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    Re: terre d'hermes for a teen?

    Weirdly, in my high school days, my most complimented frags were probably Mugler's Angel Men and Ralph Lauren Romance Silver. Both smelled somewhat edible (okay, Angel Men smells COMPLETELY edible),...
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    Re: Unequivocal winner?

    Of this group, Egoiste and Antaeus are far superior...
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    Re: The BEST Fragrance House

    Chanel, Thierry Mugler, YSL
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    Chanel Fragrance and Aftermarket Sellers

    I have noticed that for some reason, websites like fragrancex and fragrancenet never seem to have Chanel frags in stock, and when they do, they have ridiculous asking prices around 120 dollars for a...
  5. Gauging Interest: Dior Homme Intense Vintage EDP BNIB

    Thread cancelled. Sorry for confusion.
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    Re: Boucheron - help ID scent

    To me, it just sounds like 3 concentrations of the same fragrance: Boucheron Femme. The EDP being the strongest, Legere being the weakest, and the EDT being in between.
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    Re: How much do you like YSL M7

    It is exceptional.
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    Re: In search of a heavier frag female.

    She might like the original Boucheron Femme EDP...
  9. Re: L'instant de Guerlain pour homme Extreme now on Amazon

    Every place has it's quirks. It's what makes the world interesting. Some people like certain things, other's don't. My intention is never to insult anyone, just offer my experience of something.
  10. Re: L'instant de Guerlain pour homme Extreme now on Amazon

    Someone is selling it for 90 dollars including shipping. Why not buy from them rather than amazon? Always nice to support a basenoter...
  11. Re: L'instant de Guerlain pour homme Extreme now on Amazon

    I agree with the Sephora thing. 5-10 years ago Sephora was a lot different; I felt like they had a lot of variety, but these days they definitely don't carry as much as they used to. I think they...
  12. Re: L'instant de Guerlain pour homme Extreme now on Amazon

    Most would not even view those as particularly judgmental statements... it's a cold northern place. Most people just say what they believe with little attention to political correctness. In general...
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    Re: Best Yves Saint Laurent for "night out"?

    I agree. I can't even get why it's such a crowd pleaser actually. I tried it for the 3rd time in a perfumery today and each time I whiffed it I liked it a little less. It just smells like candies...
  14. Re: Just got my Bijan Men, it is by far the strongest fragrance I have ever smelled

    I like it.
  15. Re: L'instant de Guerlain pour homme Extreme now on Amazon

    Yes, he means the Extreme. This is a way perfume houses confuse people... they call stuff Intense/Extreme/Eau de Parfum/Concentree, and all this other stuff, but sometimes an Extreme is an EDT,...
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    Re: Early thread!

    Chanel Egoïste
  17. Re: Just got my Bijan Men, it is by far the strongest fragrance I have ever smelled

    Hahahaha, yeah, this is not a blind buy under any circumstances. It's an absolutely screeching atomic bomb. Completely vile for the first few minutes, but eventually it subsides and becomes a...
  18. Re: L'instant de Guerlain pour homme Extreme now on Amazon

    Americans are just greedy that way. But usually if you ask for a vial a sales representative won't say "well you can't have a tester unless you buy it," because the whole POINT of testers is that...
  19. Re: L'instant de Guerlain pour homme Extreme now on Amazon

    Pretty expensive. My bet is the best deal is at airport duty free stores with no tax...
  20. Re: L'instant de Guerlain pour homme Extreme now on Amazon

    Amusing coincidence... when I happened upon this thread I just clicked the amazon link and it was in stock. Don't worry, it's all yours if you want it, I have a friend flying out of Heathrow in a...
  21. Re: L'instant de Guerlain pour homme Extreme now on Amazon

    It's available again, but for 90 bucks plus 15 bucks for shipping, PLUS tax, PLUS customs since I think the amazon vendor is located in the UK. Bright idea: wait for someone, ANYONE you know to make...
  22. Re: L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme vs Dior Homme Intense

    Well, it's no longer for sale in the US... but it's available here in Iceland, which almost certainly means it's available in Europe. However, since I don't think the turnover for DHI was...
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    Re: A*Men for highschool ??

    If you want him to stand out a little more, Allure Homme Édition Blanche might be worth looking into. I think it's a more complex and rich fragrance than Allure Sport.
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    Re: Best Citrus and Woody Cologne?

    Christian Dior Eau Sauvage Extrême EDT
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    Re: A*Men for highschool ??

    There's definitely some truth to that, but it's possible to get someone a fragrance they'll love as long as you know them well and are attentive to the selection process. If you know someone well...
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    Re: Everyday winter fragrence?

    Dior Homme Intense, Chanel Antaeus, YSL M7
  27. Re: The most BEAUTIFUL fragrance you have tried/own

    Tried: Boucheron Initial
    Own: Dior Homme Intense/Chanel Antaeus
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    Re: YSL M7 Reformulation

    From what I've heard about Oud Absolu, I would clamor for the first reformulation. It's not vintage M7, but it's close enough :)
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    Re: YSL M7 Reformulation

    :)

    Haven't been able to sample Oud Absolu. Although I hear it's just an even more watered down version of both previous versions, so the name "Absolu" is completely misleading...
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    Re: YSL M7 Reformulation

    Nope, the whole thread is a comparison of the original and first reformulation. I would consider Oud Absolu to be the 2nd reformulation of M7. Here are some photos for those who are curious:
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    Re: Antaeus or Pasha?

    See my avatar; I think you'll get the idea ;)
  32. Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent vs Azzaro Pour Homme by Azzaro

    Rive Gauche
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    Re: Best Yves Saint Laurent for "night out"?

    Everyone will be wearing La Nuit. They did name it La NUIT...

    Go for M7 or Opium PH EDP.
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    Re: YSL M7 Reformulation

    Yes and no. I agree that the actual fragrance smells pretty damned similar, but the vintage had more prominent and long lasting top notes, and a slightly more noticeable dry down. In my opinion, it...
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    Re: YSL M7 Reformulation

    It was an atomic bomb of epic proportions.
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    Re: YSL M7 Reformulation

    So it appears we have it down to sometime between early 2006 and early 2008... so most likely sometime in 2006 or 2007.

    Oh, and before we all go up in arms over reformulation, I just found this on...
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    Re: YSL M7 Reformulation

    For those looking for it: it seems like the easiest places to get vintages are from either ebay or the basenotes sales threads. However, ebay sellers will try and gut you with their pricing, whereas...
  38. Re: Maximizing Projection and Longevity from a Fragrance

    Trying out the unscented lotion approach today and maybe will spray on some clothes for a dinner party tonight. Thanks guys, much appreciated!
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    Re: YSL M7 Reformulation

    Damn them! That was quite a while ago... makes finding vintages quite a pain sometimes. For other fragrances I've found the reformulation really makes almost no difference, but for M7, well damn,...
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    YSL M7 Reformulation

    Does anyone know around when the reformulation took place? I only have it down to between 2006 and 2010, the years in which I bought bottles, finding that the 2010 was reformulated and different...
  41. Re: Maximizing Projection and Longevity from a Fragrance

    Huh, interesting. For some reason I'd never thought of that, figured it'd change characteristics of the fragrance if it's applied with another product on the skin... thanks!
  42. Maximizing Projection and Longevity from a Fragrance

    Does anyone have any tips? I find I get only decent mileage out of some frags that are supposedly atomic bombs of projection (YSL Opium EDP, Dior Homme Intense, and Vintage YSL M7).
  43. Thread: Fake Kouros

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    Re: Fake Kouros

    Perhaps, but not necessarily. Sometimes perfume houses change packaging or bottles in small ways in order to help show that a small reformulation has taken place. What you should do is turn over...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

    http://selfridgesretaillimited.scene7.com/is/image/SelfridgesRetailLimited/359-84011246-F047924709_M?$PDP_M$

    Dior Homme Intense, Eau de Parfum
  45. Re: For a 14 year old boy? (Inexpensive, please.)

    1.7oz of Dior Homme EDT

    IF your major city just so happens to be New York, Perfume Americana on 30th and Broadway will sell you this for half the price of a department store. They're always...
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    Re: 2 Sprays! 12 Hours!! 10 meters!!!

    When I am visiting my parents and I take a shower on the lower level of their apartment, my mother can smell A*Men from two floors up, while cooking in the kitchen, about 25 seconds after I spray it...
  47. Re: Which fragrance attracts the most attention?

    A*Men. Strangely enough, the comments are universally positive, with one caveat. My mother finds it absolutely vile. :p
  48. Re: Headed to Neiman's - What should I sample?

    Of course! Why limit yourself? Whenever I go places, I just try the entire damned store.. even the women's side though I'm rarely buying anything from it!

    But, in an alternate reality in which...
  49. Poll: Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    Just voted A*Men. To be honest though, that's just my preference. At this time of winter, I would go for A*Men over the other two. For me, La Nuit is just okay, but not anything worth going crazy...
  50. Re: Article: Selena Gomez asks fans to pick notes for her debut fragrance

    Absolutely true. I'm from Iceland and have been fragrance shopping here in Reykjavik for the holidays and perfumeries don't even carry this garbage. No Usher, no Justin Bieber, and no other...
  51. Re: Similarities between Escada Magnetism PH and Dior Homme Intense

    Weird.. I definitely get quite a bit of licorice from both.
  52. Similarities between Escada Magnetism PH and Dior Homme Intense

    To me, in the 30min+ dry down, these two smell remarkably similar. Especially on a sharp note of some sort. Does anyone else own both and agree?
  53. Re: Where to find Dior Homme Intense? (URGENT!)

    It's getting more or less impossible to get in the US, even on the popular bargain websites. Your best bet at this point is a basenotes member selling it or ordering from a European website with...
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    Re: Blind buy success rate

    I did a blind buy of YSL Opium Pour Homme EDP, but I wouldn't recommend anyone blind buy it. I happened to love it, but some people find it absolutely vile. In general, however, I prefer to at...
  55. Re: Dior Homme Intense VINTAGES Awash in Iceland

    Wow! Now this is quite amazing. I noticed today when I bought DHI that it was the last box they had, and the woman working there told me they weren't expecting them anymore, so I emailed the store...
  56. Dior Homme Intense VINTAGES Awash in Iceland

    Hello all Dior Homme Intense lovers,

    Should anyone be stopping by in Iceland anytime soon, I am there now visiting my family for the holidays and happened upon DHI at a few stores here in...
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    The EDP/EDT/Extrême/Intense/Concentrée

    Recently I have become completely dumbfounded by the way fragrance houses are naming their scents. Some simply use EDP to denote stronger versions of EDT scents, but others name the scents "intense"...
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    Re: Boucheron Jaipur Homme EDP Bottle Redesign?

    True, but I do tend to worry about their distribution plans. Only very few department stores have Boucheron fragrances in the US, and in addition to that most of them are online exclusives and aren't...
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    Re: Boucheron Jaipur Homme EDP Bottle Redesign?

    The thing is, it doesn't look like Boucheron is in any way giving up on its fragrance line. A quick glance at European vendor websites such as Escentual and Sephora France indicates that Boucheron is...
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    Boucheron Jaipur Homme EDP Bottle Redesign?

    I just received my new bottle of Jaipur Homme EDP in the mail from fragrancenet today and noticed that it differed slightly from the bottle I had before it (dating back to a 2005 purchase). On the...
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    Re: How to spot fake Chanel Antaeus?

    Ah that did the trick! My code matches the one on the box so I guess I am fine :)
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    Re: How to spot fake Chanel Antaeus?

    Where exactly do you check the serial number?
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    Re: How to spot fake Chanel Antaeus?

    Ah, but I left my opinion out of what I said... that was just my knowledge of the general population's preferences. Antaeus is one of my top worn/favorite frags. I hardly own any of those "aqua"...
  64. Re: Frag Recommendations for lover of YSL Opium Homme EDP

    Ordered the EDP a couple days ago ;)
  65. Frag Recommendations for lover of YSL Opium Homme EDP

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
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    Re: How to spot fake Chanel Antaeus?

    Yes, but Antaeus is one of the least popular (if not THE least popular) fragrance they produce as of 2011. It's appreciators have dwindled over the years in favor of fresher and more citrusy scents....
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    The Signature Scent: To Have or Not To Have

    Since this is BN and most everyone on here is a huge fan of fragrances and all their intricacies, I'm wondering how people feel about being associated with a signature scent? Do the benefits of...
  68. Looking for YSL Opium Pour Homme in EDP Concentration

    Does anyone have any idea where its possible to find the EDP concentration of Opium Pour Homme by YSL online or in stores? I'm located in NYC and have searched the internet everywhere for this but...
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    Re: Fragrance for a 13 year old boy, which one?

    Perhaps, but you could also give a more unique/substantial fragrance and actually educate the kid on how to apply it elegantly...
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    Re: Fragrance for a 13 year old boy, which one?

    Perhaps, but you could also give a more unique/substantial fragrance and actually educate the kid on how to apply it elegantly...
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    Re: Fragrance for a 13 year old boy, which one?

    Agreed, but L'eau Par Kenzo really comes to mind here too. It's really great...
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    Re: Hanae Mori HM Fake??

    Probably true. The most frequently faked ones are pretty much what you'd expect: Chanel, Dior, YSL, etc...
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    Re: What's your favorite designer scent?

    Boucheron Jaipur EDP
    Boucheron Pour Homme EDP
    Chanel Antaeus EDT
    Thierry Mugler A*Men EDP
    Yves Saint Laurent M7 EDT
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    Re: Fragrance for a 13 year old boy, which one?

    This is BN! We should be suggesting A*Men or RL Romance Silver here!

    JK, but I did wear those when I was 13.
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    Re: Hanae Mori HM Fake??

    Looks real to me. FragranceX (a reputable vendor) usually removes serial numbers from their packaging and bottles before I receive them. I think it's just a thing that secondhand vendors (are...
  76. Suggestion for additions to my winter lineup?

    https://skitch.com/oolafsson/gpbb5/holiday-lineup

    Anyone have any ideas for an addition that fills a gap in the range of stuff I have here?
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    Re: A*Men / Angel men - method of application

    Strangely enough, I think the application of A*Men is indeed crucial now that it seems that Thierry Mugler is no longer branding it as EDT, but rather EDP. Here is a link to their own storefront...
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    Re: New York, New York

    Yes, hednic is absolutely right here, HOWEVER, if you're able to make it into the store they are flexible on pricing, and in other cases just completely inconsistent. The 3.4oz Boucheron I described...
  79. Re: Boucheron pour homme edt or Boucheron pour homme edp

    I wear this one; go with the EDP.
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    Re: New York, New York

    I can certainly vouch for this. As always with stores like this, you should exercise caution. However, I stopped by Perfume Americana (broadway and 30th Street) today and picked up a 3.4oz...
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    Re: I ordered M7 but received M7 Fresh instead

    I was wondering whether someone could clarify a few things about M7 for me here...

    1. Has it actually been discontinued in the US? I know it's in production in Europe but it seems like nobody...
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