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  1. Thread: No!-vember

    by 601red
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    Re: No!-vember

    I say yes! It's "not on paper", right? Congrats.
  2. Thread: No!-vember

    by 601red
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    Re: No!-vember

    Okay, guys. So far, I only bought one bottle this month. How is everyone doing?
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    Re: Tom Ford: Italian Cypress or Oud Wood

    Oud wood. Italian Cypress didn't grab me at all.
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    Re: How are Jo Malone perfumes?

    Oud & Beegamot is one of my faves. But as mentioned above, longevity is not great.
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    Re: I wish I hadn't just witnessed this...

    That. Was. Me.

    I was up for three days straight, gambling. And countless hookers..... "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas"...
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    Re: Your first love...

    In the beginning, there were Old Spice and Brut.... But my first love was Obsession For Men.
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    Re: Scents you'd love to see re-released/made

    Bring back; Vintage Obsession For Men
    Make; Oud & Bergamot in EDP
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    Re: Your Top 3 Designer Fragrances?

    For this week or two only;

    Bulgari Man In Black
    John Varvatos Platinum
    Valentino Uomo
  9. Re: RL Polo Red. The most contemporary fragrance for 2013

    I like Red. Very safe. Easy to wear. Short life (and that's not bad sometimes). I wear it in the morning hours, when I can't decide what to commit myself to for the rest of the day/night. Sort of...
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    Re: To pee or not to pee?

    Do it. Yes. Do it. Add your own whatever.

    Don't stall now. You knew what this stuff was all about when you decided to buy it. Come on. Just watch what you eat/drink before you add your secret...
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    Re: Fragrances that enhance sexual performance.

    Lol. You ARE a hen na oji san. (Ahh, in a good way, of course)

    Anyway, hmm, when you guys figure out which fragrances work, let me know. I will blind buy. And I'll forget that NO-vember...
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    Poll: Re: FWOTD (frag war of the day)

    Fahrenheit.
  13. Re: Making room in my collection for ONE more designer scent - Which one ?

    John Varvatos Vintage
    Bulgari Man In Black
    CH Men
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit & Chanel Egoiste...Wow!

    Both of these a excellent. Classy.
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    Re: Pure Malt vs YSL La Nuit

    1; La Nuit
    2; Depends on your date's preference.
  16. Re: men's opinion: most enticing/sexy fragrance on a woman?

    Bond. No 9's Signature.
  17. Re: dilemma 4 great frags budget for 2... or 1... haha

    If it was me, I'd buy the GIT.

    But honestly? Doesn't matter. Most likely, down the road, you'll end up purchasing the other ones on your list.
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    Re: Best crowd pleaser scents (designer only)

    Yes, as far as a crowd pleaser.

    L'Homme
    Channel Bleu
    CH Men
  19. Thread: No!-vember

    by 601red
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    Re: No!-vember

    This is me. Will I buy? Yes. But I'll try my best to be sensible.
  20. Re: october was full of purchases NOOOVEMBER im ready for you!

    Fine. But you're running out of time. Let's go!
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    Re: A*Men Pure Wood, worthy or not?

    It's a pass for me. It wasn't bad. But I know that i won't really wear it often. And that plastic bottle, supposed to look like wood, to me, is tacky as hell.
  22. Re: Do you smell like people around you, like people on basenotes, or like no one in particular?

    I'd like to think I smell spectacular, like other Basenotes members.
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    Re: What to do with a fake fragrance.

    If it is indeed a fake, toss it.
  24. Re: october was full of purchases NOOOVEMBER im ready for you!

    Tuscan Leather. ADP Leather. Quick!
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    This is me watching the Dolphins game.... Why the look? It's the second half.
  26. Poll: Re: Frag battle: YSL L'homme VS Gucci Pour homme II

    Gph ii
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    Re: The John Varvatos House

    If I had to choose only one from this house, it would be Vintage.
  28. Re: Sweet or Sour? Comparing Desire (red) with Paris Hilton for Men

    Definitely.
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    Re: Nice story for a change...

    Smell that? You smell what I smell? It's called victory. Congrats!!
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    Re: Anything better than 1 Million?

    L'Homme Parfum Intense, YSL.
  31. Re: Narciso Rodriguez for Him EDP or John Varvatos Vintage

    John Varvatos Vintage.
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    Re: The John Varvatos House

    The Vintage, Platinum Edition, and the Oud.
  33. Re: Bond No. 9 Refill Event starts tomorrow and goes thru Nov. 12

    I got it wrong. Silver bottle = Silver Factory.
  34. Re: Bond No. 9 Refill Event starts tomorrow and goes thru Nov. 12

    Is this the same as the silver bottle (the juice, that is)?
  35. Re: Bond No. 9 Refill Event starts tomorrow and goes thru Nov. 12

    Just called Nordstrom.. And you guys are right. A bottle and a candle or body cream is a OK. Damn, but last event, I had to buy two bottles.....
  36. Re: Bond No. 9 Refill Event starts tomorrow and goes thru Nov. 12

    No, it's not like that. They'll give you a Tester Bottle free, if you buy two items. And I never had to bring in an empty bottle.
  37. Re: Bond No. 9 Refill Event starts tomorrow and goes thru Nov. 12

    Got it. Thank you.
  38. Re: Bond No. 9 Refill Event starts tomorrow and goes thru Nov. 12

    I think it's either once or twice a year.
  39. Re: Bond No. 9 Refill Event starts tomorrow and goes thru Nov. 12

    Nice! Wish I had your SA.
    The Bond ladies in my area made it clear to me that I need to purchase two bottles... No candles, no body-wash, etc.. So that means it's a pass for me.
  40. Thread: Best vetiver

    by 601red
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    Re: Best vetiver

    One more for Haitian Vetiver, by Zegna.
  41. Thread: Is Aventus...

    by 601red
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    Re: Is Aventus...

    Sure, I think it's a great fragrance. Around here, it's the King, it's so masculine, it's "the one to beat", the "alpha" scent, etc.. But ya know, whenever I wore it, I thought to myself, "yeah,...
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    Poll: Re: Philosophy of Spray

    Both.

    Depends on the fragrance. Depends on circumstances. And depends on my mood.
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    Re: Drifted to the dark side

    Ah, guilty pleasures... I also enjoy DH Eau. My GF approves as well.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Got it. Thanks, Hednic.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Will this be available in US Soon?
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    Poll: Re: Signature Scent Poll

    CH for Men.
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    Re: Best blind buy and would you recommend it!!

    Not a big blind-buyer... But I did on M7 Oud Absolu and Pure Malt. Yes and yes.
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    Re: Bulgari Man in Black is freakin Awesome!!

    I like it a lot. The opening reminds me of Spicebomb. Nice bottle too.
  49. Re: Reccomended additions to my fragrance collection

    Now that's a good one!
  50. Re: How long does it take you to finish a bottle of ur signature scent

    I don't have a signature scent. And I have no idea how long it'll take to finish a bottle.
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    Re: What is your Basenotes.net perfume?

    Same here.
  52. Re: How many sprays for Invictus - eau de toilette ?

    I do not own Invictus. For most of my EDTs, I do 3-4 sprays.
  53. Re: Molecules 01 - your views on layering this with lighter frags ?

    What a great idea... Man, I shouldn't have sold my The One....(sigh)
  54. Re: In the mood to sample but have a stuffy nose.

    Hope you feel better.
  55. Re: Molecules 01 - your views on layering this with lighter frags ?

    Wow. I'm definitely going to try Rive d'Ambre with 01...
  56. Re: Bvlgari Man in Black: a better quality incense-y Spicebomb!

    I wouldn't say that it's a better quality scent than spicebomb. But for sure it's not as loud as spicebomb. I'll be enjoying both this coming season.
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    Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid

    Don't know if it's masculine or feminine. But it is too loud for my taste.
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Valentino uomo
  59. Re: Should I wear Erolfa if I get infected with Ebola ?

    What? Erolfa? Are you kidding me? You want to give Ebola the satisfaction of knowing that the body it's infected smells awesome? No. No. No.

    Listen. Ebola is bad. Ebola is an a**hole. You should...
  60. Re: What fragrances make you happy just from smelling it?

    Indonesian Oud takes me back to my teenage yrs in Okinawa....when life was simple and fun.
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    Re: Thoughts on Dior Homme Eau for Man

    I like it a lot. I find myself reaching for this one more than my DH or DHI. Compared to the two mentioned, it's easier to wear in many seasons and occasions.
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    Re: Javanese Patchouli vs Patchouli Absolu

    Exactly the same here.

    And I'm a Tom Ford fan.
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    Re: Best Eau De Cologne

    Oud & Bergamot, Jo Malone.
  64. Re: Does your preference for a fragrance decrease with higher recent usage frequency?

    Same here. No rhyme or reason...
  65. Re: If the polar vortex returns, what will you wear?

    Let's see...

    Tobacco Oud
    Amyris
    DHI
    Indonesian Oud
    John Varvatos Oud
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    Re: Tester bottle theory.

    I think they're the same.
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    Re: Montblanc Legend. Is it worth it?

    For me, it was pleasant but nothing special. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing amazing. Good price? Buy if you like it.

    IMO, it is not what the name implies.
  68. Re: Does you fragrance choices hinge on your significant others likes/dislikes?

    My GF is pretty much fine with all my scents. Except Fahrenheit. So I won't wear it around her.
  69. Re: boy was I wrong! Bond no o Scent of peace for him

    Both Bleecker Street and SOPFH are great choices from Bond.
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    Re: best cologne for miami?

    Welcome to Basenotes.

    Try Haitian Vetiver, Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche, Aqua Universalis.

    When you get a chance, go to Aventura Mall and sample many fragrances as possible.
  71. Re: Do you ever get embarrassed about your cologne obsession?

    This.
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    Maybe, older folks like me "remember" a scent from the good ol days, when we were young...and give it a thumbs up.
    Maybe, younger folks smell the same scent,and remind them of thier parents or...
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    Re: TF Noir (EDP) vs Dior Homme (2011)

    I really can't say that one is better than other. It's your preference. They're both good.
    Me? Dior homme.
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Allure Homme vs Allure Homme Sport

    The Sport.
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    Re: Best taking a dump scent?

    http://pics2.ds-static.com/prodimg/233163/300.JPG
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    Re: Looking to buy first Oud Fragrance

    Oud Absolu is a great starter. Other "easy" ouds are Oud Wood, Oud & Bergamot, Oud by MFK, John Varvatos Oud...
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    51.
  78. Re: Am I the only one who gets a Dior Fahrenheit vibe from Creed Aventus?

    To me, they're not similar.
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    Re: Plastic vs. glass atomizer?

    I prefer glass decants and samples for myself.
    But hold on... If I was to give a few 5 ML glass decants to my nephews in college (non basenoters), I'll bet they'll break at least one bottle.
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Allure Homme vs YSL L'Homme

    Allure Homme
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    Re: do you tell people what you are wearing?

    Sure, I'll tell them. But if it's a really long name, I might tell them the house name.
  82. Thread: Nuit d'Issey?

    by 601red
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    Re: Nuit d'Issey?

    Yes, it's a mainstream brand. Yes, it's a little synthetic in the opening to my nose. But I really like the overall composition.
  83. Re: Is it degrading for a man to wear a scent that smells unisex or even feminine?

    ?? What? Degrading? Who's the hell is gonna "degrade" us? No one, buddy. No one.
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Recommendations

    Summer; Ginepro di Sardegna, Assoluta, Mandorlo di Sicilia(evening)
    Winter; Intensa Oud or Leather
  85. Re: Started new job... Remembered fragrance, forgot deodorant!!

    It's in the past now. And I'm sure no one noticed your.... It was just your typical "first day on the job" tension.Congrats to your new employment.
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    Poll: Re: La Nuit vs One Million?

    + 1
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    Re: CK One Shock compared to Pure Havane

    Hmm. I haven't worn these two in months, due to season. Tobacco, yes. But I remember Shock was leaning more towards John Varvatos' Vintage.... I'll have test them out in coming months.
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    Re: Try to avoid application to the right wrist

    I usually don't spray the wrists. At work, I wash my hands a lot. So I do the inside of my forearms.

    If I'm testing, the back of my hands.
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    Re: Pure Malt-my short love hate relationship

    This. Keep the bottle.
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir EDP

    I like it. But I am not in any rush to buy it.
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau mistaken for A&F Fierce.

    Great! I'm actually moving to ft. Myers (no kidding).

    Please let me know where this place is, Silentrich, so I can dip my entire body in Joop and make my visit...
  92. Re: The reasons why the majority of BN members don't layer

    Layering is not something I do on regular basis. But once in a blue moon, I like to mix things up. Sometimes, meh. Sometimes, spectacular.

    I guess you could also call it layering when I'm testing...
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    Re: New Bond- Scent of Peace

    Hmm. Maybe I should give it another try. Mine is a sample. I remember, on me, it smelled great but didn't hold up....
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    Re: Which one should I get?

    Yes, flip a coin. You can't lose. They're both good (well, actually, all three).
  95. Re: When you go out of town, what fragrance(s) go with you?

    This. I'm forcing myself to use up those samples.
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    Re: Wow. bye designer hello niche.

    I agree 100%.
    Anyway, OP, congrats on your purchases. Both Aventus & Bleeker st. are great stuff. I think, down the road, you will run into niche fragrances that has minimal sillage/longevity and...
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    Re: Next Bond no9 fragrance

    Cooper Square
    New York Oud
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    Re: Anyone sample Jimmy Choo for men?

    As mentioned, fruity, mainstream, nothing all that interesting. Might do well with younger guys who's not interested in having a collection...
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    Re: If you could spray cologne on only one spot.

    Neck. Front.
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    Re: I Just Bought Black Orchid...

    Good stuff. I'll do only 1 or 2 sprays. Colder weather, night time fragrance.
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