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    Re: The Value Of Testers....

    The market will dictate the price. Testers are a gray area. When I worked at Younkers all of the gift-with-purchases and testers were returned to our warehouse and they went into the dumpster after...
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    Re: are you the "cologne guy" ?

    Just about spit tea all over my keyboard when I read this... Nice! :thumbsup:
  3. Re: Have You Seen Youtube's Steven aka Redolessence?

    Fortunately Steven doesn't share Marc's love of Le Male quite as much... :lolk:
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    Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    I just want to go to the fragrance counters and hang out around the release date. "Hey! Can I get some some Wood?"

    I'll be the one laughing over in the corner... "Nah man. But I got some...
  5. Re: How do you buy, store and organize samples of perfume?

    Okay. That's awesome! I just found another use for my .40 S&W trays... Why didn't I think of that? :thumbsup:
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    Re: Too many sprays

    I hate to say this...but I kind of do get the connection. I worked with a Pakistani girl when I was with Wells Fargo. Her personal hygiene itself wasn't...how should I say this tenderly...the best....
  7. Re: Do you buy the smaller or larger sized bottles?

    Most often I buy the largest possible due to $/oz. 90% of my collection is 3.3 - 4.2 oz. A few 2.5s because it was the largest I could find for that frag. The other 10% are 1 oz and 1.7 oz...
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    Re: I'm a Masculine Man Wearing Shalimar

    Shalimar is one of the more prevalent female marketed fragrances that appear in the Scent of the day section of the site. I own a bottle and I really like it. And I've worn it out.

    I...
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    Poll: Re: #1 Perfume Myth

    I think it doesn't hurt sometimes... Didn't hurt last night anyway...she kept it clean for Facebook, but it was a lot more than just a hug... ;) Well...maybe a hug is what left the scent on her...
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    Re: I Think I Made a Newbie Mistake w/ Aventus

    I very rarely put anything on my upper chest and front of my neck anymore for just that reason. A recent change for me...as I've started to wear a few fragrances with strong projection. I don't...
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    Re: Advice for perfumes on a tight budget.

    1.Kind of a signature scent...

    Bvlgari Black

    2.Summer/Spring feel to it, something realy fresh...

    Halston 1-12 (Discontinued, but still widely available)

    3.Dating Fragrance, appealing...
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    Re: Done with EBay it's infested with fakes..

    Ouch. Where are you buying testers from? I just got my second tester of Versace's The Dreamer in the mail today (from perfume_empire1 on eBay). It was boxed and I just did a quick test spray at my...
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    Re: Done with EBay it's infested with fakes..

    That's disappointing to hear. I've been an eBay member since 1999, with an 837 positive 100% user rating. Many more things than just fragrances of course over the years... I've only been screwed...
  14. Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    Odd. I'm more comfortable without pants. ;)
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    And never mind. LOL A quick eBay search answered that question. :)

    But "thank you". Without this thread I probably would have never know that bottle existed.
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    I know these are mostly female marketed perfume bottles and atomizers, but since you're a neighbor (sort of) I decided to look through the thread when I saw it at the top of a forum. Wow. Very...
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    Re: Can you trust buying online?

    I'm right there with you on the budget. I'm been an eBay member since 1999 with an 835 100% positive feedback rating...a lot more stuff than just fragrances though.

    I follow about the same set of...
  18. Re: dolce and gabbana the one, real, fake, stolen?

    Looks legit to me. Stickers and bottle markings look to be manufacturer. Beautiful amber color and classic bottle. I have two 3.3s at home right now. One of my favorites. Probably the closest...
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    Re: Bargain bin favorites

    And you can't go wrong with Grey Flannel. It's just such a luscious scent... ;)
  20. Re: What Oud Scents would be interesting to start testing.

    Basically someone buys a big bottle..say 250 ml. Then breaks it down into 5 ml, 10 ml, 20 ml, 30 ml, 40 ml, 50 ml, 100 ml, etc smaller bottles. They usually base price by $/ml plus some handling...
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    Re: Can you trust buying online?

    It appears to me that it is...

    http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s579/tjarksd/Personal%20Stuff/fn_zps9ec4706d.jpg
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    Re: Bargain bin favorites

    LMAO! I own four of the Cubas, Of course I also own the butt plug looking Rochas Man, and the dildo looking Perry Ellis 360 Red. ;)
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    Re: the great youtube burnout

    From Marc's last video I'm not sure he'll be around much longer either. Outro/Goodbye Season 15.

    I use YouTube as a resource especially when blind buying. I've learned over time who has similar...
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    Re: Bargain bin favorites

    My wardrobe basically reads like a bargain basement list (to most other people). I'm 43, twice divorced, and taking care of college and child support for my three kids. I live on a limited budget...
  25. Re: What Oud Scents would be interesting to start testing.

    Kanon Agarwood. It's probably the wimpiest oud on the market, but for less than $10 for a 3.3 it might be worth checking out. Especially if you're just sticking your toe in the water on oud. I'm...
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    Re: Looking For Recommendations

    Me either. Doesn't seem to have much of an impact on the fragrances I wear.



    +1 on this. The One is easily my favorite for daily wear. I'm 43. My skin seems to hold scent really well so...
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    Re: fragrances that smell alike

    Salvador Dali Black Sun smells like Armani Code.

    Bod Man Black body spray also is supposed to...but the Windex looking bottle is just a complete put off for me...and the longevity isn't good.
  28. Re: What I've Learned Since Becoming Addicted to Cologne

    Agreed. Most people who leave a review either love it or hate it. It's sometimes tough to find an objective opinion out there.

    That being said... I've found a couple active reviewers on here...
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    Re: What are your next purchases going to be?

    Probably the following designers in no particular order. I'm in no hurry to step into the niche market.

    Chanel - Allure Homme
    Chanel - Allure Homme Sport
    Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blanche...
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    Re: Storing Fragrances

    In a nice dark linen closet for me. Third shelf up at about chest level...easy to see the bottles and grab what I want. My apartment is air conditioned to 70 - 72F in the Summer and kept at between...
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    Re: Colognes do not last on skin or clothes

    I was curious about the fabric choice of your clothes...but you answered that with cotton. I have the opposite problem. My collection is 99% designer and even well known fragrances with longevity...
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    Re: Worst flacons in your collection?

    Just not sure why...

    Perry Ellis 360 Red

    http://www.discountperfumecosmetics.com/Products/images/MTIzNDY2NDk4NA==.jpg

    Rochas Man
    ...
  33. Poll: Re: Would buy and wear a fragrance if everyone detested it but you loved it?

    I'm middle of the road on this one. I couldn't see myself knowingly offending those around me without being empathetic...but occasionally I might do it just for me. There's food I like that no one...
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    Re: Thinning the herd - which to keep?

    Yup.
  35. Thread: High School

    by tjarksd
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    Re: High School

    What kind of a budget are you working with? A high school student's budget can vary quite a bit depending on whether you are working or dependent on an allowance or the occasional paid job done for...
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    Re: Average Joe's nose?

    Not sure if they (the average Joe) would notice changes in the fragrance itself...but they may be more aware of changes in the scent's longevity or projection.

    A bottle of this used to last me 6...
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    My first true compliment.

    My first true compliment. I'm relatively new to the fragrance hobby. I've always liked them, but stuck to one or two old standbys and started wearing something daily about 1 1/2 months ago or so. ...
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    Re: Considering blind buying Issey

    Probably a safe bet for a blind buy. It was for me anyway... If you don't care about the bottle, consider buying a tester. I picked mine up on eBay from pickyourperfume and the price is under $40...
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    Re: Men wearing Women's Fragrances?

    Chanel Allure and Guerlain's Shalimar.

    Most often I'll use a gourmand marketed to men on my arms and a spray a blast of Shalimar or Allure on my chest.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Holy crap! You can tell I'm a n00b. My diecast car displays are top notch. My fragrances...not so much. Having it organized would make it much easier to find the one I want... I guess I'm going...
  41. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

    Bogart PH
    Thallium
    Thallium Black
    Jacomo de Jacomo Rouge
    In Red PH by Estelle Ewen
  42. Re: Wow, some NOS stuff from thrift stores the last two days!

    Great finds! I collect diecast cars and hit the local flea markets and thrift stores on a regular basis anyway. I've never looked for fragrances there... But I'll start. :thumbsup:
  43. Re: What's your most pleasant unexpected discovery?

    Bogart Pour Homme by Jacques Bogart

    $16 USD average for a 3.4 oz tester w/shipping included on eBay. The top notes aren't bad, but the real treat comes in the dry down. A very refreshing cherry...
  44. Thread: how to apply

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    Re: how to apply

    Clothed chest and inside of my forearms, closer to the elbow than wrists.

    I sit in a cube and at a keyboard all day. If I apply it to my wrists, or the bottom of my forearms, I just end up with...
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    Re: Samples v. Splits

    I'm going to save the actual spray until I want to wear it, but I did get a little on my hands in the transfer process. :) The notes I'm picking up the most are the Italian bergamot, the Dry birch,...
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    Re: Samples v. Splits

    I got the samples and atomizer in. I'll give it a shot I guess. If it doesn't pan out I'll just buy a split next time.

    They're marked with batch C42B12A01. Seems legit.
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    Re: Best Guerlains mans fragances

    Shalimar. Oh c'mon guys... I've seen it in all your Your Wardrobes too. :shocked:
  48. Re: confused newb with pricing/bottle question

    Fragrance.net also has an eBay store. For some reason it seems that their eBay prices are often better than the actual store prices. Might want to check that out. I've done a lot of business with...
  49. Re: New to basenotes/cologne in general looking for woodsy scent

    Remember that just because you sample a fragrance at Macys doesn't mean you have to buy it there. ;) Nowadays I do this a lot with more than just fragrances. I go into the store so I can get my...
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    Re: Samples v. Splits

    These aren't splits. They appear to be boxed and carded samples from Creed. Search 10x Aventus sample and I'm sure you'll find the eBay listing I'm referring to. I'll make sure to browse the board...
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    Re: Samples v. Splits

    I buy some designers from them through their eBay store. I'll have to check out their site. Thanks. :)
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    Re: Men use women's perfume

    I wear Allure by Chanel (marketed for women) now and then. To be entirely honest I bought the bottle for an ex...and it was left in my closet. I just like the scent. Part of the reason I bought it...
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    Re: Can you trust buying online?

    I buy off eBay a lot. I have a few sellers I trust and most of the time testers or 3.3 or 3.4s are significantly lower than what I can buy fragrances for at the brick and mortar stores. Even at TJ...
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    Re: Samples v. Splits

    Thanks! Well that's another $2 for 10x 3 ml pipettes from a US shipper. I think I'm starting to see the advantage of a split. LOL

    I'm divorced with 3 kids, work, and other than the occasional...
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    Samples v. Splits

    I really want to try Creed's Aventus to see what the hype is all about. I'm not really into the tobacco, oud, or pine tree scents so Aventus sounded like it might be more up my alley than other...
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    Re: Does your nose ever "mature"?

    I'm in the same boat you are. Right now I'm just happy that I can smell the change between the top notes and the base notes at drydown I do okay with general categories; citrus, aquatic, floral,...
  57. Re: Someone hating your fragrance - has this ever happened to you?

    Yes. And usually under the same circumstances. Actually this morning I over-sprayed Nautica's Voyage (normally very pleasant after drydown) before work and I heard a couple people mention that...
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    Re: Knock-offs or imitations of originals

    I agree on the Cuba fragrances. I have Gold (Le Male), Prestige (A*Men), and Royal (PRs One Million). I think they're more linear than the originals, but most are very good for the money.

    The...
  59. Re: Looking for Dark,Mysterious,Sexy,Smooth.... Vanilla or Vanilla musk scent..

    Thanks. I'll check it out. I don't mind wearing a fragrance marketed to the female audience as long as it's not also overpowered in florals. The vanilla scent is exactly what I am looking for. A...
  60. Re: Looking for Dark,Mysterious,Sexy,Smooth.... Vanilla or Vanilla musk scent..

    I'm new to basenotes and I don't mind seeing this old thread being brought back up. I didn't realize it was a 2010 thread either with seeing the 2014 recent posts. LOL I've always had a soft spot...
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