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    Re: Fragrance Feud thread

    Round 2 of Fragrance Feud


    name a fragrance that reminds you of your father


    name of fragrance that is inappropriate in the workplace


    Name a fragrance that gives you a splitting...
  2. Re: The "too many guys wear it" thread: through the years

    I will add Old Spice and English Leather to the list in days past.
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    Fragrance Feud thread

    -Name a fragrance that contains a leather note

    -Name a fragrance commonly associated with younger men

    -Name a fragrance that is often imitated, but never equaled(besides Aventus)

    -Name the...
  4. The "too many guys wear it" thread: through the years

    In the 80s, maybe it was Drakkar, Aramis, and Polo

    Acqua Di Gio FOR SURE

    One Million'

    Now I think it's Sauvage
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    Re: Bentley Intense/YSL M7?

    ah hahahahhahahaha
  6. Thread: Molto Smalto

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    Re: Molto Smalto

    lol bludgeoning
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    Re: NEW: Tonino Lamborghini - Invincibile!

    Intriguing.

    Does Aventus have oak moss???
  8. Thread: Molto Smalto

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    Molto Smalto

    I just ordered Insurrection II Wild and TDH from fragranceX, and decided to get a very small bottle of Molto Smalto.

    I had read about it on here, and it was once recommended to me.

    What may I...
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    Re: NEW: Guess - Guess 1981!

    This looks promising! I might even do a blind buy
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    Recommend a natural smelling vanilla frag

    I want to layer it with Demeter Pipe Tobacco.

    I cannot afford Tobacco Vanille.

    I layered it with Eau Des Baux, and that was verrrrrrry nice. I want something a bit closer though.

    Any...
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    Re: Strongest cinnamon fragrance(not 1 miliion)

    The reformulated version of z14
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    Re: Masculine Gourmands again

    Dear LORD this stuff is amazing!

    Can't afford it, but dayum!
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    Re: Al Rehab Fragrance House Changed My World

    Bumping this one.....

    I read reviews of Al Rehab Dakar, and they were almost entirely hyper-favorable. For about 5 bucks, you get 1/3 of an ounce. Allegedly this smells more like Cosmair Drakkar...
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    Re: How Women Like Men to Smell

    Words of wisdom.

    I have worn fragrances that would have one woman swooning, while another will gag.

    Of utmost importance is wearing a smell that its wearer loves. I think we gravitate toward...
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    Re: Scents inspired by automakers

    Off to research this now! THank you :)
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    Re: Scents inspired by automakers

    Thank you, Katana! I've seen them at Gordman's and TJ Maxx.
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    Re: Scents inspired by automakers

    Great! THanks, gents. I will research the Mercedes line.
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    Re: Scents inspired by automakers

    THanks, CPP

    How about the Mercedes lineup? I had heard decent commentary on one of them...cannot recall which.
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    Scents inspired by automakers

    I do enjoy my Bentley For Men Intense. I am always worried that the scents named for Automobiles will smell cheap.

    Any other suggestions/reviews?
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    Re: Any "wet" smelling cologne recommendations?

    It smells like a day old campfire hit by a light drizzle....blowing through a parakeet cage.
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    Re: Mock Thread: Had Basenotes been in the 80s

    I remember convincing my Father to try something new instead of Old Spice. I believe it was Drakkar. HIs reaction?

    "For the love of God! I smell like Michael Jackson!"
  22. Thread: Best from Kenzo?

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    Re: Best from Kenzo?

    Definitely Jungle Homme. Nothing else quite like it.
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    Re: Mock Thread: Had Basenotes been in the 80s

    Can't wait to put my nose on this

    http://whatelseison.tv/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/gavin.jpg
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    Re: Mock Thread: Had Basenotes been in the 80s

    They must have reformulated Pierre Cardin. I'm only getting 16 days' projection now, after which it becomes a neighborhood scent.
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    Mock Thread: Had Basenotes been in the 80s

    Starting a little time warp here....post threads as if it were in the 1980s.

    Arguments about Calvin vs Polo vs Aramis?

    Longevity and sillage threads...would they exist since EVERYTHING was...
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    Re: Products with no longevity

    BVLGARI......anything
  27. Re: There are cheap, not famous, fragrances, that you love to wear?

    Hanae Mori HiM EDP
    Halston Man Amber
    Lomani Body and Soul
    Insurrection II Wild
    Bentley Intense
  28. Thread: brut??

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    Re: brut??

    Vulgar.

    Revolting.

    Repulsive.

    Sweaty nether parts.
  29. Re: What to wear to a nice restaurant on our first date

    You must know of my last girlfriend....yikes....we're talking 7 aliases....
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    Straight to Heaven

    This scent is a revelation!

    It's also incredibly expensive. I know,i know....get a small decant....


    But what's out there at a reasonable price that is similar?

    It's a similar challenge I...
  31. Re: What to wear to a nice restaurant on our first date

    When I got out of the shower I lightly sprayed Bentley intense once on my chest. Then on my wrists I used the man-made. She absolutely loved it! In fact, and don't be jealous guys, she brought for...
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    Re: The daunting search for a new fragrance

    sample them at the counter, then get them from a reputable online seller.
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    Re: The daunting search for a new fragrance

    My last experience with niche and non-mainstream was in Chicago.

    4 hours for me.

    If you are close to the Quad Cities, there's a Von Maur in Davenport that carries Creed and Tom Ford, among...
  34. Re: What to wear to a nice restaurant on our first date

    Thank you :)

    THe restaurant is swanky. Looks like the sort of place Sinatra would have eaten. Incredible steaks and fresh seafood.
  35. Re: Is there a simple, single-noted rosemary fragrance?

    Demeter may have this....haven't looked, but it is right up their alley.
  36. What to wear to a nice restaurant on our first date

    We are both the same age....yeah....youthful-looking 50 year olds.

    She and I are both fragrance lovers. I have about 100, she said she has at least that. She knows about Kilian and Tom Ford, so...
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    Re: Layering Demeter Pipe Tobacco

    I am wondering if there is a decent cherry or black cherry fragrance out there.....that should blend nicely
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    Layering Demeter Pipe Tobacco

    For the TINY price tag, this is damned fine stuff!

    I have layered with Eau Des Baux and it's eerily similar to TV.

    Any ideas as to what would layer well with this to create interesting...
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    Re: Vilhelm Morning Chess is the best Aventus clone

    I have tried Aventus.I did not like Aventus. Someone else liked Aventus. We are divorced now.I blame Aventus.
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    Re: Incense based fragrance

    Halston Man Amber is dirt cheap and smells amazing. Be sure to spray your clothing though. The smell stays but you have to get close after about an hour.
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    Re: New Fragrance: David Beckham Respect

    Oak Moss???? It's an interesting note pyramid even if it's overplayed....but watermelon? Sounds weird.
  42. Re: I am not a fan of summer fragrances or aquatics, but....

    Eye Blind bought St Barts. I don't like anything that has even the slightest hint of coconut I am finding.
  43. Re: I am not a fan of summer fragrances or aquatics, but....

    I hardly consider myself a connoisseur....but my personal preference has always leaned toward warmer and richer scents.

    I am trying to broaden my horizons but not to the point where I would buy...
  44. Re: I am not a fan of summer fragrances or aquatics, but....

    I do see that the un Jardin is intended to be unisex.
  45. I am not a fan of summer fragrances or aquatics, but....

    I did like Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Acqua when I sampled it recently.

    I also like GIT and TDH, but not everyone would consider those summer fragrances.

    I did like a women's fragrance by...
  46. Re: Ever have a sales associate get greedy with the samples?

    And with that, you have become my favorite basenotes poster :)
  47. Ever have a sales associate get greedy with the samples?

    Or maybe they lie and say they don't have any, but another SA will open that secret drawer and it's full?
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    Fragranceshop.com

    Prices are great! Has anyone here bought from them?
  49. Re: How would you rate your area for selection and variety?

    I will be attending a jewelry show there the 22nd. Apparently there will be as many as four fragrance vendors there. I am grateful as I am not a real jewelry aficionado. It will give me something to...
  50. How would you rate your area for selection and variety?

    Living in the second largest city in Iowa is like being the second healthiest guy in the hospital.

    I am SOOOOOO limited as to what is available for sampling.

    The nearest place with Creed is...
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    Threads for people just starting here

    I'll start with one that clearly shows bias, but it's helped me to try some fragrances I normally would not have thought would work for me.
    ...
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    Bel Ami Vetyver and Aramis Calligraphy

    I have not compared side by side, but I got a small sample of Calligraphy today and thought the similarities to be striking. Anyone else notice this?
  53. Re: I'm tired of my spicy woddy scents from winter, help me choose 4 REFRESHING Summer scents

    Terre D'Hermes Au Tres Fraiche

    You'll think someone just sliced open a fresh orange or tangerine, then it has a subtle drydown that stays fresh but never overpowering.

    That initial burst is...
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    Re: Modern Pine Scents?

    This description does not allow me to simply move on to the next post. I HAVE to try this!
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    Re: Best fragrance for a Phill Collins concert ?

    It has to be an 80s frag, but not quite a powerhouse. Older, but not dated when he was at his peak. Not as popular as Polo....

    Z14, Calvin, Lagerfeld.....
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    Re: Terre d'hermes Parfum - weak projection

    I agree that's uncalled for, and has been completely blown out of proportion.
  57. Re: The 5 fragrances every 50 year old gentleman should be wearing

    I just happen to be 50....

    Vintage Polo Green
    Spicebomb
    TDH
    Green Irish Tweed
    Pure Havane
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    Re: Completely blown away by Halston Man Amber

    I just ordered a second bottle on the bay for a little over $14. It's legit. Get it while you can!


    Mods: PLEASE don't move this to another category...I'm just trying to help my fellow bn'ers
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    What would Spongebob wear?

    Has to be Aventus
  60. Re: Official "replacements for discontinued or reformulated fragrances" thread

    Thank you! Off to do some research...
  61. Re: Official "replacements for discontinued or reformulated fragrances" thread

    Original Calvin
  62. Re: Official "replacements for discontinued or reformulated fragrances" thread

    Lol This Thread clearly is going to be my crowning achievement at basenotes
  63. Official "replacements for discontinued or reformulated fragrances" thread

    There are several threads and I am guilty of starting many which address finding a replacement for something that has either been reformulated or discontinued. Perhaps This Thread can serve as a...
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    Re: Creed have lost their mind (Rose Imperiale)

    The price alone scared this demon away
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    Re: Creed have lost their mind (Rose Imperiale)

    ba hahahahahahaha:grin:
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    Re: Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb longevity

    This thread is immensely helpful. I have been jonesing for Spicebomb, but almost ordered Lomani Body and Soul(Which is cheap and exceptional in its own right: very similar), because I shudder at the...
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    Re: Creed have lost their mind (Rose Imperiale)

    Sounds like a safe blind buy
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    Re: Scentstory 24 Elixir line....

    The Neroli is the one that appeals to me most. The others look like floral massacres.
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    Scentstory 24 Elixir line....

    I stumbled upon it by accident, and I don't recall reading anything on BN about it.

    Anyone here tried any of this line?

    I am among those who really enjoy 24 Gold, though I know it's a bit...
  70. Re: It's getting harder to find Cosmair or Warner Polo. When it runs out....

    It's all part of my evil plan....muahahahaha

    I will wait to list my 7 or 8 Cosmair bottles until prices go through the roof
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    Re: Bvlgari Black, discontinued or not?

    You can't smell it 5 minutes after you put it on so as far as I'm concerned it's been gone for a long time.
  72. Re: I had forgotten how utterly GORGEOUS Halston Man Amber is

    Really????? Mods moved it again?????

    This is about a fragrance and the smell.....I suppose every time anyone mentions buying fragrances in a certain price range, they will end up here? The mods...
  73. Re: It's getting harder to find Cosmair or Warner Polo. When it runs out....

    pOLO IS BADASS, YET SOMEHOW REFINED AND ELEGANT. Brash(caps lock oops...) and brutal, but rich and sophisticated. It may be an assault on some noses, but it's the most delightful of assaults.
  74. Re: It's getting harder to find Cosmair or Warner Polo. When it runs out....

    Your bottle definitely went bad. They had a Cosmair tester at a local Walgreens and it had gone south....ashtray opening. Disgusting.

    But I just received a properly stored Cosmair 2 days ago and...
  75. Re: I had forgotten how utterly GORGEOUS Halston Man Amber is

    I was going to PM you the link, but I believe they only ship to the US
  76. I had forgotten how utterly GORGEOUS Halston Man Amber is

    Hadn't worn it for a while, thinking the bottle was empty. Then a couple weeks ago I tried to see if I could spray a little out and got a full wearing out of it.

    Found a 2.5 on the bay for under...
  77. Re: It's getting harder to find Cosmair or Warner Polo. When it runs out....

    Sorry but I have tried the luxury products version within the last year and it smells like a Dirty Ashtray. Maybe they just had an old tester. I will look to see what the batch code would be on...
  78. Thread: I'm Done

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    Re: I'm Done

    May I have the remainder of your wardrobe, please?
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    Re: Polo alternatives

    You are absolutely correct. My good friend checkmate sent me a link to find a 4-ounce unused bottle for $45 on eBay. I think you all know I pulled the trigger immediately. Often times if I enter used...
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    Re: A little story about giving away cologne

    HAHA....I think we need to start a sanitation business in his neighborhod
  81. Thread: Tom Ford Noir

    by DEMON
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    Tom Ford Noir

    I recently acquired a sample. Wow. Disgusting. LIke an old lady's dimestore perfume that's turned bad.

    Anyone else find this revolting?
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    Re: A little story about giving away cologne

    You put the chair or the cat by the curb?
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    Re: A little story about giving away cologne

    lol
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    Re: Polo alternatives

    I read this review of Floris Elite, and found the reviewer to have the kindest method of communication! So gently worded....No arrogance, all appreciation.
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    Polo alternatives

    Let's try this again. I am interested in knowing which fragrances are the closest to original polo green. Whether it is a designer or niche or a quality knockoff.

    And please moderators do not move...
  86. Re: Need suggestions for a cheap versatile (winter/summer) greenish fragrance

    +1 on Chevignon. Very clean and classy.
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    Re: Totem Blue Kenzo - Anybody? Anbody?

    Welcome to the Totem TRIBE???? That wouldn't be an advisable ad here in the US.

    That notwithstanding, will research.
  88. Re: I thought Elysees-parfums.fr was legit? Is this not the case?

    They shipped me the original Cosmair Aventus.
  89. It's getting harder to find Cosmair or Warner Polo. When it runs out....

    I don't know what I will do. I LOVE that frag!

    So I am going to research quality knockoffs...that project starts here. I have yet to find anything that cuts it. MAYBE 60% similar, but missing...
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    Re: What was your first cologne?

    I was given Pierre Cardin for my birthday....

    That was probably 1983.

    Then around 83 or 84, I set out to buy my first fragrance. I was entertainment editor for the school newspaper, so I even...
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    Re: .68 ounce Spicebomb

    Certainly somebody must know this.
  92. Thread: Cavalli Black

    by DEMON
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    Cavalli Black

    Regarding the bottle with the snake on it, I am considering a purchase....

    I liked most of the notes and reviews, but also read that it smells like Brut. I hate Brut.

    In your opinion, does it...
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    Re: .68 ounce Spicebomb

    Mercy bumpage.
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    Re: Just picked up a new bottle of Drakkar Noir

    I don't know if Cosmair is still in existence, BUT I have the Cosmair version of Drakkar and I think it's damned good: similar enough to the original that I instantly have memories when I smell it. ...
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle Homme

    Jungle Homme and Bleue d'Issey are the two most unusual fragrances I have. Jungle sort of smells like a farm or barn, (Iowa boy here...I KNOW the smell) but with some nice spices and it's even a bit...
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    .68 ounce Spicebomb

    When were these released? I couldn't find any production info....

    Of course, I want to know if this is reformulated or if this was released early on.

    Thanks
  97. Re: Is there a better masterpiece out there contemporary than this? In designer

    Well, there's the Mona Lisa....Bohemian Rhapsody....Halle Berry...Donny Osmond's Teeth...
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    Re: NEW: Dunhill - Desire Extreme!

    So.....are you going to let us know how you like it???? We're all anxious!!!
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    List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Samba Skin-dirt cheap cherry tobacco. Surprisingly good for the price. 7
    Pure Havane-excellent. Dry, but with a bit of fruitiness. 8.5
    Tobacco Vanille-This seems a little polarizing, and though...
  100. Re: Current CK Obsession is an ungodly vat of sewage!

    So there I was at Ulta, thinking I was about to have another nostalgic 80s flashback. Then it was like somebody pissed on a dirty sock.
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