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    Re: Name names - More rhubarb please

    I love rhubarb myself. Perhaps more as a food than a fragrance note. But certainly consider Olfactive Studio Flash Back for a nice rhubarb feel.
  2. Re: Which fragrances remind you of cold mountain air?

    For a cheapie, Swiss Army kinda does the trick.
  3. Re: What cologne is Tyga wearing in the Taste video?

    Good question. I type in taste in the fragrance directory, and get 7 options.
  4. Poll: Re: Which Fragrance Family Are You Wearing to Easter or Passover Services?

    I like to associate the Easter season with white florals. I've been testing out my sample of Eau d'Italie and that seems like one that would work well right now with it's magnolia and tuberose heart...
  5. What is the best masculine deodorant for a woman to try?

    Hello. I got a question on one of my deodorant reviews on Youtube today. A young lady said that feminine deodorants don't last on her, and wanted for me to recommend a masculine deodorant that would...
  6. Thread: Driftwood?

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    Re: Driftwood?

    Based on memory, I'm going to say Tom Ford Costa Azzurra and Paul Smith Extreme.
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    Re: Best Automobile Brand Masculine Fragrances

    I've tried many of these auto fragrances over the years. I liked many of them. However, I think the only one that I own the full bottle is Bentley Azure, although I'm sure many will argue that...
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    Re: Zegna Madras Cardamom - Latest Essenze Release!

    I've been excited to smell this one for quite awhile now. I thought maybe I'd stop by a Zegna boutique while on vacation this year. However, I finally saw a Zegna discovery set for sale on ebay. It...
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    Re: Sel Marin is great but I gotta have more BRINE.

    I'd recommend Bulgari Aqua and Carthusia Uomo.
  10. Re: What fragrance(s) are you looking forward to trying?

    The one in Pittsburgh is about 2 hours away, but I think I'd rather buy a sample or decant if the chance presents itself.
  11. Re: What fragrance(s) are you looking forward to trying?

    I'd love to smell Zegna Madras Cardamom. Right now, I think only Bloomindales carries it though.
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    Re: A smoky vanilla wonderland

    If you can find it, you should check out Ted Baker AU (Gold). A nice blend of vaniila and cloves.
  13. Re: Remember Cereus? Which one is/was your favorite? What happened to them?

    Yeah. I remember the Cereus line quite well. I had luckyscent samples of the entire line. The only one that seemed bottleworthy for me was #7. I ended up getting a cheap bottle off ebay for about 25...
  14. Re: Dry (or semi-dry) fragrances with strong anise and/or clove notes

    When I'm in the mood for cloves, I like Ted Baker AU (Gold).
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    Re: Best YSL L'Homme flanker?

    I enjoy wearing L'homme Libre to work on occasion. This is a nice violet leaf fragrance with some star anise added to give it a distinguished feel.
  16. Re: Lime is such a beautiful scent.Why are there so few lime fragrances these days?

    If you're a fan of lime scents, I'd recommend both Aramis Cool Blend and Bond no. 9 I Love New York Father's Day.
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    Re: Where to get or buy samples?

    I've gotten most of mine off of ebay. Sometimes you can buy lots of 10 or more at a time and save a lot on shipping. My mom sometimes gives me samples that she got from a department store. I did...
  18. Re: If basenotes was monitized, how would you clickbait your reviews?

    I suppose that is a possibility. I do love to read the one star reviews at Amazon because they tend to be more fun and often more honest as well. However, I notice that on youtube, the reviewers that...
  19. If basenotes was monitized, how would you clickbait your reviews?

    As a longtime reviewer on youtube, I feel a bit saddened that it has become a big competition for views. Better editing, better cameras, hot girls, fancy thumbnails, and intro/outros are all fair...
  20. Re: Am I the only one that Never watches youtube fragrance reviews?

    Then there's the last Frag bro Daver, whom I genuinely like, but his obsession to name drop Jeremy for hits, just as BradW does is a bit redundant. Only Brad's seems like more of an obsession than...
  21. Poll: Re: Clean Rose Contest: YSL L'Homme Ultime VS Cartier Déclaration d'Un Soir

    I'm probably in the minority then, but I enjoyed my sample of Ultime much more than the Cartier. The Cartier had a weird floral smell to my nose. YSL was spicier and more masculine. I'd argue that it...
  22. Re: unexpected(?): Jeremy wants his "army" to pay the production costs

    I know that most basenoters don't spend a lot of time with youtube fragrance videos, but I'd challenge you guys to watch this video without at least cracking a smile.
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    Anybody else own Stan Lee Cologne?

    My SOTD is Stan Lee Cologne. I see that's it's listed in the basenotes directory, but nobody has reviewed it here yet. It has been discontinued, but you can still find it on ebay. I was able to get...
  24. Re: Why in the bloody hell is YSL- Y getting praise ?

    If I was YSL, I'd trash the original Y formula and buy Adam Levine's formula for his original Adam Levine For Him fragrance and reissue it as Y.
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    Anybody wearing Spongebob cologne today?

    I see that Spongebob creator Stephen Hillenburg has died on Monday. I know that there is a Spongebob cologne that has received some acclaim over the years, mostly in jest at fragrantica. I have...
  26. Thread: Tobacco and Mint

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    Re: Tobacco and Mint

    West Third Brand Tobacco 1812.
  27. Re: Has a fragrance ever given you a temporary restraining order?

    New York Intense? Wonderful. That was another freebie sent to me courtesy of LuckyScent. I guess that one and also the free sample of Red Tobacco will cause similar problems for me. Just today, in...
  28. Re: Has a fragrance ever given you a temporary restraining order?

    When I got home from work yesterday, I went ahead and finished the sample of myself, so I can move on to other things. I usually don't even get too close to this employee, but she needed me to help...
  29. Re: Has a fragrance ever given you a temporary restraining order?

    Yeah. Most reviews seem to agree that it's not really a powerhouse, but I would argue that it does have some animalic tones that might be similar to fragrances from a powerhouse era.
  30. Re: Has a fragrance ever given you a temporary restraining order?

    I apply my fragrances at home with the hopes that most of the cloying aspects will burn off before I actually come into close contact with anybody.
  31. Re: Has a fragrance ever given you a temporary restraining order?

    I worked with this lady for about 16 years, so she certainly doesn't have issues with being direct with me at this point.
  32. Re: Has a fragrance ever given you a temporary restraining order?

    I used to wear that back in my younger days. Haven't worn it in many years. I have tried Eau de Grey Flannel more recently, and have been tempted to get a bottle of that.
  33. Has a fragrance ever given you a temporary restraining order?

    Well.... not court issued anyway, but I'm at work this morning and a lady asked me if used the whole bottle of my aftershave. She then said to stay at least 20 feet away from her today. The fragrance...
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    Re: Best YouTube men's fragrance reviewer?

    For the best mix of entertainment and information, check out Fragrance Bros. during the exciting Jeremy years. This is a channel that was founded by a reviewer named Daver that originally started as...
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    Re: Varvatos Rock Vol. 1?

    I got a tester off ebay for about 150 awhile back. I felt a bit dumb doing so even at that price. I think it does share similarites to the original and the dark rebel scents. But seeing the sky...
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    Re: Looking for a Powerful Soapy Scent

    Azzaro Chrome has a strong soapy smell to my nose.
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    Re: In search of that one fragrance

    I think perhaps Spicebomb Extreme.
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    Re: A classier version of D&G The One?

    Oh. I read some reviews that said the same thing. I got a carded sample at the house. Looking forward to testing it out soon.
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    Re: Remembering Burt Reynolds

    When I reviewed Versace Black Jeans years ago, I was reminded of Burt Reynolds.
  40. Re: Cool idea for a website: Price checker for rare and discontinued fragrances.

    I see those types of pics all the time on Facebook. Some people love to pose a fragrance bottle like it's getting a senior picture for the yearbook.
  41. Re: Cool idea for a website: Price checker for rare and discontinued fragrances.

    I have no intention of taking on this project. However, perhaps a coffee table book of some rare/discontined/hard to find gems would be a fun thing to have for basenoters. I'd be more than happy to...
  42. Re: Cool idea for a website: Price checker for rare and discontinued fragrances.

    Not sure this idea would ever go anywhere. It was just a fun idea I thought about. Can't really see how the founder would get any money out of it,unless it was done as a book. Also, this wouldn't...
  43. Cool idea for a website: Price checker for rare and discontinued fragrances.

    I was playing around on ebay, and happened to find out that Zegna Bourbon Vanilla is likely discontinued, and sellers are trying to make a killing on decants. I got to thinking how it might be nice...
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    Re: What Scent to Wear for a Home Inspection

    Since the OP is from Japan, I would probably recommend something that would smell kinda bamboo like, assuming bamboo is a common household wood. Also, yuzu is a nice Japanese citrus accord. Perhaps...
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    Re: Jeremy Fragrance Line Leaked info!

    I see a possible lawsuit between Jeremy's Idol line and Robes08's Fragrance Idol. Stay tuned for updates when I find out more.
  46. Re: Which Aramis fragrances could go head to head with designers today and win?

    I couldn't recommend anything I've smelled recently that could compete with Aramis Cool Blend.
  47. Re: Should there be more rock n roll inspired fragrance ads on television?

    I'd imagine Riders on the Storm would be a fragrance that could give Sel Marin a good run for it's money. I still have a bottle of Casran somewhere. The Clash singing "Rock the Casran"? That's a...
  48. Re: Should there be more rock n roll inspired fragrance ads on television?

    But I kinda would like to see the lyrics play a bigger part in the campaign, not just the beat of the music. Like. Bleu de Chanel could use Eiffel 65 Blue to good effect.
  49. Should there be more rock n roll inspired fragrance ads on television?

    I got to thinking that maybe fragrances would be more popular if tv ad campaigns featured more upbeat rock style music. I couldn't really name a single song that's ever been successfully used in a...
  50. Re: Abercrombie &Fitch First Instinct vs. Olfactive Studio Still Life

    I suppose that there aren't going to be many out there that have given both of these enough attention to make a solid comparison between the two. I see most comparisons make between First Instinct...
  51. Abercrombie &Fitch First Instinct vs. Olfactive Studio Still Life

    I've been testing out a sample of First Instinct for a few days now. I was a bit surprised that it's actually a decent fragrance. I'm getting some similarites to Olfactive Studio's Still Life. I...
  52. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    Yeah. It seems unlikely that all of his subs would blind buy a bottle of fragrance just because they like his channel. I suppose the key here might be having more than one fragrance. Look how YSL has...
  53. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    Now that Jeremy is starting his own brand, he doesn't seem to interested in trying out any new stuff. In his Aventus video, he actually said that you could just buy Dior Sauvage instead. I suppose if...
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    Re: Niche that isn't what you think of as niche.

    I'd argue that Atelier is kinda like Bath and Body Works for people that are too cool to go into Bath and Body Works.
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    Re: Niche that isn't what you think of as niche.

    I remember testing out some of the summer scents from By Kilian and was kinda shocked at how generic they smelled. Their winter line seems much more full bottle worthy.
  56. Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme Worth The Hype, Consideration Still?

    Prada L'homme seems to be the more hyped Prada at the moment. I find it more wearable than Amber. One of the best description of Prada Amber was the reviewer that said it smelled like you put some...
  57. Is neroli the proverbial drunk uncle of fragrance notes in niche summer scents?

    You all know the drill. You get yourself an expensive niche summer scent that promises the scent of ripe lemons and/or oranges. Everything is fine and dandy, then along comes Uncle Neroli. His loud...
  58. Is fragrance reviewing and fragrance perfumery a conflict of interest?

    There's been at least one youtube reviewer (Kerosene) that left the reviewing game to become a perfumer. Now, we have all heard that Jeremy is going to start his own line. My question is whether this...
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    Re: Heeley - Sel Marin (worth the money?)

    I tried a sample and was kinda meh about it. I do love the bottle design though, so it was tempting to own it just for that reason. I'm starting to test Jo Malone's Wood Sage and Sea Salt today. I...
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    Re: Moscow Mule vs. Pacific Rock Moss

    I believe Russia is most famous for their cold weather. Perhaps they should leave the warm weather fragrances to the experts in the Virgin Islands and the Carribbean.
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    Re: Moscow Mule vs. Pacific Rock Moss

    Oh, and this is what Sebastian said about Moscow Mule, "This one is gonna be put to great use this summer".
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    Re: Moscow Mule vs. Pacific Rock Moss

    Well.... as far as Pacific Rock Moss goes... my wife really liked it, and kinda wanted me to give her my 10 ml decant. I had my niece, who'd about 19 or 20, smell Mugler cologne, Pacific Rock Moss,...
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    Re: Moscow Mule vs. Pacific Rock Moss

    As far as reviews on youtube go, I believe most reviewers blind bought a bottle or decant based on Demi Rawlings hype. With Moscow Mule, I'm led to believe that the bottles were sent to some high...
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    Moscow Mule vs. Pacific Rock Moss

    I bought a decant of Pacific Rock Moss in the aftermath of the hype surrounding it awhile back. Now, I suppose Juliette has a Gun Moscow Mule is the next summer sensation. I see that both get...
  65. Thread: Rhubarb Notes

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    Re: Rhubarb Notes

    Hugo Boss Red is worth checking out.
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    Re: Where are my tuna-based frags?

    Imaginary Authors should make a flanker of Falling into the Sea called Chicken of the Sea.
  67. Re: Will the new Jeremy Fragrance line outsell the rest?

    It would be cool if some small liberal arts college had a Youtube Fragrance History program. I'd love to see the course catalog. "Marc Tim and Cubby... the Early Years" "Jeremy 101" "The Hiro Hype...
  68. Re: Will the new Jeremy Fragrance line outsell the rest?

    I'm curious about the quality control aspect of the whole thing. I mean... sounds like he might have an indie style setup and a designer style marketing and sales. It might be better if he paired up...
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    Are Frapin Sprayers the Worst?

    I own one bottle of Frapin, which happens to be L'humaniste. I think you could make the argument that it's one of the best citrus scents on the market. Even though it's great, I haven't reached for...
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    Re: Most recommend fragrance!

    I think Molecule 01 is a fragrance that really beats most of the competition.
  71. Re: Best scent to wear when telling a coworker to "have a blessed day"

    Two more.... Lucky You and Clinique Happy.
  72. Re: Best scent to wear when telling a coworker to "have a blessed day"

    I know that Bon Jovi had a couple that he endorsed awhile back. I remember that one song "Have a Nice Day". Not a blessing per se, but better than nothing I suppose.
  73. Re: Best scent to wear when telling a coworker to "have a blessed day"

    Davidoff Good Life, Exceptional.... because you are, or Feeling Man should all allow you to "smell the talk and walk the talk".
  74. Re: Will the new Jeremy Fragrance line outsell the rest?

    I suppose that I should have avoided a politcal comparison as well. I used to love boxing, so.... if Buster Douglas can beat Tyson, Foreman can beat Moore, Spinx can beat Ali, and Rocky can beat...
  75. Re: Will the new Jeremy Fragrance line outsell the rest?

    Maybe I need to start ending my videos by reminding the kids out there to say their prayers and eat their vitamins. ;)
  76. Re: Will the new Jeremy Fragrance line outsell the rest?

    He did mention in the video that there were only a couple new good releases coming out each year. We can only help that his new line will double that statistic.
  77. Re: Will the new Jeremy Fragrance line outsell the rest?

    Yeah. This is a cool thread right? :) Of course, if the thread does fade away, let's be sure to bring it back once that first bottle of Jeremy cologne hits your local Macys.
  78. Re: Will the new Jeremy Fragrance line outsell the rest?

    Let's hope he keeps making youtube videos. There might be a coupon code mentioned. :)
  79. Re: Alternative Dolce and Gabbana The One recommendation

    I hope to test the Royal Night version someday as well. I believe it performs better than the EDT as well.
  80. Re: Will the new Jeremy Fragrance line outsell the rest?

    Perhaps my next thread should be, "Will Jeremy Fragrance have his own subforum within the next year or two?" :)
  81. Re: Will the new Jeremy Fragrance line outsell the rest?

    I'm thinking this is gonna be a bit bigger than just a house like DUA trying to get sales with some youtube reviewers that have a 10K sub base. I don't recall Jeremy or Marc every promoting the...
  82. Re: Will the new Jeremy Fragrance line outsell the rest?

    I imagine if Trump really promoted his fragrance line, every other guy might very well have a bottle of Success in his bedroom.
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    I'm also wondering if 4 years allows you to make the assertion that you've smelled every relevant fragrance ever made. I mean... seems like that's like saying you've read every relevant book in 4...
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Gift box/Coffret

    I hope he also considers a motorized coffret that allows the bottle to spin for maximum visual effect.
  85. Re: Will the new Jeremy Fragrance line outsell the rest?

    I'm wondering if it's appropriate to call his line a celebrity line. I mean.... Sean John, Adam Levine, Paris Hilton... OK... I get that. Jeremy Fragrance is a celebrity in the world of fragrances on...
  86. Re: Will the new Jeremy Fragrance line outsell the rest?

    I think maybe when you're on youtube, you can get a bit misguided too. You think "Wow, my channel is 10 times bigger than guy #2". In reality, millions have heard of Dior, Chanel, Davidoff, and...
  87. Re: Will the new Jeremy Fragrance line outsell the rest?

    Ideally, Youtube channels would be focused primarily on reviews. However, there seems to be a tread over the past several years. Clickback thumbnails, intros, heck, one reviewer even ends his videos...
  88. Re: The Ultimate Put Up or Shut Up Blind Sniff Test for Pacific Rock Moss

    I think they would perceive the biggest difference in their bank statement. :)
  89. Re: Will the new Jeremy Fragrance line outsell the rest?

    Oh cool. Another dupe house! :)
  90. Will the new Jeremy Fragrance line outsell the rest?

    Looks like Youtube's favorite reviewer is going to start his own fragrance line in the near future. He has confidence that it will be the best line in the world. Gotta love that kind of confidence...
  91. The Ultimate Put Up or Shut Up Blind Sniff Test for Pacific Rock Moss

    Finally decided to wear my decant of Pacific Rock Moss. This is that overhyped aquatic scent that sells for 185 dollars at LuckyScent. To me, it just smells like another insipid tropical themed body...
  92. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    It's amazing how Jeremy has become so popular and is considered by many to be the new king of youtube in the fragrance community. Marc held that title for a long time, but Jeremy's numbers are off...
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    Re: Pacific Rock Moss que

    I did purchase a 10 ml decant from someone recently. I think I would wait until summer to give it a good testing. A lady named Demi Rawling from Austrailia started the hype train on this one, and it...
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    Re: Have you ever been cologne shamed?

    I mistyped the link. I just uploaded the video this evening. It's there. It's called Top Ten Types of Fragrance Shaming. I just kinda thought of this topic today, since there is so much talk these...
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    Re: Have you ever been cologne shamed?

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsoSwm8nL8M
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    Re: Tropical Fragrance for the beach

    +1 Olfactive Studio Still Life in Rio. It is kinda similar to VIW, but different enough that you might enjoy it was a changeup from last year.
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    Re: Best yuzu fragrance?

    I suppose Olfactive Studio Still Life deserves a mention.
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    Re: Fragrances that give you heartburn

    I almost get heartburn when I see the name Dolce and Gabbana Living Stromboli. :)
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    Poll: Re: Pointless Comparions [What to buy next]

    Being a sample hore myself, I'd go with Option 2, even if the bottles weren't included. :)
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    Re: Do people actually wear/enjoy Polo Red Intense?

    I've worn out my sample of Polo Red Intense. Yeah, it's a bit on the sweet side. But after testing out Armani Stronger With You, Jazz Club, and Calvin Klein Obsessed, it's hard to complain to much...
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