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    BO: I Know How a Man Should Smell

    A new study shows that humans can sense another person’s biological sex based on their pheromones alone. More specifically, they can sense a person they might be attracted to. The study shows that...
  2. Re: What does the term "synthetic" constitute?

    In MY own opinion, a fragrance that smells synthetic is a fragrance that doesn't smell like it was made with natural ingredients, found in nature. On the other hand, a natural smelling fragrance...
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    Oud is for Machos

    Can you imagine a girl wearing an oud attar, or an oud-based fragrance? I can't. I think oud is the most masculine, testosterone-filled note in the fragrantic universe. I don't think it should be...
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    Re: Mitsouko on men

    I like Mitsouko but nowadays I rarely wear it. I prefer Shalimar.
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    Re: I'm a Masculine Man Wearing Shalimar

    The guys at the office cannot differentiate between perfumes. They know nothing about perfumes. They just know that I smell good. I am very successful in that sense.
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    I'm a Masculine Man Wearing Shalimar

    I just love it. Shalimar is one of my favorite perfumes and I don't think it should be called a female fragrance. It is gorgeous and delicious and I wear the EDP even during summer.

    My Guerlain...
  7. Re: Hermes Concentre D`orange Verte vs D'Orange Verte

    The concentree is much better than the regular one. It lasts.
  8. Re: Do you prefer Original or reformulated versions of fragrances?

    I usually prefer the original versions. The exception is M7. I prefer M7 Oud Absolu.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    I bought BOIS DE VIOLETTE (Lutens) and LALIQUE EQUUS.
  10. What Kind of Perfumes Male Models Wear?

    We often see them in perfume ads, half naked, sometimes completely naked, but always beautiful. The male models. Their beauty makes the perfume sell more.

    But what we don't know for sure is what...
  11. Re: What fragrance would "Donald Draper" of MadMen wear to work?

    I wonder what JASON from TRUE BLOOD would wear..... He is also gorgeous.
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    Re: New Fragrance: David Beckham Homme

    I would wear it with only one condition: that it gave me his butt, his abs and his looks.
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    Poll: Re: Favourite Fig

    Philosykos is green and natural, but it had some disgusting note in it, which I can't abide.
  14. Re: What fragrance would "Donald Draper" of MadMen wear to work?

    It has to be something simple and respectable. I agree with Old Spice. By the way, he is gorgeous.
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    Poll: Re: Favourite Fig

    Jardin en Mediteranee is sweet fig, but it is still the best.
  16. Re: Favorite Sandalwood Scent with good longevity?

    I bought a 4ml bottle of pure mysore sandalwood oil, dilluted it in a 200ml bottle of TAM DAO, and the results were amazing. Now the sandalwood note lasts for 24hours at least.

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    Re: Muscs Koublai Khan

    I've had group sex before, but nobody was wearing fragrances. I was in a bath house. Eucalyptus dominated the environment.
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    Re: Dunhill Edition

    Exactly. I have eight miniatures. 1 oz each. Splash.
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    Re: Does anybody wear Castoreum alone!

    There is probably something wrong with your nose. Please check if you´re fatigued. MKK is very animalic. |It is the very definition of animalic. It is super animalic. It stinks. I have it and my nose...
  20. Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    I hate customs, I hate to pay taxes, I hate their new policies. I won't give up sending my samples. I know how to deal with them.

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    I wanted to say this but didn't have...
  21. ATOMISING A GENERATION: A Critical Assessment of CK One

    Atomising a generation. By Gray, Louise, New Statesman & Society, 09542361, 9/8/95, Vol. 8, Number 369

    Time was when one could breeze through the perfume souks of any major department store,...
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    Re: If only it lasted longer?

    No. I buy everything. It is easy to keep an atomizer nearby to reapply when necessary. I literally bathe in Jean Marie Farina, for example.
  23. Re: Forgotten gems : INSENSE', by Givenchy (1993)

    I blind bought a 50ml bottle of it at ebay spain. I hope it will prove to be a good investment. Is it similar to 3eme homme by caron? Because if it is, I will not like it.
  24. Re: I am wearing Troisieme Man often. What should i try next?

    I agree, CDG2 is almost as bad as Troisieme homme.
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    Re: Dunhill Edition

    You MUST buy Cacharel Pour Homme. It is the closest you will ever get to it. Fortunately, I have 8 1oz bottles of Dunhill Edition, which I bought for nothing at 1stperfume.com .
  26. Re: Eau d'Hadrien/Eau de Rochas/ Eau Sauvage - bug smell

    Duver, show some respect. You are talking about some of the most gorgeous perfumes ever made. They do not have a bug smell, I promise you. Eau de Hadrien is my favorite citrus, followed closely by...
  27. Poll: Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme vs. Monsieur de Givenchy

    Armani Eau is undeniably a work of art.
  28. Re: Paco Rabanne pour Homme, opinions?

    It repels to me too. I hate it.
  29. Re: Perfume that gives you a sense of well being

    Aqua di Parma Colonia is the perfume of happiness. It is impossible to wear it without smiling a little bit.
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    Re: Time to play a little game...

    Caron. I would destroy their entire line of perfumes and start again from scratch. Their perfumes do not smell classic. They smell OLD.
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    Re: Time to play a little game...

    Diptyque. I would destroy all their fragrances except Eau Lente, Tam Dao and L'Ombre Dans L'Eau. Then I would command them to begin developing new fragrances again from scratch.
  32. Re: Perfume that gives you a sense of well being

    Pure MYSORE SANDALWOOD mixed with Tam Dao calms me down and reduces my stress levels. It really has this power.
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    Re: what have you hoarded the most?

    Ungaro III I hate it
    Versace l'Homme Don't have it
    Armani Eau pour Homme I have 6.6 oz of the vintage. it is gorgeous.
    Guerlain Vetiver I have 6.6 oz of the vintage.
    Versace Blue Jeans ...
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    Re: Do as I say, not as I do.

    I am becoming more and more "niche" as time goes by. The regular designer fragrances don't satisfy my nose anymore, even the classics.
  35. Re: Help a 33 year old with a signature scent

    I have to agree that Aramis Havana would blend very well with the smell of your cigarettes.
  36. Re: Please Tell me About The Dior Homme Line

    Yes, I am really in Brazil, why do you ask?
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    Re: what have you hoarded the most?

    Hammam Bouquet vintage. I have 5 full bottles and one half full.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, May 6th, 2013

    Mitsouko EDP, 7 sprays.
  39. Re: I am wearing Troisieme Man often. What should i try next?

    Troisiemme man makes me smell like a 90 year old lady! I blind bought it recently and it was such a disappointment. I still have to find a good caron. At least they are very cheap and you can sell...
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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    Hammam Bouquet is the only one worth having.
  41. Re: Which scents have you ever stolen from the girls?

    When I was a kid I used to wear my grandmother's English Lavender. Maybe that is why I'm gay.
  42. Please Tell me About The Dior Homme Line

    It seems that every two posts here at BN, one post mentions Dior Homme Intense, Dior Homme Sport or Dior Homme. It is just below the popularity of Aventus. I remember when Dior Homme was launched,...
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    Kyoto versus Avignon

    I bought a bottle of Avignon in 2009. Even though I thought the church incense smell was amazing and delicious, I couldn't bring myself to wear it very often. It seemed a too radical fragrance, too...
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    Re: recommend a green and leafy scent

    Diptyque is the answer, but forget about the other two perfumes suggested. The really good one is L'Ombre Dans L'Eau, with blackcurrant leaves and green rose. It is sharp green. Delicious.
  45. Re: Do you have to "like" a house to appreciate a scent?

    No, it is not necessary to have a connection. This is bull.
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    Re: Most desired discontinued fragrance?

    Patou Pour Homme. I have too little of it.
  47. Re: "It bothers me that fragrance has an effect on other people"

    The general discussion session is like an empty Egyptian sarcophage. It is beautiful but nobody goes there. By posting it here, at least some people will see it.
  48. Re: Does anyone use Muscs Koblai Khan as a signature?

    It has an old DOG vibe to it. It is totally animalic.
  49. Re: "It bothers me that fragrance has an effect on other people"

    In my office, two guys begin sneezing when I enter the room.
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    Ive never liked youtube reviews. To this day, I haven't found one that is good. I have prejudice against youtube reviews. I prefer to read the reviews at basenotes.
  51. Re: Does anyone use Muscs Koblai Khan as a signature?

    I can appreciate MKK as a conceptual work of art. Something that had never been done before. And a radical perfume.

    But it is not a fragrance to be worn casually on a daily basis. It demands...
  52. Re: Do you think Concentre D'Orange Verte is a shared gender scent?

    unisex. I gave it to a boyfriend once, but not to a girlfriend....yet.
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    Re: Do Guerlains Go Bad?

    I once bought a 30 year old, half-empty bottle of shalimar and it was still good.
  54. "It bothers me that fragrance has an effect on other people"

    The New York Times
    February 14, 2008
    Skin Deep
    The Sweet Smell of ... Nothing
    By NATASHA SINGER

    PERFUME has long been an aphrodisiac decanted sparingly from an iconic glass bottle. But for...
  55. Re: Does anyone use Muscs Koblai Khan as a signature?

    I think it is beastly. I wear it only once in a while. It smells just like my little spheres.
  56. Re: Is there any word about Serge Lutens Exclusives being released to the general population for 201

    American people buy White Linen, L'Air du Temps, Aqua di Gio, etc. Thye don't want to smell like beasts.
  57. Re: Is there any word about Serge Lutens Exclusives being released to the general population for 201

    I don't believe it will happen. American people do not buy MKK.
  58. Hoarding was the solution, but now it is too late!

    I am very happpy for having built my collection before the reformulation years. 97% of my bottles were bought before 2009 (most in 2007-2008), so just a few fragrances had already been changed....
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    The best perfumes in the world are:

    Hammam Bouquet
    Habit Rouge
    Chergui
    Bois du Portugal
    L'Ombre dans L'Eau
    Trumper's Wild Fern
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    Re: Best scent for a public hanging?

    Grandma is going to activate the gadget that "drops the ground" under the guy´s feet.
  61. Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    You should not worry over things you cannot control. Do not give up hope until something definite happens.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

    http://lespanola.com/images/lavanda-puig.jpg
  63. Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    I will never give up hope.
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    Re: Best scent for a public hanging?

    In America, you should wear something festive for such an event. It is all part of the show.

    Death penalty is a medieval leftover that must be extinguished.
  65. Re: unscented (or lightly scented) DEODORANT

    I use menscience. It is expensive but it is worth it.
  66. Re: Which fragrance you love on others but hate on yourself

    This never happened to me.
  67. Re: If you had to pick one to be a true signature what would it be?

    I do have a signature, Hammam Bouquet, and it did not prevent me from investing in 100 other full bottles of perfume.
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    Re: What is this?

    Where are the pictures?
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    Re: SOTD: Monday.Apr.29th.2013

    Noble Cedar
    http://www.hotcosmetics.com.au/images/Chopard-Noble-Cedar-Ad+Model.jpg
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    Re: Top five warm weather fragrances

    I agree. Philosykos smells natural but weird.
  71. Re: Voleur de Roses - sweetness and plum ?

    I have a sample. I didn't like the topnotes, I thought they were too weird. I don't like it.


    Don't buy it, please.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Cuir or Kublai

    The Khan. MKK is more radical. It is a conceptual perfume. Not easy for american noses (it smells like your balls), but a masterpiece nonetheless. I have a full bottle.
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    Re: Have you ever smelt in your dream?

    Yes, I have had dreams in which I felt smells of things. But not of perfumes, not yet.
  74. Re: Which scents change the most from top notes to middle notes to dry down?

    They fixed the syrup note , eliminating it, in the M7 Oud Absolu version. I think the oud absolu version is superior to vintage and non vintage M7.
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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    I also have two MINI bottles of Patou Pour Homme, in pristine condition.
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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    A bottle of Captain Molyneux (vintage), extremely rare

    A bottle of Domenico Caraceni 1913, very rare
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    Re: Shalimar Vs. Habit Rouge

    Habit Rouge EDP is darker than the EDT and has a distinct OUD basenote.
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    Re: Shalimar Vs. Habit Rouge

    I would definitely choose Habit Rouge. Not because it is more masculine, but because I like it better.
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    Re: How do I remove this scent?

    YEs, it is almost the same thing.
  80. Re: Basenotes Survey: Is it all about cars?

    They are probably answering questions for sponsors. A car manufacturer must be a sponsor.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, April 28, 2013

    I will wear Jardin Sur Le Nil. I want to be green.
  82. Re: Suggestion: Green/Fresh/Citrus Cologne for the Beach

    Please forget the vetivers. They are not green enough. Please forget the aquatics. They are too common.


    Please follow this advice and buy a bottle of Eau D'Orange Verte Concentré. It must be...
  83. Re: Which scents change the most from top notes to middle notes to dry down?

    A recent acquisition of mine is like that. Krizia Uomo changes from a cacophony of discordant notes into a nice green powerhouse. You have to wait around 30 minutes for the bad notes to disappear. It...
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    Poll: Re: Poll for best fragrance from Amouage!

    Gold. The flowers.
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    Re: What should I wear?

    The creed.
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    Re: Aquatics comparison

    I know this is prejudice, but to me, all aquatics are one and the same: awful perfumes. But like you, I am open to suggestion. If someone shows me that there is one single excellent aquatic, I will...
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    Re: 500 Posts!

    Sorry for intruding, but I thought I would be too cocky posting another thread with the same subject. Today I wrote my 1000th post. Now I am a 5 star citizen.
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    Re: A superior cologne

    Yes, I like both Sur Le Nil and En Mediterranee. They are the mango and fig representatives in my collection.
  89. Re: Never buy oud oil from ebay...what a synthetic mess

    Yeah, miracles are rare for a reason.
  90. New York Times Article by a Harvard Professor: Pheromones and Sexuality

    This article was published at The New York Times and was written by a Harvard Professor. Please read attentively:


    Sniffing Out the Gay Gene

    By STEVEN PINKER
    Published: May 17, 2005

    Steven...
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    Re: A superior cologne

    Un Jardin en Mediterranee is sweet because the fig fruit is sweet. This perfume is the incarnation of a ripe fig fruit.
  92. Re: Reccomend me some "must sample" fragrances?

    Take a look at my wardrobe. 85% of it is composed of MUST TRY perfumes.
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    Re: How fickle are you?

    Nobody shows fidelity, love, adoration, like myself. People have love relationships with hundreds of perfumes at the same time. That is immoral.
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    Re: The United States Of America.

    You should buy the super classic Chanel Pour Monsieur, the regular one, not the concentre. It is sold at duty free stores.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, April 27, 2013

    Parfum D'Habit
  96. Poll: Re: POLL: The War of the Roses (no, not the movie)

    Iquitos has a sweet rose in it, but the smell of rubber destroyed the fragrance for me.
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    Re: Coconut fragrance???

    Stop the search. Please believe me when I say that what you need is BAHIANA, by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier.

    It is a dry coconut perfume, with woods. Delicious. The coconut note is prominent. Just...
  98. Re: would you wear a night time fragrance during the day?

    Yes, of course.
  99. Re: Lacoste - Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 Noir

    I know this is prejudice, but the fact is that Ive never found a Lacoste fragrance that I like. I hate them all.
  100. Re: Thoughts on Signature Scent: Good vs Bad?

    I am a collector, with around 100 bottles, and I still have my signature scent: HAMMAM BOUQUET by Penhaligons.

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/44107.jpg
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