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    Re: Questions on l'humaniste

    It's fantastic.

    You won't smell like an alcoholic and the longevity issues, in my opinion, are greatly exaggerated. I get 10 hours from L'Humaniste (seriously...compliments 10 hours later). ...
  2. Re: Similarities between Plum Japonais and Pomegranate Noir

    Not at all. "Syrupy," maybe. Not watery.
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    Re: Your winter 2014 purchase list

    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete

    Ambra Aurea

    I think that's it. Maybe the new Guerlain.
  4. Re: Is there a better Mont Blanc Individual?

    You don't get good longevity and projection from Individuel?

    Really?


    That stuff is powerful. I've never heard of anyone having an issue with it.
  5. Re: Givenchy Play Intense : share your love people!

    Pretty much agree with everything you said. GPI has been one of my go-to frags in the fall and winter and I always enjoy wearing it.
  6. Re: When Your Skin Smells Sandalwood Oil, It Heals Itself

    Interesting. I'm not sure how the effects on skin cells which are literally mixed in a test tube with a sandalwood solution is comparable to the effects on skin cells which are in the proximity of,...
  7. Re: Name a scent that smells like another scent and list the two scents that smell alike or similar

    Acqua Essenziale by Ferragamo = Bleu de Chanel
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    Re: Issey Miyake Sport Mint Limited Editon.

    Thanks for the honest impression, silent rich. I was wondering how this one is.

    I haven't seen it for less than standard retail. Were you able to get a good deal on it?
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    Re: Local paper interviewed me about fragrance!

    Nice! Enjoyed reading the article and watching your interview. You represented well!
  10. Re: Is Muglers Pure Energy identical to Pure Shot?

    You've got to admit....

    "Pure Shot" is probably the most uncanny name debacle in the history of fragrances.

    :sad:
  11. Re: Need some violet/violet leaf recommendations

    +1

    Very distinct. If you like it, you'll love it.
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    Re: Help Me Out and Shut Me Up !

    It's certainly NOT your typical designer. I just got a bottle of it but I've only smelled it on paper (and it smells very nice). The orchid (I think it's orchid) note in the opening is awesome, and...
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    Re: What is the most OVERRATED fragrance?

    About a year ago I said Green Irish Tweed was the most overrated fragrance ever, but I retract that statement.

    I bought a fresh bottle of it and it's completely different than what I had...
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    Re: Help Me Out and Shut Me Up !

    david, Have you tried Solo Loewe Absoluto?
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    Re: Designer Fragrances With Fig ?

    HiM by Hanae Mori also has a nice fig note in a supporting role, rather than as the dominant note.
  16. Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    Many, but one that particularly stand out is Invasion Barbare.
  17. Re: I've been wearing EROLFA for 2 weeks straight

    That's exactly it (the part of your response I highlighted in bold). Wear something for two weeks and you actually get to know it. And familiarity doesn't always breed contempt. And if it does,...
  18. I've been wearing EROLFA for 2 weeks straight

    Long story short, I haven't had access to my collection for about two weeks. However, I found a decant of Erolfa stashed away in a drawer.


    A couple of observations:

    1) If you like...
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    Re: Was Lumiere Noire Reformulated?

    That's a shame. The opening is what made the fragrance, in my opinion. I should have scooped up a bottle then instead of waiting two years.

    I don't think a lot of people are aware of this...
  20. Poll: Re: What's your favorite Dior from La Collection Privée?

    Bois d'Argent.

    Ambre Nuit is really nice, but just too feminine for me.
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    Was Lumiere Noire Reformulated?

    I recall hearing something about this offhand but never gave it too much consideration.

    But a few months ago I got a bottle of it and I noticed a couple differences:

    1) The opening, which...
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    Re: Is M7 worth a blind buy

    As far as its smell--no, I don't think it's a safe blind buy. It's weird, and that could work in your favor or against you depending on your taste.

    But as dougczar mentioned, if you can buy it...
  23. Re: I am smelling a huge ginger frag among the crowd. Which scent can be?

    Probably Axe Harmony.
  24. Re: Introducing Nautica Life or OMG they cloned Blue de Chanel!

    Funny because I just got a bottle of Acqua Essenziale by Ferragamo and it is very, very similar to Bleu as well, minus the incense and this harsh synthetic note in the opening of Bleu. But the...
  25. Re: BN members....What's your take on Parfums de Nicolai ? Good stuff or not so good ?

    They don't really do anything for me. They might be too traditional for my tastes. I always feel like they're either too serious or just not that interesting. I think Balle de Match and New York are...
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    Re: Aquatic love!!!!

    Acqua Essenziale by Ferragamo is also a nice aquatic. They did a good job with this one. Although the genre may be over-saturated, this is a solid contribution and definitely worth looking at if...
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    Re: First Impressions-Thierry Mugler Pure Wood

    Thanks for sharing your impressions!
  28. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    The app is ridiculous. It's not giving me a good feeling.


    You guys have seen the app, right?
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    Re: Thoughts on the Guerlain Homme line

    I think the Guerlain Homme line is great, from the original down to Homme L'eau Boisee. Owned and sold the intense but would like to buy it again.
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    Re: Lalique White or Solo Loewe?

    Lalique White is so boring.

    I'd go with Loewe.
  31. Re: Monsieur Balmain vintage - recent purchase

    I recently picked up a 100ml EDT Spray in the opaque frosted yellow bottle. It was a very pleasant surprise!

    Unfortunately the eBay seller no longer has any left (I just checked). He was...
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    Re: Spearmint/Citrus EDT for summer?

    Cman, I'm just going to reiterate in case it was lost in the derailment of this thread--depending on how much you're willing to spend, Selection Verte by Creed is seriously the best "Citrus-Mint"...
  33. Re: Check my wardrobe - need to sell 2-3 bottles to get money for new scents....Which ones should go

    Puredistance M

    Do you really even wear it that much?
  34. Re: Khol de Bahrein Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    The line looks really interesting. I would love to try Generation Homme (oud, black currant, and MINT?!). Osswald's included a sample of Un Nuite a Doha as well, but I haven't tried it yet. It...
  35. Khol de Bahrein Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    First Impressions:


    This stuff is gorgeous.

    I haven't completely wrapped my head around it yet, but it's like this rich, luscious, soft amber drizzled with honey and a dusting of vanilla...
  36. Re: Does anyone here have both 24 Gold AND Halston Man Amber?

    Yes.

    They're not similar.
  37. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    No problem, David. Just a misunderstanding! :)
  38. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    No it's not. The other fragrance (and it's flankers) isn't named Guerlain L'Homme either. It's Guerlain Homme (L'Eau, L'Eau Boisee, and Intense). Pointing this out only because it helps clarify...
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Nice!
  40. Re: Name a scent that smells like another scent and list the two scents that smell alike or similar

    Creed OS = Individuel

    1899 = Spicebomb

    Helium = Ambre Narguile

    Tuscan Leather = Godolphin

    Cool Water = GIT
  41. Re: Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee - Bottle Worthy?

    Hey rich, sorry I couldn't answer your question earlier--I never saw it. I see that you ended up with a bottle anyway. I do think that the citrus in Boisee is a bit more juicy than Homme L'Eau. I...
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    I have a very good feeling about this. :)

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.18311.jpg
  43. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    Relax, david. I couldn't tell from your post whether you had actually smelled it or not. That's why I asked.
  44. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    Have you actually smelled it?
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    A 250 ML flacon of Creed Selection Verte.


    I'm very happy with it.
  46. Re: Leathers have always eluded me. Some suggestions?

    I really like Cuir Ottoman and Tuscan Leather. I think Tuscan Leather is great, though it gets criticized around here for reasons that don't really make any sense. If you like it, don't think twice...
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    Re: Fragrances you swore you'd never wear?

    Years ago I swore all of you were crazy and I'd never buy a fragrance that cost over $100.


    So much for that....
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    Re: First date: Which fragrance to go for?

    I'd go with La Nuit.

    I prefer TdH and Versace, but for a date I think La Nuit is the best choice and it also seems to have the most favorable reaction from women.
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    Re: Best men Colognes under $100?

    I started making a list but up to 100 Euros is such a wide range it would just go on forever.

    So I'll recommend one which can be had for $35:

    Encre Noire by Lalique
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    Stumbled across this while perusing some websites. It sounds really interesting and I'm very excited since I've heard little about it.

    ...
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    [QUOTE=hednic;3181711]1000 Miglia by Chopard 80ml EDT


    I've been wondering how this one is...all the other Chopard's are very nice. Please share your impressions when you get a chance!
  52. Re: Deeper fragrance with touch of aquatic feel

    Bleecker Street opens very fresh and green with some blueberry, an aromatic aquatic feel, and transitions into a very interesting warmer vanilla with some musk and spice. Its evolution is really...
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    Re: Some Sample Suggestions, Please

    Got a hold of a Vetiver Fatal sample. It's very good, like a fruity, creamy vetiver. Opens juicy with the fig but even when it dries down to the vetiver base it retains a certain smooth, juicy...
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    Re: Looking for fresh summer orange scent

    Orange Sanguine is what you want.
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    Re: Some Sample Suggestions, Please

    Thanks for all the recommendations, gentlemen. I think I'm going with:

    Songe d'un Bois d'Eté
    Bulltetproof
    Champagne de Bois
    Vetiver Fatale
    Sugi
    Plum Japonais

    I'll also see if I...
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 4!

    Looking forward to your impressions buddy!
  57. Re: What's your least favorite fragrance in your collection?

    Not crazy about this one either. But it was a Christmas gift from my wife, so...


    My least favorite is Jaipur Homme Edition Limitee 2013.

    I had high hopes for it but it is just awful.
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    Re: Male Domination of Basenotes

    Men and our hobbies. It's in our nature to collect, categorize, organize, analyze and aggressively pursue a hobby.

    We're also more likely to obsess over the minute details of our hobby. And as...
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    Re: Are We Spraying Enough???

    Maybe a little prude...

    Telling on the guy for using a dirty word in the male fragrance forum?

    You say not prude...

    Okay. :)
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    Re: Some Sample Suggestions, Please

    Looks very interesting. I've never even heard of this. I'll see if they carry it.
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    Re: Some Sample Suggestions, Please

    Yes, exactly what I'm looking to do, "cut the top and bottom off." With that in mind Vetiver Fatale and Plum Japonaise seem like great suggestions.


    Thanks for the replies so far, I'm getting...
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    Re: Starting College! What Do You Recommend?

    You're going to have so much fun. Study hard, play hard!


    Have you ever tried CH Men?


    It's a nice oriental, a little sweet, kind of warm...very nice overall. Women like it. I recommend...
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    Some Sample Suggestions, Please

    How's everybody doing today? :coolold:


    I'm going to be ordering around 10 samples from Surrender to Chance later today. I'm taking a break from the blind buy for a few months...

    Anyway,...
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    Re: Are We Spraying Enough???

    LOL

    Was that taxi driver Chinese?
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    Re: New Parfums de Marly - Galloway!!

    I'm very interested in Galloway--the notes sound promising.

    Has anybody else tried this?

    I'd love to hear some opinions if there are any.
  66. Re: Czech & Speake Citrus Paradisi - Amazing!

    Yum
  67. Re: Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee - Bottle Worthy?

    Taking the price into account as well, this is 100% FBW.
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    Congrats, Hednic. Enjoy!
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    Re: Kenneth Cole Mankind

    Yes, to be honest I didn't even think of Fierce or Legend when I tried it. I've never tried Sunrise or Moves so I can't comment there. Just make sure to see how the longevity works for you.
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    Re: Kenneth Cole Mankind

    It's a shame when an otherwise good fragrance is compromised by poor longevity.
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    Re: Kenneth Cole Mankind

    BRM, I definitely think the price will come down on it, as it's still pretty new. Another few months and it'll likely be discounted at the usual places.
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    Re: Kenneth Cole Mankind

    I know what you're saying. It kind of comes off like that at first, but as you experienced, it really begins to open up. It's much more interesting and well put together than it initially seems. And...
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    Kenneth Cole Mankind

    This is a nice one. I've been able to wear it about 4 times now and I'm really beginning to like it. I'd describe it as a summer night or date fragrance. It has a dark pineapple note that's given...
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    Re: Lavender-Based Colognes?

    Nothing beats "A Taste of Heaven" in my opinion.
  75. Re: Jardin d'Amalfi: Longevity and Projection

    Yeah, that's kind of why I'm making this post. I've only had it for about a month so I'm not completely familiar with it. I want to make sure I avoid overdoing it at work. What happens to me a lot...
  76. Re: Does skin chemistry really make that big of a difference?

    I think it makes a much bigger difference than we give it credit for. But who has the time to spend analyzing the effects of skin chemistry on different fragrances. For one, it's very hard to...
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    Re: Endless search for a signature scent

    Try L'Humaniste by Frapin

    I also recommend Guerlain Homme
  78. Re: Jardin d'Amalfi: Longevity and Projection

    Sounds like good advice, Jack. The one spray I put under my shirt has actually held pretty well.
  79. Jardin d'Amalfi: Longevity and Projection

    Love this stuff. It smells fantastic. But do you guys tend to go a little heavier with this one? It seems to disappear pretty quickly on my skin, or at least the projection dies down significantly...
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    Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    Versace Pour Homme

    Pure Malt

    Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: Memoirs of a Trespasser....... Any Good?

    Definitely worth sampling. I don't think I would buy a full bottle of it, but it's interesting and smells pretty good.
  82. Re: ZAHD Slumberhouse: $215 SHIPPED CON US

    UPDATED 6/12

    *Order today and your bottle will go out this Saturday morning.
  83. Re: Has anyone tried Armani Code Sport Athlete?

    I wore it today. Excellent. Very fresh, bright, citrus, mint and woods.

    I prefer it way over the original in which I found the mint not refreshing at all but kind of sticky and sweet.


    ...
  84. Re: What Types Of Fragrances Do You Guys Think We Need More Of?

    Masculine tropical
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    Re: Choose 5 designer scents

    Pure Malt
    Terre d'Hermes
    Versace Pour Homme
    Mont Blanc Individuel
    Dior Homme Eau for Men

    These are the 5 I'd choose right now if I had to.
  86. Re: Fragrances similar to Givenchy Play Intense

    I'm a big fan of Play Intense as well.

    I think you should try A*Men A Taste of Fragrance by Thierry Mugler. You can find them pretty cheap online. It's an excellent fragrance with intense...
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    Oh man, I love that stuff. One of my favorites. Enjoy, doug!
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    Re: Golf SOTD recommendations?

    Did you take lessons or something?


    For your first time out it looks like you have a nice swing. :wink:


    Congrats on breaking the ice...it's a very addictive hobby!
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    Thanks, Chuck. I haven't smelled any of them yet so it's good to hear some positive words!
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    http://www.crisalis.ro/imagini/produse/full/parfum-bottega-veneta-pour-homme-34966_0_full.jpg

    And the EDP version of...
    ...
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    Carte Blanche by Eclectic Collections?

    Seriously, what's going on with the 'notes' list here?


    Whipped Cream, Milk, Champagne, Cupcake, Cranberry, Red Wine, Sugar, Black Currant, Sea Water, Regular Water, and Red Berries....among...
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    Re: What Style of Fragrance Fits You Best?

    Have you ever tried Uomo by Lorenzo Villoresi?
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    Yeah, I'm still not sure why there seems to be a lot of ire toward this one. I can see not wanting it if you own DHS and DH, but I don't quite understand why it gets bashed. I've been wearing it for...
  94. Re: Advice on starting a killer year round rotation

    I've tried to put together the best list that I could for you. All of these scents are readily available online at Fragrancenet and most local department stores. They should be easy for your kids...
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    Re: Golf SOTD recommendations?

    So...

    How'd it go? :)


    And what did you end up choosing?
  96. Re: Help me to choose a clear winner from my finalists..

    Royal Oud
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    What Style of Fragrance Fits You Best?

    In general...

    Yes, you may own a variety of styles and have a huge collection, but what style really works for you in the sense that it seems most closely matched to your personality, demeanor,...
  98. Re: Looking for a Allure Homme Sport replacement

    I really think Givenchy Play is a good option for you.
  99. Re: Mint + Vetiver combos that are fresh & long lasting

    This is a good recommendation. Prominent mint in the opening, prominent vetiver in the drydown. Longevity is excellent. The other stand out note in Roadster is vanilla, so take that into...
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    This pretty much sums up my exact experience with it.
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