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  1. Re: Returning fragrances to a retailor--thoughts?

    I usually sell my unwanted fragrances on the basenotes marketplace, or on eBay. Usualy get only 75% of what it's worth but I prefer to do that than have it sit around.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2017

    Finally blind bought Dior Jules, the 2016 release. Should be here tomorrow, very exited!
  3. Re: Do you stock pile? Buy Rare/discontinued Frags?

    Hell yeah I do. If a fragrance I love is discontinued or ruined by reformulation I simply take matters in my own hands and buy atleast 400ml of it depending on how many sprays I use in a wearing and...
  4. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Vintage Kouros for me, both 1981-1986 Paris 1st formulation, and 1993-1998 Sanofi are my favorite formulations and I still have many years ahead of me so slowly but surely buying enough backups to...
  5. Re: I'm Looking for a so-called 'Dumb Reach'...

    Eau Sauvage is my most used "dumb reach"
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    Re: Finally Dior Homme Sport 2017

    Finally tried this one today and it blows, to my nose.

    Watered down, neutered Dior Homme Sport. Smelled quite juvenile to me.

    PASS.
  7. Re: Some noteworthy changes coming for Creed Fragrances.

    Thank God I was never into any of Creeds offerings, save for GIT but I actually prefer vintage Cool Water to it so this really doesn't phase me!
  8. Re: Dior Homme Eau Performance for Spring/Summer

    This one was a beast on me, it's easy to choke people out in the summer and anytime for that matter I found it almost hard to wear because it was so strong even with just 2 sprays. I think it's...
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    Re: New issue of Dior Jules

    This has been on the top of my buy list for a year, I'm about to pull the trigger! Do you guys thing this is wearable in the spring/hot days?
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    Re: Prada amber for summer?

    The batch code is on the silver atomizer, yes it's excellent in the summer 3 sprays is perfect
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    Re: Finally Dior Homme Sport 2017

    Not interested in this one at all!
  12. Re: Which vintage men's fragrances are on your wish list?

    Bel-Ami
    Givenchey Gentlemen
    Eau Sauvage EDT, nervous to buy this one because it's citrus based and afraid it will be "off"
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Kouros 1st era
  14. Re: Daring AND wearable Spring and Summer (Warm months)

    To clarify, what I meant by "statement making/daring" was simply something out side of the box that the perfumer went out on a limb and took a risk, maybe an artistic fragrance that people would...
  15. Re: Psychological disorders and fragrance: byproduct or true passion?

    While buying, and sampling fragrances gives me a rush and researching fragrances feeds my inquisitive nature, I've learned to be happy with the few fragrances I have. Being extremely picky and...
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    Re: Top 5 Vintage Masculine

    Over 75% of my fagrances were created before 1990. I just happen to appreciate the "old way of doing things" in both music (Classic, rock), cinema, and fragrances.
    Fougeres, Chrpres, and Aromatic...
  17. Daring AND wearable Spring and Summer (Warm months)

    The longer I've been wearing fragrances, the more I have become into wearing daring statement making fragrances. However most of the fragrances I own that meet that criteria are more suitable for...
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    Re: aramis classic in the summer?

    Try 1 spray to the chest and move from there... Maybe one spray to the chest and another spray on an undershirt from an incresed distance is what I would do. I'm sure people back in the day wore it...
  19. Re: Underappreciated fragrances? Ones you find worthy of more attention?

    Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme Haute Concentration

    Barely anyone talks about this amazing fragrance. In my opinion, after the fragrance settles down it smells very modern and edgey. Very easy to...
  20. Re: Tom Ford for Men - Another one bites the dust

    Was never impressed by this one.
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    Re: Notes you hate

    Anything overly feminine or sweet. Gourmands...
    Vanilla
    Mint
    Fruity notes
  22. Re: What was the first fragrance recorded in Basenotes as your SOTD?

    Bel Ami
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    Re: Finally a tie with Aventus

    If there's a will there's a way! I would happily pay Creed Spice and Wood prices for a bottle of Kouros if I had to!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage YSL Pour Homme (Red cap with large YSL logo) purposely wearing too much (at home alone) to see what the 70's disco scene smelled like!
  25. Kouros Vintage Parfums Corp 1992 bottle

    Vintage 100ml spray YSL Kouros Parfums Corp tester with white tester box 93ml remaining... up for swap or sale

    Interested in mainly vintage designer scents.

    YSL Pour Homme Haute Concentration ...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I have a mini if BPH and plan on getting Vintage Givenchy Gentleman next winter!

    Today I bought YSL Pour Homme Haute Concentration vintage in the black bottle, loving my sample of the recent...
  27. Re: What cologne do you think James Bond would wear?

    Aventus for SURE
  28. Re: How many bottles of cologne do you have and how often do you use each?

    Most I've ever had at any given time is about 40-45. I'm constantly selling bottles and buying new ones. Right now I'm extremely satisfied with my wardrobe. Currently Im down to 24-25 of ones that...
  29. Re: Where is everyone buying Midnight in Paris now?

    eBay
  30. Re: If you could only own one fragrance, what would it be?

    Easy question for me, KOUROS (Vintage) 1981-2009
  31. Givenchy Xeryus, what are your thoughts on this one?

    What are your thoughts on Givenchy Xeryus? Is this fragrance versatile? How dose the reformulation stack up against the vintage?

    Thanks!
  32. Re: Do you consider Guerlain Vetiver as one of the best classic men's fragrance of all-time?

    Wearing it today and loving the classic mature vibe it gives off. Very fresh grassy vetiver with a nice smokeyness that keeps it interesting. Very different from anything I own as it's one of the...
  33. Re: What are some niche fragrances that smell like wealth?

    Cool Water TBH
  34. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    I will be praying for you and your family... I'm so sorry to hear that. God is with you in all things.
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    Re: What's up with Eau Sauvage Extreme?

    Vintage is the way to go with this fragrance, it's one of my favorites has a lot of balls and character imagin Eau Sauvage made into a 80s powerhouse dark refined and potent excellent for fall,...
  36. Re: Platinum Egoiste at about 24 years after release.

    I personally love this fragrance. I rarely reach for it tho because I favor more smooth fragrances, but this one is so fresh "out of the shower" and will always be in my wardrobe.
  37. Re: Exactly when did the powerful Kouros end ?

    In my experience (I have owned/own every formulation of KOUROS) The scent was strong as hell from 1981-2010 and was severely watered down when the white shoulder KOUROS came out. Bigsly I was the...
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    Re: Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017 New Release?

    2 100ml backup bottles bought. This was one of the very few fragrances in the last 25 years that I liked.
    They are reformulating all of there male fragrances, huh? Better not lay a finger on...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Hahaha yes! I lost almost all interest in new releases. I'm not into anything sweet in my fragrance and that's the big thing now. I'm focused on getting vintage formulations of all of my favorite...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    1st Era Kouros 100ml spray

    1st Era Kouros 50ml splash

    Antaeus Vintage 100ml spray

    (Thank you so much cytherian, you Rock!)

    Kouros Parfums Corp 100ml spray
  41. Re: How about you could only wear one cologne?

    K O U R O S without question. (Vintage)
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    Re: Current Top 5?

    Kouros (Vintage)
    Antaeus
    Fahrenheit
    Terre d Hermes/Terre d Hermes ETF
    Eau Sauvage Extreme Concentree
    Bel Ami


    These Fragrances resonate with me and fit my personality the most.
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    Re: Do you have sex with cologne on?

    No it's a sin
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    Re: Aramis Aramis - First thoughts

    I personally love the fragrance, but it seemed redundant to own it and Bel Ami (which I like twice as much) I see them as somewhat similar.
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    Re: Balenciaga Ho Hang Club

    Excellent smelling fragrance that is really unique. Dose not preform as good as I would like.
  46. Re: Best current formulations of old fragrances (60's, 70's, 80's, 90's)

    Antaeus and Fahrenheit are still amazing.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II reformulated

    I blind bought this a few months ago, loved the opening but it lost me in the drydown. It preformed well on my skin and was a 2015 bottle.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2017

    Picked up a 30 ml of Azzaro Pour Homme, somewhat vintage with a short list of ingredients so it's sometime before 2005. I loved the current formulation but it did not last on me, hoping this one...
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    Re: Prada Amber intense question

    Own both and love both. Not redundant at all. I suggest getting ESP if you had to choose 1.
  50. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    1st release of Kouros out of my new 1984 bottle! This is amazing!!
  51. YSL Pour Homme, Or YSL Pour Homme Haute Concentration?

    YSL Pour Homme, Or YSL Pour Homme Haute Concentration? Which one do you prefer and why? Which one is easier to wear in all 4 seasons? One of these will most likely be my next buy and last for a...
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    Rive Gauche Pour Homme wearers:

    For those of you who wear and love YSL Rive Gauche (in the tin can), what is the difference between the true first formulation with Yves Saint Laurent Parfums in the back and the ones without the...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Bought 2 75ml Rive Gauche Pour Homme cans for $20 cheaper than what they go for on eBay at the mall. Also ordered an older formulation of Azzaro Pour Homme.
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    Re: I'm coming around on Chanel Egoiste

    Antaeus > Chanel's other male offerings
  55. Rive Gauche Pour Homme tin can wanted USA

    Hello, as the title states I'm looking for tin cans of Rive Gauche Pour Homme. New or used.

    Thanks!!!
  56. Re: What is the "cheapest" scent that you really enjoy?

    I would have to say

    Davidoff Coolwater. All I own and wear is the vintage Landcaster version, and even though it's miles ahead of the current juice it's still has that synthetic opening! I...
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    Re: grown appreciation for Body Kouros

    I tried really hard to like Body Kouros but it's really not my style at all, I cant get into anything that is remotely sweet.... It's unique as hell and there's no denying that.
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    4 50ml Vintage Kouros NIB, 100ml vintage Kouros NIB

    Kouros Fraicheur 100ml NIB

    6 50ml Dior Eau Sauvage Concentree vintage NIB

    Dior home sport 2012 vintage 50ml

    Cool Water vintage...
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    25-30 is good for me. I'm constantly swapping, selling and re buying I personally try to keep it no more than 30 because I just like to wear my favorites.
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    Re: Lets talk about Compliments

    I try to keep my fragrance subtle, like between half and arms length and a full arms length is my desired sent projection. 4 sprays is the most I ever have to do if the fragrance is really weak most...
  61. Hermes Equipage Longevity and Projection...

    Hello friends,
    I own and absolutely love Hermes Equipage (The bottle before the current formulation). It's one of my favorite fragrances from one of my favorite houses, Hermes. The problem is it...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Sanofi Era Kouros... first wearing... This is the oldest Kouros in my collection of vintage Kouros
    Smells amazing, I FINALLY get the urinal cake connection in the first 2 minutes my Gucci Era...
  63. Re: Is it normal for frag enthusiasts to not like Polo?

    A classic and still selling despite being killed by reformulation.
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit

    In the top 5 best and most original designer scents of all time for sure... You won't find much people on basenotes who hate it, it's quite well liked here...I wore it at my wedding.... I must say It...
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    Re: Davidhoff Classic

    I have owned a made in Germany bottle, and made in France they both smell exactly the same.
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    Re: What's your late-winter game plan?

    I'm enjoying the last few wearings of my winter fragrances/the one's I wouldn't dare wear above 65F : Antaeus, Knize Ten, Versace l'Homme, Bel Ami... But ready to pull out the spring fragrances for...
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    Poll: Re: The battle of the Vetivers

    I own both Grey Vetiver and Guerlain Vetiver.... All tho I prefer the complexity of the Guerlain, I have been called out as smelling "old man" once before the first time ever... so subconsciously I...
  68. Re: The scent that awoke your interest in perfumery: Story and self made photo of the bottle

    I would say Davioff Coolwater started my passion for fragrances in general back in 2004 (my freshman year in high school) Back then fragrances were just used to mask the smell of marijuana and or...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2017

    Caved in and bought my first niche fragrance: Aventus 6D01 batch

    The hipster inside me is kicking and screaming!

    What sold me was that it's a Cyphre one of my favorite fragrance types and if I...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Bought a lot of back up bottles this month:

    Just got my 100ml back up bottle of Kouros Fraicheur, and another 50ml bottle of vintage Kouros to add to my hoard to make it 400ml in total. :happy:
    ...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I own and love that fragrance! Takes a lot of balls to wear.
    Vintage SOTD: Kouros
  72. Thread: Only one

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    Re: Only one

    Kouros in vintage formulation.
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    Re: Old fragrances that smell 'modern'

    Fahrenheit

    Armani Eau Pour Homme

    Versace The Dreamer

    Chanel Platinum

    And to my nose Kouros and Antaeus smell relevant and I get ALOT of compliments on them especially vintage Kouros.
  74. Re: The more scents you gather, do you like more smells?

    I started out liking androgynous fragrances and couldn't imaging wearing those "dated" old man 80s frags... now most of my collection predates me and I'm 27! I would say yes my tastes have changed...
  75. Re: looking for cologn that similar to Dior Homme Cologne

    Let the bottle mature a bit give it 2 months or so, when I first bought it I needed 8-10 sprays... Now 4 sprays gives me better performance than 10 used to.
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    Re: Which Fragrance is Your Favorite?

    Kouros
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    Re: In 2017, I expect to finish...

    I've have about 10-7 ml left out of a 100ml Prada Amber Pour homme bottle with a backup I bought years ago...I used to wear this fragrance like 3-4 times a week but I find it a little to feminine...
  78. Re: What is it that makes the opening of Kouros and Antaeus similar?

    2 of my favorite fragrances, I find no similarity though.
  79. Re: What to do when fragrance starts to bore you?

    Nothing wrong with getting bored with fragrance. I've when a whole year without wearing anything and yes I agree most new releases have been crappy at best..
  80. Re: whats the nicest smelling mens cologne you have ever smelt?

    Toss up between Kouros, Fahrenheit and Antaeus.
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    Re: Guerlain l'homme ideal vs Dior Sauvage

    Ideal is very feminine in my opinion.... Of those 2 I'd take Sauvage.
  82. Re: HELP, YSL KOUROS, no "EDT" text, YET smell is awesome

    That is the exact fourmulation I have, the most recent 2015 formulation. It is very good but vintage is better IMO that one starts with a lot of clove and is like you said soapier than the vintage. ...
  83. Re: HELP, YSL KOUROS, no "EDT" text, YET smell is awesome

    My 2015 bottle is the same, no chrome shoulders and base and it doesn't say EAU DE TOILETTE like all my vintage bottles. You're good!
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    Re: Finally Dior Homme Sport 2017

    Sweeter? Oh boy that's what I was afraid of.

    1 or 2 100ml backups will be purchased.
  85. Re: how many sprays are needed for ck one shock for men

    For me, 2-3
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    Re: So so so disappointed....

    I got 2 50mls of vintage Landcaster Cool Water and it's amazing, and projects like a beast... And smells way better than the new crap out there today. Look on eBay for bottles of vintage Cool Water...
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    Re: Ever go through an old box and find...

    Found a 5 year old bottle of Cool Water in my Monte Carlo before I sold it, the smell changed slightly but I can't bring myself to throw it away, lol
  88. Bathbeauty online retailer is it legit?

    Has anyone bought fragrances from bathbeauty.com?

    They have super cheap fragrances some unboxed, seems too good to be true.... Let me know if this site is legit!
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    Re: Loss of confidence

    I'm just recently getting out of a small depression that has plagued me for the past 18 months that was brought on by weight gain, working night shift, and relocating half way across the state for my...
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    Re: Musk season

    Kouros
  91. Re: If you could only keep 4 frags from your collection what would you keep?

    Kouros
    Antaeus
    Fahrenheit
    Toss up between Terr d'Hernes and Td'H ETF
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    Re: Davidoff Zino (1986) - owners

    Zino is one of the best orientals and best suited for fall and winter. I'm 27 years old and I wear it with no issues, infact I receive a lot of compliments.
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    Re: Your worst blind buy ever !!

    I hate to bash these but my worst are Grey Flannel and Lapitus Pour Homme
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    Re: Buying my last fragrance

    Give Kouros a whirl
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    Re: Variety vs. Favorites

    Honestley I would be fine with 5 cold weather scents and 5 warm weather ones. I have around 35 fragrances and I'm constantly swapping stuff out because I try to keep it below 35, that's my limit,...
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    Re: What's next to purchase on your wish list

    I'm looking into Kouros flankers. I have Kouros Fraichier in the mail (My birthday gift to myself), and I'm looking into buying Kouros Tonic 2014 next...
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    Re: Help finding an herbal fragrance.

    Chanel Platinum Egoiest
  98. Re: perfumes u will never purchase or regret purchasing

    Regret buying:

    Way too many to list....But I will do my best for the thrill of it:

    All these ones are from TJ MAXX:

    Nautica Voyage
    Guess - Guess Man
    Grey Flannel
    CK Shock
  99. Re: What Would You Consider To Be The Best Clubbing Fragrance For Men?

    Black Afgano by Nasomatto has gotten me laid a few times
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    Re: what do you think of aramis?

    I love it. Smells a bit like Bel Ami but more classic smelling.
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