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    Re: C'mon Basenotes!

    Hello Basenoters,

    I just wanted to support Grant and the community while getting the best out of the wonderful resources here. Just looking ahead....
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    Re: C'mon Basenotes!

    @Fragranceman- It was pretty obvious I said nothing to disrespect Grant. Yes, my information is important. My post was in the interest of moving forward- no disrespect, no attacking- just wanting to...
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    Re: C'mon Basenotes!

    Thank you for your opinions! I have a passion for this and and want to put out my thoughts and am looking for proactive thoughts on what we can do to better the site. Wow!!! Acting like a petulant...
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    C'mon Basenotes!

    Dear Basenoters,

    It is a wonderful place isn't it? I love this community and appreciate everyone's input.

    This weekend I had a wedding as well as some other formal settings and would have loved...
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel vs BN

    I have to give a thumbs down. While I want to like it I find it has no longevity and soon vanishes to nothing.
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel vs BN

    GREAT QUESTION!!! Start a thread with this! It would be very, very interesting.
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    Re: Lyric Man...why I've

    I love it. I have a decant and poured some into a 2ml sprayer. This works wonderfully as you only get a small amount on the skin and then wait until it blooms. Amazing, beautiful rose.
  8. Thread: Weird

    by koala501
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    Weird

    Hello Basenoters,

    I just found this on a grooming site-




    Givenchy Very Irrestible Clothes Spray
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    Drakkar (1972)

    Hello Basenoters,

    I didn't even know of this fragrance until a few months ago. I know Drakkar Noir of course but I had never heard of this and I wonder if it just wasn't stocked in my part of the...
  10. Re: The search for the ultimate lemony woody fragrance...

    I agree with Dollars&Scents- excellent scent.
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    Re: Scents that others notice all day

    I've found the best lotion for me is a cheap sorbolene lotion. I get it from my local chemist for around $3. Make sure it's unscented- any unscented lotion should help.
  12. Re: Chanel Egoiste. I remember the smell from 1995

    I remember having a bottle in 1991. Absolutely gorgeous fragrance!

    I too have been thinking about the smell of this in the 90s as I wore Egoiste out the other night. I agree it has 'lost' that...
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    Re: Cacharel Pour L'Homme

    Yes, I agree with you Hovo. There is a similarity between Edition and the Cacharel PH.
  14. Re: Bringing back Giorgio Beverly Hills VIP???

    I love the stuff. Masculine and refined IMO. It sells for high prices these days on ebay.
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    Re: Scents that others notice all day

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    I have the same thing. My skin soaks up fragrances terribly and I find most don't last on me and others can't detect any scent on me. I wear a light and unscented moisturiser...
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    Re: What is wrong with Sports these days ?

    After reading this thread again this morning I wore Cartier Santos Eau de Sport this afternoon. My father-in-law, sister-in-law and her friend all commented how good I smelled. My sis-in-law's friend...
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    Re: What is wrong with Sports these days ?

    Antaeus Sport Cologne and Santos Eau de Sport are great sport colognes- full flavoured and not watered down modern versions. Both are not easy to find.
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    Re: Jazz Prestige appreciation

    I got a bottle a few weeks back for a low price. I think it would make a nice office scent and great for summer nights. I would wear it with casual dress- The citrus and mint is quite refreshing and...
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    Re: Some steals from my local perfume shop

    Great stuff!!!! Enjoy!!!
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    My Dunhill Odyssey

    Hello Basenoters,

    I have had a 5ml Dunhill Edition sitting in the back of my collection for ages. I had heard great things about the older Dunhill line and for some reason just never sought them...
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    Re: Eau de Sport by Alain Delon

    Hednic, you have the Delon Eau de Sport? What's the notes if you don't mind me asking and how's longevity?
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    Eau de Sport by Alain Delon

    Hello Basenoters,

    Has anyone here tried this fragrance. I can find nothing on it.

    In the last few months I've tried Antaeus Sport Cologne and Santos Eau de Sport both of which are truly...
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    Re: Losing that loving feeling....

    Thank you ladies and gents for these great suggestions. I shall make a note and try them all. This is one of the reasons I love Basenotes- great suggestions from helpful and thoughtful people!!!
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    Re: The Eau Sauvage Trio

    Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir is a great fragrance IMO and can be worn anytime. I'm still not 100% on the ES parfum as I need more wearings. The original is a classic of course. Enjoy!!!
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    Losing that loving feeling....

    Hello Basenoters,

    I think I may be entering into that mid-life fragrance journey (as well as my mid-life crisis- Manopause and all) where nothing seems to be exciting me. I love masculines, am a...
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    Re: Is It Just Me Or Does Bleu De Chanel....

    I wanted to like this fragrance but after a few wearings I find it bland and cannot detect it myself. I really do not see the appeal in this fragrance at all. I think it's the fact that it just soaks...
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    Re: Cartier Santos Eau de Sport

    Here's one is Australia-

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Santos-Cartier-Eau-Sport-Men-rare-100ml-/120985614279?pt=AU_Fragrances&hash=item1c2b4df7c7

    I love this fragrance- strong and masculine...
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    Re: Rochas Lui- Sexy Animal?

    Yes, still looking. I don't like my chances finding it!
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    Re: Dunhill Edition- Experts Thoughts?

    I have an original formula and find it strong- certainly not weak and I feel it projects very well on me.. I have not really worn this before but can now see that this is indeed a classic scent for a...
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    Re: Rochas Lui- Sexy Animal?

    You just might be too intimidating Renato!!!! ;)
  31. Re: Was I foolish to choose Rochas Man vs Ungaro II based on my Wardrobe?! Argh!

    I agree. Ungaro II is a much more interesting and complex fragrance IMO.
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    Re: Rochas Lui- Sexy Animal?

    Ah, ok. I see what you mean now. Yes, I can see how others may feel that.
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    Re: Need some advice for a classy scent

    This is a hard one for me. I love Egoiste and see it more as an evening fragrance- romantic, dressed in a suit and tie or tux. GG is more versatile IMO and could be worn at work and then in the...
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    Re: Rochas Lui- Sexy Animal?

    I agree with you Bigsly that it's not a complex scent but 'neither here nor there'? I have to respectfully disagree with you. I think it's a strong and solid fragrance which shows its boldness...
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    Dunhill Edition- Experts Thoughts?

    Hello Gents,

    I decided to have a full wearing of Dunhill Edition today and am REALLY enjoying it. After 30 mins or so I started to detect wafts of a beautiful white smoke, I guess I would call it,...
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    Rochas Lui- Sexy Animal?

    Hello Basenoters,

    I have not worn this fragrance for a while and going through my wardrobe and seeing it sitting in the back with a little dust gathering I knew I had to take Rochas Lui out again....
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    Re: Wats everyones top 5 favorites?

    Welcome to Basenotes Dizzy!

    Davidoff by Davidoff
    Jazz Prestige
    Joint
    Derby
    Cologne pour le soir
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II as a Fall Signature

    It's a good choice. Very nice fragrance IMO and as previously stated it is wonderfully versatile.
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    Re: The manliest of them all?

    In my experience, Ted Lapidus for Men (1978) is the most masculine.
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    Re: Cartier Fragrance

    Must de Cartier Essence is a lovely fragrance for a man. I find it 'fizzes' off my skin and has a classy aura about it.
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    Re: What are some nice Aquatics to try?

    I purchased a bottle of Bergamotto Marino from Strawberrynet the other week for a fantastic $19. This will be wonderful in our hot and humid weather. I recently got a bottle of Andy Warhol which I...
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    Re: amouage memoir man

    My wife loves Memoir Man on me and other ladies have commented on it as well.

    I'm not sure about the price difference- maybe something to do with the price of rose in Lyric perhaps?
  43. Re: does anyone know how to get pure malt in AUSTRALIA?

    I have not seen it in any shops here KPSK. There is a website called discountperfume.net.au but steer clear of this one- it's a scam website and I've been stung there.
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    Re: amouage memoir man

    Hi PP, I have skin that soaks up fragrances. Nothing really seems to last on me. One exception is Memoir Man and it projects brilliantly for me. IMO it is bottle worthy as it's a fragrance that has...
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    Re: Versace L'Homme-blind buy worthy?

    I would recommend vintage Versace l'Homme but not the more recent.
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    Re: Versace L'Homme....is it me or....

    I have a couple of the vintage bottles and yes, it is a great juice. Masculine with great depth and very sexy.
  47. Re: No frags for all seasons?: packing up my "summer scents," along with my linen pants and white sh

    We have just entered into spring where I live and already the days are warming up. Today will be around 29 degress celsius and in summer add a sticky humidity and in can get unbearable for most...
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    Re: Searching for a manly lavender scent...

    Centaure by MP&G is a lovely lavender for a man.
  49. Re: Is this a bottle of Giorgio for Men VIP by GBH ?

    Bigsly, The photo is certainly not a bottle of the VIP. While you can still see how full a bottle of the VIP is- the bottle is black.
  50. Poll: Re: Caron Le Troisieme Homme (The Third Man) or Givenchy Insense?

    I love both. Le Troisieme Homme works well for me and I find it classy and I wear it when I want to stand out in the crowd. Nobody wears it here and it has an air of mystery but I need to be in the...
  51. Poll: Re: Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme VS Chanel Antaeus.

    VC&A ph would be my choice as I do not enjoy the recent Antaeus. It lacks the bold richness and depth of the vintage.
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    Re: My Incredible Find- Santos Eau de Sport!

    Awww, Thanks $&C!!!!! Indeed a wonderful day!
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    Re: Why is it called Santos Eau de Sport?

    Certainly a 'European' sport cologne. Rich and full not at all a watered down version with more citrus added! If you've had a chance to try the amazing Antaeus sport cologne you'll know what I mean....
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    My Incredible Find- Santos Eau de Sport!

    Hello Basenoters,

    A while back I posted about an elderly gent who I met through a friend who owns some lovely old fragrances. He used to be in the shipping business years ago and has some...
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    Re: Davidoff by Davidoff (1984)

    Very interesting Ericrico. I did not think at all that you were knocking my sense of taste at all- No problem. The respect is totally mutual- I admire and respect your writing as well. I will think...
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    Re: Davidoff by Davidoff (1984)

    Hi Ericrico,

    It is indeed epic! I have been wearing this for the last few weeks now and am constantly amazed by this juice. I love the tobacco accord and the oakmoss-patchouli interplay. Castoreum...
  57. Thread: pheromones

    by koala501
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    Re: pheromones

    Andron by Jovan was supposed to have pheromones. I do have some and it is actually a very masculine fragrance due to the castoreum base. It could certainly hold its own against any masculine out...
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    Re: Aggressive scent for buisnessman

    A scent like Antaeus would suit well. IMO Antaeus works well when not over sprayed and left to mix with your own chemistry.

    Rochas Lui is also a good masculine with a 'don't mess with me vibe'....
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    Re: UK 1970s 'green' fragrance

    There was a fragrance called Wood Grains Greenwood cologne which was by Max Factor. I saw a bottle on ebay the other day.
  60. Re: Is shalimar edp really unisex or pushing the line?

    I find it a beautiful fragrance- my wife has it and I wear it now and again. I feel confident wearing it and I suppose that's the key here.

    Have you tried KL Homme? Now discontinued but pops up on...
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    Re: L'Essence De Cerruti - Fruity Leather

    Renato- I had the same experience as your good self. The chemist near where I live was selling bottles at a very low price and I tested and was not impressed. I left it and have not tried again. I...
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    Re: The Calvin Revelation

    I was lucky enough to pick up a 50ml bottle the other week for an incredible $15! I agree- the best of the line.
  63. Re: What fragrances do you like to smell on a man??

    My father has oiler skin than me and fragrances last longer and just smell better on him. I'm very jealous!

    I got him a decant of Aqua di Cuba and it was amazing on him.
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    Interesting....

    Hello Basenoters,

    The other week I received Trussardi Inside Man and while I like it I find it ends rather too quickly for me. My skin soaks up fragrances terribly. My love of coffee and tobacco...
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    Re: Top 5 Vintage Masculine

    My current top 5-

    Ted Lapidus pour homme (1978)
    Davidoff by Davidoff
    Joint by Roccobarocco
    Yatagan
    Antaeus Sport Cologne
  66. Re: Your latest fragrance comment by others; positive or negative

    I found a couple of fragrances rather cheap that I had heard good things about so I snapped them up. I've worn some fragrances that I think are GREAT but my wife doesn't bat an eyelid! So, I put on...
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    Re: Z-14 by Halston EDT

    Gentleman,

    Halston did an EDT version of this as well. It is very rare to find. I have an 8ml mini and have just found another.

    The edt is beautiful, along the same lines as Chanel's pour...
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    Re: Z-14 by Halston EDT

    So Gents, Back to topic- Does anyone know when the edt of this- not the edc- was discontinued and can you still find the edt anywhere?
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    Re: Frustration...

    I too understand your frustration as my skin soaks up fragrances and it drives me crazy. It has taken me a while to work out how much I need from each fragrance I own. The Goodlife above makes a good...
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    Re: Z-14 by Halston EDT

    I'm a little confused about this one. I know the cologne is widely available but the edt formulation which I believe was older cannot be found anymore. Can any of our vintage experts help?
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    Z-14 by Halston EDT

    Hello Basenoters,

    When was this discontinued?

    I have searched high and low for a bottle of the edt (I have a mini) but can find nothing!

    Any clues?
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    Re: Least talked about

    Cuir d'Oranger by Miller Harris- this is discontinued me thinks.
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    Re: Davidoff by Davidoff (1984)

    That is what I meant- There is definately a tobacco accord in this. Thank you for enlightening me.
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    Re: Davidoff by Davidoff (1984)

    Oh but there is!!!!!!!
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    Davidoff by Davidoff (1984)

    Ladies and Gents,


    I love the eighties. I love the brightness, the hairspray with high hair and the music. Fantastic fragrances of course!


    Now, I love masculine fragrances. I love masculines...
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    Re: I don't know these....

    Thank you gents. More comments please!
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    I don't know these....

    Hello Basenoters,

    Over the last month I've spent too much on fragrances. I need to have a break for a bit and enjoy what I have.

    Here's what I've bought- some have arrived and others are on...
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    Re: The smell of Seringa?

    Thank you Cacio!

    I had come across the reference for lilac but wasn't sure with the different spellings if I had the right one.
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    The smell of Seringa?

    Hello Basenoters,

    Can any of you smart people out there tell me what the plant seringa smells like?

    I have a sample of Andy Warhol PH and my wife loves it! So I'm going to get a bottle for...
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    Re: My Land for men by Trussardi

    Ha Ha! I was just thinking the same thing Scentimus! Quite strange.
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    My Land for men by Trussardi

    Hello Gents,

    Has anyone tried or heard of this? Totally new to me.


    Trussardi launched a new men's fragrance My Land; eternal scent of Italian elegance, power, sophistication and integrity, as...
  82. Carré d'As by Nicolai- Not a lot of love?

    Hello Basenoters,

    I really like the look of the scent pyramid for this one. Watermelon, mint, lime on top with a bit of tobacco in the base.

    The reviews have been quite cool on this and what...
  83. Re: Do you worry about buying used fragrance online?

    I have purchased a lot of ebay. Only one I've bought had turned. It is a gamble but on the whole it has worked for me.
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    Re: Guerlain Derby

    There are accords in the original Xeryus that share great similarities with Derby IMO. However, as Hednic stated, it is quite unique. It stands alone for its quality.
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    Re: Dunhill Blend 30

    Thank you gents for your input. As always your thoughts are appreciated.

    @MonkeyBars- Have you tried Ted Lapidus from 1978? This is a heavy smoky birch tar- I wonder if they are similar?
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    Dunhill Blend 30

    Hello Basenoters,

    I have found a gent through and elderley in-law who has a 125ml bottle of the famed Dunhill Blend 30. It has never been opened. It has sat in his whiskey cabinet at his home with...
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    Re: Need a replacement for Gucci Envy

    I know!!!!!!!!! ;)
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    Re: Need a replacement for Gucci Envy

    Welcome to Basenotes! Here in Australia Envy for Men is still being sold. Check a few sites here and see how the prices are.
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    Re: To vintage lovers...

    My suggestion then would be for Equipage. Classy juice though it took a while to grow on me. Definately look at all of them if you get a chance to get some minis. I've never had trouble on ebay with...
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    Re: To vintage lovers...

    You have some lovely choices there. With the weather being warmer where you are at the moment I would have suggested the Givenchy but if you're tired of fruity scents this rules this one out. Great...
  91. Re: Suggestions for a long-time lurker (Prize goes to winner)

    Chanel pour Monsieur Concentree or Tiffany for men- both lovely citrus with smooth drydowns. Class all the way.

    Acqua di Parma Colonia- A classic with beautiful citrus and gentle rose that...
  92. Thread: kiton napoli

    by koala501
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    Re: kiton napoli

    I've been trying to find this one for a while now but with no luck. Extremely hard to find!
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    Re: Top 5 Compliment getters in your collection

    Giorgio Beverley Hills VIP
    Endymion
    Joint
    Yatagan
    Giorgio Armani Eau PH
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    ALAIN DELON - Samourai Katana

    Hello Ladies and Gents,

    I've just seen this fragrance at Strawberrynet and have never heard of it. Has anyone tried it? Thoughts?

    Many thanks,

    Koala.
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    Re: Cologne suggestions for a friend?

    I think either with regards to samples or a single bottle. Maybe mull over it for a little while longer. I have a very good friend who turned 40 last year and I got him a number of samples from The...
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    Re: Cologne suggestions for a friend?

    I would suggest Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense. Welcome to Basenotes BTW!!!!
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    Re: Paco Rabanne Tenere (bad smell)

    Tenere is one of my favourite discontined fragrances. I love the honey note in it. It should not smell bad at all.
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    Perac pour homme

    Hello Basenoters,

    Has anyone ever used this fragrance? There seems to be no information on it.

    Any input would be appreciated,

    Koala.
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    Re: top 5 or 10 men's favorite fragerances

    Some favourites of mine are-

    Derby
    Yatagan
    Esencia Loewe
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Chanel pour Monsieur
    Aramis 900
    Globe
    Equipage
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    Re: Kouros Fraicheur versions?

    Great guys- Thanks very much!
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