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  1. Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Exactly.

    Movie grosses $100,000,000 profit.

    Option A: Risk a net loss or make $100,000,000 profit at most anyway.

    Option B: Make a sequel and be sure to get at least $50,000,000 profit.
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    Re: Recent Blind Buy Disappointments?

    I abandoned blind buys a while ago. They're an empty frivolous pursuit.

    Ever since I became more dedicated to saving money and being careful in how I spend it, I find spending even $20-30 on a...
  3. Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    From a philosophical perspective, I agree with you.

    But when it comes to money, there's a lot less flexibility.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Chalk one up for Erolfa
  5. Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Totally agree. The formula is wearing old.

    I think it has to do with risk. I'd say probably 4 out of every 5 fragrances fail. So, you're better off getting a stable but predictable and still...
  6. Re: New to basenotes/cologne in general looking for woodsy scent

    Encre Noire is a great scent from a technical and artistic perspective and an amazing value for the price.

    But it might not be for you. It might be darker than you'd like.
  7. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Song of the Day 4/16/14


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBzec8lzz4k
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Anything with "aventus clone" in it's name is guarenteed 1000+ views and 50+ comments.
  9. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Personally disagree.

    We can definitely discuss context, and I often do when I comment on these threads. A poll is good for an overall assessment but it's not the end all be all.

    I just find...
  10. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    I really enjoy these daily battle threads. I hope they don't go away.

    I like comparing and contrasting fragrances and each battle presents a new angle at which I have to judge a fragrance.
  11. Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    I think most of us know what to expect.
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    Re: Versace VS Issey, a litle help pease.

    Fraiche has better topnotes (but it's woody drydown is meh). Issey has better longevity/drydown and is overall more wellbalanced.

    But when Fraiche does well, it does excellently. This is tough.
  13. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    This is a really tough one for me. I think Pure Havane has a great tobacco note, but it's not a fragrance I would wear.

    Rive Gauche is a very good fragrance, perfectly wearable, but the anise...
  14. Re: How many sprays of l'instant de guerlain pour homme do you use?

    none, because i don't like it.

    but if it is your thing, 2 or 3
  15. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/12/14) Round 2: Fahrenheit vs Bois du Portugal

    Fahrenheit (pre-reformulation) > Bois Du Portugal > Fahrenheit (post-reformulation)

    So, in short BdP wins.
  16. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/14/14) Round 2: Antaeus vs A*Men

    I don't hold A-Men to a really high standard, but Antaeus is as mediocre as mediocre can get.
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    Re: Best sprayers?

    Creed sprayers are a bit inconsistent. Some mist on a heavy push. Some squirt on a light tap. And there's a little leakage. But overall, I'd say Creed's sprayers are above average.



    Ohh......
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    Re: tobacco vanille

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille is wonderful. Love it.

    I haven't tried Eau De Baux, which is the cheap alternative many are recommending.
  19. Re: Have you noticed it's always the same fragrances that are mentioned in every thread?

    1. That's a good point. Decisive answers are the easiest. Many people don't want to rummage through 300 samples. They just want to try a dozen things and call it a day, and there's nothing wrong...
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    Re: Favorite Creeds by smell only

    my top 15 (temporary and tentative)

    1. Green Irish Tweed
    2. Erolfa
    3. Jardin d'Amalfi
    4. Aventus
    5. Millesime Imperial
    6. Virgin Island Water
    7. Silver Mountain Water
    8. Original Vetiver
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    Re: Collecting Fragrances

    quantity vs. quality.

    If I had a big salary, I'd build a collection of 100 fragrances.

    Realistically, I always keep my collection around 10-15 bottles. 20+ is pushing it as half never get...
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    Re: Irish Spring scent

    I dont think MC resembles Irish Spring at all.

    I would say GIT's top notes (not its sandalwood base) somewhat resembles it. But still... nothing strikingly close.
  23. Re: Have you noticed it's always the same fragrances that are mentioned in every thread?

    Feedback loops.
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    Poll: Re: Boxing hand wraps (Bandaged)

    whichever protects your hands the best
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    Re: the great youtube burnout

    Youtube was made to reach out to a more general audience who had no idea there was a fragrance community but just decided to youtube the name of a fragrance they just bought. And then they stumbled...
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    Re: New Bond No 9 - Shelter Island

    I'm expecting it to be another Bond.

    Aka pleasant, unique, creative, interesting, long-lasting, well-projecting, pricy, a few low-quality ingredients and oddly composed.
  27. Re: What greats did Marc miss from his Designer list?

    The youtube reviewer Robes08. I made a thread recently about his top 100 favorite designer fragrances.

    I don't think he missed anything, but I do disagree with some of his ordering.
  28. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/10/14) Round 2: Versace Pour Homme vs Spicebomb

    Versace Pour Homme is more versatile, well-rounded and has much more consistent projection/longevity.

    But Spicebomb is more unique and is overall better, despite it's shaky projection/longevity...
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    Re: the great youtube burnout

    Youtube is a medium that favors daily vlogging over larger bi-monthly projects because most subscribers will give a view to any video whether it's a 1 minute vlog or an hour film
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    Re: Blind Buying

    dont spend any money on a blind buy that you arent willing to risk being spent on a fragrance you didnt like and will have to swap/sell
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    Poll: Re: Battle of Frags

    Fahrenheit (original) > DHI(original) > Platinum Egoiste > Allure Sport > DHI (reformulated) > Fahrenheit (reformulated)
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    Poll: Re: Deciding on Citrus(y) Summer Scent

    I'd say the two are about even. Chanel is a little overrated because of the brand name. AdP is a little overrated because of it's niche status and historical reputation. But they are still both...
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    Re: Creed Aventus vs. Tauer LDDM

    Prefer Aventus but LDDM is still a great fragrance.

    LDDM gets some points taken off because it's more difficult to wear in public and it's drydown is poorly sorted. All notes seem to vanish but...
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    Re: the great youtube burnout

    I heard you get $1 for every 1000 views. Is that true?



    I think he'll move onto different social networking. Remember. He started in 2009. The internet has changed a lot since then and...
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    Re: How much Bleu de Chanel

    i would go two. if thats not enough, three. but i wouldnt do 4 even if it is light
  36. Re: Difficulty choosing what to wear (Semi-beginner).

    la nuit.
  37. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/9/14) Round 2: Aventus vs YSL L`Homme

    I want to clarify as a caveat, that just because I voted for Aventus doesn't mean I want to idealize it or look at it through a rose-tinted lens
  38. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/9/14) Round 2: Aventus vs YSL L`Homme

    both are great, but i prefer aventus
  39. Re: first-world problems: dust, scratches, fingerprints, lighting

    I'm not wealthy enough for maid service. ALL MONEY MUST GO TO FRAGRANCES!!!
  40. Re: Robes08's Top 100 Designer Fragrances List

    Holy crap. You're alive. Welcome back. And I figured this thread would summon you. :)



    This is true. We may dig back and say "wow, we overlooked this". But so far, to be honest, none of...
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    Re: the great youtube burnout

    Not as much sabbaticals as they are vanishers who never come back.

    Real life always beckon. We just choose to allocate our time. I totally don't understand how you go from making 3 videos a week...
  42. Re: first-world problems: dust, scratches, fingerprints, lighting

    27159
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    Re: Bargain bin favorites

    Jordan smells similar to New Haarlem, but lacks the depth. Then again someone who hates New Haarlem may find Jordan less repulsive. But if you're an NH fan, theres no comparison.
  44. Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    Not at all. When I was deep into the game, yeah it felt like I was naked. But now I can go like a whole week without wearing a fragrance and not knowing it. Then, the next week, I'll wear 14...
  45. Re: Robes08's Top 100 Designer Fragrances List

    Yes. I'm not saying his opinion is any better than ours but he has a wider perspective since he's tried more fragrances than just about anyone except you of course :)



    Wouldn't work. Would be...
  46. Thread: Off-Topic

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    song of the day 4/8/14


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9eIaakmLvg
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    Re: First Time Buying Creed

    aventus would be perfect for you.
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    Re: the great youtube burnout

    I'm really touched and honored. No joke. To think that the posts I've made over the years as ND has inspired people to get into fragrances really gives me a sense of fulfilment.

    Trust me, I'm...
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    Re: the great youtube burnout

    Yeah. Though I still do like his vlogs about aspergers and such.



    Agree. Frags were this cool new thing and they overloaded themselves with so much, they got bored of it fast. I think it's...
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    the great youtube burnout

    I noticed that lots of youtube reviewers have stopped reviewing or slowed down.

    TSwetcoff (Tim) hasn't been active for 3 years. CutlassSupreme (Brandon) hasn't reviewed fragrances in over a year,...
  51. Re: first-world problems: dust, scratches, fingerprints, lighting

    ^ lmao

    or goldschlager should make a cinnamon scented perfume with gold flakes in it!
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    as for middle-eastern fragrances, there is definitely a cultural barrier. i'd assume that most of us are western and therefore we have more western interests. personally, i prefer cleaner scents...
  53. Re: What happened to Millesime Imperial? So Different now...

    Another stellar post by LBI
  54. first-world problems: dust, scratches, fingerprints, lighting

    It's really hard to make my collection look flattering. If I don't clean my bottles every 10 days, they get dusty. And due to glassy and glossy surfaces, not enough light makes them look dull and...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Here's a pic of my collection. Been in the game for 3 years now. I bought lots of bottles, swapped a lot. But over the past few months, I've sold like 20 bottles so what I currently have is not...
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    Re: Best cologne by Ralph Lauren

    I enjoy some of the womens Ralph Lauren perfumes which tend to modernize and evolve, but the male fragrances are stuck in the past.

    Polo Green is really good, for an old-school fragrance. But I...
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    I don't think it has to do with culture anymore.

    We live in a globalized economy. German automakers build cars in Mexico. "Japanese cars" are made in America. And lots of automakers purchase...
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    Re: Fahrenheit or DHI or something else?

    I would avoid Dior Homme and Dior Fahrenheit as the reformulation hurt them.
  59. Re: What happened to Millesime Imperial? So Different now...

    The same thing happened to me. Millesime Imperial was one of the first high-end fragrances I've ever tried and it blew me away. A year later (after sampling hundreds of fragrances) I bought it. ...
  60. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/8/14): Royal Oud vs La Nuit de L`Homme

    Royal Oud is a very good fragrance, but I prefer La Nuit. But I'm not going to idealize La Nuit either.

    La Nuit is more wearable than RO and I'd take a bet that if the poll were conducted with...
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    What are your next purchases going to be?

    I've been saving my money lately and spending it on "more practical" things, though when I am able to spend again, I'll definitely go nuts. lol.

    Here's probably what I'm going to get next:

    1....
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    Re: Can you trust buying online?

    ebay, no. fragrancenet yes
  63. Poll: Re: Which one is sexier: Dior Homme vs Dior Homme Intense

    dior homme is decidedly masculine which is why i think it's sexier. though neither of the reformulated versions are sexy to me.
  64. Robes08's Top 100 Designer Fragrances List

    Robes08 (Marc) is a popular Youtube reviewer who put out a list of his top 100 favorite fragrances.


    I didn't post this list because his opinion was better than anyone else's though I think the...
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    Re: Best sprayers?

    The YSL L'Homme series has perfect sprayers.
  66. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/6/14): AdG Essenza vs Musc Ravageur

    both are average, but i'll go with musc ravageur because it's more unique and interesting. essenza is probably more wearable but it is derivative.
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    Re: Teen Collection

    armani code
  68. Re: why does everyone jump on luca turin's bandwagon?

    I do think because of his success and prestige, people often elevate him at superhuman levels and pile on the criticism.

    Myself, I'm not a fan, and there's 20 people on youtube and dozens of...
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    Re: Why do you wear cologne?

    So many reasons. Why do we do anything really?

    I guess the main reason. It helps keep me sane.
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    Re: If you won the lottery...

    Norstrom, I would buy a Cropduster and fill it with gallons of Aventus.
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    Re: Cologne for 16 year old

    You have a great collection, OP. It would be hard to better it as it is.
  72. Re: Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Eau Fraiche ~ new fragrance

    It was only a matter of time. I guess it may work for some people who live in hotter climates that can't wear Spicebomb as easily as I could.

    Still, I'm going in with my expectations low.
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    Re: Noirdrakkar Reviews Erolfa by Creed

    A year ago, I didn't like Erolfa very much at all. Now though, I'm beginning to appreciate it. Surprisingly, it's one of my most complimented Creeds and the drydown seems to work really well as my...
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    Re: Noirdrakkar Reviews Erolfa by Creed

    Yeah. Sometimes when things get too heated, you just gotta lay low, lay back and enjoy things with a bit more sobriety without all the controversy attached.
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    Re: Men Wearing Ladies Perfume

    I think a man can wear Angel for women just fine. I think Angel has a genderless androgynous spirit to it.
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    Re: RuPaul is launching unisex Glamazon

    Sounds like a real drag...
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    Re: Noirdrakkar Reviews Erolfa by Creed

    He got banned. But where-ever he went, knowing his love for fragrances, he couldn't have gone too far. He's probably reading this thread right now.
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    Re: If you won the lottery...

    A $300 blind buy after a 10 million dollar lottery prize is still cheaper than a $3 sample with the income I make now.

    Let's say I did have a magical stream of money, I would probably buy a 50...
  79. Poll: Re: Another trio battle: Armani vs Chanel vs Dior vs vs TM vs YSL

    Armani > YSL > Chanel > Dior > Mugler

    The middle three are a bit tough to rank above the other, though Dior does deserve to get punched down for their reformulations. I do know for sure that...
  80. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/8/14): Aventus vs Luna Rossa

    no, aventus is not a gift from the gods, but it definitely beats out luna rossa (not saying its bad though)
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    Re: Creed Tabarome Millesime thoughts

    I usually enjoy Creeds but this one is a bit offputting. The opening is a noxious blast of ginger backed by an unimpressive tobacco note. It's dry-down is an all too common tale better told by GIT,...
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    Re: Basenotes all-star baseball team

    Hednic on shortstop
  83. Re: First Date Fragrance/ Rate my collection (I'm new to the fragrance world)

    Ok, my point is that 1 very light walk-in mist spray of 1 Million won't be any stronger than 2-3 sprays of Acqua Di Gio.
  84. Re: First Date Fragrance/ Rate my collection (I'm new to the fragrance world)

    Typical herd-mentality copy-and-paste assessment.

    It's well possible to not wear 6 sprays of it.
  85. Re: First Date Fragrance/ Rate my collection (I'm new to the fragrance world)

    Even though I personally don't like the Dolce and Gabanna house, you have an overall excellent well rounded collection. 9 out of 10.

    Most of your fragrances are suitable for a date, but I...
  86. Thread: Lush

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    Re: Lush

    I didn't really like any of them.



    Yes. A man could wear it, even though he probably wouldn't want to.



    The employees were friendly and didn't bother me. Agree that there's way better...
  87. Re: What scent would you wear if you had to deliver bad news?

    to be really honest with you, it doesn't matter. you should always wear something inoffensive and not too strong to work, but delivering bad news to someone shouldn't require a new cologne.
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Not calling you a sheep for agreeing with him, but I find his writing problematic. His reviews vary from colorful to mean-spirited and rarely describe the fragrance, concisely or at all. He doesn't...
  89. Thread: Lush

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    Re: Lush

    Well, this is my winter line-up. To be honest, I prefer fresh scents. Which I guess Lush are. It's hard to detect it's note but there's a strange aroma running through them all. Incense perhaps?
  90. Re: Pro-tip for testing fragrances at the store

    Well, the card is just a primary test. Basically, if I like it, I would try it on my skin the next time. Most fragrances aren't appealing enough to want to spray on my skin. So, if I test 10...
  91. Thread: Lush

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    Lush

    I went to a Lush store to try their niche perfumes (the Gorilla series) because I heard good things about Breath of God. I tried about 6 of them. I don't really remember their names. None of them...
  92. Re: Creed Virgin Island Water or Millesime Imperial

    Virgin Island Water lasts longer but Millesime Imperial projects stronger. Both are relatively short and have relatively weak projection after the first hour.
  93. Re: Your favorite fragrances that are largely synthetic.

    Armani Code is in a difficult position. It uses some high quality ingredients so it's low quality ingredients stand out.

    Also, Cool Water is great. And Azarro Chrome is a guilty pleasure.
  94. Re: Discounted Creed Himalaya- Should I pull the trigger?

    You can get almost any Creed for $140 on Fragrancenet.com --- yes it is only a $18 savings.
  95. Re: Discounted Creed Himalaya- Should I pull the trigger?

    I totally understand if finances are a concern, there are lots of reasonable budget options but I wouldn't immediately age discriminate. I think a 17 year old can enjoy a Creed, especially Himalaya....
  96. Re: Was shocked by Creed Spice and Wood --- not in a good way

    I'd say it's old school compared to Creeds in the past 10 years. But it's modern compared to most frags from the 70's and 80's.



    It's odd for a Creed. That's it. As I said, Creed threw out...
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    Poll: Re: Looking for masculine summer fragrance

    Of your choices, Terre De Hermes. Or Aventus.
  98. Re: "Unisex" - SA's having serious gender issues

    I was being sarcastic with the "barbie doll/monster truck" thing. I totally agree that they're social constructs purely fabricated.

    As for the Male/Female boards. I don't think the divide is...
  99. Re: "Unisex" - SA's having serious gender issues

    Yes, I can and I do. I just don't like the weird looks. Not that I change my behavior due to what other people think, but it was quite unfortunate that it becomes a scene whenever I ask to try a...
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    Re: My current top three

    My three favorites today are Erolfa, Tuscan Leather and Pure Malt.
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