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    Re: To: The Scentbird Youtube Ad Guy...

    Coming back to this thread only to mention that this guy is channeling a Johnny Bravo appearance. Yes the cartoon character. When my nephew was little he used to watch that cartoon and after I read...
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    Re: Clean, fresh men's fragrance for daily wear

    Emporio He edt but purchase the made in France version. Testers are available on ebay at reasonable prices.
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    Re: Most overrated fragrances

    Aventus
    La Nuit de l'Homme
    Acqua Di Gio PH

    All three are overhyped everywhere including online, and overrated. I have disliked Acqua Di Gio for men from day one. Smells like something a woman...
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    Re: To: The Scentbird Youtube Ad Guy...

    Scentbird more like a Shitbird
  5. [USA] Re: YSL La Nuit LHomme vtg & LHomme travel, Rive Gauche Intense, Aramis Tuscany vtg, D&G PH others

    updated
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    Re: What would Frasier and Niles Crane have worn?

    Good question. I picture Niles wearing something heavy with lavender. The funny thing is that both characters are Psychiatrists but their father was retired from the service (Army I believe) and...
  7. Re: Scents in the same line as Polo, Floris 1962, TF Italian Cypress etc?

    Yeah I remember reading a review years ago that described Z-14 as Polo with the bass turned up.
  8. Re: What's the one weak fragrance that would be a favorite if it were stronger?

    I'll be the contrarian here. Take a day off from wearing fragrance every once in awhile, and also spray less and you would be surprised that there really aren't that many terribly weak fragrances. ...
  9. Re: VERY URGENT!! I am looking for a perfume belong 70's or 80's.

    Paco Rabanne vintage. It was yellow and sticker with the blended P with R in the center fits given description. It would have been popular and available at most department stores at the time. ...
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    Re: Cologne Recommendations?

    John Varvatos Vintage is a very nice fragrance and does a good job at blending a classic or traditional men's fragrance with a modern style. I am late 40s and this is one of my favorites for fall...
  11. Re: Is it worth spending $50.00 on these two Colognes ? Yes or No ?

    Body Kouros is sweet and I recall a recent post of yours seeking fragrances that weren't sweet. You gave a list of scent for feedback and I thought all were essentially non sweet scents with the...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th February, 2018

    Opium Pour Homme edt
  13. Re: President Trump's Fragrance Line Discussion

    OP keep in mind these fragrances were released well before he was elected president. Keeping this non-political it seems that before he was elected president people were somewhat ok with him as a...
  14. Thread: Over 65

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    Re: Over 65

    Is the fragrance for you? I think personality and lifestyle are huge when assessing a fragrance. I agree with leor_77 that teeny bopper scents should be avoided. Quality doesn't have to be...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th February, 2018

    Egoiste
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    Re: Realistic marine or rain scents for men?

    Truth for men by Calvin Klein for a post rain, or dewy green grass in the spring and summer feel. I think you would like based on the fresh fragrances you have. I have had most of them including...
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    Re: One House For the Rest of Your Life

    Guerlain for me. If I could only have one house to purchase fragrances from for the rest of my life they have everyone beat on variety, quality, availability and cost.
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    Re: A mystery solved...I guess...

    Boss Hugo Boss or what is now known as Boss Number One is more in the style of a Drakkar Noir. I don't see how the fragrances given could be it since you smelled vanilla. I was thinking perhaps he...
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    Re: Best Underrated Spring/Summer Scents.

    Bowling Green is a good one for spring. I have a bottle I purchased in mid 2000's and enjoy all stages of the scent. It's kinda like the outdoors in a bottle with all its green notes.

    Emporio...
  20. Re: LOL at this review page (L’Homme Cologne Bleue by Yves Saint Laurent)

    I like that this sites appearance has remained rather low key here. Visiting the forum since early 2000's (2001 I believe) I have seen the technical difficulties with the site. Fragrantica has...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th January, 2018

    Opium Pour Homme edt
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    Re: Regret NOT buying. Fragrances gone bye bye.

    How could I forget this one. I had a bottle and the sprayer stopped spraying and was dribbling down the bottle. I purchased from Sephora and on a visit to sample fragrances inquired about the...
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    Re: Regret NOT buying. Fragrances gone bye bye.

    Similar experience with the original M7. Girlfriend at the time didn't like and so I got rid of. The 1st reform escaped me and I purchase M7 Fresh to sorta bridge the gap of fresh which she liked...
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    Re: Regret NOT buying. Fragrances gone bye bye.

    Had I known Halston 101 would be forever discontinued I would have purchased a bottle before they stopped production. It was my first real scent that got me into fragrances in 1984. After I...
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    Re: Favorite John Varvatos Fragrance.

    Vintage
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    Re: Looking for a youger Creed Bois Du Portugal

    I agree with the Gucci Envy for men recommendation if it were still available. When I wore BdP I would sometimes notice some familiarity with Envy. Its like BdP is a more mature Envy. But since it...
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    Re: The greatest flanker of all time is...

    This is a very good point. No one ever mentions Drakkar. It's as if it never existed. Never any talk comparing the two like so many other fragrances and their lineage.
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    Re: The greatest flanker of all time is...

    Kouros Fraicheur
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Polo: Old vs New or Alternatives?

    I purchased a bottle 1985 and I remember the smaller bottle size was around $25. Just looked at Ulta and the retail price today is $68 so that is just 3% inflation over 33 years. Its current retail...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th January, 2018

    M7 Oud Absolu
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    Re: Trying to remember a scent from the past

    Wild guess here while waiting for a bottle description but perhaps Claiborne for Men by Liz Claiborne launched in 1989.
  32. Re: Anyone here use Fragrance Free Skin Products? Worried About Skin…

    Look into Earth Science Creamy Fruit Oil A D E Cleansing Lotion http://earthsciencenaturals.com/product/224/Creamy-Fruit-Oil-Cleanser-%28A-D-E%29-8-oz.-.html
    Often when people suffer from acne they...
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    Re: Oud Wood budget alternative

    Halston Man Amber
  34. Re: Female boss demands that I smell the "right way". *Please help me*

    I'm calling bullshit
  35. Re: Why does he say to wear these only in the night time?

    This should be moved to Starting Out. Its not a bad question just something that someone new to wearing fragrance would ask. I also think that the Male Fragrance Discussion area (Basenotes started...
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    Re: Has TdH ever been reformulated?

    Yes
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    Poll: Re: The best Creed for date nights with a girl?

    I knew that Aventus would be the most voted after looking over the list so I chose something based by removing that as a choice. Bought it in 2011 so I had early batch and while it is nice it is no...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th December, 2017

    M7 Oud Absolu
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    Poll: Re: The best Creed for date nights with a girl?

    Himalaya a fresh, woody oriental
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd December, 2017

    M7 Oud Absolu (first release) Such a pleasant scent with just a couple sprays
  41. Re: Remy Latour Cigar Commander Is Similar To Michael For Men 2001?

    I have Michael by Michael Kors (Givenchy) and also like to wear John Varvatos Vintage. I purchased Michael as a replacement for DK Men and DK Men Unleaded. It gives me a similar feel with the...
  42. Re: PS Paul Sebastian Rarely Talked About But Highly Praised, Opinions 2017+

    PSFC is similar to CK Obsession for men but I actually believe it came out a few years before the CK. It is an oriental fragrance that is actually relatively light for its time. Of course I am...
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    Re: What do you Guys think about Joop ! Homme ?

    I purchased Joop! Homme in 1990 or 1991 (had the palm on the bottle) and at the time it was unique and I really enjoyed wearing it. After a few years I finished the bottle and I never repurchased or...
  44. Re: Fresh suggestions for a self-confessed Creed fanboy...

    Could not agree with you more. Tom Ford for example is designer masquerading as niche and he has got to be laughing his ass off - that is all the way to the bank.
  45. Re: Fresh suggestions for a self-confessed Creed fanboy...

    Vintage YSL fragrances.
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    Re: Christmas fragrances

    I agree with all of these and would like to add John Varvatos Vintage, Michael by Michael Kors, and Polo
  47. Re: Reunited with my girlfriend for Christmas - Can't decide what fragrance to wear!

    My suggestion is to choose the one scent she most associates with you or has praised the most and wear it. Like many Basenoters you probably don't have a signature scent but there has to be one in...
  48. Re: Green Irish Tweed: IF you could have more or less what would it be?

    More cowbell
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    Poll: Re: Discrete or LOUD?

    Chose 1 spray discreet for the poll but I think I generally wear between 1 and 2 sprays and almost never go beyond three. There are a few fragrances that as I wore them over a number of years that I...
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    Re: Best fragrance that smells cold/chilly?

    Creed Himalaya
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    Re: obsession for men...any other oldies?

    Paul Sebastian PS for Men. Along time back a member here described it as a cooler (think temperature) take on Obsession for men.
  52. Re: Givenchy Xeryus is one of the most animalic powerhouses I've tried...

    I would agree with this assessment but add that there is also a touch of oriental fragrance in this too. Been a long time since I have smelled this scent but I recall it wasn't as aromatic as DN or...
  53. Re: Eyes burn for a week after using facescrub and or moisturizer

    Stop using drug store or designer drug store type hygiene products. Switch to a natural plant based product without fragrance. Remember products that state unscented will have additional chemicals...
  54. Re: Suggestions wanted for guy who likes Kouros, Aqua de Gio, Chrome

    Kouros Cologne Sport
  55. Poll: Re: Are you a signature scent or a "rotation" person? POLL.

    Following the guidelines of the poll I would be a scent rotator. I choose a scent and wear it for a few days in a row and it often becomes a week on most occasions. I think of it like music that...
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    Re: Strange experience with Creed Himalaya

    Shaken, not stirred. -James Bond

    My bottle of Himalaya (2008) has great longevity. Never use more than two sprays. I actually have never had a problem with the longevity of any Creed fragrance...
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    Re: Azzaro onyx/silver black

    Been awhile since I've worn Onyx but I recall a green apple opening. I do enjoy lime so I will have to wear soon and look out for that note. I can still smell this scent on me after 8 hours and...
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    Re: Gucci Envy - Anything similar?

    Another vote for Carven Homme
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    Re: Looking for a dark fragrance, need suggestions

    Rive Gauche PH Intense
    Jacomo De Jacomo for Men
    Tuscany Uomo Forte
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    Re: What was the scent that got you into this hobby?

    The year was 1984 and the fragrance was Halston 101.
  61. Re: "I know you, Terry right?" "Terre d'Hermes." "Yeah, yeah, Terry The Hermit, I remember you...."

    I still like it and have maybe half a 50ml still. I get the wood and mineral notes but never picked up any citrus. I like how it wears on me but feel like I am missing out because all I ever hear...
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    Re: Bowling Green.. thoughts?

    I have a bottle that I purchased about 10 years ago from Scentiments (anyone remember them?) which I don't believe to be vintage but not reform either. It has a green cap and green sprayer nozzle. ...
  63. Re: BBC: 'why big brand perfumes may be losing their allure'

    The only thing I took away from that article is that consumers currently believe Celebrity fragrances to be tacky which is what I thought from day one.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    I personally don't see how the general public would casually spend $350 for 50ml of fragrance or $500 for 100ml. It's well beyond the price point of an impulse buy that one might give into at the...
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    Re: Blind Buy Rampage

    I second the reco for Eoiste and add Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee, Aramis Tuscany and Creed GIT. I think you would enjoy those as additions to your current wardrobe and past fragrances used/likes.
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    Re: something like Eau Sauvage?

    Holy thread resurrection Bat Man! Surprised to see no mention of Cerutti 1881 PH (the original).
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st October, 2017

    John Varvatos original
  68. Re: What was the SINGLE best purchase a forum member convinced you of?

    Carven Homme. No member in particular but rather the consensus of the forum. I no longer had Gucci Envy in my wardrobe and got the itch for it so I searched for similar fragrances and this one was...
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    Re: Any "wet" smelling cologne recommendations?

    Since you like CK's Eternity for Men I think you should try Truth for Men by Calvin Klein. It has been discontinued but can be found online and is inexpensive.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th September, 2017

    Bowling Green
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    Re: Mock Thread: Had Basenotes been in the 80s

    I recommend Calvin Klein's calvin for the office and Obsession for after work/date night. I understand that owning two colognes might seem self indulgent but I think you will appreciate your...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd September, 2017

    John Varvatos Vintage
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    Re: Mock Thread: Had Basenotes been in the 80s

    Ugh!, these celebrity scents will be the bane of fragrance world. First Cher then Madonna and now the two Coreys.
  74. Re: Let's Play.......Which Single Fragrance Have You Bought The Most Bottles Of?

    Bought and used a few bottles of Polo Sport from launch until the early 2000's. After I finish a bottle I almost never rebuy, and I have never owned back-ups. Nowadays I don't know when I will next...
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    Re: Cristobal Balenciaga Pour Homme EDT

    Never owned this but way back when I smelled it at the counter it reminded me somewhat of Joop Homme. I would suggest Mont Blanc Individuel for perhaps a more modern take. Could also consider...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th September, 2017

    M7 Fresh
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th September, 2017

    M7 Fresh
  78. Re: A cowboy in SF...separating the men from the hipsters. Rec's please

    I can identify with your interests and personality and casual lifestyle and would suggest

    John Varvatos Vintage
    Terre D'Hermes
    M7 Oud Absolu
    Carven Homme
    Michael by Michael Kors (Givenchy...
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver 2000 vintage

    I have the bottle with the alternating frosted and clear sections. Supposed to represent the decades of a mans life as I understood. My bottle is a 7J04 so does that land me somewhat in the middle...
  80. Re: Help me find this obscure 15 year old fragrance (Aventus predecessor?)

    The only fragrance I can think of from that many years ago which I believe to be a predecessor to Aventus would be Coty's Avatar. The bottle is tall and has a frosted label with clear or light...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th September, 2017

    M7 Oud Absolu. Been wearing this and the vintage M7 pretty much since the beginning of September.
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    Re: Is Boucheron Jaipur homme right choice?

    M7 Oud Absolu might be a good choice for a woody and oriental themed fragrance.
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    Re: mens woody designer fragrance

    A lot of good suggestions and many I own and enjoy. But I immediately think of TdH as an answer to your question. Vintage Halston Z14 might be a good one too and I noticed M7 was mentioned so you...
  84. Re: What to wear to a nice restaurant on our first date

    I am curious to know how/where you met someone who had the same level of interest in fragrance as you and was interested in going out. Seems for most of us here our significant others don't come...
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    Re: NEW: Varvatos Artisan Pure

    I am one of the few on the forum who get good longevity from John Varvatos scents at least from the original, vintage, and artisan that I own. I like that the price per ml is affordable so I would...
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    Re: Incense based fragrance

    OP has a ton of recos and the CdG Incense series came to mind. I would suggest Zirh Ikon for a very affordable and yet very nice smelling incense scent.
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    Re: New Tom Ford Fragrance: Fucking Fabulous

    I will say this about this post which is actually refreshing is that it is not another What is your top 10 (fill in the blank), or Aventus/Aventus clone thread. So to those that post up regards to...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 1st September, 2017

    M7 Oud Absolu
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    Re: New Tom Ford Fragrance: Fucking Fabulous

    I have never thought Tom Ford was all that special to begin with. Just took a look at his site and chose men's shirts to see what he had to offer and you can find any of the styles on his site in...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th August, 2017

    M7 Oud Absolu
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 28th August, 2017

    Kouros vintage
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    Re: Your Fragrance Related Goals

    The purpose or intent, or goal of wearing fragrance is it be something you enjoy the smell of and would enjoy wearing. I don't believe everyone who wears fragrance is following this one simple...
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    Re: Why is Silver Mountain Water so underrated?

    I agree with this.
  94. Re: Which scents are similar to Polo Ralph Lauren (green) ?

    Give John Varvatos Vintage a sniff. I think of it as a modern interpretation of Polo (green).
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th August, 2017

    Kouros Cologne Sport
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th August, 2017

    Kouros vintage
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    As of right now the five I have worn the most this summer are

    YSL Kouros Cologne Sport
    YSL Kouros vintage
    Guerlain Homme LEau Boise
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Creed Himalaya
  98. Thread: M7 oud absolu

    by Titan
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    Re: M7 oud absolu

    I've had the original M7 1st formulation at launch and later replaced with the M7 Oud Absolu when it launched (black trim) and I would say that the M7OA is 90% there. The cherry cough syrup note at...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 3rd August, 2017

    Kouros Cologne Sport
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 30th July, 2017

    Kouros Cologne Sport

    Been wearing this one for at least a week straight. Kouros and summer weather were made for each other.
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