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  1. Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    I would just tell them that the fragrance you are wearing takes a refined nose and an open mind to appreciate!!
  2. Re: I'm Looking for a 25th Birthday Present for my Boyfriend

    Invasion barbare by parfums MDCI ...
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    Re: What frags are "Antiseptic"?

    The opening of Guerlain L'Heure Bleu has an antiseptic vibe. I'm speaking of the edc version. Not tried other incarnations as of yet.
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    Re: What cologne would James Bond wear?

    The only thing I'd change is

    Sean Connery - Eau Sauvage

    Roger Moore - Kouros
  5. Re: Casual Shoes - what do you wear, and also please give advice

    This, they are classic, youthful, stylish and comfortable. They also go well with just about anything.
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    Re: Designer Fragrances With Fig ?

    Marc Jacobs for him. Not as nice as phylosikos but will do the job. You could probably find it on ebay for a reasonable price
  7. Re: Better method for determining amount of juice

    Maybe hooking up with perfume bottle collectors. They would have the most empty bottles.
  8. Re: Better method for determining amount of juice

    I see it as being a long and timely endeavor unless we could get the information from the houses that manufacture them. Not sure if that is possible but who knows.
  9. Re: Better method for determining amount of juice

    I see how that could help but you still won't have an accurate measurement . It will be a guestimate. I've seen this when buying used bottles that say75% full. You get the bottle and to your eyes it...
  10. Better method for determining amount of juice

    Was wondering if anyone knows of any sites that list the weight of empty fragrance bottles. It would make determining the amount of juice in the bottle easier and more accurate. For example, some...
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    Re: Best Fragrance for Las Vegas

    Welcome to Vegas!!! Right now I've been wearing a lot of acqua di parma Mirto di panera and colonia. Original vetiver also a good one for this heat.
  12. Re: Need Advice : A/C went out in home. We will be without A/C for two days, will it affect my scen

    I feel for you. If my a/c went out today I would need to get a hotel room. It's 111 degrees today and tomorrow here in vegas.
  13. Re: Nose/ear hair trimming- is there a better way?

    Agree
  14. Re: Nose/ear hair trimming- is there a better way?

    It is definitely safer and healthier to not wax or trim your nose hair. The hair is there to help filter toxins, dust and germs . But, if you are going to remove it then waxing is the most efficient...
  15. Re: Nose/ear hair trimming- is there a better way?

    I understand your apprehension . Just keep in mind that pulling on one piece of hair is more painful than pulling a bunch of hair. Just ask any woman with long hair. Snagging a strand of hair when...
  16. Re: Nose/ear hair trimming- is there a better way?

    There is actually a much better way. It may sound a bit strange but waxing nose and ear hair is far superior. You can get it done at most salons that do waxing. For the nose, the wax is applied to a...
  17. Re: Penhaligon's Sartorial - first wearing and review

    I actually loved Sartorial at first sniff and am on my second bottle. It is one of my go to fragrances when I don't know what I want to wear. I'm glad your enjoying it now. Definitely will be in my...
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    Re: I need something like Dior Homme Intense

    Arpege pour homme by lanvin is a must try if your looking for something similiar to DHI. Some may say its even better than DHI which I'm not inclined to agree. Still it is a very well done fragrance,...
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    Re: Rive Gauche vs. Sartorial

    I own both and am wearing sartorial today. On my second bottle. I really like both fragrances but for me sartorial edges out rive gauche by a hair. I just enjoy the overall vibe of sartorial. It has...
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    Re: What's a good skin scent?

    Gendarme seems like what you are looking for.
  21. Re: At 29, I'm just realizing I've started to become a "collector" fragrances... Need some suggestio

    I would add a nice fougere into the mix.. Either Penhaligons Sartorial or Rive Gauche pour homme vintage tin can version.
  22. Re: Think Lord Of The Rings :) Scents that remind you of middle earth

    How about a house , Annick Goutal.... Particularly Ninfeo Mio - boy elves Un Matin D'Orage - girl elves
    Vetiver - hobbits Mandragore Poupre - dwarves
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    Re: Any info on Orto Parisi?

    The images for "BERGAMASK" remind me of the artwork of Mathew Barney's Cremaster Cycle!!!! My interest is sparked.
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    Re: Unusual, dark and brooding fragrences?

    Sartorial by penhaligons smells dusty. Like walking into an old tailor shop that's been abandoned for 50 + years. Dusty and quite old fashioned with a modern twist.
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    Re: Hair Clippers

    I personally prefer andis or oster. Depending on how much you want to spend and if you need a bunch of different attachments. You may pay more but they will last a lifetime if properly maintained.
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    Re: Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    I own and like mirto di panarea which I actually wore today. Most of the blue line I enjoy. Very natural and classy smelling in my opinion. I always feel like I'm in southern Italy when I wear this...
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    Re: The best products to thin hair!!!

    Hair can be affected by things such as diet, medication, stress, pregnancy and anything involving hormones. This seems to affect women especially, being they go through more hormonal changes than...
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    Re: Murray and Lanman Florida Water

    When I first smelt penhaligons Castile it immediately reminded me of acqua di parma colonia.
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    Re: I need advice of the experts

    Amber narguile by Hermes would accommodate your preferences. Warm, rich, sweet with an apple pie vibe. A bit on the high end of pricing but worth it if that's your type of fragrance.
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    Re: Lit sweet cigarette scent

    Volutes by Diptyque fits the bill.
  31. Re: Doubting Your Like of a Fragrance Based on Negative Reviews and Comments

    I use reviews as a tool to make an informed decision of what to sample or blind buy but it isn't something I take as gospel. As far as the way something smells, it's very different to different...
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    Re: Arpege Pour Homme !!!

    Me too David.. I actually blind bought this after reading your post and very glad I did. Definitely very similar to DHI and very reasonably priced online. Lovers of DHI need to try this for sure.
  33. Re: Article: Coty sign deal to create Vespa fragrances

    Sweet, I can wear this when I'm riding on my 71 and 74 Vespa Rally!!! Awesome!!
  34. Re: Etat libre d'orange - Rien New bottle? Refomulation?

    Also curious to see your bottle, as most everyone has stated, definitely not a "light wallflower" of a fragrance. More like a modern male version of bandit. Very animalic to my nose. Very in your...
  35. Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    Toss up between vintage Rive Gauche and vintage Patou Pour Homme.
  36. Poll: Re: POLL: Are you stocking up on vintage scents ?

    If its something I like, absolutely.... Mitsouko, patou pour homme, derby to name a few.
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    Re: New on BN - What do you suggest?

    Please try Un Matin D'orage by Annick Goutal.. It's is a beautiful sweet and wet gardenia fragrance. Like Gardenias after a sun shower. If your skin likes it then it is a wonderful scent. I...
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    Re: Annick Goutal Nimfeo Mio

    Beautiful fragrance from AG. This one is in my summer rotation.
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    Re: EC Looks to Ban Three Fragrance Ingredients

    I feel that we (basenotes members) have more power than you may think. We may take fragrances more seriously than the average consumer, but we also purchase much, much more than the average consumer....
  40. Re: Outlaw and Independant perfumers who ignore IFRA bans

    Weird!!!!! I was just about to post the exact same thing in the other IFRA post that we have been commenting about. Maybe we could start a list of the houses that do not bow down to these...
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    Re: EC Looks to Ban Three Fragrance Ingredients

    When you go to the main page of the IFRA you would conclude that they are an organization who's goal is to better the fragrance industry as well as the artistic freedoms of the perfumers. The real...
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    Re: EC Looks to Ban Three Fragrance Ingredients

    What happened before 1973 before the IFRA was established? Were emergency rooms being flooded with people who were exposed to too much oak moss or any of the over 100 other substances( many natural...
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    Re: EC Looks to Ban Three Fragrance Ingredients

    Thanks for the info
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    Re: EC Looks to Ban Three Fragrance Ingredients

    Are there any organizations that fight back against these groups that are banning these ingredients? You would think the fragrance industry would lobby heavily against them. I noticed it said the...
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    Re: 2 new fragrances from guerlain -- warning

    Man, that's about the same price as a new bottle of Derby..... Wow...
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    Re: Caribbean vaca frag?

    Acqua di parma Mirto di Panarea .....
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    Re: What are you not feeling anymore??

    What he said ..
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n581/EauDeMode/PERFUME/BYREDO/BYREDO_Seven_Veils.png
    http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l563/Flaconneur/Diptyque/diptyque_tamdao.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Invasion Barbare or 1725?

    I own IB and recently sampled 1725 to compare the two. IB is much softer and very well blended compared to 1725. I actually felt that 1725 was closer to rive gauche (vintage) which I also own. I did...
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

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    Blind buy... Fingers crossed!!!
  51. Thread: Grey hair

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    Re: Grey hair

    Go to a reputable salon in your area and get a Demi permanent hair color service. It will lightly blend the gray to but not take everything out. DO NOT use permanent hair color or go too dark....
  52. Re: What is the best Designer fragrance in the last 5 years?

    Narciso Rodriguez for him
  53. Re: How to decant from a broken 120ml creed bottle?

    Same thing happened to my bottle of Green Valley. The syringe didn't fit in mine either. If there isn't a metal ring holding it in place you may need to break the bottle in a ziplock bag or a bowl...
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    Re: Why is Creed Aventus so hyped up?

    What he said.
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    Re: Best Penhaligon`s for men?

    Sartorial is my favorite penhaligon. Beautiful modern take on a fougere. It has a dry dusty quality that I really enjoy and it lasts and lasts on my skin. Sadly I'm at the bottom of my bottle but...
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    Re: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Nice, make sure to go next door to the cosmopolitan and check out Skins 6/2. It's on the second floor and has a large selection of niche brands. No designers but a bunch of good stuff ie. by killian,...
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    Re: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Sorry, missed the vetiver part. Didn't see that one there but that doesn't mean they don't have it. If you want to save a trip call the Bellagio and have them transfer you to Hermes. It's worth a...
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    Re: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Go to the Bellagio. They have an Hermes right at the main entrance. I work in the hair salon there and regularly go to check out fragrances on my lunch break. Last time I was there they had Bel Ami...
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    Re: Slumberhouse- Not Loving it

    Also ordered the sample pack. I recognize the quality and appeal but not for me. Had problems finding appropriate occasion to wear them. Love their longevity and projection, just not the actual...
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    Re: The official male fragrance of Basenotes

    Aventus..... Imo
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    Re: I must try...

    Robert Piguet visa
    Byredo line
    Slumberhouse line
    Guerlain derby
    Knize sec
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    Re: Bonds at Nordsrom!!!!

    Diptyque, Bond 9 and Annick Goutal here in Las Vegas Nordstrom.
  63. Re: Best fragrance to wear when a girl asks you to tie her up and do naughty things to her?

    Definitely kouros!!!!! Spray a whole bottle of kouros all over and that will be enough to gag her!!!!!
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    Re: Opening a Diptyque Bottle

    Instead of purchasing funnels, invest in some travel atomisers that attach with the sprayer removed and pumps the fragrance from the bottle straight to the atomiser. You will never need to open a...
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    Re: The Annick Goutal Encyclopędia

    I wonder why this house doesn't get more love. One of my favorite houses for sure. Nifeo Mio and Un Matin D'orage are a couple that I think deserve special attention. I found myself reaching for...
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    Poll: Re: CDG Avignon OR Knize 10?

    Wouldn't recommend either for blind buys... Love both but knize ten is something special!!!!!
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    Re: Your favorite YSL

    Kouros
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    Re: Today I Bought: November, 2013

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    Tried this a few weeks ago and haven't stopped thinking about it since.. Love it or hate it!!!!!
  69. Re: Think of the most over-powering cologne to ever overwhelm you negatively...

    Same thing happened to me imac.. I had my arms crossed the whole meeting to try to block the smell from coming off my pulse points. Angel will definitely choke out a small room of people.
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    Re: 'Fruity' for a teenage girl

    Annick Goutal - Petite Cherie
  71. Re: If you had a 130 bucks, what Niche would you buy?

    Knize sec
    Byredo m/mink
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    Re: Soapy Citrus

    Acqua di parma colonia would be a nice option. Classic citrus .
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    Re: Lucky Find -- Chypre Rouge

    Very nice find.. I ventured into a small perfume shop at a local shopping mall about 6 months ago. I actually stumbled on it accidentally while shopping. Intrigued, I began to look at what they had...
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    Re: Aventus way too overrated?

    Not intended to offend. My apologies.
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    Re: Aventus way too overrated?

    Nothing but love friend, just trying to express my point. Appreciate your constructive feedback.
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    Re: Aventus way too overrated?

    I see your point and it is valid. Your examples were also designer fragrances that could be had for under 60 bucks and could be purchased in most retail settings. I even saw 1 million and acqua di...
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    Re: Aventus way too overrated?

    Meaning if it were "overrated" it would not be as successful as it is. If aventus were one of the worst selling and least popular fragrances from the creed house and people still commented on how...
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    Re: Aventus way too overrated?

    Of course aventus is not overated nor overpriced. To be overated, it would need to be one of the worst selling creeds with the greatest hype behind it. To be overpriced the price point would have to...
  79. Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    50 -60 and a handful of samples. I wear them in constant rotation based on season usually. Lately been wearing Knize Ten most often.
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    Re: Egoiste and DHI.

    I have both but prefer egoiste. Just feels "rich" to me . A very classy scent. I like DHI as well. But for some reason DH and DHI smell "flat" to me. Like they are missing something. Not sure what it...
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    Re: What to get at Sephora...?

    I would get Tom Ford Neroli Portofino which they have in their store. As far as the Acqua Di Parma goes, I would either get Essenza or if you are interested in their blue line go for Mirto Di...
  82. Re: Typical annoying moments for perfume addicts..

    Spraying a fragrance you really enjoy and 3 minutes later breaking out in hives because your allergic to something in it. Then being stuck with a full bottle that you love but can't use.
  83. Re: received my rive gauche pour homme today. my opinion

    I also enjoy rive gauche. If your into that type of scent, make sure to try sartorial by penhaligans. A bit more refined and stays with you for a long time. Beautiful fragrance.
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    Re: Aventus way too overrated?

    Not overated and worth every penny to me.
  85. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Blanche Vs Platinum Egoiste

    Edition Blanche..... Creamy lemon that lasts and lasts and lasts on my skin. Longest lasting lemon fragrance I own.
  86. Re: If you could only own 1 Bottle from BOND No.9 Which one would it be?

    New Harleem
  87. Re: Are any gents enjoying Dueto's Golden Boy parfume?

    Been sampling this one on and off lately. A nice literal interpretation of what leather smells like. Definitely a poor mans Tuscan leather though I would rather save up for a bottle of the latter....
  88. Re: Recently bought TM Pure Malt - seeking advice on next fragrance

    You may want to stay away from le male because it sounds like you may not care for gourmands. I personally would choose le male but for you, a Acqua Di Gio... Sample LE MALE first and base your...
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    Re: Samples to suggest

    CREED Aventus
    Millesime imperial
    Original vetiver
    Green Irish tweed
    All of these should suit your tastes and are a good introduction into...
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    Re: Tired of no-long-lasting fragrances

    Sounds like creed aventus may be right up your alley. Fresh, sophisticated, good sillage and projection, age appropriate and works well in warm and cold weather.
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