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    Re: Bang for buck bruisers?

    +1 Cuba Gold
  2. Re: Samples arrived - severely underwhelmed...the search continues

    I was very underwhelmed when I first sampled several Bond No. 9 frags as well. I had big expectations for them and they fell way short. If you kind of liked Tuscan Leather, try layering it with just...
  3. Re: Good summer fragrance with excellent projection and longevity?

    +1 Bvlgari Aqva
    +1 Mugler Cologne (great longevity when sprayed on clothing)
    ++++1 Chrome ( excellent longevity, women love it & it's an interesting scent)
  4. Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    I've gotten as many compliments while wearing inexpensive fragrances as I have when wearing pricier ones.
  5. Re: Looking for new fragrance, something unique...'ish

    +1 Royal Oud...fantastic stuff
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    Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    I think since Bois du Portugal is one that I always come back to, I'd have to say it's my Holy Grail.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Not today, but yesterday - Bois du Portugal and Chergui
  8. Re: What is You Most Complimented Daytime Fragrance?

    Jo Malone's Vanilla & Anise has gotten me some compliments as well as Black (Ralph Lauren) layered with just a touch of Unforgiveable (Sean John). The latter layering combo has gotten me many...
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    Re: Ambre Sultan blind buy?

    I totally agree. The opening is my favorite part.
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    Re: Ambre Sultan blind buy?

    I purchased Ambre Sultan blind and don't regret it, but it really gives me a headache - even in small doses. I really enjoy the bitter herbal opening, but after that it is just a generic amber...
  11. Re: How to boost projection/sillage/longevity in fragrances?

    I find that spraying the fragrance on the back of my arm where I have have some hair helps with longevity. Other Basenoters have commented on this as well. I'm not a big believer in the pulse points...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Nice. I was able to score a 4 oz bottle of GIT for $110 from a trusted online site a few years ago, but haven't seen it for that price in a while.
  13. Re: Please help me pick my next Creed... or other niche.

    +1 silver mountain water. Right up your alley.
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    Re: Is pure malt ok for a 18 year old?

    I think it would be perfect for an 18 year old. While everyone else at your school is wearing cheap aquatics and crap that smells like melons, you'll stand out in a good way.
  15. Re: Fragrances that are really popular but you didn't like?

    Kouros. As much as I want to like it, it just smells like I sprayed urine all over my body. Not a good thing unless you like people to think you are homeless.
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    Re: Bestperfumesonline.com

    Thanks for the input
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    Re: Bestperfumesonline.com

    I think they posted a typo because it's half the "real" price
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    Bestperfumesonline.com

    Anybody have any experience with the online fragrance discounter? Some of their prices are VERY good, but I've never heard of them and a quick search here and on the web turn up nothing about them....
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Vetiver Extreme - Guerlain
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    Re: My Friend Kouros

    I've tried soooooo hard to get it to work for me, but I just end up smelling like a urinal for 8 hours. Thinking about giving it another try though. Yes, I'm a glutton for punishment.
  21. Thread: ambe sultan

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    Re: ambe sultan

    I actually REALLY love the slightly bitter herbs in the opening. It's my favorite part of the scent - but I'm not a big fan of amber. This is one amber fragrance that I enjoy although I do find it...
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    Re: Hints to avoid fake from eBay scumbags

    I have had mostly good luck buying on ebay, but I am very cautious about it. I investigate the seller as best as I can and generally contact them to ask where they got the item. If their story...
  23. Re: Fragrance net/BeautyEncounter/scented monkey/fragrancex/amazon

    I have to put in another plug for Beauty Encounter. I just (10 minutes ago) pulled a package from them out of the mail that contained the Ambre Sultan that I ordered 2 days ago. The juice is...
  24. Wanted: Chinatown, Bois du Portugal & Silver Mountain Water

    I'm interested in Bond No. 9's Chinatown as well as Creed's Bois du Portugal and Silver Mountain Water. PM me if you have any to sell or swap. Thanks.
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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    Vintage Mitsouko EDC ?1970's and 2 bottles of vintage Chanel No. 5 EDC. The Chanels are harder to date but one is definitely older as it is in the "Chanel France" rather than the "Chanel New York"...
  26. Sticky: Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread

    I've sent out freebies before and always appreciate it when the recipient leaves positive feedback.
  27. Re: Which fragrance you love on others but hate on yourself

    Definitely Kouros. I smell like a urinal scent cake all day :thumbdown: , but had a friend that smelled great wearing it.
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    Re: Amouage Lyric Man

    It was a scrubber for me, too much rose. Became nauseating after a while and gave me a headache. I really wanted to love it, but I've decided that Portrait of a Lady is my rose of choice (at this...
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    Re: Allergic reaction

    My wife gets some weird reactions to some in my collection which I had a real hard time understanding until yesterday. I put a fragrance on that I've worn before without incident and my nose,...
  30. Re: Where can I find 30ml Bottles like this in the UK?

    Try Bestbottles.com (link included below). I know this company is out of California, USA, but they have the cheapest prices that I have found. I used the exact bottle that you are looking for in a...
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    Re: "Cheapies but goodies"

    +1 for Ikon. One of my favorite cheapies and very underrated.
  32. Re: Need some suggestions, "new" to the little world of fragrances.

    Pi is nice for the price, but Jaipur Homme EDP is a much nicer fragrance - spicy, sweet, powdery, and very sexy.
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    Re: Cannot smell my frags

    Sorry to hear this. You could always sell your fragrances to me on the cheap side :laugh:. I promise I'll take really good care of them.
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    Re: BeautyEncounter and Dior Homme Intense

    I purchased Green Irish Tweed from Beauty Encounter recently and everything was perfect. I know I don't have to point out that GIT is one of the most frequently "faked" fragrances out there, and...
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    Re: Worst Niche Line And Why ?

    Bond #9 because most of their fragrances are junk. Chinatown and New Haarlem are great, but I would die happy if I never smelled another scent from this house.
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    Re: Need cheap long lasting cologne

    +1 and women LOVE the way Chrome smells. One of the best inexpensive fragrances in my opinion.
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    Re: It's time to buy again.....suggestions?

    Most guys here on Basenotes would probably suggest TdH as a "must buy" fragrance, but I'm not a big fan of it. I think you are smart to have GIT on your "for sure" list even though you own Cool...
  38. Poll: Re: Givenchy Pi smells old and mature - Yes or No?

    I don't find it to be an "old" or "mature" scent. Pi is a very sweet scent that could be pulled off by a male or female, old or young. Personally, I like the EDP version (hard to get in the U.S.)...
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    Re: What Amplifies a fragrance?

    There is also info on Chris Bartlett's website about different fixatives as well as synthetics and EOs that act as fixatives, amplify fragrances, and "round out" different types of notes and accords....
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2013

    For me this week - Chanel Coco Noir (nothing for the wifey - boo hoo)



    Good choice on the Chypre Palatin - my SOTD today!! I love it.

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  41. Poll: Re: UNGARO pour Homme, I, II, III, what do you prefer personally?

    I have issues with longevity with III. I do like vintage UIII much better than the bugspray they are calling III now. I have actually never tried I or II, but given the longevity issues I have with...
  42. Thread: Bond no. 9

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    Re: Bond no. 9

    I'm surprised that dougczar is the only one (from what I read) that even bothered to mention Chinatown. This is the absolute best fragrance (IMO) from this house - hands down. I'm a straight man...
  43. Re: Fragrancenet: Amouage Epic woman unboxed refunded because it's out of stock..a LIE!

    Again, it may not have been a pricing error at all, but a tactic to get us to their site. Retailers use similar tactics all the time. How many times have you found an item advertised at a fantastic...
  44. Re: Like Le Male? Then this HUGE bottle is for you.

    Nice...LOL
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    Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    I've been a BN member for several years and a frequent visitor for quite a while before joining and it always amazes me when members start posting comments about what a "terrible job" Grant and other...
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    Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    You obviously weren't visiting Basenotes when Pure Malt was released. The moderators had to dedicate a whole forum to just that one fragrance.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    We have a ton of TJ Maxx's and Marshalls out here and they have had total crap for quite a while. The last really good frag that I remember seeing at TJ's was Guccy Envy about 2 years ago and like...
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    Re: Chocolate/Incense fragrance

    Monk by Michael Storer has a hefty dose of incense with cocao in the background. Sometimes I can really smell the cocao and other times I can't really smell it that well. When I do smell it, it's a...
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    Re: Help us Pick a Logo

    That's funny, 25 is one of the ones I like the least. I find some of the more "elegant" scripts and designs a bit more appealing. But, that's just my opinion.
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    Re: Help us Pick a Logo

    I like the elegance of 23 the most, but if you were looking for something a little more "toned down," I'd go with either 9 or 10 - very simple yet pretty chic.
  51. Re: Best place to "stockpile" purchase fragrances?

    Sometimes Perfumania will do buy 2 get 1 free, but I have not seen that for a while. And of course it is only applicable on certain fragrances. Beauty Encounter has very good prices on Creed and...
  52. Poll: Re: Your strongest fragrance - projection & sillage?

    Winter Star - Michael Storer
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 1, 2013

    Royal Oud - Creed
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Flacons

    Yeah, I'm debating just keeping them but I did see somebody sell one on ebay for around $30. I did not know if there was really much demand for them. I do like the way they look.

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  55. Re: It looks like the maintenance man had a fun time with my cologne collection.

    dcmastah, your inbox is full!!! I was going to PM you.

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    dcmastah, your inbox is full!! I was going to PM you.
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    Tom Ford Private Blend Flacons

    Does anybody here collect empty 250ml flacons from Tom Ford's Private Blend line? I just finished a split and was debating whether to keep the flacon, trade it, or sell it. Thanks.
  57. Poll: Re: Your strongest fragrance - projection & sillage?

    Winter Star by Michael Storer. I seriously have to "spittle" it from the bottle. A full spray is way too much!
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    Re: New Haarlem - A steal of a deal

    You are one lucky guy!!! I'd have jumped on that in a heartbeat...love that stuff - warm Cinnabons.
  59. Re: These projection/longevity "BEASTS" last less time on my skin than Dolce Gabana The One...

    That is interesting. OUt of all those mentioned that I hve tried, I get zero longevity from The One - like 20 minutes or so!!!!
  60. Re: Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille Split (US only please)

    No problem. Sorry it took me a bit to respond, I've been checking my inbox for PMs but did not realize that you had responded here. I'll send you a PM with some info.

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    Re: Do You Share/Sell Your Fragrances?

    I think BN is a great place to get your name out there through swaps etc.

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    Just visited your website - very nice. I may have missed this on the site, but are your frags...
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    Re: GIT - A3211NO1 - Disappointing.

    The bottle I just bought from Beauty Encounter has it and it is definitely the real thing. I was extremely pleased with it.

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    You guys always say that, but GIT is...
  63. Re: fragrances known to be long lasting (all the day)?

    Jaipur Homme EDP, Black Orchid, Body Kouros, Mitsouko EDP
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    Re: Creed "Friends and Family"

    ...or Beauty Encounter

    But, I appreciate the heads up as I have been thinking about doing a flacon split of BdP.
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    Re: Montale Black Aoud - Peak Performance

    I have yet to pay much attention to the longevity I get out of it. Although, with the exception of Wild Aoud, I seem to get very good longevity from all of Montale's Aouds that I have tried so far. ...
  66. Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille Split (US only please)

    I’m going to do a split of a 250ml flacon of Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille (available to continental U.S. Basenoters only – sorry to anyone outside the U.S. but I don’t want to deal with international...
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    Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    +1 for Cool Water and Cuba Gold

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    +1 for Zirh Ikon
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    Re: The BEST Perry Ellis?

    360 White is very sweet. I traded mine to SirSlarty because it gave me a headache. If you like sweet it is worth a try.
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    Re: want to buy a sample of black afgano

    You can call this shop and they will send you two (maybe three) samples for free and you can purchase more samples if you wish to. They are a great store and Rebecca is a fantastic sales associate. ...
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    Re: Pure Havane or New Haarlem?

    Definitely New Haarlem, but it is infinitely more expensive. It also has better longevity though (in my opinion).
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    Re: Ok that does it...

    Ha ha. This reminds me of when there were so many threads started about Pure Malt that the moderators had to start a whole new section strictly dedicated to this one fragrance. Some people were...
  72. Re: First spray on new bottle smell different?

    I haven't noticed this with any of mine. I know this i a little different, but many say that Creed fragrances get better after air is introduced into the bottle by priming the spray mechanism, ie,...
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    Re: Guys...Manicures?

    I understand that some men get pedicures as well. That I don't understand at all. I guess if your girlfriend/wife/significant other has a foot fetish then it might be worth it. Ugly feet and foot...
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    Re: Bottle Style Preferences

    Appreciated.

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    Thank you as well.

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    Re: SOTD: Friday, Febuary 8, 2013

    19172
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    Re: Whoah! Huge price disparity

    I have had good luck with ALL my Amazon fragrance purchases. That said, others have not had such good luck with some of the Amazon 3rd party vendors.
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    Bottle Style Preferences

    Not sure if this is the right thread for this one, so I apologize in advance if I should have posted elsewhere. I'm considering hosting a split soon. The bottles that I like the most are these:
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    Re: Any civet fans out there?

    I like civet in fragrances but have never smelled it as a single note. I would love to smell it that way some day.
  79. Re: If its wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    Jaipur Homme EDP, Body Kouros, and GIT not to mention anything niche. Michael Storer's Winter Star (one of my favortites) for sure. I would have never even heard of it or Michael.
  80. Re: What was the first fragrance you bought after joing basenotes?

    I think it was probably Pi.
  81. Re: Designer fragance that smells like a niche fragrance

    I think Zirh Ikon smells like a good incense neche fragrance. And it costs only pennies per ml.
  82. Re: Do you feel guilty after testing and not buying in shops?

    Interesting. I guess it's kind of a "you scratch my back I'll scratch yours." Let me sample and I'll buy from time to time. I try to make sure I pay full price from time to time. I do a lot of...
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    Do You Share/Sell Your Fragrances?

    Just curious how many perufmers here in the DIY thread sell or share their creations? I'm sure you've all been asked this before, but I think it would be very interesting to sample your wares...
  84. Re: "Very Special Old Reserve" OLD SPICE and co.

    How does it smell?
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    Guys...Manicures?

    Just curious how many of the guys out there routinely get or have ever gotten manicures? I personally never have, but I don't see any problem with it. Any thoughts out there?
  86. Re: Do you feel guilty after testing and not buying in shops?

    I just make sure I bite the bullet and spend some money at my favorite local spots every once in a while. Enough that they understand that I am willing to spend money and am not just looking for...
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    Re: WINGMAN wipes review

    Wow, pit wipes and genital wipes. Interesting. Not sure that I'll stop using my deodorant any time soon, though.
  88. Re: serious question: convincing your loved ones you are not crazy

    Luckily my wife has a severe anxiety disorder so she knows that we both have our issues. I can become very obsessive about things I enjoy and she deals with it (some days better than others) and I...
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    Re: Anything similar to Quorum

    Many of the "classic" men's fragrances have a similar vibe. Having said that, +1 for Yatagan.
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    Re: Hands down best fragrance?

    I'd love to pick one but it seems that the answer has changed several times over the years. WHen I think I could never live without a certain frag a few months/years later I find that I'm just not...
  91. Re: Viva la Bang! My new favorite, Marc Jacobs Bang!

    A bit too much pepper for my taste and the marketing ads are just ridiculous. But, to each his own.
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    Re: Perfume for women, fragrance for men?

    Agreed. And, a man does not usually want to say that he is wearing a perfume, but saying cologne does not sound as prestigious as saying "the fragrance I'm wearing tody is..."
  93. Re: Luca Turin's "Vibration Theory" gains steam in new research

    Luca is such an intelligent man. I don't agree with many of his reviews of fragrances, but he is a smart guy.
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    Re: do you like what most people wear?

    I'm with you on this. I kind of turn my nose up at most of the fragrances that I notice people wearing. Many times I find that they just stink, then I start wondering if that's what people are...
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    Re: the irony of winter fragrances

    I frequently think about htis since I pretty much always work indoors. I also work with sick patients so I don't have many opportunities to wear my "winter" fragrances. That's why you'll sometimes...
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    Re: a candle that smells like "horchata"

    Yeah, but if they could just make it taste like horchata they might have something. Tasty stuff.
  97. Re: Mandarina Duck Black - Are you looking for a Higher Quality Boss Bottled?

    Saw this at a discounter in the mall that seemed to always push the no name-brand/off brand fragrances. THis was one that they were really trying to push, so I thought it was some kind of crappy...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    The sad thing is that I saw Gucci Envy Por Homme at TJ Maxx in 2011 for relatively cheap and hadn't ever tried it yet. I thought that I wouldn't like it, so I passed. Little did I know that it...
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    Re: Spraying a bald head

    Supposedly scent rises, though. So if you are over 6 feet tall it may not do much for you.
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme thoughts

    +1 Love it. My wife hates it though.
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