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  1. Re: Best compliment you have ever gotten on one of your colognes

    I was in the grocery store and a guy's wife got really excited over my cologne. She pointed to her husband near the bananas and told me that she would NEVER let him out of the house wearing what I...
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    Re: Sillage?? Solved!! LOL

    Thanks to all. I will get my nose on some of your suggestions including Versace Eros.
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    Sillage?? Solved!! LOL

    Desperate for decent, sustained sillage for this cookout tomorrow, I was testing some of my fragrances so I started off with Thierry Mugler's A*Men on a test strip. I sprayed a little, smelled it and...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Today, I was at a baseball game and Chergui was wafting her magic. A chick in front of me kept turning to her right and sniffing in the wind. My lady kept telling me how lovely it smelled throughout...
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    Re: Keep the LOVES, ditch the LIKES?

    1+ ��
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I was gonna take my car in for repairs yesterday so I showered and spritzed a little used Tom Ford For Men and drove off. Later, after I explained to the mechanic what I wanted done, another customer...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I tell ya, this has never happened to me before! For the second day in a row, I've been complimented profusely over the Versace PH that I'm wearing. I was at the deli counter in a supermarket when a...
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    Re: Disappointed with ADG Essenza

    Gotta stick with my original. One spray from that nozzle hits like a fireman's hose, leaving you all cooled down. I'll put it up against any fragrance nozzle.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Walked into a fast food restaurant for a roast beef sandwich. As I ordered, the cashier suddenly looked up,from what she was doing and said, "Gee, you really smell good today! What is the occasion?"...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I just received and took L'Humaniste out of the box to spray and wear to a convention. Upon arriving at the place, I IMMEDIATELY received a gushing compliment on this fresh, luscious fragrance! Wow!...
  11. Re: Fragrances that got lot of love/attention in the past on Basenotes

    How in the world was the hype around the masterpiece Terre D' Hermes forgotten?
  12. Thread: L'Occitane

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    Re: L'Occitane

    When I was in NYC, I went into the small L'Occitane store near Times Square. The very pleasant SA steered me to a refreshing, minty and airy summer scent that Leonardo DiCaprio (?) exclusively comes...
  13. Re: Best formal (suit and tie/tuxedo) fragrance releases in the past 5 years.

    Clive Christian's "C" will float around you throughout the gala evening!
  14. Thread: Best sprayers?

    by cadenz
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    Re: Best sprayers?

    I can see why Aqua di Gio is No. 1. The force of that sprayer can coat and knockdown the side of a house!! :eek::eek:
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    Re: Fragrances with some stank

    Givenchy Gentleman.....I detect hangover vomit
    Lapidus PH.......I don't think there's three percent of us brave enough to wear this crap outside the home!
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    This is a great spring day to be outside. I was chatting with an old schoolmate when she suddenly told me that I smelled "divine."
    Hey, man. Get used to it. Aventus.
  17. Re: "Basenotes members aren't qualified to give their opinion on fragrances."

    :D:D:2vrolijk_08::2vrolijk_08::vrolijk_26: ROTFLMACO!!
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I don't know if this qualifies as a compliment but Sunday, my choir director was stepping by me to get to the piano when she suddenly jerked her head in my direction. I guess the involuntary motion...
  19. Thread: Am I addicted?

    by cadenz
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    Re: Am I addicted?

    I was in your same shoes.......until the surplus cash ran out! Don't worry, you will be fine even though this hobby can be highly addictive.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I was out with a girl and she kept squealing in ecstasy about how SEXY my fragrance was. Chergui, my son, I'm going to move you waaay up in the rotation. I have been reserving you too much for...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    At a basketball tournament, I was walking along the outer concourse. I greeted an approaching friend and she immediately told me that I smelled really, really good. That drydown of King LeMale is...
  22. Re: What perfume use famous people ? For example,Pitt,Bush,Clooney,Lance Armstrong,etc...

    Steve Harvey wears Tuscan Leather because it's a powerful scent for a larger than life man.
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    Re: To smell or not to smell...

    When a woman.....or ANYONE!....tells you that you smell wonderful, it just makes your WHOLE damn day!!! :2vrolijk_08::2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather

    My man, it's a first class fragrance. Why wouldn't you just wear it if you like it and can afford it?
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    During the dinner after a funeral, a female acquaintance sidled up to me and whispered that I smelled "luscious ." Pure Malt hit the mark again!
  26. Re: Fragrances you don't care for but your significant other loves!

    All this nice stuff I wear and she keeps bugging me to wear Givenchy Pi??!!! Man!
  27. Re: What has joining Basenotes taught you about your tastes?

    BN has taken me from Lacoste PH to Clive Christian "C" and damn near everything in between! Because of you, I'm sooooo cultivated, happy
    And BROKE AS A CONVICT! Now, let me off this damn...
  28. Re: What's That One Mainstream Fragrance That You Love

    Aqua di Gio! I LOVE that stuff! Man! It comes gushing out of the sprayer in a cold, forceful rush i see why the sillage is so astonishing! Can't wait until spring!
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    Re: What a load of BS

    :cheesy: LMFAO!! Yep! That just about sizes it up!
  30. Re: I think I need to split my collection seasonally...

    +1. The same for me as my collection is pretty extensive. Then I also have a versatile group for minor meetings, grocery shopping, rehearsals, etc.
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    Re: How many years does a fragrance keep?

    Which App do you use?
  32. Thread: Dumpster scents

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    Re: Dumpster scents

    Lmao!
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    Poll: Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme vs. Infusion d'Homme

    When I walk into an establishment wearing a suit and enveloped in PAPH, I damn near feel like a dignitary! Important!
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    Re: your most special fragrance moment?

    As I was sitting in church, I couldn't even concentrate on the service as I was being totally entranced with the Pure Havane I was wearing. That experience was just fascinating as, for my first time,...
  35. Re: Do you use any of your fragrances as room spray?

    Blind bought Izod and Lacoste Essential.
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    Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    "Somebody smells like they vomited." Damn! I've been self conscious about Pure Malt ever since.
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    Re: Fragrances you lost passion for

    Givenchy Gentleman now reminds me of beer halls and throw up.
  38. Re: The "best" fragrances have something "foul" or "nasty" about them?

    Carnal Flower!!! Wheeeew! My wife told me to never put that shiznit on again!!! It's just collecting dust!
  39. Thread: Fragrance Wear

    by cadenz
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    Re: Fragrance Wear

    Most nights I inform one of my pitchers that he will be on the mound the next day. Then I will place him in the bullpen (on top of my dresser). However, as manager, I have the liberty to replace him...
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    Re: Pledge to stop buying

    The above statement should be placed in the Fragrance Hall Of Fame! This site is what is addictive and we can't stay away enough to see our plans through. This is why I broke down and ordered...
  41. Re: A scent you don't really care for anymore, but keep it because of the scent memory?

    Still can't let go of my beloved Lacoste Pour Homme. It accompanied me to Atlanta to visit an old girlfriend and she just LOVED it! I don't wear it much at all anymore but I still love to sniff it...
  42. Tom Ford Splits

    I would love that Noir de Noir
  43. Re: Is this normal for Creed Imperial Millesime 3 hour longevity

    [QUOTE=adonis;2068066]I recently sprayed some fresh MI on from a legit bottle. Three hours later, all I smelled was a bit of Ambergris and a lot of skin.[/QUOTE

    ROTFLMAO! :cheesy::cheesy:
  44. Poll: Re: I am going to a formal engagement party. what to put on?

    The same thing happened to me today at a graduation. I was pretty stunned that no one noticed a first rate fragrance! Geez.....
  45. Thread: C'Mon Man...

    by cadenz
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    Re: C'Mon Man...

    C'mon, Man to D & G for making a fragrance that smells as good as The One only to have it last for an hour! C'mon, Man!!!!!:angry::angry:
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    In line at a local 7/11, getting gas and lottery ticket. A chick gets rung up and heads for the door, exclaiming; "Myyyyyyy, my! One of you gentlemen is smelling mighty good this morning!"...
  47. Re: I can not stop buying fragrances so I am thinking about selling my collection!

    I had to limit my spending because of a change in status. However, this is what I do to keep from being distressed over the large collection I've already obtained. Instead of selling or ditching; I...
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    Re: Most complimented Niche -

    GIT and Chergui, babeeeeeee!!!! I even had a normally reserved acquaintance walk directly up to me and plant a soulful kiss on my cheek for the glorious scent cloud I was enveloped in while wearing...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I was wrapping up a very pleasant date and, as I was leaving, she squeezed me and said, " You've been smelling delicious all night! Do me a favor; If you ever empty that bottle of cologne, just give...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    What can I say? Chalk it up again for mighty AVENTUS! I wear so many different fragrances to meetings but as soon as I sit down yesterday with this Creed, I immediately heard, "Oh my! Don't we smell...
  51. Re: My fragrance journey has come to and end. My last bottle.

    I'm FLAT BROKE but smelling GREAT!! :laugh:
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    Re: Favorite mint note in a fragrance !?

    Cartier's ROADSTER will give you all the mint kick you will need from a fragrance.
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    Re: If you're a Mafia boss, what would you were?

    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme-----daY
    Green Irish Tweed-----night
  54. Re: Based on smell aloneÖ what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Pure Malt, baby! Hands down.
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    Re: my impression of Chergui by Serge Lutens

    correctomundo!!
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    Re: Never Smelled Drakkar Noir Until Yesterday...

    [QUOTE=Buysblind;2404464]intentionally at least.


    Some retailer sent me a sample of it in the mail.


    It's not THAT bad...in fact I kind of like it. It reminds me a lot of LaPerla by...
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    Re: This forum is making me spend money

    correctomundo!!!!
  58. Re: Why do we wear perfume ????????????????????????????????

    It's fascinating to me because I never really thought there was a whole genre of art, hobby or purists out here actually associated with perfumery. Through Basenotes, I've actually LEARNED how to...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Blind buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: Body Odor as a complement to a fragrance

    rotflmao!!!!
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    Re: How do you choose which fragrance to wear?

    Exactly! I go by instinct and oftentimes spontaneity. Shucks, I could have my weekly calendar designated with the SOTD and defeat my whole purpose by going for "feel." Poor Tomorrow by Avon has to...
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    Re: I Have a Proposition

    :2vrolijk_08:I actually think Aventus has become a doggone CELEBRITY in our realm of perfumery. If it had a beating heart, we minions would be clamoring for questions pertaining to its greatness and...
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    Re: This site is the devil!!!!

    My woman desperately searched for and caught me going into the perfume store with the mortgage money. My nose was twitching and my hands were shaking. She gently guided me back out to the parking lot.
  64. Re: If you are worried about Longevity of your fragrances..............

    exactly
  65. Re: If you had to choose 3 colognes to wear for the rest of your life....

    Aventus
    Pure Malt
    Gucci II

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    DAMN! What am I going to do? I forgot all about Virgin Island Water! I'd have to sneak it in my drawers. Lol
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I just use this one for bed and around the house. I'm quite satisfied with my 11z01 batch.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Aventus vs Lapidus Pour Homme

    Are these people kidding??! Lapidus and Aventus in the same breath?!!! :shocked:
  68. Re: I blind purchased Lapidus Pour Homme and One Man Show Gold Edition. Will I like them?

    :rolleyesold:You should be good and properly sorry that u purchased that Lapidus stink bomb.
  69. Re: The most wearable a/o masculine: Chergui VS LdDM

    I wear Chergui only to banquets/dances because the foxes just LOVE it on my skin. Anything else would simply be uncivilized. Lol
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    Re: What cologne makes a man seem like a snob?

    Cut to the chase and just play the game; When I'm heading out to a stuffy affair, I can see reaching for Van Cleef & Arpels ph or Charles Street , all the while eyeing Gendarme.
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    Re: Don't be this guy

    rotflmao!!!!!
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    Poll: Re: Where NOT to wear fragrances

    I surely wouldn't wear my fragrance to a gym only to shower it off. Maybe AFTER the shower.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I was visiting relatives when someone entering the room bellowed, "Alright, whose baking the cake!" By that time I had entered the kitchen and knew he must've picked up my sillage. I didn't know how...
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    Re: A cologne that will make her think of sex

    rotflmfao!!!
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    Re: Is Chanel Sycomore still the same?

    :grin::grin: That deserved the Oscar for this thread!
  76. Thread: My top three

    by cadenz
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    Re: My top three

    Aventus
    Chergui
    Pure Malt
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I had just arrived at a SuperBowl party. A woman was walking by on her way to the kitchen area when she abruptly pivoted around and started following her nose. She stopped in front of me and said,...
  78. Re: Do Frags fully develop when sprayed on clothes??

    Unless you are putting a suit in the cleaners after every wearing, how can u spray fragrance after fragrance on said suit without the notes or odors commingling into the fabric?

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    Re: Bogart Pour Homme

    Lapidus will knock your socks off and anyone else's in your vicinity. I wouldn't DARE wear it out of the house.
  80. Re: I love stanky fragrance, can you help sugest a few for me to sample

    I'd PAY to see you trying to walk around after 2 or 3 sprays of LAPIDUS! ROTFLMAO
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    Re: Creed silver mountain water review

    It took me a year but I've grown to really dig this fragrance for its understated iniqueness.
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    Re: Do you agree with this?

    Let's cut to the chase; I started out with designer scents but I'm leaning toward the niche market because I know that most "Joe Blow's" aren't going to pay premium dollar not to smell like everybody...
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    Re: your best/worst trades or swaps

    :laugh::laugh::laugh: u guys are terrible!!!
  84. Thread: Chergui

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    Re: Chergui

    You made an excellent choice. I only use mine during special times or occasions. That's how valued it is to me. :wink:
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    Re: Tell me about Diors Fahrenheit

    I'd just like to know if the delicious honey suckle accord is still in the new version? I'll sacrifice myself to the gasoline effect just to experience that beautiful honey suckle again once my very...
  86. Re: L'Air Du Desert Marocain (Review) by Noirdrakkar

    I would be giddy if you could do a review on Tauer's Une Rose Vermeille. I bought it to spray a single shot to my chest to enhance Charles Street.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Last night, I was walking down the hallway in a building when a friend, sniffing, exclaimed, " Wow, what is that you have on? It is really nice. I'd like to get some of that for my husband!" Chergui...
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    Re: Fragrances you don't wear in public

    Lapidus, Kouros and Givenchy Gentleman......I'm still trying to work up the nerve. GG might be the only one that makes it out to the supermarket.
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    Re: Scents Similar to D&G The One

    😄😃😀
  90. Re: Huge Collection of Everything OR Small Collection of Gems?

    For a moment, I was fretting about my over indulgence (90+ bottles) but I finally read somebody that nails it for me. Thanks, man.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    A few days ago, I was in a Chinese buffet restaurant and was getting my receipt from the young cashier. As I proceeded past her to the food/seating area, I was momentarily startled because her head...
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    Re: My virgin Island Water review/experience

    I can't wait for spring and summer! This is going to be my signature church and "night out" scent. My friends just loved it last year!
  93. Re: Ladies and Gentleman, Donít be Discouraged if You Donít get a Compliment (ego boost post)

    rotflmao!!!!!
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Today I passed a woman in Macy's. "Goodness! You smell wonderful! What is that?" Turning my head in her direction and smiling as I continued walking, I replied, "Chergui." Her mouth was still open in...
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    Re: To Pi or not to Pi?

    The drydown alone is worth the experience. You can count on Pi.
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    Re: Dolce and Gabbana The One Longevity/Projection

    If they could reformulate this one to just being more long lasting, it would rule the roost in the "smell good kingdom." :wink:
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    Actually, how do you refill it? I mean, does it actually come apart?
  98. Poll: Re: Le Male: Who likes this fragrance? Who hates this fragrance? Favorite Vanilla Based Fragrance?

    The dry down of Ignition is exquisitely the best kept secret in town!! :thumbsup:
  99. Re: Didn't expect a compliment from this one...

    Roflmao!! :cheesy:
  100. Re: how do you decide which fragrance is next to own?

    Right now, I'm just trying to wait on the return of the Tonka Imperials, Jubilation XXV's, Tuscan Leathers and Lidges.
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