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    Re: Bleu de Chanel smells very similar to...

    Same here. It's pretty unique.
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    Re: Need help choosing - TM PH & PM

    Love both, but I gotta go with Pure Havane. PH doesn't smell like a weak version of anything. It's beastmode. My fave of the A*Men line.
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    Re: My Cheap Idea - Aventus

    I did it with Bois du Portugal. I bought 30ml worth of the sample vials and put them in an atomizer. It ended up being about $35 or so altogether. I put a funnel over the top of the glass bottle and...
  4. Re: Couple of questions about "niche" fragrances

    Thank you kindly good sir.
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    Re: Obsession men: has the formula changed?

    I have Belcam Classic Match's version of Obsession and it is a beast. Smells like Obsession and lasts all day. If it's like their Drakkar Noir copy, it smells like the vintage Obsession. I haven't...
  6. Re: Couple of questions about "niche" fragrances

    Very well said. Don't get caught up in whether a scent is "niche" or not. Niche has nothing to do with quality or price. A niche product is one that caters towards a specific, focused market. Just...
  7. Re: Almost empty bottle of Aventus for $100. People are ridiculous!

    For real though, dude's prices are unbeatable! And how!
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    Re: Versace Eros thoughts and takes?

    Where were you guys like a week ago when I was defending Eros? :laugh:
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    Re: Thierry Mugler

    Pure Havane. It's my fave from the Mugler house.
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    Re: Best scent of the year for you?

    For newly released scents in 2013:

    Mainstream:

    http://www.versace.com/uploads/fragrances/general_eros.jpg

    High end:
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  11. Re: Considering a blind buy of Chanel Pour Monsieur

    I let 6 women at work smell PM Concentree. Every one of them liked it. Quite a few said they really liked it. It was actually surprising to me. It's a great scent. Projects VERY strongly initially.
  12. Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    Versace Man Eau Fraiche. Very fresh, clean, and pleasant.
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    Re: Himalaya for $86. Worth it?

    I didn't mean it literally silly. It was more of a statement that the bottle is gorgeous.
  14. Re: Versatile grassy / green / leafy fragrances with extremely long-lasting sillage?

    I haven't worn it in a couple years, but I gave it to my brother and when he wears it I can definitely smell it. It projects nicely.
  15. Re: Versatile grassy / green / leafy fragrances with extremely long-lasting sillage?

    I got good longevity with 212 Men, which smells of fresh cut green grass.
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    Re: Creed Aventus: An Acquired Taste?

    It was love at first sniff. I never get tired of the Big A.
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    Re: Versace Eros thoughts and takes?

    That's it, I've had enough! I'm wearing Eros today. 10 sprays. Everybody will feel mesaboogie's wrath!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday December 8 2013

    http://www.chanel.com/en_US/fragrance-beauty/cms2export/Site1Files/P101610/S101820_XLARGE.jpg
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    Re: Choose 5 designer that has longevity

    I understand what he meant. But the OP's original question wasn't regarding Top 5 Mainstream frags with longevity. He specified "Designer" frags and Tom Ford is most definitely a fashion designer....
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    Re: Versace Eros thoughts and takes?

    I wasn't referring to anybody, but you obviously thought I was referring to you. I don't know why you have such a chip on your shoulder and feel the need to defend your niche-ness. How am I arrogant...
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    Re: Grooming Body Hair

    If you have a hairy chest, it would be best to trim it up, but don't shave it. Rock that hairy chest manly man!
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    Poll: Re: are these t-shirts cool or rude and lame?

    Very well said.
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    Re: Pick 3 from Chanel

    In order of perference:

    1. Allure Homme
    2. Bleu De Chanel
    3. Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme
  24. Re: Ok to buy from Amazon? Also any recommendations to a newly divorced 42 year old

    I've bought like 75% of my collection from Amazon through various sellers. All have been legit. Aventus is a great choice. Very unique, smells great, lasts all day, and gets positive attention. I get...
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    Re: Himalaya for $86. Worth it?

    Himalaya is a solid scent. Signature scent worthy imo. Very clean, soapy, and pleasant. Good longevity too. The bottle alone is worth it.
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    Re: Choose 5 designer that has longevity

    Do you not think it has good longevity?
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    Re: The Very Worst of 2013

    The most "meh" new scent I tried this year was Gucci Made to Measure.
  28. Re: Suggestions for last purchase of the year....

    All three are great scents, but I recommend Pure Malt. It's a very unique scent. The booziness in the opening is intoxicating. It has the best performance of the three as well.
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    Re: Bonds at Nordsrom!!!!

    The Nordstrom in Honolulu carries the entire Bond line. Neiman Marcus there also carries all the Creed and Tom Ford Private Blend line.
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    Re: Versace Eros thoughts and takes?

    Just to clarify, I never called anyone names and I certainly didn't insult anybody. I didn't call anybody a snob. I said the mentality here was "snobbish". My intelligence however, or lack thereof...
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    Re: Today I bought: D E C E M B E R 2013

    http://notablescents.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/chanel-pour-monsier-eau-de-toilette-concentree.jpg
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    Re: Choose 5 designer that has longevity

    Five designer frags with longevity?

    1. Ted Lapidus PH
    2. TF Tobacco Vanille
    3 Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin Midnight Fragrance
    4. Michael Kors for Men
    5. TM Pure Havane
  33. Re: Hello Basenotes, finally created an account!

    Welcome. My advice is to not worry about the hyped up frags. Let yourself be the judge of whether something is good or not. Also, try before you buy if you can. Blind buying can be fun, but it can be...
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    Re: Versace Eros thoughts and takes?

    I see you've been a member here for 7 months. Welcome to Basenotes. Two things:

    1. You obviously can't be a "snob" if you think Green Irish Tweed, which came out in 1985, can be the worse NEW...
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    Re: Joop! Homme wild...anyone try it?

    I think it's pretty good. Very strong and long lasting just like the original, but more modern. It's boozy and sweet. At first sniff, it didn't blow me away, but after a full wearing I came around to...
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    Re: Versace Eros thoughts and takes?

    Eros is underrated. It smells great and has amazing performance to boot. Too many weak mainstream frags are being launched these days, but Eros takes it's performance cues from his older brother The...
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    Re: juicy couture dirty english, good or bad?

    Haha they could just bring back Dirty English and rename it that. It's certainly a bad boy smell and something a GQ man would wear in a perfectly tailored grey suit and wingtip shoes.
  38. Re: Do you find it hard to appreciate your cheap aquatics once you have smelled Bleu de Chanel?

    Bleu de Chanel is about as much an aquatic as Davidoff Cool Water....so not at all. I really like aquatics, so yes, I can still appreciate them after encountering Bleu de Chanel.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

    http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q233/mesaboogie18/DSC_0850.jpg
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    Re: About Buying Ambre Narguile

    Absolutely. I got the same thing and the 15ml bottles came in nice canvas baggies like rynegne said, and a nice Hermes box. Best deal you can get on the Hermessence line. I have 2 of the Ambre...
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    Re: About Buying Ambre Narguile

    That's where I bought my Hermessence gift/travel set.
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    Re: About Buying Ambre Narguile

    Bro, just buy the gift set. It comes with four 15ml travel atomizers of your choice. They look just like the Hermessence bottles but tiny. It's like $145 or so. You can get 4x 15ml Amber Narguilles...
  43. Poll: Re: Versace Eau Fraiche or Chanel Edition Blanche

    Edition Blanche is certainly the more well made fragrance. However, Versace Man Eau Fraiche is the more pleasant smelling one. I've been told by a female coworker that I smelled like cleaning...
  44. Poll: Re: Prada Luna Rossa vs. Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense

    Wow, no love for Luna Rossa? I think it smells great.
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed vs Cool Water

    Aventus
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    Re: juicy couture dirty english, good or bad?

    I like it. I bought it into work a couple years ago for the girls to smell and they all went crazy over it. One girl said it smelled like Colin Farrel. Another said it smelled like a man whore. Both...
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    Re: 2013 Creed Aventus

    I have the coveted X02 and Z01 as well as a full bottle of E01 and a decant of one of the newer batches. I've also smelled Y01 last year at Neiman. Here's the thing: They do all smell alike. There is...
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    Re: Polo Modern Reserve

    I'm a fan of it as well. Very green and forresty. Not as in your face or harsh as the original, but still a modern day powerhouse. I like that they kept the original bottle and just slapped Modern...
  49. Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    Spicebomb is great. I get spotty longevity with it, but last time I wore it, I got over 12 hours with it. It's very sweet and not very spicy. I think it's worth having.
  50. Re: Im off on a date in a couple of hours. What frag to wear !

    From your wardrobe, I'll suggest either Bvlgari Aqva or Gucci PH2. I wore Aqva yesterday and got a compliment from a female coworker. It's great for rainy days in case it does rain. Gucci PH2 is just...
  51. Poll: Re: Poll: do you REALLY smell differences between YSL M7 early versions?

    I have all 3 versions and the only difference is that the Oud Absolu is smoother.
  52. Re: Comme Des Garcons 2 Man - Anything Similar?

    Amouage Interlute Man gives me a similar vibe but it's much much much more potent. Also much much much more expensive. Gucci PH1 gets compared to 2 Man but there's only a slight similarity.
  53. Re: I am going out tonight. Which one should I put on?

    pure havane
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    Re: tom ford italian cypress review

    My SOTD today and it's fantastic. Very masculine in an old school meets modern man kind of way.
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    Re: A men rose for spring/summer...

    My new fave:

    http://www.scentstore.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/d/e/declaration-dun-soir-advert.jpg

    Rose 31 and Whips and Roses are both pretty...
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    Re: How much is my Z01 Aventus worth?

    Not as much as my X02 decant or X02 Flacon ;) J/k. Sell it, buy a 4 oz flacon, and use the money on other juice. I have E01, X02, and Z01 and they are all equally fantastic.
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    Re: ANYONE EVERY TRIED Molecule 01

    I wore it only once. Every girl I passed by got pregnant instantly. Then I got kidnapped by a bus full of Swedish supermodels and they wouldn't let me go for 2 weeks. Also, a Grizzly bear gave me a...
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    Re: What is the best male fragrance for men?

    Acqua Di Gio
  59. Thread: Bond no. 9

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    Re: Bond no. 9

    I like Bond No 9 b/c their fragrances contain high concentrations of essential oils. NY Oud for example has something like 30% if I remember right. They all have fantastic longevity and project...
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    Re: What women shouldn't do...

    Agreed. IMHO they shouldn't pierce anything other than their ears unless they're the bass player for an obscure metal rock band. Nip, lip, nose, neck, and...erm...other piercings are a turn off for...
  61. Re: ++ Creed Aventus nose fatigue Experiment...

    ^Yep. It's b/c your brain tunes constant smells out so it can smell things that may potentially try to murder you to death. That being said, I get burned out from Aventus sometimes and then the next...
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    Re: Creed, Bond no 9, Chanel,Cereus, Gucci ph1 ,La Nuit edp, Guerlain, Christian Dior...

    Pm'd for Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme
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    Re: Best Aventus?

    I have X02, Z01, and E01. All are fantastic, all are projection BEASTS, and all last 12+ hours. I wore E01 the other night and it stayed on my shirt the next morning and I could smell it as soon as I...
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    Re: What's the Best Bay Rum -For the Buck?

    Dominica Bay Rum is my absolute fave Bay Rum. I have Clubman Virigin Island bay rum, Hawleywood's Bay Rum, and a couple others, but Dominica is the best IMHO.
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    Re: First date choice...

    GIT is the safest choice. Aventus is my favorite of the group. Terre D'Hermes smells like the armpit of a god. Not too familiar with Luna Rossa. I say Aventus. 3 sprays at most. It's a projection...
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    Re: Scent most like Curve

    A masterpiece indeed. Possibly the most underrated popular frag.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I have that same batch from eBay. I sprayed 4 sprays on the other day and I caught whiffs of it 7 hours after application. It lasted at least 10 hours on me.
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    Re: Bel Ami and Puredistance M

    Yes
  69. Poll: Re: I found a new love...24 Gold by Scentstory...how do you rate this one?

    I gave it a 10 b/c 11 wasn't an option.
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    Re: Best Men's Gourmand Fragrance(s)?

    Best gourmand I have ever smelled.

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.17438.jpg
  71. Re: Frags you'd like to see removed from the market so no one could wear them

    Everything EXCEPT for Acqua Di Gio.
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    Re: Monster sillage + clean scent

    This
  73. Re: Im loving Rive Gauche and Azzaro PH... What next for me?

    If you're looking for another masculine scent that is dapper and has that old school, yet modern feel, I suggest checking out Boucheron Jaipur Homme (EDP or EDT). It's a good bit sweeter, but it's...
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    Re: New to Bond No. 9... suggestions?

    New Haarlem
    Bleecker Street
    New York Oud
    New York Musk
    New York Amber
    Manhattan
    I <3 NY for Him (Super generic, but very pleasant and lasts alllll day)
  75. Re: Where do YOU spray your fragrance to make it last all day?

    1 on the chest, at least 1 on the front of the neck, and 1 on each wrist or upper arm by the bend of the elbow. For lighter scents, I'll do two on the sides of the neck, and possibly a 3rd on the...
  76. Re: Anybody else find Moss Breeches to be one of the best private blends out there?

    I was lucky enough to get a 50ml decant from a bargain bin priced split last year. Moss Breches smells like a 70's powerhouse. It smells very natural and has awesome sweet beeswax note to keep it...
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    Poll: Re: CREED Aventus

    Aventus is superb in it's scent, projection, longevity, and uniqueness. The only Creed I'd even consider paying retail price for.
  78. Re: Anyone in the US have LIDGE and not like it?

    I really dig LIDGE and LIDG.
  79. Re: Fresco by Ilum Dean (impression and Review by noirdrakkar) - Worth the hype?

    Johnny's right. Those 3 frags came a couple years before Creed shamelessly ripped them off.
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    Re: Who Is Niche ?

    Double Post
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    Re: Who Is Niche ?

    "Niche" is not a term exclusive to the fragrance market. In fact, I hate that term. A "Niche" is focused towards a small segment of the market. Apple computers are a niche in the PC world b/c only a...
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    Re: Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir - FAKE?

    I got a sample courtesy of spcmiller and I liked it right away. The first thing I noticed about it was how potent it was. My 100ml bottle will last me a looooooong time.

    - - - Updated - - -


    ...
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    Re: Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir - FAKE?

    PerfumesWorld actually. Tuccini is legit though. I've bought from them. Even at $105, that is a good deal considering the magnitude of which D'Un Soir rocks. This could be the next big hype next...
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    Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    Yeah actually. I was told by two female coworkers that it smelled like cat pee.
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    Re: Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir - FAKE?

    D'Un Soir freakin' rocks! It smells very classy and has a beautiful masculine rose note. It's very smooth and smells like it's made with quality ingredients. Perfect for a date or for dressy...
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    Re: Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir - FAKE?

    I HIGHLY doubt it's fake. This fragrance just came out. If it were original Declaration, then maybe I'd believe it's a fake if it were suspect. How does it smell? How long does it last? I just bought...
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    Re: WINGMAN wipes review

    Dude, pretty please with cherries on top buy some deodorant.
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    Re: Which bottle of cologne is this?

    It's hard to tell from the picture, but I think these members just may have positively identified that as Midnight in Paris by Van Cleef & Arpels.
  89. Re: Should I buy Bleu de chanel or D&G the one?

    http://www.chanel.com/en_US/fragrance-beauty/cms2export/Site1Files/P107450/S107450_LARGE.jpg

    It smells fantastic, projects big, lasts a long time, and garners compliments. Oh, and it has a sweet...
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    Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    At least the other two didn't say it smelled like cat pee like two girls at my work did last night.
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    Re: scents that change the mood to sadness

    Encre Noir is very depressing
  92. Re: Polo (1978) ~ Add it to the rotation? Does Polo deserve a spot in a small collection?

    Original Polo...NO.
    Polo Modern reserve...YES.
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    Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    I got about 7 hours. It started off smelling similar to Aventus minus the depth and quality. Then turned to bubble gum. Then turned to cat piss.
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    Poll: Re: Pick me out a Creed please. (or don't...)

    I went with Original Santal since Aventus wasn't on the list.
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    Sticky: Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    The guys at Ilum Deam know what make Aventus so exceptional apparently.
  96. Re: Your favorite new fragrance issued during 2012

    Cartier Declaration D'Un Soir

    http://images.idiva.com/media/photogallery/2012/Oct/declaration_soir_eau_600x450.jpg
  97. Re: Looking for something similar to armani code that isnt armani code

    I've never seen it in stores. I bought mine blindly from FragranceNet.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, January 19, 2013

    http://www.scentstore.co.uk/media/wysiwyg/brand-landing/c/cartier/Main-stage-large-1.jpg
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    Re: Replacement for Gucci Pour Homme

    PH1 is completely discontinued and no longer in production. PH2 is on it's way out but can still be found in stores.
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    Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    That discount code is bullox anyways. The original eBay price was $25. DrScent charges $29.95 for Fresco on their website, so with the coachrob discount, it brings it back down to the original asking...
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