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    Re: In no mood for jicky

    I like it, the EDP. Pretty hard to miss, unique, classic, sexy in an acceptable way....maybe.

    Thats just the allure of it to me.
    My grandmother liked pretty classy things and I can still...
  2. Re: I have everything I want...(a weird feeling)

    A weird feeling? Being content is a good thing!
    I came to basenotes about a year ago to get an education on scents so I could arrive at a few classic selections for a personal wardrobe. I havent...
  3. Re: Whats your best head turning scent for day......

    wow.

    I sometimes experiment with this, it isnt hard to do really...turn heads.

    wow.


    wear my muscle shirt and spray on some musc ravageur...oh you bad dawg you...

    hubba hubba bumpin into...
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    Poll: Re: THE MAIN reason for you to wear fragrances?

    my enjoyment.

    tigger called it dead on.
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    Re: Cologne to where to an interview

    No, no. Nay to any scent at an interview.
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    Sticky: Re: Your most complimented frags this year from the opposite sex

    Compliments? None!

    wait...there was that time...uhh,

    Drakkar Noir. D'oh!

    I hate when that happens. Of all the great selections, and its Drakkar that gets the cheese.

    Got rid of it though,...
  7. Thread: Sex Appeal

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    Re: Sex Appeal

    Now Ive been pondering this question for a long time....

    fragrances....that attract people....

    After long consideration I had to define the attributes of the person to be attracted. Would it be...
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    Re: So what ?

    Before I started researching Basenotes I had never even heard of Creed, much less their infamous advertising. Even now that I would pay more attention if I actually saw a Creed ad, they dont seem...
  9. Re: My Green Irish Tweed seems very heady and musky.

    Hahaha!

    lmao
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    Re: Can anyone explain 'soapy'?

    Guerlain Vetiver is a scent that clearly has a soap note, to me. I use to dislike it, but its grown on me and become a favorite summer choice.
  11. Thread: Men's Citrus?

    by Bad_Dawg
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    Re: Men's Citrus?

    Eau Sauvage, great great scent. Unfortunately short winded.
    I still wear it in the summer though.
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    Re: Fragrance of the day, Thursday, Oct 26

    Floris Santal
  13. Re: Name Ideas - Basenoters Mindpower and Expertise would be much appreciated!

    Audacity Tactic
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    Re: Gucci PH longevity...

    Gucci PH lasts fine for me. Easy 6 hrs that I can notice so its a pretty sure bet others notice it after that.
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    Re: 4 Creeds Tough Decision

    The Creeds I have tried all seem to compliment one another as they seem to share what some refer to as the classic 'Creed note' in the scent.

    Of the ones mentioned I would suggest GIT as a sure...
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    Re: Concrete fragrances

    Concrete, as in basic foundation single note?
    Tam Dao comes to mind, not a true single note scent but pretty straightforward.

    Something that smells a little like concrete? Chrome by Azzarro.
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    Re: 3 Staple Scents

    wow, just...wow!

    1. All Purpose - Tam Dao or Guerlain Vetiver (vintage)
    2. Power Play - BdP
    3. Romantic - MR
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    Re: le mystere de patchouli

    lmao!

    Could be. Patchouli isnt one of those 'kool aid' scents that everyone is going to like.
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    Re: length of an edt or edp

    The oldest vintage scents I have smelled that still smelled great (20+ years old) were stored in a regular cool and dry environment in low light conditions. Avoid high shelves (thats where heat goes)...
  20. Re: ~! Australian Sandalwood vs. Mysore Sandalwood !~

    I have a few sandalwood EOs, one of which is Mysore (santalum album) the other being Vanatu (santalum austrocaledonicum) which Ive heard is similar to the Australlian (santalum spicaum)
    To my nose,...
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    Re: Testing Bois d Portugal currently...

    My first experience with BdP wasnt that great either. It was a decant so I waited before reaching conclusions about it, decants can sometimes be off. When a Creed bottle arrived...completely...
  22. Re: Jicky for men, Jicky for woman. Are they the same

    The initial response to the post is correct, there are no separate monsieur et mademoiselle versions of Jicky. Guerlain lists Jicky under the women's fragrances directory, although it is also well...
  23. Re: Are these designer knock-off scents worth a shot?

    The clones might smell similar to their mentors but the character is usually lacking in the long term. Better to get a few great scents that will be happily worn rather than tolerated. Its usually...
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    Re: Smelling well groomed

    The understanding I have of well groomed is a clean an un cluttered appearance.
    Guerlain Vetiver and Bvlgari PH seem to leave that impression, as does Eau Sauvage.
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    Re: The last time I paid full retail was...

    Although I wouldnt want to make a habit of it, I sometimes pay full retail for a hard to find scent. Usually I do some research in order not to foolishly spend too much, but theres a point of...
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    Re: Super Expensive fragrance lines ?

    wow, them Patou's are the priciest beasts Ive seen. Ounce for ounce some of the Creeds and Malles are getting there. The Jicky edp is also expensive as heck, but these are all strong scents so they...
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    Re: Quick Top Five!

    Bois du Portugal
    Tam Dao
    Jicky
    Czech & Speake #88
    Guerlain Vetiver
  28. Re: Going to the Mountains tomorrow and need advice

    Choice of scents in the woods really depends on the native wildlife population. Now bears, very bad news if you are wearing a nice musk. She bears can be quite insistent and that kind off attention...
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    Re: Vetiver by Guerlain - DO I/DONT I??

    After considering your criteria, absolutely do not buy GV. If there is any uncertainty regarding choices of a personal scent, DO NOT DO IT!

    Stay away from the blue light! (the bug said)
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    Re: Your vote for the KING of colognes

    A 2nd for BdP.
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    Re: Which fragrance do you keep in your gym bag?

    None.

    The gym is one place I dont wear cologne of any kind, coming or going.
  32. Thread: Jicky.

    by Bad_Dawg
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    Re: Jicky.

    I found a vintage bottle of the Parfum a few months ago, smelled it and didnt think twice about dropping $90 right there.

    It is classic and beautiful yet still has an undefinable brashness that...
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    Re: What do you like best about this hobby?

    Discovering some nice scents that dont give me a headache.
  34. Thread: Vulva

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    Re: Vulva

    Fie! But of course Monsieur, if people were smelling the real thing enough they could hardly appreciate this improved synthesized version! lol!
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    Re: Great "smells", but not "fragrances"

    That smell in a Rose garden thats been in hot weather for too long, the Roses are doing ok because theyve been watered but everything else is barely making it.
    Its dusty and dry.
    Then it cools...
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    Re: My review on Rive Gauche

    I'll agree with the original post on this one, and the one before mine.
  37. Re: Pheromones the odourless scent with a bad taste

    Not just you. I was left with a similar impression. Fact is, there was a time I would have jumped all over it to get an 'edge'.
    Having an edge is a side effect of so many other things, including...
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    Re: Global Warming and Fragrances

    You guys do know that it is our fragrance wearing tendencies that is contributing to the Earths warming trend, right?

    Yes it is, I read it.

    It is the evaporation of the aldehydes, nucleotides,...
  39. Re: On average, how many times do you apply fragrance(s) throughout your day?

    Once
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    Re: What would Neo in The Matrix wear?

    Wild Country! by Avon
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    Re: Spraying with a shirt on or without.

    Shirt on. Ive noticed some of the initial drydown is absorbed by the shirt and the scent seems to last longer. The scent as released by the shirt also smells slightly different than scent on the skin...
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    Re: What scent makes you feel sexy?

    [What scent makes you feel sexy?]

    When my girlfriend and I get very sweaty, then she gets me in this head lock and rubs her arm pits all over my (mostly) bald head.

    Ooooh! that makes me so...
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    Re: Fragrance Ban?

    They try it here and I'll stop showering after my workouts....

    After eating things that have onion and steak in them....

    "Sorry, I cant use my deodorant anymore, its been banned and the...
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    Re: Fragrance Ban?

    Its a ludicrous endeavor, although living in Kalifornia I can say it wouldnt surprise me to see it here in some form.

    One would wonder where the line might be drawn though, for instance:

    "oh...
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    Re: Divorced 40-something needs babe magnet!

    I'll 2nd the vote not to fix what aint broke.
    It might be a great time to evolve a few choices into the line up though. One thing Ive learned is to get a woman's help if I'm picking something with...
  46. Aaagh! Layering is a cardinal sin!

    But it sounds interesting.

    But I shant get philosophical...

    What is sin actually?

    Is it....

    nope, wont go there. haha
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    Re: Mens favorites for women

    Highland Lilac
    Tam Dao
    Jicky
    Musc Ravageur
    Chanel #5

    Not exactly light and fruity, but I like those on woman.

    If theres one thing Ive learned about scents and what men/women like on each...
  48. Question- Where to buy Encounter by Victoria's Secret?

    Hello,

    My sister has run out of this stuff and is longing to find more. It seems Victoria's Secret stopped making it a few years ago. Ive suggested others but she is dead set on this one.
    Any...
  49. Re: Perfume crisis help needed for a longtime friend!

    May I suggest someone give her son a lecture on tolerating his mom's pefume for the short time shes in his truck, doubtless shes tolerated much worse from him.

    Tell him to buy a nice jacket for...
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    Re: Does anyone spray their bedsheets w/ frags?

    Yes. Dawg has a particular preference for lavender in the sheets, sometimes Tam Dao. Bugs dont like it so thats a great side benefit.

    Yes, my place is a little rustic.
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    Re: Roll-on Vs. Splash Vs. Spray Vs. Vials

    Roll ons: terrible, contaminates the scent when the ball rolls around and mixes sweat, etc with remaining contents in the bottle.

    Splash: terrible, too easy to over apply. Besides anything weak...
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    Re: Testing Bois d Portugal currently...

    BdP can be worn with no reservations, stellar scent.
    Probably not a first draft choice in a room of mice however, they can squeak pretty loud.
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    Re: Theory on how scents got created :)

    I was traveling through Pistoia once, a small town in Italy This is the town as written in some historical archives, where the black plague that decimated much of Europe originated. It is written...
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    Re: What's a Lifetime Supply For You?

    Must be some pretty cheesy juice, or poor storage conditions. Ive tested entire stashes of 10+ yr old juice stored correctly and have seldom hit a bad one, theres no mistaking it when they turn.

    ...
  55. Re: I vote we ban all Kouros threads, whos with me?

    I vote that we ban...KATS!

    yes, we must ban those those pesky little varmints....

    wait, what would I chase if it werent for Kats?! Who would I then love to loathe?

    forget I mentioned it..
    ...
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    Quintissential Picks from Each Line

    Hello All!

    Can I have your opinions on (2 or 3) essential picks from each of the houses listed here? Hopefully the choices would reflect what you believe to be that houses epic contributions to...
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    Re: near disaster at the airport

    Been fortunate enough to not be traveling during this whole aftermath, I arrived from my vacation 1 week before it all hit the fan. While it is true that these are small concessions to be made...
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    Re: Longest Lasting/Strongest Mens Frags?

    Creed Bois du Portugal
    Boucheron Jaïpur Homme (edp)
    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
    Guerlain Vetiver (original, I dont know about the new one)
    Guerlain Jicky (edp)
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    Re: High quality 10ml atomizers?

    Ok, I went to mujionline and bought the atomisers.

    1) Great service! they got here (California) in something like 3 working days.
    2) The smaller of the 2 is not an atomiser its a roll on, but a...
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    Re: Recent purchases

    Found a 1/4 oz Jicky parfum in the old green box, bought it immediately.
    Also bought St Johns Bay Rum at the same place.
    Other than that...
    Guerlain Habit Rouge.
  61. Re: Okay... So What Do The Girls Like?

    [What Do The Girls Like?]

    Scent wise...or in general?
    No really, we need to be specific here, its a question only fractionally as complex as girls! I use to be complex and thought I knew the...
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    Re: Musc Ravageur - How many sprays do you use?

    2 mists with Ravageur, on the chest.
    Easily edp strength and one of my top 10.
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    Re: Creed Question

    There are many scents listed at Creed's site as EDT, including these:

    Acier Aluminium
    Ambre Cannelle
    Baie de Genièvre
    Bois de Cédrat
    Chevrefeuille Original
    Citrus Bigarrade
    Epicea
    Orange...
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    Re: I'm falling in love with Drakkar Noir!

    Drakkar was one of the first colognes I ever wore, along with Kouros (yes, I am from 'that' era lol) I still think it smells great. It has also recieved numerous compliments from women young and...
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    Re: Which fragrance is actually "The King"?

    Bois du Portugal,

    full tilt mondo
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    Re: High quality 10ml atomizers?

    Thanks for all the helpful information, I will check these out. My main objective here was to find a small 'durable!' atomizer.
    Where most atomizers fail is in repeated fillings and usage, any...
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    High quality 10ml atomizers?

    I'm sure this has been addressed before but I have found no definative reference to a source for high end 10ml atomizers. The ones typically used for decants are ok, and that is the form factor I'm...
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    Re: Refusing Samples

    Please accept all Creed samples and send them to me, I will gladly pay 1st class postage. Please ask them for extras, you can say your bringing them home for the Dawg.

    In all seriousness, I would...
  69. Re: Do you usually purchase small or large bottles?

    I try to locate the smaler 1.7oz - 50ml bottles. Better for travel, takes up less room on the dresser, plus I buy 2nds that are in optimal storage conditions until they see rotation.
    Not as cost...
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    Re: Went to a store and got bitten..........

    well, you should probably be glad tiff isnt your gf or this would be a sad story.
    My bet is that your gf did something really neat and that the (almost) tears would have been the good kind.

    go...
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    Re: How to use mineral deodorant (alum stone)

    I apply the crystal right after a shower as mentioned above, while underarms are still wet. A thorough application is necessary for it to work, including the surrounding area of the underarms. It...
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    Re: First Fragrance

    Kouros was the first scent I bought, back in the 80s.
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    Re: Men who just like feminine scents

    Wow. Thats really charming miss v, very attractive outlook.

    Back on topic. Jicky is very nice! definately on my to buy list.
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    Re: What is your power scent?

    Without a doubt, Creed BdP.
  75. Re: Looking For Soft, Musk Scents...with a bit of floral

    Bvlgari PH
  76. Thread: Badass?

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    Re: Badass?

    I'd guess it would be something cheap, like something the character from Cape Fear would wear. Old Spice.

    Badasses dont care what smells good to other people, they wear what they like.
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    Re: Nice atomizer recomendations???

    The atomizer pictured works ok for a single fill or 2. A few things Ive noticed though:
    1) the cap cracks almost immediately after looking at it, a few uses at most.
    2) the pump mechanism gets very...
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    Re: Dumb Names for Fragrances

    I'll hazard a guess as to the invevitable conclusion to the _men line...

    Xmen.
    Now, I wonder what the accords will be in that one.

    Maybe a xylitol top note (hey some of us are on a diet, no...
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    Re: Never gotten a compliment..

    I'd be a little self conscious if someone complimented my sotd. I wear scents for myself, sometimes I'll wear something my gf really likes. Its actually a happy coincedence that I havent heard any...
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    Re: Where to find Speake No. 88 ?

    I cant smell much similarity between Drakkar and C&S 88, if any. There is an interesting similarity between 88 and Floris 127 however.

    Nice scent.
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    Re: The Rise and Fall of the Aquatics...

    The age of aquarius was an interesting time.
    What does water smell like? or is it a simile metaphoric nuance thing?

    Never was an aquatic scents enthusiast. When water has a smell, that usually...
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    Re: Smells like Soap

    guerlain vetiver
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    Re: Young Man/Old Man Scent

    I'll 2nd the kudos to this quote:




    Well said.


    Speaking within the 'box' of this weeks tabloids, I cant see much difference between a 20 something frumpy overweight person trying to pour...
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    Re: Our combined ounces of juice...

    everything summed, about a half litre.
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    Re: Fragrance of the Day Wednesday June 28

    Dzing!

    why are these kats following me around, is it the musk notes?
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    Re: Tam Dao: Damn POW!!!!

    One of the Dawg's top 5, excellent.
    It compares very well to an eo sample of mysore, better than most.
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    Re: What is the most *seductive and sensual*...

    Pinned down to one, I would also pick Musk Ravageur.
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    Re: The Mark of a Good Sales Associate?

    1) acknowledgement of the customer when they walk in and an offer to help them if they need anything, without hovering.
    2) a reasonable knowledge of the product line and an interest in the...
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    Re: SotD Monday 26th June

    Habit Rouge, Guerlain.
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    Re: Looking for a Potent Women's Fragrance.

    2nd Jicky Parfum.
    Quintissential classic.
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