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  1. Re: Discontinued Armani Attitude for under $12 shipped for 100ml, too good to be true?

    Or "will swap 4.0 oz Aventus for Brut 33 Hairspray"
  2. Re: Discontinued Armani Attitude for under $12 shipped for 100ml, too good to be true?

    ah hahahahaha
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    Re: similar to terre d' Hermes?

    Thank you all so much! I'll research them all and am sure to order at least samples.
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    Re: similar to terre d' Hermes?

    I just got my bottle of Cereus #5. It's nice but I'm not picking up the similarities. It smells more like Fresco to me. Kind of like a lemon cough drop. It's nice for summer, but I'm thinking I need...
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    Re: Day time cologne for summer / fall / spring

    ah hahahahahaha

    I was thinking Fresco.
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    Re: Wear what she likes or what you like?

    I assume she's stunning both appearance-wise and personality-wise. If that is true, it seems a small concession to wear this again. At least then you'll know she's happy.

    THAT SAID, why not...
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    Re: similar to terre d' Hermes?

    this thread has proven very helpful. Although I wasn't really hung up over the price of tdh, knowing there are inexpensive alternatives means I can buy more! Who knows. Maybe I'll prefer one of these...
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    Re: similar to terre d' Hermes?

    I've yet to try Montale. Am I the only one who sees similarities between tdh and Loewe Esencia? LE is less earthy and more soapy.
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    Re: RIP, Eau Des Baux

    I'm convinced that this gem is safe for now. Still very worthy of a backup or three. Especially at the reasonable price :) Great quality stuff!
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    similar to terre d' Hermes?

    I can smell some similarities between tdh and Loewe Esencia, though I prefer tdh because it smells dirtier or something.

    I'm wondering if issey Bleu is comparable? Based on descriptions I've read,...
  11. Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    Almost everything in my list, but I especially appreciate the Eau Des Baux and Loewe Esencia suggestions. Can't deny finding out about Aventus here, which led me to Fresco.
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    Re: Recent blind buys on their way in

    It arrived this afternoon and I couldn't WAIT to tear into it! My daughter finds the Ralph Rocks to be a real hit.

    I LOVE TDH!!!!!!!!!!! Wow. It reminds me of Esencia De Loewe. Anyone who likes...
  13. Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    I bought a second bottle. Can't beat this deal!!! The first I bought on ebay and it was leaving like a sieve. The guy gave me a discount, but it made me suspicious. So I bought a 2nd from...
  14. Re: what are the greatest designer toBacco fragrances?

    Eau Des Baux, though not a toBacco fragrance, reminds me of ToBacco Vanille, only Better.

    Also, where's the love for SamBa Skin???? I know it's a Bit synthetic, But it's nice.

    Anyone else...
  15. Poll: Re: Fragrance to wear to a Cheap Trick concert (poll)

    Pierre Cardin, and spray it on HEAVILY
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    Re: Halston Z-14 vintage - recent purchase

    I am so jealous! This was my first designer fragrance in about 1984. I narrowed it down to this or Polo and this won. I will never forget how amazing it felt, walking around the mall, basking in my...
  17. Re: Does anyone here have both 24 Gold AND Halston Man Amber?

    I've yet to find anything close to Halston Man Amber. Beautiful stuff. Sadly, it's pretty much dissipated within a couple hours.
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    Re: Recent blind buys on their way in

    Thanks, Protector, for that input. The Bill Blass is just a sample vial. If it's old school like Giorgio Red, I am certain to dislike it. The TDH is .41 oz. The others are full-sized bottles. I'm...
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    Recent blind buys on their way in

    Hopefully this week:
    Quorum Silver
    Azzaro Visit
    Mr Bill Blass
    Terre D'Hermes

    I have never tried any, and am basing this blind buy on reviews here and one other place which shall go nameless....
  20. Re: Does anyone here have both 24 Gold AND Halston Man Amber?

    :grin:
  21. Re: Does anyone here have both 24 Gold AND Halston Man Amber?

    Okay, has anyone TRIED both?
  22. Re: Summer suggestions for lover of original Polo?

    Loewe Esencia. It's like Polo in many ways, but think about a spring morning on the golf course, dew on the grass, and pine trees in the background with a slight breeze. I am an old-school Polo...
  23. Re: What is the absolute FRESHEST & CLEANEST fragrance you have ever smelt?

    Onyx Azzaro and Hei.
  24. Re: Recently blind brought Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb - My Thoughts

    How does one procure fragrances on an aeroplane? In the US, colognes cannot be transported via air.

    That aside, I love this one, too. You should blind buy L'Occitane Eau Des Baux. I like EDB even...
  25. Does anyone here have both 24 Gold AND Halston Man Amber?

    I have read one or two comparisons, but would like more input. By the way, frangrancenet has a KILLER deal on Amber Man! That said, when mine is gone, I want to have the closest thing as a backup.
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    Re: I want to try duc du vervins, but....

    Does this smell at all like original Calvin?
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    I want to try duc du vervins, but....

    ...I fear it may be ridiculously strong. What are your opinions? Is it overbearing?
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    Re: Is this authentic or fake? Bleu De Chanel

    This is for everyone reading this:

    I bought one from a "department liquidation sale" along with, I am ashamed to admit, several other frags. The blue label actually looks black, for one.

    The...
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    Re: Another Date fragrance thread

    Bond No 9 witha Bugatchi or Thomas Dean flip-cuff shirt
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    Re: Help me spend my ULTA gift card

    @ hednic: I have tried it, and it was down to that or The One Gentleman...I've owned 3 or 4 D&G but have never bought La Nuit. Makes no sense.

    @Tony: I'll see if they carry the PH. How's the...
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    Re: Help me spend my ULTA gift card

    I have no idea why I've never bought that. I think it's time.

    I wish they carried Chanel Egoiste.
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    Re: Help me spend my ULTA gift card

    I'll check out the GPH II....thanks!
  33. Re: Strong winter scent with sandalwood and can you check if my Aventus is legit?

    :laugh:
  34. Re: Winter sig scent with moderate projection, good silage and longevity

    Eau Des Baux is a tonic for the masses.
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    Help me spend my ULTA gift card

    Thanks to Mrs Demon and our minions for the Ulta gift card! Based on my top ten(signature), what would you recommend as a good choice in their lineup?

    I've thought about YSL La Nuit, but am not...
  36. Re: Recommendations to wear to a Great Gatsby themed party?

    Douse yourself in GIT or Prada Amber.
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    Re: Pure Malt/Havane/Leather

    I've yet to smell the pure malt. That said, the pure leather is something I find repulsive, while I LOVE Pure Havane.
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    Re: Best Pine fragrances

    Vintage Polo. Some would say Tom Ford Cypress.
  39. Thread: C'Mon Man...

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    Re: C'Mon Man...

    Plus one on this. Also Made To Measure, Polo Red, and A*men Pure Leather
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    Re: overstockperfume.com???

    That was quite the exchange, and very informative. Thank you, SoCalWoman.
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    Re: overstockperfume.com???

    Thanks, lpp and hednic. Glad to know the purchase went off without incident for you, HN.

    I will look to see if they have an actual customer service #. They have a rarity I need!!!
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    overstockperfume.com???

    I did a search on here and saw overstock.com reviewed but this appears to be different.

    Anyone here ever dealt with this site? They have some great buys if it's safe and legit.

    Please help, and...
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    Re: Is it just me or....

    So I'm guessing it's me. lol
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    Re: Is it just me or....

    I should qualify the statement better. I have been trying fragrances for my daughter. At first I thought it was just the Taylor Swift/Halle Berry/name-the-celebrity fragrances, but I started to...
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    Is it just me or....

    ...do 90% of frags in the last 5-10 years smell like green tea?
  46. Re: I wonder how much of our respective passions for fragrance...

    I HATE it when people complain that it's too strong!!!

    The worst thing is that I am scared to complain to management about body odor or strong cigarette odor of my coworkers for fear they will...
  47. I wonder how much of our respective passions for fragrance...

    ...came from youthful insecurities??? I think when I was 15 or 16, knowing I wasn't a jock or in the popular crowd, I determined that I needed SOMETHING to get me in the running, so to speak. I...
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    Re: Night time fragrance

    You and I have exceptional tastes.
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    Re: Night time fragrance

    +1 on Dunhill Desire(red)

    Also, Varvatos(original), Dirty English, Onyx Azzaro, Eau Des Baux.

    In my day(mid-late 80s) it was Drakkar, Polo, Halston, etc and we BATHED in it. I do not recommend...
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    Re: Fragrance houses you generally dislike

    Faberge
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    Re: Anything close to a forest?

    I have read that Issey Bleu fits this description,but have yet to enjoy it myself. Perhaps those who have sampled it can share.
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    Re: John varvatos vintage

    I am also 46, coincidentally. I would concur that typically that is not a young man's fragrance, HOWEVER...most young men choose acqua di gio or One Million and smell like clones of one another. I...
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    Re: Fragrance houses you generally dislike

    Thus far I have responded to every single one of your posts. I like the smell of Aventus. It's totally different from anything i had tried up to that point. But you and I agree: that price is just...
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    Re: Has anyone here worn L'Occitan EDT for men?

    Are we thinking cool weather formal? What application are we talking here?
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    Re: Fragrance houses you generally dislike

    Valid point. Much as soooo many people wanted Muhammed Ali to lose.
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    Re: Fragrance houses you generally dislike

    I can't believe I forgot the rotting citrus of the entire hilfiger lineup. UGH!
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    Has anyone here worn L'Occitan EDT for men?

    I've been pleased with my Eau Des Baux, and this one piques my curiosity. A masculine, spicy lavender sounds intriguing.
  58. Re: You've helped me before, please help me again

    Sadly, they did reformulate Polo and it lost its magic. Eau Des Baux doesn't smell like it, but I would have to say that a person who likes Polo would probably like Eau Des Baux as as well....
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    Smart Collection Perfumes

    Have you tried these? I was looking at Polo on eBay and they were selling this. Just want to know if they are good knockoffs.
  60. Re: You've helped me before, please help me again

    Oddly, I found SOME similarities with Mambo, but the Calvin had a more elegant refinement to it.

    I'll have to check out Tuscany. If I have smelled it, I don't recall.
  61. You've helped me before, please help me again

    I was mourning the loss of the original formula of Polo Green, and suggestion were made as to other quality fragrances to try. This led me to Eau Des Baux eventually and I am grateful.

    Now I am...
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Antaeus. I have only scrubbed a few in horror and this was one of them.
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    Re: Who does apples the best?

    DKNY Be Delicious
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Only on BN would this sort of description pique one's curiosity enough for us to actually seek out this scent.
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    +1 here. Smells like the dentist's office.

    Also, Guerlain Derby was soooo highly recommended so I ordered a sample vial. It was like ancient battery acid mixed with Drambuie.
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    Re: SpicabombVsEau des Baux

    The Eau de Parfum is fairly strong, but fades faster than EDB. Try the EDT if you get the chance. I still say that if you ease up on the trigger EDB is great.

    Spicebomb fades in about an hour on...
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Brut 33 is not anything I could ever imagine wanting to smell like. I imagine if I worked in a sewage treatment facility I would expect to rock that smell.
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    Re: SpicabombVsEau des Baux

    EDB. You should try HiM by Hanae Mori if you want somewhat of a similarity that isn't as overpowering. Or wear less EDB. maybe one spritz. Maybe mist it in the air and walk into it.
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    Re: The official male fragrance of Basenotes

    Seems as though there is a fair amount of discussion in this thread now :)

    Point taken....but I fully anticipated that no one would just drop a name without discussing it. Who here is capable of...
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    Re: The official male fragrance of Basenotes

    This was started as a thread about male fragrance in the male fragrance discussion folder. I guess I fail to see the inappropriate nature of the contents. It seems as though Ipp dislikes me. I now...
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    Re: Trying Polo again...

    I used Polo as a signature scent in the 80s when I could afford it, and as an adult have always owned it or at least the majority of my life. I do have to say that the reformulation is a lot...
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    Re: Trying Polo again...

    ahhhh hahahahahahaha!!!!!! To think you started this with "not bad." Oh, the irony....
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    Re: The official male fragrance of Basenotes

    :lolk:

    I about choked on my Aventus protein shake reading this
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    I like original Polo, Eau Des Baux, and Calvin. You think it would appeal to me?
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    I've been curious about Issey Bleueueueueue or however it's pretentiously spelled.
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    Re: The official male fragrance of Basenotes

    Just don't exceed your Basenotes-prescribed dosage of the official Basenotes anti-anxiety medication :D
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    Re: The official male fragrance of Basenotes

    Good Lord. This is just for amusement.
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    A fate worse than death, to be sure.
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    Re: The official male fragrance of Basenotes

    I agree. So whatever input we get here would comprise the candidates. I didn't just want to list a handful that I selected.
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    The bug spray accord baffles many of us in its mass appeal. Wearing that in the office is like having Britney Spears pumping through the sound system.
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    Re: The official male fragrance of Basenotes

    I do also love GIT....for all the talk of Aventus here, no one seems to step up and identify it as their favorite.
  82. Thread: I must try...

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    Re: I must try...

    So it's not just a clever name? :wink: That actually sounds intriguing to me. I also would like to add all the D Squared wood scents to my must-try list.
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    The "I don't get it" thread

    This is to point out certain frags that are popular and it makes no sense to you as to how they could be.

    My main one is ADG
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    Re: The official male fragrance of Basenotes

    I ordered a sample vial, and only recently bought my first bottle.
  85. Re: Layering Antaeus (Vintage with Current Formulations)

    UGH

    I'm glad you're overseas. Waaaaaaay too strong.
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    The official male fragrance of Basenotes

    Fill in the blank.

    The official male fragrance of Basenotes should be ________________.

    I'm in for Eau Des Baux.
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    Re: Fragrance houses you generally dislike

    +1 on Bulgari. They all smell like watered down green tea to me, and for only about 10 minutes with my nose making direct contact with my wrist.
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    Re: Fragrance houses you generally dislike

    I am really surprised to see Creed listed so many times here. THE official male fragrance of Basenotes seems to be Aventus.
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    Re: Pineapple Paradise - Jacomo For Men

    I am kind of surprised that no one has described how this compares to Aventus.
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    Re: Fragrance houses you generally dislike

    But the foot fetish crowd are on cloud nine....

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    Other than Pure Havane, I don't care for Mugler. Tom Ford apart from TV(which is linear and doesn't last on me, but I like...
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    Re: Himalaya for $86. Worth it?

    I would suggest Paco Rabane XS for around a third of that price, and I actually prefer it. One other comfort is that the likelihood of a counterfeit is far less with XS.
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    Fragrance houses you generally dislike

    I have yet to find a Burberry scent that doesn't have a dank basement accord.

    I also find Calvin Klein to be abysmal since removing Calvin(blue original) from its lineup.
  93. Thread: Eau Des Baux

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    Re: Eau Daux Bau

    :lolk: Yeah no kidding....I'm wearing it today. I was acting as if I knew in advance that the most incredible lover I ever had was going to leave me in the next few months and I made sure I did...
  94. Re: Best fragrance to wear when a girl asks you to tie her up and do naughty things to her?

    The event is lusty, but the lasting impact to leave is romantic, assuming you want a repeat. Freshly applied Varvatos Vintage or maybe Dirty English.
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    Re: My idiotic vow to Mrs. Demon

    I think I have about 90.

    I feel like I should stash these away like a wino.
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    Re: My idiotic vow to Mrs. Demon

    I can see it now: it's 2027 and I'm wearing some rancid Polo Blue. Z-14, Antonio Banderas, and my last squirt of Eau Des Baux remain...
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    Re: My idiotic vow to Mrs. Demon

    :grin: I already quit smoking in February.....no way I am giving up my guitars....I've run out of things to sacrifice.
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    Re: The Very Worst of 2013

    By making a lot of BOLD statements. hahahahahahaha Get it???? Helvetica.....BOLD.....

    Sigh....
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    My idiotic vow to Mrs. Demon

    So we have a few rental houses. Up until summer, all were occupied. Then in late June, there was a fire in one of them. No biggie. BUT....the finishing touches are just now being done. Vacant for...
  100. Re: Ever embarrassed to reaveal which fragrance you're wearing if its expensive?

    If you don't like the person asking, you can tell them it's some horrible cheap swill and trick them into wearing it and smelling less than dandy.

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    And if she just so...
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