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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    I would be more than happy to share what I know. I plan on re stocking my supply next month with :

    TF - Tobacco Vanille - A wonderful fragrance. I get all the notes on my skin not just vanilla....
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    Excellent recommendations sir.

    I am desperately trying to purchase the new Dior Homme Parfum. I sampled it twice at a NYC airport but I didn't have enough time to decide if I really wanted it. My...
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    Oh giggles the both of you are so young. Have you figured out how to bottle a fart yet ?
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    +1

    You get it.
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    +1

    Your reviews and comments are very informative. Thank You for your contributions.
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    " thread"
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    I would love to try Kalemat both black and reg. Someone really needs to start a decant site for arabic perfumes.
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    I partially agree with you. The funny thing is I don't have this problem with good juice. IE. When I wear TF Sahara Noir I can smell it each and every time. I can over smell it or under smell it....I...
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    I apologize to you and anyone else who might be offended. My intention again is to provide current accurate information for those willing to spend money in the near future. I only wish and hope that...
  10. Re: Fragrance to wear to an EDM festival (headliner: The Chemical Brothers)

    I would have to go with a Mugler or Gaultier BUT don't expect anyone else to smell them on you. They are designer fragrances :)

    Enjoy the Chemical Bro's. Good Band.
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    I don't believe it.
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    You are probably correct. I aim to provide precise information. Some of these recommendations you guys are listing are ridiculous or you have old bottles. I see this time and time again on these...
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    WRONG on 3 counts. I have not smelled LIDGE but the others you mention are now (and have been for a while WEAKLINGS). Get a better line up then get back to me.
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    A good idea but you need to remember that I lived through the Golden Era of designers fragrances . My favorite was Giorgio Beverley Hills. Man was that a beauty, I certainly won't be buying any...
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    Stop busting my balls about how many sprays I use. I happened to be very active last week and it was very hot in SoCal. I don't see anything wrong with spraying 3 times a day....with a CITRUS scent...
  16. Re: New bottle of Boucheron pour homme edt has almost no fragrance at all. What's up?

    Just tried the EDP version again last week. It's the same thing. Maybe just a tad better but not much. Jaipur EDP was a JOKE.

    Look for my thread I started....things are getting worse. I have had...
  17. Re: New bottle of Boucheron pour homme edt has almost no fragrance at all. What's up?

    Just tried the EDP version again last week. It's the same thing.

    Look for my thread I started....things are getting worse. I have had this happen with a few frags....spray scent and smell...
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    Seriously though I sometimes spray 3 times a day when I am doing many social things. It's not that uncommon to freshen up. Women do it all the time. Are we now saying gender equality doesn't exist in...
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    REDRUM by FRAGRANCE FUMES. Jack would be proud.
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    Now this is a guy who likes a NON FILTERED cigarette with his EXPRESSO !

    Rant on amigo......
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    I was still wearing Caron Pour Un Homme in 98. I had several large bottles sitting in the refrigerator until the early 2000's. When those finished I learned the harsh reality of what was going on...
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    And I must answer you TWO things :

    1. I have only thrown away ONE Expensive cologne....WHICH ? Mona Di Orio CUIR. No one should have to smell like that :) My choices for $300> colognes have...
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    FALSE.

    Believe it or not SEARS Tijuana is way better than most dept stores in the USA. They just brought in.... the TOM FORD Signature line. Don't be a Trump :) Have you been to Plaza Rio and if...
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    Also in San Diego !

    Yeah my first bottle was amazing. So much so that I raved about it on the forums. I purchased my second bottle from the SAME place. The only difference is my second bottle is...
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    Thank You. I am also a person from the 70/80's.
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    +3. Thank You.
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    I appreciate your honesty. I am being honest in return. The truth is the majority of fragrances available have issues. Either the performance sucks or the smell is awful. I wish I had a reason to be...
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    YES my " aptitude" went out the window during the mid 90's. You're funny.
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    ***All you mentioned are currently stuck in LOSERVILLE ( WERE GREAT AT ONE POINT) except maybe Costume National but that's a FEM scent. or ummm Metrosexual if you want me to be PC.
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    No it deserves to be in the trash, Why give garbage to homeless people ? ...because they are poor and would appreciate ANYTHING ? A crappy product is CRAP. Just because your homeless doesn't mean...
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    Welcome to BASENOTES ! :) You must be a retailer.
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    Yes 40 sprays WOULD be excessive. I use 12 - 15 daily. I like my coffee black no sugar or cream !
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    Nonsense. Garbage is garbage plain and simple.
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    Very True.

    Not to sound elitist or anything but the only NICHE that do it for me are mainly the $300 + juices. PDN at $180 per 100ml is a bargain. There are some Xerjoff's I like and also Clive C...
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    I Give Up On Designers Again !

    Here I was thinking ADG Essenza and Eau De Nuit were such a great find but low and behold my new bottles....SUCK. I just threw away a full bottle of Mugler Pure Havane...WHY ? Performance SUCKED.

    ...
  36. Re: Best Suggestions For Blind Buying-Designer, Niche-Current or Vintage

    Hold onto your money and visit Saks Or Bergdof Goodman when you get to NYC. Otherwise you will waste A LOT of money.

    However do as you wish:

    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather and Tobacco Vanille...
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    Re: FED EX is just AWFUL

    YEAH BABY that's what I'm saying..........


    USPS on the other hand has been brilliant......" As they threw tomatoes onto the stage"
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    Re: What to wear when online shopping?

    Commando Style !
  39. Re: Dior Oud Ispahan... Why is it getting so much love?

    Fragrance has no gender but even the gay SA at the Dior Boutique told me Oud Ispahan wasn't for guys.

    By the way the reviews on Fragrantica are CRAZY. Where do these people come from and where do...
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    Re: FED EX is just AWFUL

    What works sometimes is writing a note on personal stationary and signing it. I read somewhere online that drivers like to leave sticky notices due to a quota they must fulfill.
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    Re: FED EX is just AWFUL

    Oddly enough I love USPS. Sat delivery and they leave it at your door.
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    FED EX is just AWFUL

    FED EX is blowing my mind lately. It used to be on the top of the shipping food chain. Now it falls in last place minus their famous overnight delivery.

    Unfortunately for me I got caught up...
  43. Re: My body does not allow perfume to last, what do to do?

    Blunt but honest. Why not look at the ingredients that turn you on with these fragrances and look for higher end samples. I really do believe it will help you with the problem you are having.

    ...
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    Re: summer incense

    Does anyone wear Tom Ford Sahara Noir during the summer months ? I think I could pass it off at night but not during the day. What do you think ?


    Thanks
  45. Re: My body does not allow perfume to last, what do to do?

    Buy better cologne. The ones you mentioned are by no means a quality cologne so don't expect great performance from them. Moisturizer will do nothing for you in this case.
  46. Re: How consistent is Bois du Portugal?

    Great Fragrance but you will only get 3/4 hrs tops out of it if you are concerned at all about projection. I have tried it twice with the same effect each time.
  47. Re: Has Anyone Had A Fragrance Go Bad On Them Overnight OR In A Very Short Period Of Time ?

    I agree 100%. Thank You for contributing.


    I also feel today's fragrances are not as durable as in the past. Chemicals don't age the same way IMO.
  48. Re: Has Anyone Had A Fragrance Go Bad On Them Overnight OR In A Very Short Period Of Time ?

    Maybe. I've gotten the same rancid smell from 3 totally different fragrances. Either they use the same chemicals or it's me (god forbid). I started a bottle of something else tonight and will let...
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    Re: Pure Malt, after the hype

    Tried it maybe a year ago when Macy's started carrying it. I caught the faintest whisper of caramel then it was gone within 15 minutes.
  50. Re: Has Anyone Had A Fragrance Go Bad On Them Overnight OR In A Very Short Period Of Time ?

    +1. I am convinced this is the way to go.
  51. Re: Has Anyone Had A Fragrance Go Bad On Them Overnight OR In A Very Short Period Of Time ?

    I think my problem was heat. 86 in my apt during the day !
  52. Has Anyone Had A Fragrance Go Bad On Them Overnight OR In A Very Short Period Of Time ?

    This has happened to me before with Antaeus Chanel Bleu and now Amouage Opus V1.

    At some point the sweet juice in the bottle turns rancid. I can't describe the smell but it was the SAME for each...
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    Re: Order please: which to buy first?

    I think you should substitute Tom Ford Sahara Noir for the Tauer LLDDM.

    Otherwise the Guerlain is great but performance will be an issue. I don't care for the others.
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    Re: Guerlain Jicky - recent purchase

    Usually I would be the first to agree with you but JICKY is very masculine IMO. Especially the current extrait. Performance is just so so though for the cost.
  55. Re: Please advise regarding Givenchy Gentleman

    Great Fragrance. Don't buy any NEW versions of this one. You will get ripped off big time in the performance department. Fair Warning.
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    Re: Best dior privee

    Leather Oud is over. It has been for over a year already when they butchered it. Lot of love for it here on BN but make sure to get a bottle dated before 2013.

    I finished an entire 125ml believe...
  57. Re: Tom Ford Noir or Narciso Rodriguez For Him ?

    Sold.
  58. Re: Tom Ford Noir or Narciso Rodriguez For Him ?

    Thanks :smiley:
  59. Re: Men's designers with Eau de Parfum concentration

    WEAK beyond belief.
  60. Re: Tom Ford Noir or Narciso Rodriguez For Him ?

    Thanks to everybody. I really appreciate the recommendations.
  61. Re: Tom Ford Noir or Narciso Rodriguez For Him ?

    Thanks. I just ordered it from SAKS.
  62. Re: Tom Ford Noir or Narciso Rodriguez For Him ?

    Thank You for your input. I did not like the base of TF that much....too creamy for me.

    How do you rate the longevity and sillage of NR for Him and is it made in France or the USA ?

    THANKS
  63. Re: Tom Ford Noir or Narciso Rodriguez For Him ?

    Thanks Hednic. Can you please state why you feel this way ?
  64. Tom Ford Noir or Narciso Rodriguez For Him ?

    Which do you think is a better violet fragrance and has better performance ?

    Will eventually check out Farenheit Le Parfum but I am curious about these two.

    Any opinions are appreciated.

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  65. Re: Men's designers with Eau de Parfum concentration

    Wow. Where can I find Heritage EDP ?
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    Re: Another Creed price hike???

    Yeah but too bad the flacons aren't air tight and the juice eventually spoils sooner than it would if it was in a factory sealed bottle....waste of money in the end.
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    Re: First "rose" purchased

    My first rose fragrance will be Cafe Rose by Tom Ford.
  68. Re: Better Arabian perfume than Amouage?

    I have sampled quite a few from these houses and they were average at best.

    The OP brings up a great topic IMO.

    Any brands BETTER than Amouage for Eastern Fragrances ? I'd love to know this.
  69. Re: Can anyone recommend any good Rose-Oud combos?

    I was referring to YOUR comment. You always tell it like it is.

    Thanks
  70. Re: Can anyone recommend any good Rose-Oud combos?

    Thank You. I find your reviews very informative.
  71. Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid being marketed to men

    Smells like a high school girl or the one dude with black finger nails that listens to The Cure.
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    Re: Eau de Baux

    I don't believe it ! This guy is now going to jump off a bridge and it will be all your fault :)
  73. Re: Have discovered a VERY GOOD fragrance.....

    I thought it might work as a heavier Aramis for me since the new formulation lacks punch. On my last trial of AZUREE I was convinced that the opening was super strong but it fizzled away to a skin...
  74. Re: Can anyone recommend any good Rose-Oud combos?

    I have been looking over Zegna Indonesian Oud but I read a comment today that has swayed me from buying it. " Smells like the synthetic oud in Al Rehab Woody" I trust the person who wrote the comment...
  75. Re: Need a fragrance which smells like dove soap

    Not necessarily Dove Soap but AVEDA has a mens perfume "Pure Performance" that smells like Nivea Cream. DoveSoap (which I use) has that type of uber clean vibe as well.
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    Re: Looking for cruelty-free colognes?

    I think you should consider a nice "meaty" helping of Mona Di Orio's CUIR.
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    Re: Where is your Tom Ford made ?

    What is the performance of GV EDP from USA like ? I am trying to figure out if the Swiss version uses a different alcohol base than the USA version.

    Thanks
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    Re: "KNIZE TEN" extravaganza.

    New batch is definitely weaker in performance. I found the Golden Edition to be longer lasting and more wearable.
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    Re: Getting into Montale Fragrances

    Dark Aoud


    +1,000,000
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    Re: Boucheron Jaipur homme question

    Just re tried this a few nights ago. Just awful compared to maybe 3/4 years ago. Literally was a scrubber for me. It didn't have any of the wonderful accords that presented themselves to me in the...
  81. Re: What is the meaning of the term "skin scent" ?

    A lame ass excuse to sell you an inferior product. They lead you to believe that having a fragrance radiating off your body into someone else's personal space is UN COOL.
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    Re: Lapidus pour Homme performance

    Sorry I confused "Gold" with a Bogart Fragrance. My fault...sorry once again.
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    Re: Lapidus pour Homme performance

    Gold is another two hour wimp......bubble gum and apples. BBBBEEEEAAASSSTTTT....Pfffffft.
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    Re: Lapidus pour Homme performance

    Lapidus Por Homme is a two hour WIMP. This is one of the biggest lies being spread on fragrance forums. It smells decent but NO NO NO it doesn't last like people would lead you to believe. WHY ?...
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    Re: Dior homme parfum overrated

    Something that actually stays on your skin for more than 15 minutes. What's not to love ?
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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme

    Easily one of the worst performers out there IMO. If not I would definitely wear it.
  87. Re: FYI: Counterfeit Tom Ford Extreme EDT pics

    That is like saying don't buy fake Gucci hand bags in Chinatown NYC . Instead buy them from the Africans in midtown. :lolk:

    When will people learn ??????
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    Re: aquatic with BRUTAL PROJECTIVITY?

    +2 . One of my favorite colognes at the moment.
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    Re: Dior Homme performance

    Same goes with DHI. The go to juice is the parfum these days.
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    Re: Amouage fragrances

    I would avoid Amouage completely these days unless you find a vintage bottle. At an average of $300+ per bottle they aren't worth the tax anymore.
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    Re: Where is your Tom Ford made ?

    Please include your perception of performance as well.

    Thanks to everybody that is contributing. :dankk2:
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    Re: Where is your Tom Ford made ?

    Yeah WOW. I was going to write the same thing. I wonder what the difference is if any between Tuscan Leather Swiss vs USA ? A lot of people claim beast mode for TL while others think it is just mild....
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    Re: Where is your Tom Ford made ?

    How would you rate the performance ?
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    Re: Where is your Tom Ford made ?

    8 sprays is huge IMO. I usually average 6 with any fragrance.
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    Re: Where is your Tom Ford made ?

    WOW. Thank you for posting this information. How would you rate the performance of your bottle ? Freewheeling vagabond says his bottle performs great(SWISS) but whatever GV EDP I have tried at a...
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    Where is your Tom Ford made ?

    I was having a discussion with another BN member today and he mentioned that his bottle of Grey Vetiver EDP is made in Switzerland. My Sahara Noir is also from Switzerland but my Tuscan Leather is...
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    True. I have experienced this many times. It is like having a bad case of Dejavu over and over again !
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    Re: Bentley Intense - I am Hooked!

    Thats the thing there is none :) You either buy this from the dark web or not. Personally I would let it go.
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    Re: which is the best A*MEN ?

    Thanks to the both of you.

    I tried Pure Malt once at Macy's roughly a year ago but I smelled very little of anything after 5 minutes. It didn't seem to have nearly the performance of PH.
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    Re: which is the best A*MEN ?

    Which A- men is the most mature ? I love Pure Havane but I don't think this would go over too well in a professional setting.

    What do you guys think ?
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