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    Re: Chergui versions

    Only owning, knowing and using the one on the left (while not excluded to have, though sporadically/almost occasionally and randomly to have tested the one on the right as well) would not worry about...
  2. Re: A Better Alternative to Acqua di Parma Colonia?

    Seconding especially ADP Colonia Assoluta, Eau de Guerlain and TF Neroli Portofino among the ones mentioned
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    Re: Is Chanel No. 5 serious???

    Only discovering this thread now and while never having tested this fragrance on own skin so far (at least not recently enough to remember) never had this particular sensation yet neither on other...
  4. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Slightly over 10 sprays of Zara Vetiver Cologne
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th August, 2020

    Zara Vetiver Cologne
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    During various scenes of the 1981 Italian comedy "Bouna come il pane" (IMDB profile: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082115/) various Pino Silvestre toiletries are visible, though easily identifiable...
  7. Re: The lurker that secretly bought vintage Tsar while on hiatus

    Welcome back!

    Personally speaking, would not just enjoy but also to additionally recommend further almost any opportunity to test and/or purchase (mainly, but not exclusive) vintage
    Van Cleef &...
  8. Re: Bleu de Chanel parfum weird opening during hot weather??

    While not being much into this fragrance, did however also not experience much to any inconveniences with this, particularly in hot weather
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    Re: Just starting out and overwhelmed

    Seconded, Ebay may be sketchy but finding a trusted retailer is not as difficult nor scarce to find as it may seem first and when in doubt about Ebay, BN and other marketplace/retail groups and...
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    A further "blind reference" in the 2003 film Calendar Girls, where during one particular scene that the bubble bath in Hollywood hotel "is by Dior", though not further naming the specific Dior...
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    Re: Jaipur Homme - EDT or EDP

    Speaking strictly about current formulation, so far personally got better performance but also a more impressive array of notes and thus likelier willing to recommend: Jaipur Homme EDP-also, at least...
  12. Re: Such a dilemma: to spray or not to spray rare vintage?

    Would still spray most vintages owned and in fact even the ones intending to purchase, own and use at some point.
    Also taking into consideration and factoring in that while often more expensive and...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Meanwhile not just vintage but incidentally also discontinued Eau de Cedre Bleu
  14. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6-8 sprays of Eau de Cedre Bleu
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th August, 2020

    Eau de Cedre Bleu
  16. Re: Putting frangrances lying down or at an angle ?

    Incidentally having stored bottles like this in the past (although only minimally few among the ones used and owned) never had problems affecting the quality of the fragrance contained nor even the...
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    Re: Adding to fall/winter collection

    Apart from so many great recommendations mentioned, also adding: Akkad by Lubin and at least one Frapin scent-likely but not limited to 1270 or l'Anarchiste
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    Re: My tuberose is blooming!

    Congratulations and enjoy!
    Still thinking about a fragrance that might fit and celebrate this wonderful occasion, but apart from Zara Tubereuse Noir, Tuberose Winter and Tuberose Summer,...
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    Re: Niche Invictus?

    Also adding Hugh Parsons Blue, though much fresher, spicier and less sweet
  20. Re: Thinking of adding another Frederic Malle to my collection

    Also adding the fairly unisex Bois d'Orage
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    Re: The official CK Be Thread :)

    For some reason always tried to (almost passionately?) love and enjoy this fragrance but so far found in it little else than a not unpleasant but not spectacular either likable, comforting, warm mix...
  22. Thread: Lemongrass

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    Re: Lemongrass

    Maybe also Juniper Sling by the very same house like Bayolea (howver not certain about how the lime notes are in this one)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Not vintage yet also by now discontinued vintage Ispahan by Yves Rocher
  24. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    5-6 sprays of the very strong Ispahan by Yves Rocher
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th August, 2020

    Yves Rocher Ispahan
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th August, 2020

    Yves Rocher Ispahan
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Finally joining the sync with Ispahan by Yves Rocher-one of the vintage chypre leathers than can be effortlessly unisex and have an unmistakable sense of elegance, almost or even likely as relevant...
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    Re: That's OUTRAGEOUS!!!

    Nice, being a long term fan of both Scarface and Pacino anyway, while not certain if Tuscan Leather recreates this certain mood, might nevertheless make this purchase (though admittedly not blind nor...
  29. Re: most challenging fragrance you want to like but (so far anyway) just can't

    Maybe too many to mention-among others there are at least certain vintages like an early to mid 2000s Etienne Aigner cannot remember currently (the smell yes, the proper and complete naming not so...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    If best chypre is the main theme of the sync, might have just enough in to current lineup to qualify for eventually joining in
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    Re: Franck Boclet Tobacco

    Happening to have tested this at least once, can luckily confirm that its longevity, performance and complexity does ultimately equal if not even outdo most fragrances (almost irrespective if...
  32. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of Zino
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th August, 2020

    Zino
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    Re: Frederic Malle French Lover performance?

    Happening to both own and enjoy this fragrance, so far got as performance at least (if not slightly more) than 6-8 hours, though admittedly with moderate to increasingly slight projection over time...
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    Re: Can cologne be stored on its side?

    Most likely not, at least personally cannot imagine nor do not now if this storage method is not as good as keeping fragrances in any other orientation of the scent bottles.
  36. Re: If A Fragrance Is Discontinued, Can Another Company Come Out With The Same Thing More Or Less?

    True and this may in turn be/become a sort of informal, perhaps never fully admitted, but still used inspiration.
    At first replica/fake/bargain brands might step in, but if the sales figures and...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    The fairly new and fairly recent, albeit almost bargain priced natural EDT new releases by German budget house Alverde, including but not limited to the quite classic citrus Glücksoase
  38. Re: Fragrances that are raunchy, skanky, or animalic?

    Also seconding Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
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    Re: That's OUTRAGEOUS!!!

    While perhaps only mildly outrageous compared to the much better examples posted before, maybe also this array of Scarface inspired scents:

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    Re: What should I add to my collection?

    Good additions already from this-preferring and recommending each almost in no particular order and almost equally high ranked. If this is the selection, also adding Lalique PH Lion, TDH Eau Intense...
  41. Re: Is it possible the new KOUROS to be strong again?

    Quite likely yes, happening to have repeatedly tested the 2016-2018 (and possibly even earlier, 2010-2015) Kouros versions.
    And while the animalic, sweaty aspects might have been partly toned down...
  42. Re: New age equivalent of Stetson Sierra by Coty / Polo Green/Crest by Ralph Lauren

    Thank you for the reply, glad to not be the only one here liking, owning and possibly (hopefully?) enjoying this fairly underrated while also reasonably priced scent.
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    Re: Make me tacky!

    Thank you for the reply, glad and eager to know if Ambre Sultan is not just included in the ultimate selection, but also succeeds at/within this
  44. Re: If A Fragrance Is Discontinued, Can Another Company Come Out With The Same Thing More Or Less?

    (almost) anything is possible in the fragrance world, as well as nearly any line of work/business.
    And if a discontinued fragrance is profitable enough (at least to anyone else than the fragrance...
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    Re: SOTW First week of August - Back to work

    If not never ever, did hardly ever wear one and the same fragrance in a row, during the same week.
    However if ever considering to do so-would likely choose anything from the options listed in the...
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    Re: Non loud, gentle fragrances

    Since Chanel pour Monsieur and Eau des Baux were mentioned, seconding both, while recommending especially the Concentree/EDP version of Chanel PM
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    Re: Non loud, gentle fragrances

    Maybe also Lalique White, Creed Royal Mayfair, Guerlain Homme Intense EDP, Sartorial by Penhaligons, Chopard Noble Cedar and/or Noble Vetiver-in no particular order
  48. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8-10 dabs from a splash bottle of Old Spice EDT
  49. Re: New age equivalent of Stetson Sierra by Coty / Polo Green/Crest by Ralph Lauren

    Among others, Chevignon Brand for Men was compared including here on BN especially to Polo Crest.
    And while available at non-vintage, in fact quite inexpensive prices fitting any budget its actual...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Old Spice EDT splash
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th August, 2020

    Old Spice EDT
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    Re: For the love of powerhouse perfumes

    Seconding also the aforementioned houndstooth Miss Dior, along with possibly other vintage Diors released in this bottle design: not just benchmarks for a certain (near) powerhouse style but also a...
  53. Re: What do you consider to be the best flagship "Pour Homme" fragrance?

    To many to mention, yet considering especially the Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels and YSL one to be among the likeliest candidates in addition to all the great names already
  54. Re: Soaps / Shower Gels - Currently Using, Favourites, Purchases, etc.

    Meanwhile found in a local store the Cottage Piment Boise shower gel and decided to buy a few bottles
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    Re: Sample of the Day - August 2020

    Yves Rocher Monoi Vague d'Ete - while familiar with other Yves Rocher scents from the Monoi series, this one turned out to be a quite understated, simple, yet not generic nor overly sweet summery...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2020

    Yves Rocher Hello Printemps
    Alverde Glücksoase
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    Re: For the love of powerhouse perfumes

    Among the feminines with either powerhouse or at least classic features, qualities and hints-or ideally with both aspects at once, mot enjoyed so far:
    Je Reviens by Worth, Le Dix by Balenciaga,...
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    Re: The scent of sun-kissed skin?

    To certain extents, based on personal experiences and opinions alone and only among many others:
    seconding both the feminine and the masculine version of Jil Sander Sun, Mediterraneo by Antonio...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2020

    A backup bottle of Ambre Noir by Yves Rocher
  60. Re: Has Your Fragrance Wardrobe Grown Beyond Your Original Intention?

    To a certain extent, the current wardrobe did largely remain within intentions, just with very little variations/randomness beyond the initial fragrance interests, wants and plans.

    Still, it...
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    Re: What's the consensus on deodorant?

    Tending to also wear either completely unscented or lightly scented deo stick, roll on and gels-mostly from average mainstream brands with neither health but also no antiperspirant efficiency...
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    Re: perfume to moisturize hair ?

    Further seconding. In fact have first found this actual/particular opinion incidentally also here on BN, on a similar thread discussing pretty much the same question and topic.
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    Re: What should I add to my collection?

    Great collection, admiring and enjoying the good to downright outstanding representation of classic houses and respective individual fragrances in general.

    If having the same choice and regarding...
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    Re: Make me tacky!

    While not exactly cheap, Ambre Sultan does meet most requirements also remaining fairly reasonable in its pricing, even comparatively inexpensive at least regarding the quality and performance gotten...
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    Poll: Re: If I wanted that GIT vibe....

    Voted for JF by Floris, but not just due to liking this fragrance but the house in general, therefore influenced by an even larger degree of personal preference and subjectivity
  66. Re: Did Worth Paris make any other masculines?

    While admitting to not have more info available yet, must admit a certain eagerness and curiosity to know more about Monsieur Worth, after already owning and enjoying a by now quite vintage Worth PH
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    TF Beau de Jour- though apprehensive about its hype, actually found enough classic fougere qualities in it along with a Givenchy Gentleman style musky-leathery twist in an almost powerhouse style
    ...
  68. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Finally managed to test TF Beau de Jour and must admit to have liked this, also understanding part of its hype-mainly because a subjectively perceived (that can be highly inaccurate of course)...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - August 2020

    Zarkoperfume Molecule No. 8 Wooden Chips- enjoyed its complex qualities quite a bit, some of the fairly recent niche offerings do enjoy in its complexity and good rendition sweet wood notes
    ...
  70. Re: Is the cologne industry in trouble? (Alcohol Shortage)

    This-apart from not having heard yet about any significant shortages of alcohol used precisely for perfumery, luckily most of us here on BN have stocked up (even with no shortage or crisis) on...
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    Re: 1 Million Parfum

    Another vote in favor of at least considering to buy this-if performance is the main factor, concern, advantage or argument, personally always got very good results from this
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    Re: Today I bought August 2020

    Actually not a new purchase, but still adding Tesori d'Oriente Royal Oud Dello Yemen although owned for a few years by now, only recently noticed that the BN database includes this one
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    Re: Fragrances Not In The Database

    Can think at least of Ungaro Man Silver and of the feminine Chevignon Heritage
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    Re: Most worn in July 2020

    Apparently, according to BN statistics, only Trussardi Jeans Man got multiple wears last month
  75. Re: The tribulations of hating vanilla fragrances. What notes bother you?

    Few to none, but if there are few notes do not like very much or at least not in most scents (at least until proven wrong by that one exception that confirms the rule), these ones likely include:
    ...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    One Man Show
  77. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of One Man Show
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    Re: Virgin island water vs Guerlain homme edp

    Same here, without disliking or in any way invalidating the near classic by Creed either, considering that Guerlain Homme EDP is nearly benchmark for elegant masculinity in a timeless, classic, never...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd August, 2020

    One Man Show
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    Re: Tom ford black orchid

    From a personal viewpoint alone, considering this worth getting and quite unisex to be worn in a quite versatile way for such a high performance scent
  81. Re: Advice on 'Daily' & Warm Weather Fragrance: suggestions welcome! (Melon, Fig, Coconut, Citrus, S

    While not dominated by fig, however far more Mediterranean rendition of both fresh and warm notes, also adding among the unisex options Rhubarbe &
    Pamplemouuse by l'Occitane.

    Among the fresh and...
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    Re: What Other Fragrance Products Do You Use?

    Mostly scented aftershave balms/lotions, shower gels/body washes, bar soaps, deodorant stick/gel, quite often from the same scent line and matched with the fragrances existing in the current...
  83. Re: Why is Prada L'homme Intense so weak?? Fake???

    Though likely and hopefully not fake, did remember this to be (at least during each personal testing so far) lasting quite decently while more moderate on projection than its name might suggest
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    Re: Rediscovered pleasures

    Had similar experiences with rediscovering on and off certain fragrances did already enjoy but not realize to full extent how good they actually are: especially with vintage Heritage EDT
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    Re: Most worn in July 2020

    According to BN statistics, seemingly only Trussardi Jeans did get repeat wears the past month
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    Re: Is Versace Dreamer discontinued?!

    Apparently, at least for now, quite easily, abundantly and inexpensively available on most local retail sites did follow
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Vintage Trussardi Jeans
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    6 sprays of Trussardi Jeans
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st August, 2020

    Trussardi Jeans
  90. Re: Looking for masculine yet modern recommendations

    Also adding Sartorial by Penhaligon's, Azzaro pour Homme l'Eau, Best of Chevignon, Acca Kappa Cedro, Lalique White
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Somehow managed to get in sync, choosing Zeus EDP as one of the male scents do know that combine not just an exotic woods and fruit/coconut note but even certain hints of equally exotic flowers, all...
  92. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 sprays of Zeus EDP by Kelsey Berwin
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st July, 2020

    Zeus EDP by Kelsey Berwin
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    Re: Woody Woods along these lines...

    Among the quite affordable options, perhaps Zara Man Cedarwood, Acca Kappa Cedro and G Man by Gainsboro could be worth (re) testing to certain degrees
  95. Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia vs. Moschino Pour Homme ?

    Another vote for ADP Colonia
  96. Re: Can you school me on old school "fresh" fragrances?

    Almost irrespective of the release year/age, most if not all of these tend to have a clean, puristic note almost like an EDC.
    However also a certain powdery hint, soapiness, even clean renditions...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Happy Kilwia Day, might join in the celebration at least with the sample of an exotic floral by Memo Paris or from a more traditional French house with a more classic rendition of such notes
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    Re: New Chanel men‘s fragrance 2020?

    While not familiar with any news either for or against, either confirming/rebutting this, would in fact personally quite enjoy or at least become fairly eager/intrigued if a new male Chanel would...
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    Re: Gucci Envy and Creed Viking

    While not familiar with Viking yet, might consider to get a sample of this one even if only based to a certain or in fact any similarity to Envy-this one being among the Gucci favorites anyway, might...
  100. Re: Older/classic fragrances younger people may enjoy?

    Though already owning and enjoying Heritage, incidentally also as vintage version, EDT still considering to get Heritage as EDP.
    Even if only or at least predominantly based on prior experiences...
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