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  1. May I suggest Nautica Voyage? Great hot weather...

    May I suggest Nautica Voyage? Great hot weather scent with staying power.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 20, 2012

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    Re: Stocking up on discontinued frags?

    I have several bottles of my favorite "jeans and t-shirts" frag (Chaps by RL) stashed away. I have loved it since I was a teen, and I don't ever want to be without it. So yes, it does make sense if...
  4. Thread: "Offence"

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    Re: "Offence"

    Agreed
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    Re: Testers without cap...does it really matter?

    I can understand the bottle not feeling complete, but I have bought many testers without caps in the past. Other than a cosmetic deficiency, the juice inside is fine, and I have yet to have one go...
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    Re: scents and headaches

    I have only had headaches with or around a couple of fragrances. Two that will set me off are Dior's Poison, and Estee Lauder's Beautiful.
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    Poll: Re: Leau D'Issey by Issey Miyake

    Tried it, and while I didn't loathe it, I didn't particularly like it either.
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    Re: What are you wearing to bed right now?

    Pour Un Homme by Caron....the lavender puts me out light a light and gives me sweet dreams.
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    Re: Long Lasting Fragrances suggestions

    Versace The Dreamer and the old PS by Paul Sebastian both go for 24+ hours on my skin. They are there until I shower them off.
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    Re: Favorite Fragrance with a Number in its Name

    360 White for Men (Perry Ellis)
  11. Re: Most Underexposed + Excellent + Inexpensive Fragrance

    Some excellent suggestions!

    Add most of the Samba line to excellent, underexposed fragrances. I'm wearing Star Man right now and it's delightful.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday October 8, 2010

    Samba Star Man
  13. Re: Fragrances you hope the world will never see (or smell)

    Badminton Big Birdie Collection by Ralph Lauren
    New England Boiled Dinner by Demeter
  14. Re: Help, i can't find any new fragrances to love.

    Well, yes and no.....there is still a ton of stuff I like, but I am getting closer to having everything I like in my price range.

    Have you thought about revisiting some classics....maybe...
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    Re: Shocking news!

    +1 to that sentiment. Well said.
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    Re: Applying different scented things

    I just avoid the whole issue with unscented or lightly scented deodorants, soaps (like Ivory), lotions, and laundry products. If I want a scent, I want to choose it myself rather than being a...
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    Re: SOTD, Wednesday, September 22, 2010

    Rive Gauche PH
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    Re: Help Me Find My Office Scent

    Another vote for YSL PH....mature, but not old feeling and very classy and pleasant.
  19. Re: Have you discovered your favorite designer house?

    If you would have asked me a decade ago, I would have said Ralph Lauren, simply because of the original Chaps and Polo Crest.

    Now that those are gone, I'll go with YSL....excellent stuff at great...
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    Re: What was your worst blind buy ever?

    Azzaro Pure Vetiver....the only frag I couldn't see the loveliness in....blech!
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    Re: perfumes which give oulou headache?

    Major headache fragrances for me....

    New Musk by Prince Matchiabelli
    Vanilla Fields (instant headache)
    Estee Lauder Beautiful
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    Re: tabac original edt vs. edc

    Interesting how skin chemistry varies.....I goes for nearly 8 hours on mine.
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    Re: cologne for teenage boy

    Another idea....if you have a Body Shop in your area, they have some very safe, pleasant and affordable EDTs for men. Sadly, my favorite, Javari, has been discontinued.
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    Re: tabac original edt vs. edc

    I own the EDT, and it's good stuff for the price, and the longevity is quite good.
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    Re: Your most formal fragrance

    If I need to make an impression, I reach for one of two.....YSL Pour Homme, or PS Fine Cologne (depending on whether it's day or night).....both are strong, assured, and classy IMO.
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    Re: Alternatives to Gio

    No problem...happens to be my mother's one great fragrance love too! :)
  27. Re: Cologne and deodorant vs natural body odor & pheromones

    Exactly....that's why you can use products like the deodorant stone/crystal or an antibiotic cream in a pinch for deodorant. They keep the bacteria in check and the odor.
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    Re: cologne for teenage boy

    How about Unbound for Men by Halston? More individual than ADG but still fresh enough to be inoffensive to almost anyone (remembering back to how I applied cologne at that age).
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    Re: Buying backups, how often & how many?

    I only have backups of stuff that's discontinued and that I love. I cleared out Fred Meyer, Marshall's and Big Lots! of all the RL Chaps once I found it had been reformulated (properly stored, I have...
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    Re: Alternatives to Gio

    It's available on Amazon for less than crazy money, not cheap but not ridiculous either like when it was out of production. :)
    ...
  31. Re: AZZARO PURE SERIES: Pure Vetiver, Pure Lavender & Pure Cedrat

    That's how the Vetiver affected me....it bounced around in the pickup for a bit after using it twice, and then into the dumpster.
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    Re: New and Ready to Smell Good

    @ taint it sweet

    I have shopped with both sites many times, and I've found them to be reliable with legit fragrances....I have never had a problem with living in the USA.

    One thing to watch...
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    Re: Rounded, smooth, creamy

    I will second that one. If you're looking for something on a budget, Avon's Tomorrow for Men could easily be worn by either sex and is very creamy and nice.
  34. Re: Looking to start a decent wardrobe, could use some help

    A third on the Rive Gauche....but go lightly....it can turn overwhelming if overapplied.
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    Re: Scented Monkey Purchase....Problems Ensue

    I have yet to have a problem with them and I've shopped with them for a couple of years. I'm sorry to hear that others' experiences haven't been the same.
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    Re: SOTD: Wed, Sep 15th, 2010

    360 White for men
  37. Re: Caron's Le 3me Homme / The 3rd Man: how much akin to a barbershop scent?

    To my nose, Santa Fe is closer to 3rd Homme....I don't smell many similarities with Canoe. I also don't smell barbershop with Third Man.
  38. Re: Is it impossible to get a fake from Nordstroms???

    No....he didn't get a fake. Nordstrom is very reputable and I've never run into stale stock or anything questionable there. It was probably his own skin chemistry. Le Male isn't a powerhouse on me at...
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    Re: Caron pour un homme eau de toilette

    That's too bad. I wish you had thrown it my direction. It's a Lavender bomb on me followed by a powdery vanilla drydown. It's one of my favorites.
  40. Re: Cologne and deodorant vs natural body odor & pheromones

    I understand that some people like others' natural scent....I'm just not one of them. I was born in the late 60's and grew up in the 70's....just too many people "goin' natural" then for me to ever...
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    Re: Comprehensive Gourmand List For New Members

    How about Animale Animale (not a repeat)? Definitely sweet, smells (literally) delicious, and doesn't empty a conference room.
  42. Re: What to buy - from so called "contemporary classics"

    Another really great alternative to ADG is Halston Unbound for Men. Very similar but nicer JMHO, and not expensive at all. I keep that and Cool Water for hot days and something to wear when I just...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday September 14, 2010

    Avon's Black Suede
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    Re: SOTD: Monday September 13, 2010

    True Force by Avon (a chypre with suede, that was a very good blind buy). Nice juice in a fairly tacky bottle.
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    Re: Newbie needs help finding a skin scent

    Another crystal user here (out of necessity right now). Skip the fruity and aquatic stuff and go for something with musk in the base and then apply lightly.....that should give you the scent you're...
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    Re: The Safe Cosmetics Act: A New Threat?

    signed.
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    Re: Your 1st Scent

    When I was a kid growing up in the 70's I always had a great aunt who was doing the Avon thing. So I received lots of novelty bottles of Wild Country, some tukey shaped, some pheasant shaped, some...
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    Re: recommend something sweet

    Here's a unisex that's personally too sweet for me. You might want to smell Gaultier 2 by JPG. Very sweet (too sweet for me) with a very nice vanilla. Just go easy on the sprays since it's quite...
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    Re: New and Ready to Smell Good

    Hello and welcome. I can't help with recommendations, because our preferences in frags are pretty much polar opposites.

    If you're low on the cash right now, there are some options. One good one...
  50. Re: If you only got to wear one specific fragrance through your life...

    Ralph Lauren Polo (original green) would be my choice.
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    Re: SOTD Friday, 10th of September

    Paul Sebastian PS
  52. Re: Deodorant - Too Strong and Overpowering Your SOTD

    Try the Mitchum Clear gel or solid unscented.....works well, and no fragrance to compete with your SOTD. :)
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    Re: looking for something lemony/limey

    My favorite summer scent heavy on the lime and lasts forever is Unbound for Men by Halston. Here are the notes to see if it might interest you.....BTW....it can be found for very little cash. :)

    ...
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    Re: S o t D - Friday 6 Mar 09

    Today is a blue jeans and t shirt sort of a day so I chose.

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/st/26120293.jpg



    Top Notes

    Lavender, Clary Sage, Lemon .
    Middle Notes
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday, 05 Mar 09

    Caron Pour un Homme
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    Re: ~ S o T D ~ Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

    I was feeling uninspired so I just put on some Cool Water this morning.
  57. Re: Rejected Perfumes & Tester ---- Are They Fake?

    Just turn around and run the opposite direction. There are lots of online reputable vendors that have great prices.
  58. Re: Notable Exceptions: Which house is conspicuous by it's absence in your wardrobe?

    My list would include....

    Hugo Boss....blech
    LaCoste....bleh
    Calvin Klein.....meh ever since they DC'd Calvin
    Creed....not in my budget
    Thierry Mugler.....headache inducing
    Kenneth...
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    Re: Your Fave "Feel Good" Scent

    Mine is Tabac Original.....just love the peppery notes and it just makes me smile. :)
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    Re: S o t D -- Tuesday, 3 March 09

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    Rive Gauche pour Homme (2003)
    by Yves Saint Laurent
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday, 25 Feb 09

    Today's a status meeting day in little spaces, so I just spritzed on some Cool Water and called it good.
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    Re: Strong Classics for MAN!

    I agree with the above....

    ....another possibility, and you'll either love it or hate it is Quorum by Puig. However, it can be had for very cheaply, so even a blind buy isn't a huge loss if you...
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    Re: Cool Water - Why So Many Good Reviews?

    Personally, I still like it after all these years. The reformulation is fine to me too....I think it's a little more accessible to your modern mass market nose.
  64. Re: Scents from the 70's and 80's that one shouldnt miss (scents to try before you d*

    I'll give my endorsements to the following (in no particular order):

    Polo Green
    Grey Flannel
    Yatagan
    Third Man
    YSL PH
    Pierre Cardin PH
    Jovan Musk
    Monsieur Musk
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday 24 Feb 09

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/st/26122758.jpg

    Rive Gauche pour Homme (2003)
    by Yves Saint Laurent
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    Re: Valentine's Day Mistake?

    Personally, I think that was a very thoughtful and special gift. Pink Sugar is quite nice.
  67. Re: Looking for a respected version of Intuition

    I totally agree....my wardrobe range from dollar store, to drug store, to mass market and a couple of higher line bottles. Are some of them common, yeah, but most aren't because they smell unique on...
  68. Re: What are the differences between a tester and a real perfume?

    Quite a bit in price....that's the biggest difference.

    I can live without the fancy cap and box to get something that's the same juice for less. :)
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    Re: S o t D - Monday 23 Feb 09

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/st/26121316.jpg

    Caron Pour Un Homme
  70. Thread: Male Florals

    by gmmcnair
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    Re: Male Florals

    I think the violet in Geoffrey Been's Grey Flannel is just amazing. I've loved that fragrance most of my life.
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    Re: What's the most Badass scent?

    I will second that one. That fragrance is smoky, sleazy bar mean.
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    Re: What makes you totally give up on a frag ?

    Longevity....if it's gone in an hour, it's gone.
    Cucumber.....bleh....smells like cheap bubble bath to me.
    Excessive mint
    Excessively fruity
    Badly done lavender
    If it makes me sneeze or...
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    Re: Best Everyday Scent: I Need Your Vote

    My vote would be for the Polo Blue.....it's light and inoffensive, and can be dressed down or up.
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 20 Feb 09

    It's a sunny day and warm (for February) so in anticipation of warm weather and springtime....

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/st/26120398.jpg
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    Re: Time to choose some drugstore fragrances!

    These are all guilty pleasures for me....in no particular order and all are dirt cheap.


    English Leather by Dana....some nice citrus going with the leather.
    Old Spice
    Canoe
    Stetson.....I...
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    Re: Just wanted to say Hello to everyone.

    Hello and welcome! :)
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    Re: Bought a fake Cool Water from Amazon

    I'm glad to hear you're taking action on this. I buy from Amazon.com, but, like mentioned earlier, I only buy from Amazon itself, not the other merchants.....well maybe Scented Monkey or someone I...
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 19 Feb 09

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    The original vanilla lavender atomic bomb!
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    Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Wow, it's been a busy month for me.....I really went overboard but I got some birthday money and found some good sales.

    The highlights are...

    Zino Davidoff
    YSL
    Cool Water (for Summer)...
  80. Thread: Jovan...

    by gmmcnair
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    Re: Jovan...

    I agree with everyone else on the Sex Appeal and the Jovan Musk and White Musk.

    Another Jovan that I like is the Ginseng NRG....it's a more contemporary fragrance that is well-blended, potent but...
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    Re: SotD, Wed- 18 Feb 09

    Well Happy Birthday! :)
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    Re: SotD, Wed- 18 Feb 09

    I was craving vanilla this morning, so it's Canoe EDT....I still love this stuff.
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    Re: Overpowering top notes with great drydown ?

    Grey Flannel provokes sneezes on me the first ten minutes, then settles down into something warm and lovely.

    Quorum was described as 'crotch in a bottle' by a basenoter......and I agree. However,...
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    Re: Whats YOUR Signature Scent?

    My signature scent has changed over the years.....my first cologne was Avon Crisp Lime.

    .....in early high school, it was Pierre Cardin PM.....later on, it was Azzaro PH. Early college and...
  85. Re: Elegant and refined perfumes

    Hmmmmm.....mine would be....

    Caron Pour Un Homme
    Versace The Dreamer
    Creed's Royal English leather (I need to get this one)
  86. Re: Battle Of The Big Hitters - Which House do you have most fragrances by?

    My humble collection....

    Adidas....9
    Perfumers Workshop....6
    Caron.....3
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    Re: Do you care about how old the perfume is?

    I have happily reached that age where it no longer matters.....if I like it, I wear it. It may be The Dreamer, or it may be an old timer like Old Spice or Canoe. :)
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    Re: What fragrance for jury duty?

    Here's a thought......work up a great sweat wearing absolutely no deodorant.....get yourself nice and STINKY....no shower allowed.

    Then apply Quorum liberally to....

    ankles
    behind knees
    at...
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    Re: what will God and the Devil will wear?

    To get things back on track....

    God....Gucci PH
    Devil....Navy for Men
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 17 Feb 09

    Samba French Kiss by Perfumers Workshop
  91. Re: Which is your favorite perfume of your rotation?

    I'm pretty much the same way.
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    Re: Your "favorite" insulting comparison?

    When I blind bought Navy for Men from an online retailer, my partner sprayed some on his wrist, and exclaimed "OMG....it's brown sugar and cat pee.....and he was right!"

    I used it in my review of...
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    Re: S o T D - Monday, February 16th '09

    Another Quorum here today!
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    Re: Your best and cheapest favorite !!

    One that I picked up recently, at Big Lots for $3 and it's really growing on me is Santa Fe. Smells great and lasts forever. I've also added Adidas Victory League to my budget frags and it's a nice...
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    Re: Cologne, deodorant, aftershave

    I do the same thing....maybe some vaseline intensive care lotion on my face if it's a little dry....but that's unscented too.
  96. Re: Please Recommend me some POWERFUL, relatively cheap fragrances

    Here are some cheap powerhouses from my wardrobe....

    Jacomo de Jacomo---clove bomb.....call out the hazmat team if you overapply.
    Grey Flannel--a violet B*TCH slap, in a good way.
    Quorum--lemon...
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    Re: Grey Flannel Cologne - Question Please?

    If you don't want to do a blind buy, you can get a sample over at Scented Monkey for $2.99, including shipping.

    I love it, but I agree it's not for everyone and it's painful if overapplied.
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 2 October 08

    Azzaro Pure Vetiver
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 30 Sep 08

    Acqua di Selva today.
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    Re: SotD .. Thursday 25th September - 2008

    Halston Catalyst
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