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    Re: Valentino Uomo. A new look on Dior Homme

    I don't get any chocolate in Uomo. I get chocolate in DHI, but Uomo? No
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    Re: Is Aramis a good blind buy?

    It is a NO BUY
  3. Re: Would you wear a fragrance that you like but might offend others?

    Love all the: personal enjoyment > consideration for others posts.

    Maybe fragrance freaks also tend to be psychopaths? lol
  4. Re: Longevity Issues With Thierry Mugler A*Men

    Those who say olfactory fatigue have no idea what they are talking about. I have sample of the original juice and the new juice, huge difference in performance!

    I have an unopened bottle of Gold...
  5. Re: Would you wear a fragrance that you like but might offend others?

    So you wouldn't care about your customer or coworker's experiences in dealing with you? I used to abide by the principle "where what you like" until multiple embarrassing experiences of choking out...
  6. Re: Everyone Always Hates on Polo Colognes: Why?

    I remember a post by one of the guys on here who works at the fragrance counter a few years ago, where he took a survey by having hundreds of shoppers smell various fragrances in the store and...
  7. Would you wear a fragrance that you like but might offend others?

    Made this thread in response to the compliment getter thread. I doubt most of us are actually wear fragrances to garner compliments, but by their very nature, fragrances are something that will...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Went to the mall to test some fragrances with one of my regulars. I decided to spray on some D&G Pour Homme Absolute and ask her how I smell, she said it smells like "common men's cologne" and said...
  9. Re: Does Valentino Uomo really smell like Dior Homme/ DHI?

    I don't think they smell alike, but my girl disagrees. I was wearing DHI when we went to the mall to smell some scents. When I sprayed some Valentino on my arm, she smelled it, then smelled my chest...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Basenotes work for Creed. You didn't know?
  11. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme - Convince Me

    Why is everyone hating on tonka? I love tonka! Give me more tonka!
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    Re: Most overrated fragrance on Basenotes?

    Secret Aventus thread

    Well played sir
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    I am afraid that BdC is now a warm weather only scent. The darker aspect of it seems to fade away quickly. I only get any semblance of performance under hot weather now. Before, it was radiating...
  14. Re: Name your favorite unremarkable, generic, "eh, not bad," forgettable scent that you actually wea

    Cool Water
    Curve for Men

    Bought Curve as room spray, thought it smell pretty good, and decided to bring it on my travel . I put it in my carry-ons on my flight when I don't carry any luggage, so...
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    Re: So is DHI working for me, or not???

    I rarely get compliments with DHI either, which happens to be my signature scent that I wear every night. And this is coming from someone who used to get complimented on my fragrance all the time...
  16. Re: Describe your favourite scent in two words

    La Nuit de L`'Homme = PANTY DROPPER
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    Re: Alternative to Montblanc Legend

    Try Dior Homme Eau for Men. It supposedly smells like a mix between Dior Homme and Legend/Fierce. I don't feel it, but that's what some people seem to report, so it is worth a try.

    Other ones that...
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    Re: Bleu De Chanel

    ^^^pwned
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    So when is the Aventus fad going to go away?
  20. Re: Best Value Fragrance You've Ever Purchased?

    Versace Dreamer for $25
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    Tested this a few days ago. Smells like a mix of La Nuit and Versace Eros to me. La Nuit is superior to this so it's a pass for me.
  22. Re: (IMO) Aventus is not as versatile as many people claim

    I can't see myself wearing this on a hot summer day.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Got complimented on DHI and 1 Million recently. Also got a half compliment on Azzaro Pour Homme, tho it was not unsolicited.
  24. Re: Synthetic, fresh mall scents (not a hate thread)

    Not sure about Tommy, but I heard some people mentioned that Dior Homme Eau for Men reminds them of Fierce. I personally don't feel it, but it is worth a test.
  25. Re: Synthetic, fresh mall scents (not a hate thread)

    What is this "elusive" made in France BdC that you speak of? I thought most of the bottles of BdC are made in France. I got mine at the DFS recently, and it says made in France. The performance is...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I do not care about compliments, however, I do want to smell good to others, and being complimented is the most obvious way to know that I am smelling good to others. Those who wear fragrances "only...
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    Re: Vanilla-y scents

    Givenchy Pi
  28. Re: Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey vs JPG Le Male

    I found L`eau D`Issey to work much better in cold weather than in hot weather. It smells too bitter in hot weather, but cold weather makes it a soft aquatic scent for some reason.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I've gotten lots of compliments on my three signature scents throughout last year: Allure Homme Sport, L`eau D`Issey, and La Nuit

    I have not gotten any compliments with my signature scents this...
  30. Re: Recommendation for scent simular to code ultimate.

    Dior Homme Intense supposedly smells similar
  31. Re: More masculine between dior homme and Dior homme intense?

    Both smell kind of feminine to me. But DH smells more mature than DHI, but both smell young. DH smells like a young elegant professional at a cocktail party, while DHI smells like his hipster little...
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    Just bought a bottle of BdC too. After about 2 hours after application, I asked my girl how I smell. And she says she cannot smell a thing. I got it at the airport DFS, so mine couldn't possibly be...
  33. Re: Has Mugler A*Men actually been reformulated?

    Give it a try next time you are in Sephora! My Gold Edition is still unopened because I don't want it to lose its value. Does your gold bottle still projects a mile with one spray that lasts for 10+...
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    Re: Black XS: This stuff is great

    I think if you can pull DHI off, you can also pull Black XS off. They have the same vibe. I also feel that Black XS is more masculine than Valentino Uomo, and some guys love that stuff.
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    Re: Black XS: This stuff is great

    If a man can smell like flower, then why not strawberry?
  36. Re: Has Mugler A*Men actually been reformulated?

    I was wondering the same thing. I recently bought a gold limited edition one from TJ Maxx in hope of a price hike later on. But if it is the pre-reformulated juice, I might just use it for myself.
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    Black XS: This stuff is great

    Just gave this one a full wearing at the airport DFS, and boy this things rocks.

    In fact, I was wearing DHI earlier in the day before boarding my plane, and Black XS immediately reminded me of...
  38. Re: I don't like aquatics, but feel like I need a "fresh" option. Recommendations?

    You mentioned Millesime Imperial, which is as aquatic as it gets. So you probably won't like that. And Aventus is definitely NOT aquatic. Fresh? Sort of. Aquatic? No way

    I would also try Bleecker...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    that is where post hoc analysis comes in to play. They will fill out a demographic questionnaire so we will know exactly which demographic prefers what. All other factors will just be reported as it...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    The fragrances would be sprayed only on test strips, and only after they have dried down for 30 minutes to get into the heart.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I am itching to do a real scientific female preference study one of these days. I am talking about a sample of over 100 women rank about 20 of the most well-known compliment getters and see which one...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    AHSEE didn't make it. The one at #10 is the regular AHS.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Merry Christmas and happy New Year!
    Here is the compliment rate ranking for this year after tallying. The rating can be read as "average compliments reported per year". I am reporting anything that...
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    Re: Smelling good or Standing out?

    I don't get it. Since most guys don't wear fragrances, just by wearing something you are already standing out. Yes, that means even if you are just wearing generic designers such as AdG or Bleu de...
  45. Re: Will La Nuit forever be favored? What do you really think?

    This and DHI are my night time signature scents. But without a question, most women prefer La Nuit over DHI from the feedback that I got. For that reason, I pick La Nuit over DHI on first dates to...
  46. Re: Chanel Sycomore: Lots of Negative and Unusual Complements

    I got negative comments with Encre Noire too, which smells similar. Now I call it the chastity belt lock.
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    Poll: Dior Homme or L`air du Desert Marocain

    It's a holiday season and it's time for me to get a sexy night scent. Disregard the price, which of these smell better to your nose?
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    Re: suggest top 4 frags out of 10

    For hot and humid weather, DHI, Pure Malt, Spicebomb, and HM are pretty much out. Never smelled the Lanvin so cannot comment.

    Issey Miyake, GIT, and Unforgivable are all good for your purpose. For...
  49. Poll: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/8/14) Final Four: Dior Homme vs L`air du Desert Moracain

    The North versus the South and the East is burning red! Which one do you prefer?

    Dior Homme
    vs
    Tauer L`air du Desert Moracain
  50. Re: 212 vs 1 million vs armani code ultimate vs armani code

    The powdery leather vibe of Code is just too much for me. Ultimate is much better, it still has that powdery leather vibe of Code, but quickly turns into a chocolate like scent similar to DHI. 1...
  51. Poll: Re: On a scale from 1-5, how important are compliments to you?

    Tell that to your boss.

    But really, I don't care if I get compliments as long as it is pleasing to others. Nothing is worse than being the only person in the room with fragrance that is choking...
  52. Poll: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/7/14) Final Four: Aventus vs Green Irish Tweed

    The ultimate Creed grudge match. The past versus the future. The kind versus the prince trying to dethrone the king. Royal pineapple versus royal grass! Which one do you prefer?

    Creed Aventus
    vs...
  53. Poll: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/6/14) Elite 8: L`air du Desert Moracain vs Royal Oud

    Prince Ali, magnificent he is! Which one do you prefer!?

    Tauer L`air du Desert Marocain
    vs
    Creed Royal Oud
  54. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/5/14) Elite 8: Dior Homme vs Millesime Imperial

    But now it is getting more interesting. Because there is now a very strong possibility that the top 4 Basenotes favorites will ALL be Creeds.
  55. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/5/14) Elite 8: Dior Homme vs Millesime Imperial

    Come on now. 60 replies and 14 votes?
  56. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/5/14) Elite 8: Dior Homme vs Millesime Imperial

    It's a popularity contest with March Madness format, that's the point.

    If you mean if I have a point to prove, then no, I don't have a point to prove besides wanting to see the results.
  57. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/5/14) Elite 8: Dior Homme vs Millesime Imperial

    The point? Fragrance Battle, March Madness style ;)

    Here's the battle where MI got schooled by Boss Bottled
    http://www.fragrantica.com/board/viewtopic.php?id=57234

    I am tempted to do a real...
  58. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/5/14) Elite 8: Dior Homme vs Millesime Imperial

    I would argue that in a hypothetical situation where we poll the entire world by letting them smell each fragrance, the majority will prefer Acqua di Gio over Aventus.
  59. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/5/14) Elite 8: Dior Homme vs Millesime Imperial

    To answer the last question. Because Creeds have beaten everything else so far. The few that have not lost are the Creeds.
  60. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/5/14) Elite 8: Dior Homme vs Millesime Imperial

    I think Aventus lost to Tobacco Vanille, GIT lost to Platinum Egoiste, and MI lost to Boss Bottled. Suggesting all the Creed love here is driven by basenotes hype train.

    And their top 4 were:...
  61. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/5/14) Elite 8: Dior Homme vs Millesime Imperial

    Actually, I am pretty sure the Creed popularity is only a Basenotes phenomenon. Did a fragrance competition on Fragrantica forum, and all the Creeds got eliminated, FAST.
  62. Poll: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/5/14) Elite 8: Dior Homme vs Millesime Imperial

    Creed has won 3 in a row. Can MI keep the streak going or will Dior Homme avenge its brother. Which one do you prefer?

    Dior Homme
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    Creed Millesime Imperial
  63. Poll: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/4/14) Elite 8: Antaeus vs Green Irish Tweed

    Meat or vegetable, which one do you prefer?

    Chanel Antaues
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    Creed Green Irish Tweed
  64. Poll: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/3/14) Elite 8: Aventus vs Dior Homme Intense

    The battle of the two Basenotes poster boys may have been fought before. But never in this one day fight to the death capacity!
    Which one do you prefer?

    Creed Aventus
    vs
    Dior Homme Intense
  65. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/2/14) Sweet 16: AdG Essenza vs Royal Oud

    Creeds are destroying everything!
  66. Re: Has anyone else completely offended someone with what they thought was a "safe" fragrance?

    It happened to me with Versace Pour Homme, on multiple occasions. This will not be my signature scent anytime soon.
  67. Poll: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/2/14) Sweet 16: AdG Essenza vs Royal Oud

    Battle of the new kids on the block! Which one do you prefer?

    Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Essenza
    vs
    Creed Royal Oud
  68. Re: How would I distinguish the reformulated A*Men from the original stronger smelling one?

    The reformulated juice has the projection of D&G The One, meaning 4 sprays later and it is still a skin scent. The old formulation is a nuclear bomb.
  69. Poll: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/1/14) Sweet 16: Terre d`Hermes vs L`air du Desert Marocain

    Wood or sand? Which one do you prefer?

    Terre d`Hermes
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    Tauer L`air du Desert Marocain
  70. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/30/14) Sweet 16: Egoiste vs Millesime Imperial

    This is coming down the wire!
  71. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/30/14) Sweet 16: Egoiste vs Millesime Imperial

    Stay on topic
  72. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/30/14) Sweet 16: Egoiste vs Millesime Imperial

    Plenty of comprehension, but just not caring about similarities. Ok?
  73. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/30/14) Sweet 16: Egoiste vs Millesime Imperial

    Someone forgot to tell the sumo wrestler this boy's name is Clark Kent.
  74. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/30/14) Sweet 16: Egoiste vs Millesime Imperial

    MI takes the lead!
  75. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/30/14) Sweet 16: Egoiste vs Millesime Imperial

    MI just got 6 straight votes. Guess the Creed fanbase is awake.
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    Re: Pure Malt New(ish) Version?

    I can still smell the oak casket they toasted the fragrance in. Otherwise, not a bit of difference! :rolleyesold:
  77. Poll: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/30/14) Sweet 16: Egoiste vs Millesime Imperial

    The king of their respective genre. Which one do you prefer?

    Chanel Egoiste
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    Creed Millesime Imperial
  78. Re: Which designer aquatic / marine scent has the best projection ??

    Versace Pour Homme is a nuclear bomb on me, but the longevity is shoddy.
  79. Poll: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/29/14) Sweet 16: Bleu de Chanel vs Dior Homme

    Chanel versus Dior, flagship fragrance grudge match! Which one do you prefer?

    Bleu de Chanel
    vs
    Dior Homme
  80. Poll: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/28/14) Sweet 16: Rive Gauche Pour Homme vs Green Irish Tweed

    The classic versus something that kind of smells classic, which one do you prefer?

    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    vs
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
  81. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/27/14) Sweet 16: Platinum Egoiste vs Antaeus

    All tied up. Someone breaks the tie!
  82. Poll: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/27/14) Sweet 16: Platinum Egoiste vs Antaeus

    Battle of the Chanel classics! Which one do you prefer?

    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    vs
    Chanel Antaeus
  83. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/26/14) Sweet 16: Dior Homme Intense vs Bois du Portugal

    It's coming down the wire!
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    Re: craving for a pineapple based fragrance

    Curve for Men. $15 for a pineapple leaf smell. Gotta hunt down the vintage for solid performance, however.
  85. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/25/14) Sweet 16: Aventus vs Spicebomb

    More people voted for Aventus than the TOTAL votes cast in other battles! How did that happen!?
  86. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    Axe Harmony

    Beat that!
  87. Poll: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/26/14) Sweet 16: Dior Homme Intense vs Bois du Portugal

    The battle of the heavyweights continues~! Flamboyant or classy, which one do you prefer?

    Dior Homme Intense
    vs
    Creed Bois du Portugal
  88. Poll: Re: As far as lemons go... Edition Blanche vs DHS vs Versace Eau Fraiche

    Versace Man Eau Fraiche is like the best scorching weather scent ever made. It smells sour and synthetic when it is below 80 degree. But when it's above it, it is just magical. It cools you down like...
  89. Re: The Curve bottle is now clear, wonder if they also reformulated the juice...

    I have the colored juice Curve too, and I can tell you the performance on this thing is TERRIBLE. I don't have the original Curve for comparison, but mine stays close to the skin and disappears in...
  90. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/25/14) Sweet 16: Aventus vs Spicebomb

    I thought that's how we roll here. :lolk:

    Spicebomb is winning....but I guess the Creed SA with multiple BN accounts is still sleeping. Past polls have shown that there is a surge of votes for...
  91. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/25/14) Sweet 16: Aventus vs Spicebomb

    Welcome to Basenotes.
  92. Poll: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/25/14) Sweet 16: Aventus vs Spicebomb

    The chaffs are out of the way, only the big boys remain! Now this shiz just got real.
    Which one do you prefer?

    Creed Aventus
    vs
    Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb
  93. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/24/14) Round 2: Tobacco Vanille vs Royal Oud

    Creed almost always wins....on Basenotes.
  94. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/24/14) Round 2: Tobacco Vanille vs Royal Oud

    Royal Oud is starting to pull away !
  95. Poll: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/24/14) Round 2: Tobacco Vanille vs Royal Oud

    Battle of $200 fragrances. Which one do you prefer?

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    vs
    Creed Royal Oud
  96. Re: What's available in Dubai duty-free airport ?

    Wouldn't it be nice to have an hour by yourself without the SA constantly bugging you and recommending your Gucci Guilty?
  97. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/22/14) Round 2: Dreamer vs L`air du Desert Marocain

    Someone seems mad. Must be some serious business:rolleyesold:

    Someone doesn't seem to know the meaning of a popularity contest.
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/5244
  98. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/23/14) Round 2: Rose 31 vs AdG Essenza

    Is it true that AdG Essenza smells like vintage AdG than the current AdG?
  99. Poll: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/23/14) Round 2: Rose 31 vs AdG Essenza

    Ahhh...the smell of fresh rose....which one do you prefer?

    Le Labo Rose 31
    vs
    Giorgio Armani Acquai di Gio Essenza
  100. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur - Where to buy in the US

    I saw it in Duty Free Honolulu. Maybe I should pick it up next time
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