

    shamu the guide does not have many powerhouses and did not review my favorite van cleef and arpels pour homme!:sad:
  40. Poll: highly subjective poll on niche reviews i found interesting in the a-z guide

    better known as the baller version of my previous thread. i was a little surprised with the results of that one. this one i have no clue as to how it will turn out and while i can afford to buy the...
  41. Poll: Re: poll on designer fragrance reviews i found interesting in the a-z guide

    i do consider them designer but was not interested in any of the reviews. not sure if costume national was in the book but i remember some etro/cdg. it's a pretty subjective poll.
  42. Re: Burr gives Notorious by Ralph Lauren two stars

    i remember liking this on the smelling strip of a men's vogue issue. i admit i'm no expert on women's perfume or fragrance in general though but it would be my answer if i was asked what i think is...
  43. Poll: poll on designer fragrance reviews i found interesting in the a-z guide

    just choose the one you like best.
  44. suggest a carolina herrera fragrance for a young guy that likes classics

    i sort of got fatigued when i was trying them including the women's version i was thinking of buying for my gf. will go back tom. what do you rec i try first?

    i'm looking at the directory and not...
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    vintage givenchy III wearble on a guy?

    haven't bought it yet. it's way cheap at around $20 due to being slightly used and battered bottle but useless if i won't use it myself.
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    Re: Best fragrance pairings for partners

    eau sauvage/ diorella

    joy/ patou pour homme

    chanel antaues/ no 5

    hermes faubourg 24/ bel ami
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    Re: Tropical niche scents ?

    ^yup!

    also comptoir sud pacifique aqua motu.
  48. Re: If it is true that Prince Charles uses both Floris No. 89 and Guerlain Vetiver then why...

    bespoke in suits maybe but in scents that would seem frivolous. it would also be very hard to commission if you don't have a good nose. i know i could never commission one well enough from a blank...
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    Poll: Re: ysl pour homme vs. eau sauvage

    would it make a diff if they were vintage formulations? i was told there was no haute concentration available.
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    Poll: ysl pour homme vs. eau sauvage

    only these 2. no other recs pls. =)
  51. Re: Calling All College Guys and Gals! Good Frag/s for Tennis, Bowling, Classroom, Dates!

    lacoste original comes to mind when you say tennis. i wouldn't want to smell like a bowling alley though. what about polo modern reserve?
  52. Re: Gucci Pour Homme Original 1976 worth.......anyone know?

    i have maybe a 60 ml bottle with maybe 50ml left. it's good!
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    Re: Old Spice smells like manure

    my butt sweat is actually starting to smell good to me. must be from trying all the musky stinkers.
  54. Re: help me chose a fragrance my ocd/ clean freak girlfriend would like on me (i have a list)

    yup i agree! i don't wear what i like when i'm with her though since i love powerbombs or stinkbombs. i also love deliberately offensive stuff and those that enter the room before you do...
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    Re: Montana Parfum d' Homme original

    i went to this cheapie supermarket and found this along with jovans, brut, jazz, charlie. i went here to really find a good cheapie drugstore scent like canoe,alyssa ashley, bowling green types of...
  56. Re: help me chose a fragrance my ocd/ clean freak girlfriend would like on me (i have a list)

    i didn't like brut and rive gauche so much. does it smell like either? i liked azzaro pour homme the most among aromatic fougeres and the simpler fougeres like truefitt and hill grafton are not bad...
  57. Re: help me chose a fragrance my ocd/ clean freak girlfriend would like on me (i have a list)

    i'd love to try your other suggestions but they're not accessible to me at the moment. although i told the saleslady to call me when the tabac aftershave comes in. no soap and edt. not sure if it was...
  58. help me chose a fragrance my ocd/ clean freak girlfriend would like on me (i have a list)

    the last scent she bought me was clinique happy and l'eau par kenzo but that was years ago and i've yet to finish that one still. she's a virgo and clean manicured nails are a necessity.

    i saw...
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    Re: Best Drugstore Musk?

    bought the jovan because i saw it. wasn't able to find the alyssa ashley but saw lots of alyssa ashley lotion. jovan kinda smells like an old lady to me. and it doesn't really stink like i was...
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    Re: under 30 barbershop scent suggestions

    i bought truefitt and hill's. that one is modern barbershop. one review compared it to prada amber. didn't want to pay for the samples of trumper and truefitt sent them for free.


    so shaving shop...
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    Re: Elegant but young?

    acqua di parma colonia/assoluta is ageless.
  62. Re: What's Your Best Barbershop Fragrance Experience?

    aqua velva musk. malle would be like going to a salon and asking them to do the most conservative haircut they can. which is not a bad way to actually go about things.



    which colored can? i've...
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    Re: under 30 barbershop scent suggestions

    as i said i like azzaro. even replied that it was the best in that recent thread. so we all cool!:coolold: just brought it up since i was reading luca turin's the guide and he adviced not to wear a...
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    under 30 barbershop scent suggestions

    prada ambre or ysl rive gauche? i also like azzaro but maybe i'm too young to wear it. what are your opinions on these 3? any others i should be looking at?
  65. Re: What is your absolute number one favorite fragrance of all time?

    azzaro pour homme!
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    Re: Best Drugstore Musk?

    bumping this to give some love to aqua velva musk but would love to hear your opinion on the others.
  67. Re: these are all the frags i've owned can you suggest new ones?

    i would lump it along with azzaro in the delicously vulgar and cheap category of scents i like.
  68. Re: these are all the frags i've owned can you suggest new ones?

    would i like prada amber ph? i've only tested pradainfusion d'homme. i liked assoluta better.

    what about jovan musk for men? does it smell like av musk?
  69. these are all the frags i've owned can you suggest new ones?

    Since childhood- Being a minor hobbyist
    Lacoste original
    Davidoff Cool water
    Polo sport extreme
    CK1
    Burberry Weekend
    Clinique Happy
    L’eau par Kenzo

    Being a minor hobbyist 4+ years- Now
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