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  1. Thread: A good buy?

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    Re: A good buy?

    Ok. Well I finally got it opened. Man, was that box sealed tight! Isn’t it funny how a $10 cologne can be so sealed yet a $60 bottle might not be…. Anyway, I sprayed one blast on my arm and my first...
  2. Thread: A good buy?

    by zonker
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    Re: A good buy?

    Awesome! After all, warm days are approaching......
  3. Thread: A good buy?

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    A good buy?

    I just picked up Giorgio for Men Giorgio Beverly Hills @Marshalls. Never smelt it before but seemed to recall the name in my forays of this forum. It was ten bucks, so I figured I'm out lunch if I...
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    Re: Need some clarification please

    Why are they banned?
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    Need some clarification please

    Can anyone tell me why fragrance reformulations all seem to be worse than the originals? You'd think, in a perfect world (or at least ever-evolving one), the opposite would be the case.
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    Re: Looking for "old man" fragrances....

    How about Antaeus?
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    Re: Looking for "old man" fragrances....

    I kind of had that feeling myself. Thanks.
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    Re: Anyone ever tried this before?

    Well I think I could get ~90%-100%, but I only have 20 bottles!
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    Re: Looking for "old man" fragrances....

    Well I don't know if this qualifies but I couldn't pass up a bottle of azzaro pour homme for 15 bucks at Burlington tonight. We shall see... Thanks for all the suggestions, btw, as I am checking into...
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    Looking for "old man" fragrances....

    I work around a lot of young people and desire to smell a little different than them. No offense to the younger guys; I'd just like to be set apart scent-wise for my work. Love to hear what you all...
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    Cellophane wrap on new fragrances

    General question: Why do some frags have this wrap and some don't? And does it matter? If you had one shipped out to you and it didn't, would you use it? What if you didn't know if it was "supposed"...
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    Re: New fragrance question

    Interesting ideas, smeller. I guess I really don't trust seals. Or greymarketeers. But I picked this one up at Sephora. Guess I expected more from them, though I suppose...
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    Re: New fragrance question

    How in the world can a fragrance be already primed in a new, sealed box??
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    Re: New fragrance question

    Hmmm... I wonder if it's technically feasible (given the science of the whole matter here). But I don't know. Maybe if it was laying on its side for a while? Makes no sense to me-- :huh:
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    New fragrance question

    Is it possible for a brand new fragrance to pump on the first try (without warming up, that is)? Or is this a sign of use?
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    Re: Blenheim Bouquet blind buy?

    Thanks hednic, for a reply to my original post; I've since broadened the question a little more (always appreciate your input, though...)
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    What frag should I try next?

    Am looking now for some lavenders - something in the way of a Caron PUH or similar, maybe something a little "older" (datewise, not smellwise - although it could be the latter). Thoughts or ideas?
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    Re: Question about my first Sephora purchase

    Update: I did in fact take this frag back to the store and after discussing it with the manager they were more than happy to return it. I got one that was noticeably fuller and took 2-3 pumps to get...
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    Re: Question about my first Sephora purchase

    Thanks for your advice, hednic. Yeah, it *seemed* sealed, and the only reason I ask is because I pulled it out and it seemed SO low - like more than just a usual little. Also, I pumped it once and...
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    Question about my first Sephora purchase

    Made my first buy a bottle of Dior Eau Savauge, brought it home and opened it and noticed it only took one pump to get the juice going and the bottle doesn't look full - it's a few millimeters below...
  21. Monsieur de Givenchy or Dior Eau Savauge or Chanel PH?

    Which one should I go for if I can only buy one?
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Lot of CK Man, as noted above. Is that stuff any good?? Anyone else note, too, that MAxx puts womens frags in w/ mens sometimes?
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    azzaro pour homme

    So are there two different formulations of this around? I've been reading about one with Julio Iglesius (sp?) on the box, but mine doesn't have anything - only a black box with lettering, etc. Seems...
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    Advice needed: Keep it or send it back?

    Sorry for another thread (noob questions) but I need advice from the more experienced. Just picked up a bottle of YSL Rive Gauche from a respected vendor (at least from what I've read here at BN) and...
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    Dunhill for Men (2003) - Strange 1st Meeting!

    I request some experienced BN input on this fragrance. I picked it up on a blind buy the other day and sprayed it on my left wrist while, strangely enough, I had Caron PH on my right (sprayed an hour...
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    Vintage fragrance commercials

    I'm a sucker for 'em. And I especially like this old Tabac short:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8pSePDjqVY

    Broadway Joe too: looks a little like Vinnie Barbarino... ("If you're not going to...
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    Keep it or return it?

    Just picked up some Rive Gauche from a reputable seller and while the top of the cellophane has the YSL sticker and SEEMS untampered with, the bottom folds are completely open. Since I paid for it...
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    Re: Good sandalwood scented shaving cream?

    Cyril R Salter Indian Sandalwood Luxury Shaving Cream
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    Re: What's your favourite ShaveCream ?

    http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af200/Pioneer-pics/IMG_4752.jpg
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    Re: Sonicare vs. Oral B

    I have both and find they perform differently - the sonicare gives a better overall clean to my gumlines and teeth while the oral b polishes the teeth a little better. That said, I find myself...
  31. Thread: lectric shave

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    Re: lectric shave

    Yes, I have used it as a pre shave for both electric and safety razors. I find it provides a perfect primer for my face to get a very close shave - but I prefer the old formula. It's cheap enough,...
  32. Thread: Shaving soap

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    Re: Shaving soap

    http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af200/Pioneer-pics/IMG_5376.jpg
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af200/Pioneer-pics/tuck.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturaday, January 7, 2012

    http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/public/ES51KuqLwAVYshh8mDq3cr5Ib17Ypsht_Wbw9ynySstNT1dMBdT0d3Bkfnt-7IHRRVjukwVXA3wcTSNj9bCgMv0_oK8mxP0yx4_2iTqiNiNUoqhbSib1q066ijCD_ZfJ3lVRJvJPcw9XfoTpkJeP5QrLA9cblfu_...
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    Re: Avon Wild Country circa 1969 obtained

    I just obtained a full decanter of Excalibur in a Cadillac complete with shipper box. Looks unused, smells very woodsy.
  36. Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    That IS an expensive hobby. I golf when I can, too. I also used to collect vintage safety razors (old Gillettes and the like).
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    Re: Shalimar questions

    Thanks both for the input. So the box of Shalimar in question is blue and reads "Cologne" on the front - am I to assume that this is a splash? (It's sealed, so I can't see inside.) Judging from your...
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    Shalimar questions

    Ok, I'm very intrigued by this fragrance but have a few questions. First, what exactly is the difference between the EdT, the Parfum, and the EdP? To make matters WORSE-- what the heck is the...
  39. Is there a way to tell if a frag's been used before?

    Noob question, perhaps been asked before: Just picked up a fragrance from Amazon and it seems a little low - is this any indication that it's been used? It did take a couple spray pumps to get the...
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    Re: Last frag that WOW'ed you ?

    Monsieur De Givenchy: Seems about perfect for my skin.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Shalimar and about three Dunhills. Shoulda grabbed a Dunhill ...
  42. Re: Do you consider Guerlain Vetiver as one of the best classic men's fragrance of all-time?

    Nice info - thanks for this post!

    As a relative noob on the scene, I would consider it a classic at the very least for what it's done, as Buzzlepuff put it more eloquently (than me) above, but...
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    Quorum = not as strong as I've heard??

    Pretty much as the title reads: I picked up a bottle of Quorum, gave it two chest sprays, really dug the opening but the scent died on its way through the middle to the end! Bad bottle? Just didn't...
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    Hello Basenotes!

    I'm just starting out on my path here at Basenotes, looking to expand my collection, and wanted to introduce myself. I have in my possession the following:
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Puig Agua Brava
    Pino...
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