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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    In "Year of the Heck", the episode 12 of the 3rd season of the US TV series "The Middle", the character Axl is seen throwing a out a difficultly identifiable, black colored fragrance bottle as New...
  2. Re: Designer Body Sprays...new trend in grocery stores?

    They usually start at the more inexpensive (but not necessarily lower quality) end of the spectrum, like Old Spice, Je Reviens where I live and moves up to more upscale but not significantly more...
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    Re: Perfume and grief

    As little belated reply: personally mostly scent-free, choosing the wear fragrances towards the end of the grieving and the beginnings of the mending
  4. Re: Looking for an intense, syrupy rose scent

    Thanks for the comments and for thoughtful and inspired reply. Incidentally the user name stands indeed for one of the personally favorite directors, having watched both the aforementioned film...
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    Re: Masterfully evocative

    Salvador Dali, Chevignon Brand for Men and Drakkar Noir- bringing up, mostly in this order and in quite short time intervals apart, the beginnings of the personal fragrance hobby

    Knize Ten- even...
  6. Re: Molinard - Exceptional Quality At An Incredible Price !!!

    Good luck with your upcoming testings and purchases. Been considering this particular house lately, even as a blind buy, since for some reason their fragrances are pretty inexpensive where I live.
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    Re: Guerlain for beginners

    Also adding L`Homme Ideal Cologne, Guerlain Homme, the unisex choices within the Aqua Allegoria line
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    Re: Spring / Summer Fresh

    Either Mugler Cologne or Eau Tres Fraiche, although all three are great choices, almost equally classy and greatly rewarding choices for their inexpensive going rates
  9. Re: Highly reviewed fragrances that smell strange to/on you

    Not necessarily strange and thus a bit off-topic, personally perceiving these fragrances still as smelling quite good on skin and being objectively well-made, crafty.
    But for some reason, Creed...
  10. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8-9 sprays of Bourjois Ouragan
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd February, 2017

    Bourjois Ouragan
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    Re: TL;DR Fragrances are weird.

    While not familiar at all with the house of Dyptique, can still somehow relate to that- the evolution on skin after applying can take less expected turns once the fragrance dries down (accentuated or...
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    Re: Top 5 Niche house

    In no particular order:

    Knize
    Penhaligon`s
    Floris
    ADP
    Serge Lutens
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    Re: spring fragrance

    Perhaps also Zara 9.0, L`Occitane Eau de Vetyver and Adolfo Domnguez Vetiver Hombre- among the inexpensive options
  15. Thread: Best Cedar

    by Ken_Russell
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    Re: Best Cedar

    Also adding French Lover by Frederic Malle (cedar finish once drying down and reaching the base), along with Acca Kappa Cedro
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    Re: Another Creed suggestions thread

    Royal English Leather may be, at first, a completely unlikely, unexpected and counterintuitive testing choice, but for a classic, traditional, almost purist leather fragrance, it manages to retain...
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    In one episode (season 3, episode 6) of the French TV series Cain (2012-present) one character not only admits wearing, but also her involvement in one or more crimes is proven after she casually...
  18. Re: Looking for an intense, syrupy rose scent

    The inexpensive yet surprisingly good quality Rose Oud EDP by Yves Rocher may perhaps also be worth some additional testing:
    dark, thick, boozy, leathery rose with an almost syrupy-heavy, near...
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    Re: is Joop Homme Wild worth getting?

    Especially for an inexpensive price like the one mentioned: yes.

    Actually preferring this one over the regular Joop Homme and would consider it as a casual, uncomplicated gourmand for colder...
  20. Re: How to introduce Creed to a new market

    From a non-specialist viewpoint, would simply let the samples and/or sample strips "do most of the work" and little or no promotional work focused on flashy marketing and far more on non-nonsense but...
  21. Re: Platinum Egoiste at about 24 years after release.

    Liking this one in any of its versions- faithful to the Chanel style, with a modern twist, just enough to make and keep it relevant without detracting from the elegant luxuriousness of this house. ...
  22. Re: Armani Attitude and Attitude Extreme at local drug store

    Congratulations for this purchase!

    Personally enjoyed both and would recommend either with no second thoughts- even at this price, quite delightfully and complex crafty designer gourmands.
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    Re: Silver Mountain Water Clones

    Apparently Zara White Tag qualifies as well
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017

    SOTE: French Lover
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    Re: whats your go to gym fragrance?

    None so far and never worn fragrances for the gym, but if having to choose, would probably settle on something like Mugler Cologne or Azzaro Chrome
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    Re: My plan for 2017

    Will indeed focus more on certain carefully selected (and long term) personal favorites, rather than only amassing huge quantities of different fragrances
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    Re: Moisturiser

    Even with (albeit discreetly, almost neutrally) scented moisturizers irrespective of the brand, managed to get usually good results in terms of increased longevity.

    Other than this, recommending...
  28. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    10 sprays of the (albeit very light) The Bluebeard`s Revenge Aftershave Cologne
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017

    SOTD: The Bluebeard`s Revenge EDT
  30. Re: Next Creed purchase for my collection? Green Irish Tweed vs Millesime Imperial.

    Recommending GIT and would return either Versace pour Homme or Creed OS
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    Re: Top Five Designer Exclusives :)

    In no particular order:

    any of the Tom Ford Private Blends and/or Les Exclusifs series by Chanel (easily exceeding 5)

    if the house of Guerlain would have also been allowed/considered, would...
  32. Re: What Are The Best Crowd-Pleasing Niche Scents For A University Student?

    Also adding Knize Forest, Sartorial, Frederic Malle French Lover, Creed OV to a possible (re-) testing list.

    The aforementioned can easily be worn on almost any given occasion, along with the...
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    Re: Prada Amber intense question

    Very different, definitely more than enough to justify owning/using them both without being redundant
  34. Re: YSL Pour Homme, Or YSL Pour Homme Haute Concentration?

    Both if possible and while preferring Haute Concentration out of these two and getting better performance from this one, will most likely end up getting both- the regular pour Homme is however...
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    Re: Strong performing niche compliment getter

    Very classic, even conservative: Knize Ten

    On the modern side, but both with a classic influence and a contemporary hint of gourmand: Endymion by Penhaligons
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    Re: What should be my next fragrance(s)?

    Also adding Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre, TDH Eau Tres Fraiche and Yves Rocher Cuir Vetiver as (re-) testing alternatives on the earthier side
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st February, 2017

    SOTE: Zara Vetiver Cologne
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    Re: Boozy Leather or Tobacco

    Among the fragrances personally tested and owned in sample size (thus not listed in the personal wardrobe yet) Risque by Roja Dove may quite easily qualify as one of the booziest leather scents...
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    Re: scents smelling metallic on me

    Personally having this problem only with fragrances that already smell metallic in the first place and even then, just moderately so.
    However, without being an expert on this matter and even less a...
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    Re: Hi everyone

    Welcome and enjoy your stay here on BN.

    Great starting lineup, with a sizable amount and stylishness of classics worth enjoying.
  41. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of Halston 1-12
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st February, 2017

    SOTD: Halston 1-12
  43. Re: Anybody else prefer sample and decant sprayers over full bottle sprayers?

    Personally speaking, depends very much on the fragrance- if samples/decants cover most or nearly all scent wearing cravings (including possible random, unplanned, incidental ones) as often and as...
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    Re: Middle east fragrances

    Tasmeem by Rasasi has very good performance as well
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    Re: question about Versace eau de fraiche

    Welcome! If you like it, no reason to avoid wearing it. This being said from the perspective of someone who started out wearing almost exclusively fragrances "older" than his actual age and...
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    Re: Boozy Leather or Tobacco

    Not necessarily the best, but some favorites include, in no particular order: Aramis Havana, the two fragrances of the Tobacco Collection by Zara, Chergui, Mystique Homme EDP by Al Haramain
  47. Re: YSL La Nuit - Is it still worth getting

    Yes, smelled it quite recently and enjoyed it enough to recommend further
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    Re: Blind Buy from Debenhams

    Also adding two affordable Chopard EDP: Wish and Casmir
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    Re: Winter chills, perfume thrills

    Fascinating read about a very insightful, diverse and inspired winter lineup
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    A non-fictional reference, in a documentary film about a hon-fictional subject. This particular documentary I have watched before:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tojt_3dtbas

    states that even...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    A bit off-topic, since not a recent discovery as much as a rediscovery.
    Wearing Zino this evening and although having liked it almost uninterrupted since first testing it in the late 90s, enjoying...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th February, 2017

    SOTE: Zino Davidoff
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    Re: What should be my new fragrance?

    Tom Ford, followed by La Nuit (in order of personal preference and favored recommendations)
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    Re: Best Benzoin Perfumes?

    Also adding Yves Rocher Nature Millenaire and Accord Chic, Dior Dune, several Guerlain Exclusives, along with L`Instant among the regulars, as well as two fragrance lines officially masculine but...
  55. Re: Should i remove my fragrances from my fridge?

    Either solution is perfectly fine for storage (both refrigerated and plain, unconditioned room temperature)
  56. Re: Settled on Dior Homme Cologne, But What About..

    Great choices, both the DHC and the Mugler Cologne fragrance- personally speaking, considering them different enough to not make owning both redundant, besides, Mugler Cologne is great value for...
  57. Re: Your Swiss Army knife niche (besides Aventus).

    Not owned currently, but tested- Creed OV

    Currently owned and used- Penhaligons Sartorial
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    Re: I need something new

    Also adding Azzaro Visit and Azzaro pour Homme L`Eau, Baldessarini del Mar, L`Occitan, most of the Aqua Allegoria line by Guerlain (nearly any of the fragrances within it, even the ones labeled as...
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    Poll: Re: Best Tom Ford out of these four?

    Another vote for Noir de Noir
  60. Poll: Re: Chanel Allure Homme Eau Extreme vs. Mugler Ultra Zest

    Although liking both, preferring and recommending Chanel Allure Homme Eau Extreme
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    Re: Spring/Summer MUST haves!

    Also adding to so many great suggestions already mentioned:

    Azzaro pour Homme 2013 Summer Edition and Azzaro pour Homme L`Eau, Yardley Citrus&Wood, Boucheron pour Homme EDP, Eau Sauvage Parfum,...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th February, 2017

    Narciso Rodriguez for Him EDP
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    6 sprays of Tobacco Collection Intense Dark Exclusive by Zara
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th February, 2017

    SOTE: Zara Tobacco Collection-Intense Dark Exclusive
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    Re: Dior Homme Cologne Advice

    Either Dior Homme Sport or Dior Homme L`Eau are equally fine choices for both spring and summer- would have no problem recommending and choosing either, even both
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    Re: Spicy, aromatic scent

    Welcome! Also adding The One EDP, Jaipur Homme EDP and Opus 1870 by Penhaligons to a possible testing list.
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    Towards the beginning of "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999) a mens washroom with Old Spice and red labeled Pinaud Clubman, possibly Musk, on the counter atop the washbasins is quite easily sighted,...
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    6 sprays of Ungaro III
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th February, 2017

    Ungaro III
  70. Re: Am I crazy? I can't smell base notes...

    Tending that to believe not only that there is nothing wrong, but also that the three distinct categories in fragrances are far more muddled, imprecise and more uniforming than one might believe,...
  71. Re: Besides Bond No 9, any other houses sell t-shirts?

    La Martina perhaps (and not just their increasingly well known polo shirts)
  72. Re: Body Shop Red Musk - Marketed For Women, But Men Might Dig This

    Thanks for the recommendation. Would not be the first fragrance from this house on the personal favorites list.
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    Re: A Couple of Questions From A Newbie

    Welcome! From a strictly personal viewpoint, some of the strongest (and incidentally also favorite) fragrances in EDT concentration were Knize Ten, Lapidus pour Homme and Van Cleef&Arpels pour Homme,...
  74. Re: How Many Colognes In Your Collection Were JUST Because Of The Bottle?

    None to very few. If the juice smelled right, always preferring the content of the bottle to its outer packaging (having mostly chosen awesome smelling fragrances even if their bottles and boxes may...
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    Re: Tester fragrances authenticity

    If the retailer has a good reputation, would say no worries- especially after checking first.

    Whenever being personally in the situation of not buying a fragrance at all and only finding it in...
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    Re: Indian's endearing fragrant dynasty

    Enjoyed reading that this quite brilliant and deeply historically rooted source of inspiration is materialized as a fragrance line
  77. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Almost exactly my thoughts, in fact, got to prefer this one (incidentally One Million Intense as well) over the regular One Million
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    Re: So my husband bought me

    Congratulations and enjoy- great choices among inspiring classics.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th February, 2017

    SOTE: Riviera Nights
  80. Re: New fragrance - L'Erbolario Ginepro Nero (Black Juniper)

    With apologies in advance for the rather belated thanks, must admit to have enjoyed this fragrance not once but on several testing occasions and amazed about the craftiness of this affordable, yet...
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    Re: Patchouli Journey Completed

    Congratulations for this experience and thanks for the recommendations
  82. Re: Bleu de Chanel EDP VS Dior Homme Intense VS Creed Royal Oud VS Dolce&Gabbana The One EDP

    Personally preferring, in no particular order, DHI and The One EDP from this list
  83. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Finally tested 1 Million Prive- powdery fruitiness done quite nicely
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    Re: I'm coming around on Chanel Egoiste

    Always liked and still enjoying to this day the masculine rose-sandalwood harmonies (not easily but the more successfully and craftily) rendered in this one
  85. Re: Store Counter Youth Culture Experience from 20-something Employees

    Thanks for sharing the story with us, could actually relate to the entire situation so poignantly described.

    So far (and even without being particularly young looking, though clean shaven)...
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    6-7 (albeit minuscule, qualifying more as half-) sprays of One Man Show Gold Edition
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th February, 2017

    One Man Show Gold Edition
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    Re: Spring Recommendations

    Also adding YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme (ideally the tin can bottle, but any version should do), Voyage d`Hermes Parfum, L`Occitan by L`Occitane, Boucheron pour Homme EDP, Dior Dune pour Homme, Chanel...
  89. Thread: Back again

    by Ken_Russell
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    Re: Back again

    Welcome back and glad you joined BN again, as well about the thread started (very good question about niche scents).

    As a fresh niche option Creed OV or the more affordable Penhaligons Sartorial...
  90. Re: Acqua Di Gio Profumo or Versace Pour Homme

    Personally speaking, preferring and recommending ADG Profumo out of the two, both in terms of performance and more complex, more enjoyable smell
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    Re: Idole de Lubin EDP

    Never perceived it as overly cloying, however sometimes approaching nearly too powdery and/or vanillic notes, apart from its boozyness and, perhaps even more oddly, stopping just shortly before...
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    Re: Boucheron Homme question

    Apart from a certain dry citrus-chypre note, no or little similarity whatsoever between the two (knowing, loving, owning and more or less regularly wearing both) and even this very note is...
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    Re: Advice on something fresh...

    Since lighter, laundry-like fresh musks were mentioned, Acca Kappa Muschio Bianco and The Body Shop White Musk could be among the inexpensive options worth considering as well
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    Re: Advice on something fresh...

    Maybe also Dune by Dior and/or Voyage d`Hermes Parfum could work and be worth (re-) testing
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    Re: The "last letter of a fragrance" game

    4 Vents
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    Re: Birthday Present

    Also suggesting Chanel Coco Noir, Dior Dolce Vita, Bvlgari Jasmin Noir for a possible (re-) testing list
  97. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    9 sprays of Pino Silvestre
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th February, 2017

    SOTE: Pino Silvestre
  99. Re: Best current formulations of old fragrances (60's, 70's, 80's, 90's)

    The Aramis Gentleman Collection, Lapidus pour Homme (although unsure whether this was actually reformulated) in their current versions might perhaps also qualify
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    Re: Boucheron Homme question

    Like both but prefer and thus likelier to personally recommend the EDP.
    For an insignificant additional price difference, the EDP follows/takes up some of the pattern of traditional citrus scents...
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