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    Re: Colognes for a College Student

    Fierce is too high school, I think. It's too strong, synthetic and just... blegh. Personally I'm not a fan.

    Totally agree with the above recommendation of YSL La Nuit, however. A very good...
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    Exploring oriental frags!

    Hey!
    I just recently rediscovered Chanel Coco, and while I love it, it's a bit busy and "sharp" for everyday wear. Looking around for something in the same style, but smoother maybe? I've read...
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    Good quality scented body/face care lines?

    Hey guys!
    I'm on a hunt for my brother - he says he can't find a single line of men's products (he's looking for a lotion, shower gel, deodorant and shaving cream/gel specifically) that all smell...
  4. Re: A&F Fierce Room Spray... Hazardous to your health?

    I only have experience with the EdT of Fierce.

    Let me preface this by saying I've never experienced allergies towards perfumes or room sprays or anything of the sort, I'm not asthmatic, never had...
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    Do your fragrances match your personality?

    As the title says, I'm wondering how you guys see it - do you wear fragrances that reflect some aspects of yourself, and/or do you use it as a "costume", something that contradicts how you're...
  6. Re: What does everyone think of Dior Homme (current formulation, not DHI)?

    DHI is too much, in my opinion. Too strong, too heavy.

    DH on the other hand is just right, elegant, classy. Not too feminine at all.
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    Re: Good lord, I just tried a sample of A*men

    A*Men is IMO faaar too sweet for daytime or warm weather. Very modestly applied (as in - mist and walk through-modest), on cold evenings, it's pretty good. Knowing how to use it is key, though.
  8. Re: Would it be a bad idea to use the Dior Homme line-up as a signature scent rotation?

    Sounds like a great idea! The Dior Homme line is high quality and classy, all with decent longevity and projection. If you have to choose one line for people to associate you with, it's a very good...
  9. Re: Your favorite sexiest male scent for the summer.

    I really don't find any fragrances sexy. I find it strange that people do. If something smells good and the person wearing it is sexy - then yes.

    That said, I don't know... Bvlgari Aqva is pretty...
  10. Re: what fragrance fills you with joy evey time you wear it?

    Prada Amber pH manages this pretty much every time. I get such a special feeling from wearing it that I save it for special occasions, I don't want to ever get bored with it.

    The original female...
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    Re: Lacoste - Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 Noir

    I also liked the L.12.12 Blanc, but have yet to see the Noir in stores. I agree that the combination of notes seems odd. Watermelon with chocolate? Ick.
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    Re: i'm asking it to ONLY GIRLS!!!!

    No such thing. Women, like men, have differing tastes, and no one fragrance is going to appeal to every woman, OBVIOUSLY. I'd say, wear something you like, don't wear too much (very few women like to...
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    Less-sweet powerhouse fragrances?

    Hey all!
    My latest search is for a powerhouse, longevity and sillage monster, that isn't so darn sweet.
    I've tried Le Male, I've tried A*Men, all those - but they're so crazy sweet. I've also...
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    Re: 'Sediment' in perfume?

    That seems logical but right out of the sealed box? I mean no one is supposed to have ever used the sprayer before, and the bottle is full. It seems strange. And I've never seen it in any of my newer...
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    Re: 'Sediment' in perfume?

    Reawakening a veeeeery old thread to ask again whether or not particles in perfume are normal? I just bought a bottle of a Carolina Herrera fragrance from the early 90s. Smells fine (I don't know if...
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    Re: If you could only wear one house...

    Just realized I never got around to answering my own question in this thread. I think I would go for Dior. They have consistently high-quality fragrances and a wide range of styles, and a good few...
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    Would anyone bother faking Curve?

    Bought a gift pack off an online retailer. So, the fact that the serial numbers on the big box don't match the bottle doesn't concern me all that much. However, nowhere on the box or bottle does it...
  18. Thread: Fragrance-free?

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    Re: Fragrance-free?

    If I've been wearing a lot of different scents I can sometimes just get plain sick of it all and go without for a few days. Or stick with a single fragrance for an extended period of time.

    I...
  19. Re: which is best for a night time entertainment industry event?

    DHI, absolutely.
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    Re: Good complex fragrance for a highschooler

    Wear what you like! La Nuit is a good fragrance, just make sure to not put on too much, whatever fragrance you choose. Especially in high school, going light is important seeing as you'll be in close...
  21. Re: Name A Few Fragrances You Really Thought You Were Going to Like ,Didn't and Why?

    A*Men.

    So nasty.
  22. Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    I think about 50% of my fragrances are male releases, actually. I wear them out anytime I like, but one time when I tried out Fahrenheit and didn't have time to shower for a school board meeting, I...
  23. Re: Which Chanel no 5 concentration is the best?

    The first time I smelled no 5 I thought it smelled like a bathroom and couldn't for the life of me understand why people liked it so much. Oh how foolish I was haha. It's really quite stunning.
  24. Re: Which Chanel no 5 concentration is the best?

    Impulse bought a 7,5 ml of the parfum today. I expected it to be loud to the point of near-unwearable, but it's not! You're not constantly aware of it but when you get a whiff, it's perfect.

    I...
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    Re: Solved: A bodyworkers Fragrance?

    As a nursing student, I get a little bothered when I read about hospital personnel ignoring the "rules" (a discouragement might not be a rule, but still) to not wear fragrance at work. Some people...
  26. Which Chanel no 5 concentration is the best?

    I've been meaning to buy a bottle of the most famous perfume in the world, Chanel no 5, and I've tried them all in the store, but I can't quite decide which concentration I should purchase.
    ...
  27. Re: Huge Collection of Everything OR Small Collection of Gems?

    If you're interested then I don't see how just owning a few bottles will satisfy your curiosity. However, I also don't see the point in owning full bottles of everything, even things you just think...
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    Re: Axe Excite = Gucci Pour Homme II?!

    My 19 year old step brother apparently wears it, and was very amused when I thought he was wearing "fancy Gucci" when all he did was spray on some Axe :rolleyesold:
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    Re: The most sexy alpha man / chick magnet scents

    If you want a safe bet with the ladies, (or anyone else for that matter), the powerhouse frags are probably not the way to go. Things like Acqua di Gio, Bleu de Chanel, Versace Eau Fraiche etc. are...
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    Axe Excite = Gucci Pour Homme II?!

    Have I completely lost my olfactory marbles if I think that the "drydown" of the body spray Axe Excite smells a hell of a lot like Gucci pH2?
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    Isadora fragrances.

    Hey guys. Went to my local supermarket today to buy some food and walked by a little shelf of perfumes by Isadora. Now, I can't find anything on any of these online, but there was one called...
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    Looking for a classy yet young perfume

    Hey all!

    Far too many of today's mainstream feminine fragrances are crazy sweet and fruity concoctions that I pretty much can't stand. Marshmallows, candy and fruit cocktails have no business in...
  33. Thread: Clean scents

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    Re: Clean scents

    I'll agree that the Clean perfumes smell good, BUT to me they don't belong on skin. With the possible exception of the one that's actually called Skin. There just is nothing about them that smells...
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    Re: Female's Perspective

    Not surprised at all by these results, flawed survey or not. Most women I know HATE gourmands. I do too. I don't think there's anything even remotely sexy about smelling like a bakery or a chocolate...
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    Re: URGENT transporting dilemma! HELP!

    I live in Sweden, so we get pretty cold nights, but since they'll be in a box in a truck I guess it should be okay.
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    Re: URGENT transporting dilemma! HELP!

    Phew, that makes me less panicky.

    I've heard horror stories about temperature changes effing up the scents completely, but maybe a one-timer won't be a major deal.

    Thank you dear basenoters...
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    URGENT transporting dilemma! HELP!

    Hey guys, major problem.

    I'm moving this week, and the moving company (owned by a friend of a friend of a friend--- you get it) has been kind enough to drastically reduce the price of moving my...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense -WTF ?

    And marketing is the Holy Grail of truth?

    Many MANY fragrances wouldn't fall into an obvious masculine or feminine category if it weren't for marketing. This very thread is made about a fragrance...
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    Re: Do you ever get frag fatigue?

    Yupp. It was smelling so many things in a short period of time that did it for me. Went fragrance free for a week or so and then started wearing the same fragrance for a while instead of smelling...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense -WTF ?

    I don't get why people think that DH and DHI smells feminine at ALL. I swear, some of you guys must have smelled a hell of a lot more makeup in your life than I have because I've never understood the...
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    Re: What's your favourite birth year scent?

    Chanel Egoiste, no doubt.
  42. Re: Have they changed the Rive Gauche bottle recently?

    Thank you so much, that's super helpful!

    Looks about right, I used to have the first bottle and the new one looks a lot like the second. Not too big of a difference but the damn sticker annoys...
  43. Re: Have they changed the Rive Gauche bottle recently?

    This is the feminine Rive Gauche, but if they changed the pour homme bottle then I guess it makes sense that they did this one too.

    Have the reformulated the juice too? To me, it smells the same,...
  44. Have they changed the Rive Gauche bottle recently?

    Hey guys! I just got my second bottle ever of Rive Gauche, and the last bottle I had looked very different to this one.

    This one is still aluminum, but lacks the YSL logo on the top of the cap...
  45. Thread: Dior Fahrenheit

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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit

    That's odd, the current formulation of Fahrenheit lasts a good 10+ hours on my skin and for days on clothes. Ask people around you if they can smell it, maybe you just can't pick it up yourself.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel

    You and me both. Dior Homme Sport is absolutely horrendous to me. Ick!
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    Deo sticks with projection/longevity?

    Hello everyone!
    I'm curious if you guys ever buy the deo stick versions of fragrances, and if you have - how did you like them?

    I don't particularly care which fragrance it is, I'm just curious...
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    Re: ideas for daughter, based on what she likes?

    Marc Jacobs Oh Lola is a very youthful perfume, that somehow reminds me style-wise a little bit of Versace Bright Crystal. The bottle is also, as most of Marc Jacobs's bottles, very fun and unique....
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    Re: Do Fragrances Cause Us Harm?

    I definitely think that some ingredients in fragrances can be harmful. But then again ingredients in... shampoos or moisturizers, or plastic bottles that people drink water from, or laundry...
  50. Re: 1 Million and A*Men as signature scents...am I crazy?!

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  51. Re: 1 Million and A*Men as signature scents...am I crazy?!

    Honestly, no.

    I encounter so many people who wear these really potent frags as their signature scents (mostly it's Le Male but also a lot of A*Men), and they just choke people out constantly. The...
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    Re: Can you get used to smelling "feminine?"

    Many many fragrances that you think are feminine on a woman, isn't perceived feminine on a man and vice versa. I've gotten compliments on my "nice perfume" when I've worn Fahrenheit. People see you,...
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    Re: Cologne and skin chemistry

    Scents absolutely smell different on different people. And there's really no way to tell beforehand, you just have to try it on. After a while though you might be able to recognize that certain notes...
  54. Thread: blck tea scents

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    Re: blck tea scents

    Gucci pour Homme II is definitely sweet, but it's a light and fresh sweetness, nothing cloying or sugary. The regular Bvlgari pour Homme is pretty great too.
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    Re: Basenoter Worst Nightmare

    I would just talk to her. Ask if she's so sensitive to scents that you'd have to wear clothes that haven't been in contact with them. And just don't wear fragrance when you're around her. That's not...
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    Re: What do you do with "tweener" scents?

    If I don't love it, it's not in my collection. Saves money and also saves me days when I wear something that's just okay. If I'm going to be wearing fragrance, I want to love it. It needs to put a...
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    A good fresh/aquatic?

    Hey all!
    I've been looking for a decent alternative to D&G Light Blue. It's probably my favorite fresh women's scent but EVERYONE wears it around here, so I want something different.
    I tried...
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    Re: Violet leaf in CK Man and He Wood?

    I had to blind-buy a bottle of GphII and boy am I glad I did. One of the most unique fragrances I've ever smelled. I seem to recall the memory of a friend's father when I smell it though, so I'm not...
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    Re: Do we REALLY want to smell like sex?

    There are tons of smells that I enjoy in life, that I would never want in a synthetic perfume I put on to smell good. And vice versa.

    Also I agree that people are too obsessed with some kind of...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste for a 19 year old?

    Sure, wear it. It's a great scent, and you won't be another guy wearing a fresh aquatic every day. Can't go wrong if you like it.
  61. Re: Change in taste in a fragrance you previously disliked.

    Yes. The first time I smelled Bvlgari pour Homme I thought it was the nastiest smell anyone could think to bottle. I hated it for weeks, then just didn't touch it for a good long while. When I...
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    Re: Molinard's Habanita

    I love them both for different reasons, really, though I do find the edp more wearable. For some reason, on my skin the edp dries down into less of a sillage-monster than the edt. The edt is a little...
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    Re: Molinard's Habanita

    My blind buy bottles (had to get both edt and edp) arrived in the mail today and I am in love. This is perfumery heaven. I have found the one. Thanks for persuading me to get it!
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    Violet leaf in CK Man and He Wood?

    Hey all!
    I LOVE violet leaf. It's probably my favorite note ever. I like the one in Fahrenheit but it's a little overpowering on me and lacks sweetness. I like it, but I can't really find an...
  65. Re: What 10 Samples Would You Give a Newbie Interested in Exploring Frags?

    I would go with:
    Fahrenheit
    Bvlgari Black
    Dior Homme
    Le Male
    Bvlgari Aqva
    Chanel Allure pour Homme
    A*Men
    CK Be
    Diesel Fuel For Life
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    Re: Molinard's Habanita

    The opening of Coco Chanel, for example. And just the really sharp orientals like that, I sometimes have problems with Opium too.
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    Molinard's Habanita

    Hey all!
    I'm considering a blind buy of Habanita, because I love what I've read, I love fragrances with history and I also adore the bottle.

    I was wondering what you all think of it? I can...
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    Re: Bottle persuasion

    I've never foregone a good scent because of disliking the bottle. It seems very silly to me. If I was so offended by the bottle, I could just put it in something else, like you said.

    I have...
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    If you could only wear one house...

    I was inspired by the thread by phi, planning to build his entire wardrobe from Bond no.9 frags. Made me wonder, if you could only wear fragrances from one house, designer or niche, which one would...
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    Re: Is this ambergris?

    Not likely. It doesn't really look like it if you compare it to googled pics of ambergris. But do check with a marine biologist or something.
  71. Re: How to Convince Your Significant Other You're Not Crazy

    Well if you spend significantly more than he does on a "hobby" then I would understand his concern if you have shared finances, that he also contributes more to.

    Get samples! Cheaper and you'll...
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    Re: Fresh/sheer vanilla frag?

    Samples are on the way! Thanks guys :)
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    Fresh/sheer vanilla frag?

    I'm on the lookout for a scent with a vanilla note that isn't too heavy. A niche would be nice, since I'm just starting to branch out into niche fragrances, but I'm totally willing to check out...
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    Re: L'instant de Guerlain ?

    If you can find it for a decent price definitely. It's super hard to come by these days so even if you don't like it you'll have no trouble selling it.
  75. Re: Has anyone or anything (food, for instance) ever ruined a fragrance for you?

    I was stuck in a car on a hot summer day this yer with someone who put on way waaaaay too much of the original Coco. I'm trying to learn to love it again.
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    Re: Fake? Does it matter?

    It still has the pouch, just not the chain. But yeah, I'm going to hope it's legit and keep using it since it does in fact have longevity.

    But is there some concern with fakes in general that...
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    Re: Scrubbers....How do you scrub them off?????

    Soap and water + scrubbing with a brush. If it's particularly persistent I find using an actual body scrub tends to get rid of it.

    Some scents don't come off even in the shower, it's a real drag...
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    Re: Fake? Does it matter?

    I bought it off a fairly well-known Scandinavian discount place - nordicfeel.com. Discount places always make me suspicious :P But that makes sense that it might be a slight defect. Everything else...
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    Fake? Does it matter?

    I'm worried I might have bought a fake Diesel Fuel For Life Unlimited - the female version. It smells like I remember, has longevity and the box and bottle look like they should, but the one I had...
  80. Re: Flowery fragrances on a man (women and men, I ask for your help)

    There are, but to me SMW isn't one of them. I know tons of guys who wear it. Besides, you shouldn't let other people's perceptions bug you so much. Confidence can rock anything and do it awesomely ^^
  81. Re: Flowery fragrances on a man (women and men, I ask for your help)

    Well first of all, I know many many gay men and they don't wear more feminine frags than anyone else, in fact almost every gay man in my life wears Le Male and/or Fahrenheit. My point is, even if...
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    Re: When people around you HATE your fragrance.

    For those who have asked: the frag is Bvlgari pour Homme Soir, which to me isn't at all loud or unpleasant on me (or anyone else). For some reason though, my friends and family can't stand it. It's...
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    Re: Recommend me a signature fragrance...

    If you're into aquatics, definitely go for Bleu de Chanel. Good for most weather conditions, inoffensive and good.
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    When people around you HATE your fragrance.

    What do you do if people around you (family, friends, significant other, whatever) absolutely HATE a fragrance that you love and wear often?

    Do you just stop wearing it?
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    Re: How would you go about choosing a signature?

    This is some great advice guys!

    I've been considering Dior Homme for a signature. It's pretty versatile - works for most seasons in cold Sweden, probably rare for a woman to wear it, and it's not...
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    How would you go about choosing a signature?

    Hey there!

    I know most (all?) of you on here have no signature scent, or a desire to have one. I myself kind of do. It's somewhat of a thing in my family, and I like the nostalgic aspect of...
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    Re: First fragnance for teen?

    Acqua di Gio is a good choice. Just the EdT is fine, and don't spray too much! 3 sprays will be enough.
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    Re: Backpacking in Europe..Best Frag?

    I'm the kind of person who NEEDS to bring a familiar fragrance to unfamiliar places. It's somewhat of a security blanket to me. If I were you, I'd bring a small decant of the thing you wear most/your...
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    Re: What frag frustrates you?

    Hypnotic Poison frustrates me because the drydown is gorgeous but I don't like the opening. It's also a bit too... "thick" lets call it, and I wish it was lighter and more wearable because the...
  90. Re: Ladies - what should a man wear on a first date?

    Nothing too cologne-y, I'd say. Unless you know the lady well, and know she likes it. I've found that a lot of people really don't like fragrances. It makes them nauseous/gives them headaches/makes...
  91. Re: best fragrance to wear on a date (a different answer)

    I totally wear something on dates, but definitely only safe/weaker scents. You don't want to reek to the point where your date is like "whoah, this person is wearing FRAGRANCE!". Should be a hint,...
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    Re: Favorite "smell good"/"safe"/"blind buy" scent?

    I've yet to hear of someone who doesn't like Green Irish Tweed.
  93. Re: Your favorite all-season, all-occasion designer?

    Took him to the store today and he ended up choosing Bleu de Chanel. I think all your other suggestions may have turned him into a total fraghead though, he was browsing for almost an hour and also...
  94. Thread: Poison flankers!

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    Re: Poison flankers!

    I totally would sample if I could, but the drive to the nearest city that stocks Dior frags would cost me as much as a bottle :P
  95. Re: Once applied – how long until you leave the house?

    Depends on the fragrance. Sporty fresh ones I'll spray and go, but more challenging or strong frags I'll let settle for 30 minutes to an hour.
  96. Thread: Poison flankers!

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    Poison flankers!

    Hey guys!
    Which of the Poison flankers Midnight Poison and Hypnotic Poison do you prefer? Which is the more wearable?

    I'm considering a blind buy of one of them but can't decide which to go...
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    Re: Is there any point to super cheap frags?

    Of course there's a point. Lets not get caught up in perfume snobbery here. A lot of people can't afford expensive stuff, a lot of people don't prioritize fragrance. I've smelled cheapies that have...
  98. Re: Do stick deodrants and shower gels have the same smell as the EdT ?

    What a sad story, getting gifts relevant to your interests from your parents :rolleyesold:

    I'm sure it depends on the brand, but in my experience the deodorants at least do the frag enough justice...
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    Re: Why do people want to smell like detergent?

    I suppose there is some truth to the cliché, depending on where you are, but day to day I probably see more tanned brunettes than blondes walking down the street ^^

    It does seem like a cultural...
  100. Your favorite all-season, all-occasion designer?

    What the title says, basically.

    I need to recommend a good frag for a buddy of mine who has none. He doesn't have the money to get more than one, so he wants something that'll work for most...
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