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  1. Re: Battle of the Spicebomb-influenced frangrances

    The Man in black drydown does indeed kick in strong. I like SpiceBomb's better because it's simpler and has a retro vibe with the labdanum. MIB is a bit muddled in the end for me. Alcohol, woody,...
  2. Re: Battle of the Spicebomb-influenced frangrances

    I happen to be wearing Man in Black for the first time today. It doesn't have the initial blast that Spicebomb has; It's more subtle and boozy. The middle is similar in that it almost goes on hiatus...
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    Re: What would be your Next Purchase?

    I finally tried LIDGE recently and really love it for summer evenings. It's at the top of my list right now, bumping Jaipur. Been thinking of buying Jaipur EDT but for some reason just not pulling...
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    Re: Perfumed Venues! Which Places Smell Delicious?

    Ok, I know this is gonna sound weird, but the scented filters in the urinals at my work have been smelliing pretty darned good. I'll come in there and be thinking, "yeah, my perfume is kicking in...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Vintage Paco Rabanne PH. The beginning and middle are pretty low key but nice, and then the drydown about 12 hours later is like 'Wow!!'. I also love placing it in history, comparing to vintage...
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    Re: Powdery soap fragrance with green notes?

    +1 I'm wearing the vintage today. The drydown is exquisite.
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    Re: Spicebomb or egoiste

    My thoughts exactly.
  8. Re: Ever have days where you wake up and want to sell everything you have except for a few bottles?

    No, But I have a few I'd been thinking of eliminating. I like to gradually work my way through my collection in combination with sampling.
  9. Re: I've just about had it with sweet fragrances... any suggestions?

    Have you tried any of the old powerhouses like Antaeus or Quorum? I enjoy them a lot on the weekends (too much for my work).
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    Re: Niche patch & pot suggestions

    We're talkin' Columbian, baby. I'm working off of 35 year old memories here :-)
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    Re: Niche patch & pot suggestions

    Dude, I just found a knarly decant of Sycomore in the back of my sock drawer. Took a hit and it's creepin' up on me. Niiiiiice! Headin' to Taco Bell for a soft burroto now..
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    Re: Niche patch & pot suggestions

    Thanks for the suggestions. I've tried:
    - Borneo: I don't like the cacoa/patch vibe of this or Coromandel
    - Patchoulie Noir: Really nice, high quality. I'll try again

    I'll give the others...
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    Re: Have you found a perfect fragrance?

    I'd say Fahrenheit is the closest for me.
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    Re: Niche patch & pot suggestions

    I came to the same conclusion. Most of the perfumes with "Patchouli" in the name have too much Patchoulicentricity for me. I tried at least 6 of the big recommended ones. Mistral Patchouli had the...
  15. Thread: Turning 41

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    Re: Turning 41

    Spicebomb might be a good choice. I think it's a horrible name but great scent.
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    Re: Compliment I got today

    Thanks for sharing the link. I was laughing like crazy..
  17. Re: Opulant, Elegant, Luxurious scent that isn't cloying in the summer heat?

    [QUOTE=Draven;3533743]I'm liking AdQ leather's notes pyramid very much. I love raspberry and leather so this I will definitely try along with TF Tuscan Leather.

    How about Mark Birley Charles...
  18. Thread: Antaeus Help

    by DanHD
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    Re: Antaeus Help

    Wanted to give an update: Last time I wore this my wife was enthralled! A complete turnaround. So much so that she bought me a bottle as an early fathers day gift. And I'm only the dad of our cat...
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    Re: What have you STILL not tried?

    +1 Krizia Uomo. I've heard good things too and am a covert powerhouse collector.
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    Re: Caron Yatagan - crazy fragrance !!

    Maybe Salvidor Dali PH would do the trick. Gotta try it at least once :-)
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    Re: What would you wear with this haircut?

    Pino Silvestre
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    Re: Hey,i need for your recommendation.

    Good choice. It never fails to impress me. Fahrenheit 32 is also fun but very different - it has a sweet and sour effect..
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    No can do. Gonna be in the car with my dept manager for 4 hours. Don't wanna get fired :-)

    But I will be wearing YSL L'Homme!
  24. Re: Your Workplace Bravery Limit (mighty fragrance superheroes not included here)

    Equivalent to a spy carrying a poisen pill? Six hits of Kouros should do the trick :-)
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    Re: Do you spray through the day?

    No, I like to experience the whole progression without confusing it with the top notes again.
  26. Re: Your Workplace Bravery Limit (mighty fragrance superheroes not included here)

    I'll wear Fahrenheit 32 to work. It's On the sweet floral side and a bit work-adventurous for me. I'd like to wear One Man Show to work. Seems almost doable, but for now only on slow Fridays when...
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    Re: 80s scent to go with Kung Fury?

    That's some cray s#$t man. I would say you should go for One Man Show all the way! Have fun..
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I got Versace Blue Jeans for $20 at Marshalls last weekend. It's a fun scent..
  29. Re: Tough guy's fragrance. Kouros or Azzaro Pour homme?

    Wearing one tiny spray of Kouros today and it's a beautiful thing. I found this thread - you have to check out the Man Dom video with Charles Bronson - oh my god that's a classic. If you applied...
  30. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

    Great thread. Thanks for reincarnating it.
  31. Thread: what do you do??

    by DanHD
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    Re: what do you do??

    In IT too: Database Administrator
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    Re: What makes your eyes glaze over?

    Very nice. I'm stopping reading this one now :-)
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    Re: Polo green alternative

    +1 vintage polo. I'm wearing it today, got a decant from Bigsly, and it's richer and less shrill than the current. It's early yet though.
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    Re: What's good at Macy's to buy ? Thoughts ?

    +1 Jaipur PH EDT - on my to buy list
    Have you tried SpiceBomb? I love it..
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    Re: What have you STILL not tried?

    I have a sample of Bleinheim Bouquet that is gathering dust. Also Havana.
    I really want to try Killians Taste of Heaven and Straight to...
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    Re: Polo green alternative

    Pino Silvestre has a nice piney scent and is very wearable. Maybe more like an Uncle rather than Grandpa?
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    Re: I'm pretty much done! Well...almost.

    Just checked out your collection. Some nice stuff there! Enjoy :-)
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    Re: I'm torn. Spice bomb or Chanel Bleu EDP

    SB for sure. Bleu is boring to me.
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    Re: the most versatile

    +1 YSL L'Homme
    Boss Bottled
  40. Thread: I just tried M7!

    by DanHD
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    Re: I just tried M7!

    You nailed with Yatagan - same thing for me. One day I'm saying it's my soul scent and the next wearing I'm tempted to rub it off.
  41. Re: What are your thoughts between these fragrances?

    Lapidus: Really nice classic powerhouse with a fantastic patchoulie drydown. Great for the weekend.
    Guerlain Vetiver: A little dated for me - I like Vetiver Extraordinaire and Sycomore better for...
  42. Thread: I just tried M7!

    by DanHD
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    Re: I just tried M7!

    M7's one that I love or tolerate depending on my mood / weather or whatever. It doesn't help that my wife is not a fan. So I have a nice decant of it to try once in a while..
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    Re: It's a real challenge...

    I hear you. I've slowed down my purchases and get more vial samples/decants, and then I try to work in my wardrobe along the way. Some of those poor bottles are neglected and I'll be selling /...
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    Re: Top/Ultimate lists with just niche?

    Yeah, some of the lists that go around have some pretty obscure scents. Sometimes I scratch my head, but different strokes.... I've been at it a relatively short time, so maybe others have learned...
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    Re: Suggest your 10 MUST HAVE NICHE fragrances

    +1, I'm going to check some of these out..
  46. Re: Chanel Coromandel- Anyone else find its a bit too feminine?

    I respect but don't thoroughly enjoy either Coromandel or Borneo. I just don't dig the whole patchouli - cacao combo. It's not about femininity for me, just the feel of the scent.
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    Re: which to choose between these 3 classic

    Pour Monsieur. I enjoy it most of the three. Classic that you can go to in any situation.
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    Re: Just purchased Millesime Imerial

    Congrats on your purchase. MI is an awesome go-to summer scent. Great addition to your wardrobe..
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    Re: Spicebomb ? Thoughts?

    I love it. It's got that One Million feel up front and then some more sober notes at end (labdanum?). I find it very exciting. I think it might work into spring / early summer if not too hot.
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    Re: Recommendations for my first Dior

    +1 Fahrenheit. Classic that you gotta try. I have the current version and love it.
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    Re: Should be more love for the Basenotes wardrobe!

    I use the wardrobe feature and like to peek at other's wardrobes once in a while. It's a very useful feature.
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    Re: Spicebomb / One Million

    I'm wearing Hanae Mori H.M EDT today. Pretty low key citrus opening and after about 2-3 hours some major floral zing kicks in. Reminds me of Lolita Lampicka, but that was a while ago. Anyways, I'm...
  53. Re: A thought on picking fragrances based on weather and seasons...

    Thanks for the insight. I'll have to do some experiments of my own this summer. Pure Havanne will be one of my first tries in the heat :-)
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    Re: Hello from a new member

    Welcome Lee. I look forward to seeing your posts..
  55. Re: The greatest fragrance for men ever released (so far)

    +1 Fahrenheit. Classic, masculine, never fails to impress me.
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    Re: Don't you hate when.....

    I hate it when I'm in love with a new fragrance and my wife says "what is that s$&t? - smells like old men's feet"
  57. Re: Fragrancenet : trusted site? Maybe not...

    Same here. I think this is a weird exception. I think FragranceNet is a good site.
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    Re: Spicebomb / One Million

    Any in particular that you'd recommend?
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    Re: Spicebomb / One Million

    So many great suggestions. I'm excited to try.. Thanks
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    Re: Spicebomb / One Million

    Thanks for all the suggestions - it's gonna be fun trying them :-)
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    Spicebomb / One Million

    I really like the One Million - like bubble gum note in Spice Bomb, and that it gets more complex / mature.

    Could you recommend any other scents more mature than One Million but that have that fun...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Spice Bomb
    Bijan (Vintage)
    Fleur du Male
    Boss Bottled
    One Man Show

    I'm sampling a lot of Patchoulis but no final conclusions..
  63. Re: Tell Me About Parfums de Nicolai's Patchouli Homme

    I'm wearing Nicoloai Patchouli Intense (formerly Homme?) today and I'm in the harsh beginning to middle that was great the first wearing and now on second wearing it's a major challenge. Do I love...
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    Re: Do you like Lapidus pour Homme?

    Yes, I love Lapidus PH. Classic powerhouse, very manly with nice patchouili in the drydown. Perfect for the weekend.
  65. Thread: Guilty Pleasure

    by DanHD
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    Re: Guilty Pleasure

    +1 Chinatown. I want to buy eventually because it's so special and I love the look of the bottle.

    Also Fleur du Male: Sold as a masculine but has a "guilty pleasure" quality that I love. I can...
  66. Re: What season do you prefer wearing Fahrenheit in, summer or winter?

    I think it works great all year round, but if pressed I'd say summer - nice to sweat with some Fahrenheit on..
  67. Re: Need quick help in some cheap options listed (Please!!)

    +1 CK One Shock
    -1 Zino: This one can be very overwhelming. I regretted my blind buy of this one.
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    Re: I Finally 'Get' Chanel Egoiste

    I love it all the way through but I'm especially fond of the woody drydown. It's definitely a powerhouse, taking no prisoners even after 10+ hours.
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    Re: Patchouli Base on Office-Friendly Scent

    Thanks. Trying Nicolai Patchouli Intense today. Really nice stuff. Some florals and leather and I'm thinking a bit of a Guerlain-like feel. I'm very impressed.
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    Re: Patchouli Base on Office-Friendly Scent

    I’m trying Mistral Patchouli today, and it’s pretty nice and maybe too lightweight for me. It’s citrusy and fresh, with some patchouli, but the patch must be processed in a different way because...
  71. Thread: Zino Davidoff

    by DanHD
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    Re: Zino Davidoff

    I blind bought it and I have moments of love, but it's just too overpowering. One spray and when the drydown hits it's blaring like crazy. It doesn't help that my wife finds it too loud too. I'm...
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    Re: Patchouli Base on Office-Friendly Scent

    Thanks for all the tips. I'm looking forward to sampling some of these..
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    Re: Patchouli Base on Office-Friendly Scent

    Would that be the regular or intense version?
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    Re: Patchouli Base on Office-Friendly Scent

    Thanks for all the suggestions so far. Any more (designer or niche) that have a interesting non-patch start but nice patch at the end?
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    Patchouli Base on Office-Friendly Scent

    I've been trying some patchouli-focused niche scents like Patchouli Leaves and Patchouli Patch. They're nice but sometimes patchouli is best as a reward at the end of the day. Do you have any...
  76. Re: Recommendations for quality deodorant please ...

    Maybe too simple, but Old Spice original deoderant (not anti persperant) is good and doesn't interfere with my colognes.
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    Re: Which fragrances are brothers?

    Don't forget the brutha from a different mother Jaipur PH EDT.
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    Re: Your "National Fragrance"? :)

    For the US: Aramis Tuscany, renamed to Aramis USA
  79. Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    I bought SB fairly recently and just one spray from the bottle is too much. The key to this scent for me is to calibrate the application. I went back to the sample - one spray to the chest, one to...
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    Re: Favourite Maurice Roucel fragrance?

    +1 Bogart Pour Homme
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    Re: Eau Des Baux What Does It Smell Like?

    After one wear, I found the startup to be a little too heavy for me. The drydown was blissful though, even into the next day. Seems like it'd be best for fall/winter.
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    Re: Anyone feel this way about Davidoff's Zino?

    I also bought this blind about a year ago and it was too much for me. I'm going to give it another try - thanks for the inspiration.
  83. Re: Would you ask this guy what fragrance he's wearing?

    Nice Story! I have a sample of Bleecker St waiting for me. I think tomorrow's the day..
  84. Re: Would you ask this guy what fragrance he's wearing?

    Sure. Probably have to be a couple beers in, a nice day, and as a previous poster said, some ok eye contact. What the hell..
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    Re: Going back to the 'dark' side!!

    Ok, I'm gonna go check out Happy for Men. Sounds like fun :-)
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    Re: What's your "happiest" fragrances?

    Fleur du Male - Makes me happy every time. It's like a guilty pleasure - something that feels like it's just for me.
  87. Re: Name your favorite unremarkable, generic, "eh, not bad," forgettable scent that you actually wea

    Mark Birley
    L'Homme

    But they're perfect for work days with lots of meetings. And good enough to keep it interesting,
  88. Re: Has there been, or will there be, a male fragrance with the same impact as Chanel No 5?

    I cant think of anything on the masculine side. I'd say Polo is as close as it gets. I have distinct memories and emotions about Polo that no other scent rivals. And these experiences came before my...
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    Re: Choosing your daily scent

    What samples I haven't tried, and then weather and intuition.
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    Re: Sung Homme at Marshall's for $6.99

    I bought my own Sung bottle blind a few months back. After a couple of wearings I'm still not sure on this one. Doesn't help that my wife doesn't dig it. I'm not giving up yet. We shall see. On...
  91. Thread: Devin and 1-12

    by DanHD
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    Re: Devin and 1-12

    That's interesting, the comparison between Yatagan and Devin. I own Yatagan and will wear it soon and keep it in mind. Thanks for the tip..
  92. Thread: Devin and 1-12

    by DanHD
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    Re: Devin and 1-12

    I'd be interested to know how it is for you now..
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    Re: Jacques Bogart: One Man Show

    I'm wearing this today for the first time. I love it so much! I'm in the drydown now and am marinating in coconut/vanilla joy.

    I decanted it to get a smaller spray, but it doesn't seem to be such...
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    Re: fav fragrance to smell, not smell of!

    I'd like to smell One Million on others but can't endure it myself.
  95. Re: Does anyone use the "pick something random to wear" wardrobe feature?

    I've never used it, but the above is how I would and will now that I know about it. I'm too much of a control freak to totally commit to it..
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    Re: Always on recommendation

    My catch-alls are for anytime, anyplace:
    YSL L'Homme
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Pour Monsieur
    Mark Birley
  97. Re: How narrow have you gotten your collection? Or do you keep adding?

    I like it. Nuff said.
  98. Re: the eternal debate of spraying vs dabbing - I'll always prefer the latter

    Yeah, one spray on the chest of Chergui was too much, but two dabs on the chest and one on the neck is perfectamundo.
  99. Thread: Devin and 1-12

    by DanHD
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    Devin and 1-12

    I'm wearing Devin for the first time today and loving it. It's reminding me of 1-12 with its unrelenting green character. I'm sure there are differences but they're both old school green and...
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    Re: Bought Mont Blanc Individuel blind.

    Thanks for the tip. I didn't know of the Original Santal similarity or that Pierre Bourdon made it. I might doing a BB of my own :-)
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