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    Re: Givenchy Pi better quality alternatives?

    Jaïpur Homme by Boucheron
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    Re: My wife hates almost everything I wear.

    I was asked by an Ex GF to wear only Rive Gauche. At least she had some taste!
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    Re: yout top 5 most overrated fragrances.

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Habit Rouge
    Mugler Cologne
    Green Irish Tweed
    Third Man
  4. Re: recommend me some 80's powerhouse outdated fragrances

    +1

    In no particular order:

    Quorum
    Polo (Ok, 1978 but this was THE smell of the 80's)
    Drakkar Noir
    Lagerfeld Classic (Again, 1978 but this scent makes me think of '84, when I wore it)
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  5. Re: Angel Men Pure Malt is in stock at Beautyencounter.com - $55.90!

    +1 Mine came sealed as well.
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    Re: What was your worst blind buy ever?

    I haven't had the pleasure to try GV yet, I'll need to add it to the list. My fav's are Floris Vetiver and Encre Noire.
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    Re: What was your worst blind buy ever?

    Guerlain Vetiver. So dissapointed on this one, as I really like a lot of vetivers, however this one smelled like a full ashtray. Couldn't wash off fast enough...
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    Re: Where to find Chanel fragrances online?

    Chanel's Website

    This is where I knew I would get authentic Antaeus from. Retail price was better than what some e-tailers were charging.
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    Re: Carven Pour Homme

    Smells like a slightly drier, less creamy version of Floris Santal.

    From smooth to spicy, I would rank as:

    Floris Santal
    Carven Homme
    Gucci Envy


    If you have any one of these three,...
  10. Re: L'Air du Desert Marocain Safe for Blind Buy if I Own TdH?

    LdDM may be my biggest u-turn on a fragrance. I bought the 100ml bottle blind the week they announced they were eliminating that size. At first wearing, I thought "what's the big deal...smells too...
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    Re: some very green scents ?

    For me, Grey Flannel is the epitome of a green fragrance. A modern take on this would be Hermès Eau de Gentiane Blanche.
  12. Re: Which fragrance should have never been created? Why?

    Lonestar Memories.

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Cologne shall not smell like meat.
  13. Re: Which fragrance do you spray the most at one sitting? Which do you spray least?

    Most: CK Be... at least 8 sprays with hot weather.

    Least: Kouros... 1 distant spray to chest + 1 mist walkthrough = walking in heaven all day. More than that = go straight to hell.
  14. Re: Look at your beautiful collection. I'll let you keep 3. You have 1 minute. Choose.

    Rive Gauche
    Dior Homme
    Floris Vetiver


    Wow, I've barely worn any of these lately....why, oh why???
  15. Re: Which fragrance makes you feel like you may offend someone with it?

    A*Men, M7, Michael. Only wear those on the coldest days.

    Felt a little funny when first re-visiting original Polo late last year, but got over that by drydown.

    I've never been timid about...
  16. Re: Jersey Shore Ah the Guido's - whats that scent?

    Platinum Egoiste was the first thing to come to mind
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    Re: A fragrance that instantly repulsed you

    - Tauer Lonestar Memories
    - Guerlain Habit Rouge
    - Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: 'I wouldn't wear that if you paid me......

    +1 on Lonestar Memories. Cologne should never smell like meat.
  19. Thread: Dislike of Brit

    by ramtip
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    Re: Dislike of Brit

    There's only one cologne that my gf ever asked me to re-shower in order to wash off immediately: Brit.
    I'm glad the collection is diverse!
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    Re: Forget Bond--what would John Steed have worn?

    Blenheim Bouquet
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    Re: Frag that I loved now makes me sick

    Used to love Paco Rabanne when I was younger. Tried it a couple of months ago for nostalgia sake, and had to trash it
  22. Thread: Scrubbers....

    by ramtip
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    Re: Scrubbers....

    Habit Rouge, Guerlain Vetiver, Lonestar Memories.

    Only scent GF gagged on and requested a scrubbing was Brit (never understood her disdain for that one).
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    Re: Is Guerlain Vetiver worth a blind buy?

    So glad I didn't buy a full bottle blind. Instead, I got a miniature to try.

    Now I like vetiver (love Floris Vetiver), and I like tobacco scents, but this smelled to me like an ashtray. Totally...
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    Re: Your ultimate migraine frag is... ?

    Pi.

    And although I love A*men when applied judiciously (mist and walkthrough), it will bring on the headache if over-applied. Proceed with caution.
  25. Re: What would the guy in the dragon jacket from Jackson's "Beat It" video wear?

    That guy's rockin' Joop for sure.
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    Re: Fragrance you simply can't stand?

    A Guerlain double-stench: Habit Rouge & Vetiver
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    Re: Don't mess with me, bad boy scent

    I'm usually a pretty considerate guy, but I wore Kouros yesterday and something struck me -- I absolutely didn't give a damn what anyone else thought about it.

    Would women like it? Would guys...
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    Re: When do you consider re-purchasing a bottle?

    After a 20 year hiatus, I just welcomed back Kouros in to my collection. I never even considered it until joining Basenotes...
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    Re: 80s/ vintage recommendations

    -Polo Original (The definition of 80's)
    -Safari (very early 90's, but this one defines the end of the 80's era for me)
    -Aramis Devin
    -Lagerfeld
    -Paco Rabanne PH
    -Grey Flannel
    -Halston Z-14...
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    Re: Wedding fragrance suggestions

    Maybe L'Homme Sage?
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    Re: Sad Visit to Floris Store Manhattan

    Try contacting Floris of London here:

    Floris of London
    127A Roseland Avenue
    Caldwell, NJ 07006
    866-416-2649 toll free
    973-618-9289 fax
    www.florislondon.com
    florisoflondon@pobox.com
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    Re: Recent purchases

    Floris Santal
    Floris Vetiver
    Pecksniff's Fougere

    Guess I'm on an English kick... :beer:
  33. Thread: M7 alternative

    by ramtip
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    Re: M7 alternative

    When I'm in the mood for a scent like M7, I mentally flip a coin to choose between M7 or Michael Kors -- they both fill the bill for me.
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    Re: Matching Your Fragrances

    I just caught myself doing that yesterday, although I never consciously set out to do so: When I woke up, I felt like wearing Rive Gauche, but I realized I was running late so I didn't have time to...
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    Re: Favorite Cheap Scent Of All Time?

    Grey Flannel -- it was my first "green" scent many years ago, and to this day remains the epitome of green to me.
  36. Thread: dropped bottles

    by ramtip
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    Re: dropped bottles

    Many years ago when I was in the military, I came back to my room rather drunk and somehow knocked a bottle of my favorite cologne out of my wall locker. So there in s-l-o-w-m-o-t-i-o-n I see my 3/4...
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    Re: cologne to get the -young- ladies?

    "Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries... Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good."
  38. Thread: Old man

    by ramtip
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    Re: Old man

    Well, I may have made a premature judgement on that one. It actually seems to be calling my name so I'll probably be getting it soon -- "old man" or not. This wouldn't be the only fragrance in my...
  39. Thread: Old man

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    Re: Old man

    I was sampling Floris Vetiver today, and I was actually quite happy with it. I did ask a female friend (who is usually the first to give me a compliment) what her opinion of it was. She replied "It...
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    Re: Do You Love One That Everyone Else Hates?

    Ditto.
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    Re: Did you like your dad's favorite scent?

    My Dad's staple scent was Aramis. I remember as a kid thinking that's what a man is supposed to smell like.
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    Re: Ehmm,is this weird?

    Several years ago when I wore Paco Rabanne, I had a girlfriend who would also put some on when she was at my place. This was before I had ever heard of unisex scents, but I never thought it was...
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    Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Lonestar Memories

    I remember reading past threads where people would talk about fragrances that made them nauseous. I stopped and pondered the fact that although I may dislike some fragrances, I have never found one...
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    Re: Do you save your empty bottles of cologne?

    Never saved a bottle, but looking back I do wish I would have saved the bottle that Safari came in. I also got rid of a full bottle of Lalique Lion that I had acquired -- I didn't care for the juice...
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    Re: What would Christian Bale wear?

    Bvlgari Black would go perfectly with the Batsuit.
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    Re: Ineke Derring-do

    I'm surprised there hasn't been more talk on this one, especially given Ineke's forum sponsorship.

    I just received a sample of this along with my bottle of L'Air du Desert Marocain. I'm still not...
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    Re: Looking for help finding a peppery? fragrance

    Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme is a very nice citrus/pepper/tobacco scent. Given that it seems to change on everyone who wears it, I would think it would be worth a sampling since you are not bound to...
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    Re: L'Air du Desert Marocain 100ml discontinued

    Luckyscent is out of stock as of today
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    Re: Favorite Cheap Scent Of All Time?

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    Re: Need help identifying a fragrance (1980s)

    Love this thread--takes me back to early college days...

    The first thing I thought of from the description (and my own wearing at that time) was Lagerfeld Classic. Other popular scents at the...
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