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    Re: Neroli by Brian Eno

    Brian Eno produced one of my all time favorite albums, U2's Joshua Tree

    Adam Clayton the bassist for U2 is a fragrance efficianado as well. He loves incense and sandalwood frags according to his...
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    Re: Bourbon Drinkers?

    Baldessarini Ambre is worth a try

    Awesome fragrance, and cheap too
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    Re: Most underrated/overrated

    Most overrated: YSL's La Nuit
    It's just a good fragrance that somehow manages to find its way on to lists all the time

    Most underrated: YSL's Body Kouros
    How cotton candy can smell so complex...
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    Re: The very worst of 2014

    Bvlgari Man in Black & Guerlain L'Homme Ideal just didn't do it for me

    :coolold:
  5. Re: What was your First Fragrance that triggered collecting?

    Acqua Di Gio pushed me down the rabbit hole

    :coolold:
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    Re: Favorite Perfumer?

    As it turns out ... Personally it would be Alberto Morillas, the king of fresh, followed by Jacques Cavallier and Annick Menardo.

    I have huge respect for others who have created some of my faves...
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    Re: The very best of 2014

    Mugler's Pure Wood

    it was nice to see a release that was different enough from the other flankers in the Pure series

    :coolold:
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    Re: Just want to say......

    Merry Christmas Basenotes

    It's been another great year hanging out with you all

    :smiley:
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    Re: A nice little score...

    That's awesome. Enjoy :smiley:
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    Re: please delete this thread

    The thread that never was

    :cheesy:
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    Re: suggest top 4 frags out of 10

    Good frags you have listed there, but I cringe at the thought of wearing most of them in your climate
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    Re: Most minty fragrance

    #1 Fresca is an Awesome mint fragrance with a little grass mixed in there to

    #1 Lacoste Booster
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    Re: Lit pipe tobbaco frag?

    I find the dry down of Armani frags (Code, Diamonds, Attitude & Extreme) resemble lit tobacco in the air and on fabric

    :coolold:
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    Re: Pure Havane or Bentley Intense?

    If you enjoy Pure Malt & A*Men, I think you will enjoy Pure Havane. Ranks highly in the flanker department. It's all about the cherry, honey & tobacco and bonus, it can be worn all year round too...
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Egoiste or Guerlain Heritage

    Heritage, it's an interesting composition of notes being played out at different volumes
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    Poll: Re: Favorite A*Men Flanker + A*Men

    Good idea. Pure Wood seems to be one of those flankers that the more one wears it over time, the more one likes it and really appreciate what a great fragrance it is

    :coolold:
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    Re: Your favorite L'Occitane

    I keep coming back to Eau des Baux as my favorite out of the ones I have smelled over there at L'Occitane .
    Verdon is not too shabby either. Nice refreshing peppermint note in that one
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    Re: Armani Code ......

    Honestly, I would rank this one in my Top 5 of all time scents.

    I love the sweet powder n woods combo. I would agree its synthetic in all it's projection but at the end of the day it's...
  19. Re: The first Creed fragrance you smelled, and your reaction.

    Silver Mountain Water. At the time, I was a fragrance noob when I sniffed it, and I remember thinking that it wasn't possible for a fragrance to smell this great.

    Then the SA told me the price. I...
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    Re: RIP, Eau Des Baux

    I like to read this thread every now and then for the comedy. It's truly hilarious

    :rolleyesold::vrolijk_26::thumbsup:;):lolk::dankk2:
  21. Re: Angel - Never thought I would be an Angel lover!

    I have great respect for it. Such a ground breaking fragrance

    :coolold:
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    Re: Your first love...

    That would be Lagerfeld Classic. What a powder bomb that was

    :coolold:
  23. Re: What is the best smelling fragrance from Ralph Lauren's "Polo" line?

    Polo Black & Blue are my favorites even though projection and longevity is lacking on them

    Polo Extreme Sport was good too. I wore it in the nineties and remember it being a pepper bomb
    ...
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    Re: A*Men Pure Wood, worthy or not?

    I don't know how Mugler does it but they have added another addictive flanker to the series. Mugler manages to present another wood fragrance but with their own cartoonish-spin on this note, in only...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    http://manface.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Thierry-Mugler-Amen-Pure-Wood-3.jpg

    Mugler Pure Wood
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

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    Armani Code Ultimate
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    Re: best tobacco scent?

    My favorite Tobacco scents

    Pure Havane
    Back To Black
    Dolce Gabanna Pour Homme
    Versace Dreamer
    Carolina Herrera For Men

    :coolold:
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    Re: Your Top 3 Designer Fragrances?

    Currently:

    Mugler Pure Wood
    Armani Code Ultimate
    Armani Attitude Extreme

    :coolold:
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

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    La Nuit de L' Homme
  30. Re: Post millennium fragrances that smell like classic powerhouses

    As stated above, Gucci Pour Homme, Rive Gauche, LIDGE and Heritage

    :coolold:
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    Re: Your kings of powder

    In my collection:

    Armani Code
    Jaipur Homme EDP
    Burberry Brit
    Back to Black
    Dior Homme
    Midnight in Paris
    Habit Rouge EDP
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    Re: Pure Malt-my short love hate relationship

    This is good advice. Your perception might change favourably

    :coolold:
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    Re: BLACK tea fragrances?

    Bvlgari Soir. They make great tea scents and this one happens to present black tea
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    Re: Tonight's Cologne Related Mall Experience

    I thought for sure you were going to say he left with a bottle of One Million. I saw similar characters gravitating towards that one

    :coolold:
  35. Thread: Something minty

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    Re: Something minty

    Lacoste Booster

    smells like mint fresh toothpaste

    :coolold:
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    Re: Cologne Warehouse?

    :lolk:
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    Re: which fragrance will you always have?

    M7. It's just got everything. Very complex and interesting

    :coolold:
  38. Thread: Sigarette ash

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    Re: Sigarette ash

    It might have been Quorum

    :coolold:
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Armani Attitude & Armani Attitude Extreme

    :coolold:
  40. Re: Which fragrances have a great creamy sweet musk/woody smell?

    Armani Code
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    Re: Fragrances with "addictive" qualities

    Black Afgano has this effect on me. I don't know what it is. Just something about it

    :coolold:
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    Re: Roberto Dario - Esperienze Olfattive

    Sounds worth pursuing. Always interested in Italian perfumes
  43. Re: Tobacco Vanille for a casual late afternoon/evening out on a ship?

    I think it would be the perfect choice
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    Re: A perfume that smells like Chiclets?

    M7 Fresh maybe. It's kinda got that vibe in a round-about-kinda-way
  45. Re: Which fragrance is best at smelling like a bakery?

    Yep. Bois Farine and Jeux De Peaux

    :coolold:
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle Homme: your thoughts?

    Smells like cedar chips soaked soaked in lime juice. I like it. Cool looking bottle too

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Buying my Dad Some New Cologne

    #1 for the classic Monsieur de Givenchy

    The lemon in it is fantastic. Top notch ingredients.
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    Re: Pure Wood vs. Pure Coffee

    Yep. This pretty much sums it up. These are good baselines for Mugler fragrances

    :coolold:
  49. Re: Scents that you own but wouldn't purchase again?

    I feel the same way about my collection
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella

    Acqua di Cuba is awesome

    :coolold:
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    Re: Common note A*Men and M7?

    A fine welcome to Basenotes Nj guy

    I don't know where you are in your fragrance journey but from my personal experience when I first sniffed A*Men I hated it and eventually appreciated it.

    As...
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    Re: prada luna rossa extreme review

    I thought this one was the best release of 2014 from what I smelled.

    It's fresh from the lavender and spicy at the same time. I feel the LeMale & Givenchy Play Intense connection. Overall, I...
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    Comme De Garçons Wonderwood

    :coolold:
  54. Re: What are the booziest fragrances you've had the pleasure of wearing?

    That would be Guerlain Homme Intense :thumbsup:
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Prada Luna Rossa Extreme
    Creed Royal Oud
    Chergui
    Mugler Pure Havane
    Dior Homme Intense

    :cool:
  56. Re: Your top three discontinued frags you'd want to see returned

    1. Thierry Mugler Ice Men
    2. Escada Magnetism
    3. Gucci Pour Homme 2003

    :coolold:
  57. Re: L'eau D'issey smelled disgusting & then heavenly...

    When I first smelled it , I thought it was too strong and a scratchy over-the-top floral scent. Then 180 degrees later, I came to adore it. The dry down is a nice soft vetiver. Classic fragrance for...
  58. Thread: Creed royal Oud.

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    Re: Creed royal Oud.

    Congrats Hednic :smiley:
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    Re: Which A*Men to buy ?Rubber/Metal/Gold

    :lolk:

    I smelled a metal tester in a store once, that smelled awesome but it could be whatever re-fill they put in it. This was in 2010. Hope this helps with your timeline
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    Re: Prada Luna Rossa Extreme

    I like this one. Good longevity. It's got this cool Coca Cola vibe. It smells similar to LeMale in the dry down

    :coolold:
  61. Thread: Score!

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    Re: Score!

    W0w. Awesome deals on 2 great frags. Such a nice feeling.

    Congrats & enjoy :thumbsup:
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

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    Arabie Serge Lutens :coolold:
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I agree :smiley:

    Such an amazing blended scent. This stuff could easily sell for niche prices ... But thankfully, it doesn't
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Arabie Serge Lutens :coolold:

    Wow :thumbsup:
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

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    I have no idea what possessed me to buy this one in the heat of summer ... But I did :huh:

    I love this frag though. It will make regular rotation in my top 5
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    Re: Gris Clair = maraschino cherries?

    I get the scent of fresh laundered clothes hanging out to dry on a clothesline with a smouldering, smokey, bonfire burning underneath it :coolold:
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    Re: Lavender+Lemon fragrances?

    Monsieur de Givenchy

    It's been a classic since 1959. A refined and elegant Spring and Summer scent that uses quality ingredients
    :coolold:
  68. Poll: Re: Fragrance to wear to a Cheap Trick concert (poll)

    Versace's The Dreamer :cheesy:
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    Re: fragrance for caribbean vacation

    Yep. Creed's Virgin Island Water :coolold:
  70. Re: Whats the quickest amount of time you returned/sold a fragrance after receiving it and what was

    It was 1 hour and the fragrance was Hermes Jardin Sur Le Toit.

    It was a blind buy so my bad. It just leaned to feminine for my tastes. I would not have felt comfortable trying to rock it :huh:
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    Re: Best men Colognes under $100?

    L'Occitane's Eau Des Baux :coolold:
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    Pulled the trigger on Black Afgano the other day

    Turned out to be a success story. Love it :thumbsup:
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

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    Nasomatto Black Afgano
  74. Re: Whats are the best Incense/Woody casual designer fragrances

    Yes ... L'Occitane's Eau De Baux

    Great value and the cypress in this one is too die for. Perfectly blended, natural smelling scent and great projection. Check it out
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    Re: Acqua di Gio - Old and New

    I've turned to Perry Ellis Red and Essenza di Zegna by Ermenegildo Zegna now for my ADG fix :coolold:
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    Re: A Men Pure Havane - Blind buy?

    I am going to say you might like it or might not :laugh:

    I will add if it helps you decide that it does have a freshness to it and can be warn in hot weather. If you like the smell of cherry...
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    Re: Pure malt lost its berries?

    I get the berries you are talking about off the top but only briefly until it mixes down
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    Re: Choose 5 designer scents

    M7
    Joop Homme
    Mugler Pure Havane
    Mugler Pure Malt
    Dior Homme Intense

    :coolold:
  79. Re: Mint + Vetiver combos that are fresh & long lasting

    #1 agreed

    I might add that any of the Guerlain Homme series are fantastic summer fragrances :coolold:
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    Re: Spearmint/Citrus EDT for summer?

    Xerjoff 1861 is exactly what your looking for.

    Pricey but so worth it. Smells sooooo natural :coolold:
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    Re: Which Bond no 9 for summer?

    Fire Island :coolold:

    I guess cause it smells like suntan lotion and the neroli/ tuberose combo in it makes it bright and uplifting. Great longevity too
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*MEN Pure Wood

    I'm thinking it will smell just like Bond's New Harleem :thumbsup:
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    Re: Ever regretted paying a full retail price?

    I do and I don't. It was Aventus. I paid $300+ retail for it. I love the frag and I guess I got piece of mind knowing its legit ... but dayum
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    Re: Guerlain Homme Eau Boisée cap

    Good idea :thumbsup:
  85. Re: Anyone have any experience with Truefit and Hill fragrances?

    1805 reminds me of Armani's Aqua Di Gio and Grafton is a nice barbershop scent :smiley:
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    Re: The old book smell

    Paul Smith Story :coolold:
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    Re: fragrances you associate with rain

    Another nod towards Narciso Rodriguez For Him. Smells like rain hitting wet pavement

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Mugler Cologne or Eau De Cartier?

    Yep, Mugler Cologne. It's the most worn out of my wardrobe. It's fantastic

    :coolold:
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    Re: Recent Blind Buy Disappointments?

    L'Eau Bleu d'Issey Pour Homme. It just doesn't turn my crank
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

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    Lacoste Essential :coolold:
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    Prada Luna Rossa Extreme :coolold:
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    Poll: Re: Straight to Heaven vs. Musc Ravageur

    Hard to pick because both are stand-out fragrances but I went with Straight to Heaven because of patchouli giving it the slight edge :coolold:
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    Re: Aldehydic Florals - Let's Discuss!

    I've been wearing Thierry Mugler's Miroir des Secrets a lot lately :coolold:
  94. Thread: Royal Oud

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    Re: Royal Oud

    Snagged a bottle at Winners.

    Why do the great ones always get turfed?
  95. Re: any suggestions for office/daily business fragrance

    Bvlgari Man :coolold:
  96. Re: Have You Seen Youtube's Steven aka Redolessence?

    He complements Robes08 style. Both fantastic reviewers :thumbsup:
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    Re: Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Toit

    Nice scent for sure and quality too . Agreed, it's all about the florals in this one.
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    Re: One summer frag...what should I get?

    Xerjoff 1861 :coolold: ... Boom
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    Poll: Re: Favorite A*Men Flanker + A*Men

    Pure Havane but admittedly Pure Malt is pretty damn good juice too

    :coolold:
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    Poll: Re: Fragrance battle, Monday afternoon

    A vote for Bvlgari Black

    It's just so unique, cutting edge and fantastic presentation
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