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    Re: How Come People Don't Start New Threads?

    I too enjoy the resurrection of older posts. Many scents are older - and its nice to get updated opinions on them.

    Because there is the usual fragrance cycle. New scent comes out - like madman...
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    Re: Cereus #4, #5, #7, #14

    I own and enjoy #5 and #7 - I get TDH from #5 - lighter and less rough. #7 is a nice leather in the vein of Fahrenheit. from both I get decent longevity and silage.

    have not tried the rest -...
  3. [USA] Updated 5-4-15 - added Bentley - plus Gucci Pour Homme II, Hermes Eau d'Verte ....

    Clearing out a few I have extras of

    Chanel Antaeus - 50 ml splash. [SOLD] Smells amazing . Checked against a good light - its 4mm full of a 6mm bottle - price $22 shipped. - SOLD !!!

    Gucci...
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    agreed - and with two kids at university - I am enjoying this one for now :)
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Having a weakness for Polish Ladies - I may have to get more of this! I too enjoy it for what it is and if you (they) like it all the better - esp if the Polish ladies go for it!
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    Re: Any Good Organic Colognes Out There ?

    nope - most are inorganic - non organic (?)... from beyond the stars.. we dont kid when we say a scent is multi - dimensional!.
  7. Re: Original (old formula) Italian version of the D&G Pour homme

    It is my experience that this is a very good version of this scent. All of mine have this notation and I like them very much :)
  8. Re: Original (old formula) Italian version of the D&G Pour homme

    My preference is bottles with "Euroitalia" noted on the bottom :)
  9. Re: Dior Boutique at the Palazzo just sent me a grey market DHI

    poetry -pure poetry

    thank you :)
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    Re: Egoiste concentree $649 on eBay

    +1. :). totally agree
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    Re: Egoiste concentree $649 on eBay

    Thats why the so called 1% is a constantly churning group. They come - they go.. No one can be a fool with money for long :)
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    Re: Egoiste concentree $649 on eBay

    If it was #2 - then one wonders how he got to be super wealthy... as in "A fool and his money soon part"
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    Re: Caron - Pour un Homme Millésime 2014

    Well ok - I tried the current version and the top notes were kind of messed up....and the rest was ok, I guess...

    If I needed more in this direction I would go for Carven Homme at around $20 on...
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    Re: Egoiste concentree $649 on eBay

    At that price could buy you buy a lot of [other] really good scents :)
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    Re: Opinions on Michael Kors for Men?

    I tried the vintage and was not all that impressed. Heck Dirty English impressed me more - at a much better price point :)
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    LIDGE and MIP Perfume

    And I am now all set for the cooler weather .... well I do live in minnesota....
  17. Re: Best reasonably price Eau de Parfum (EdP)

    Just picked up a LIDGE from beautyspin - with discounts it came to around $54 - shipped :)


    Ya - finally coming to the party and after testing LIDG and looking quite forward to this - its my...
  18. Re: Unexpensive fragrance for this spring/summer

    Cereus 4, 5 or 7 might do as well

    Found on ebay for great prices :)
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    Re: Which scents do you consider "grungy" ?

    Dirty English! Loving this for sure.

    And noting I have the original version - lasts and projects just fine for me. Not a monster - but then not many popular fragrances are.
  20. Re: What would you recommend for spring and summer if...

    Cereus #5 - not so much a clone of TDH , but rather a good quality, kissing cousin that adds some lighter elements. - $15 for 100 ml

    I also second the Citrus and Wood suggestion! and agree with...
  21. Re: Name a fragrance someone on BN recommended that you absolutely love and wear because of the advi

    Hednic - Aramis ! :)
  22. Re: Can You Name at Least 10 Really Good, Underrated, Designer Fragrances That Are a Must Try?

    yes it does - I find these threads especially helpful for the newer members. I also like to see the " long term" trends in fragrances - to see the ones that keep on going after facing the cruel test...
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    Re: Kohl's for fragrances.

    True - True

    I would find a great deal at the TJ Max - run down two doors and try it at Kohls.... and then not buy it at TJ Max even at the "deal price" This has saved me from several very bad...
  24. Thread: Ysl m7

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    Re: Ysl m7

    Yup - this. And the modern M7 Absolu is pretty good, as the price for origional is just silly for minimal difference.
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    Re: Kohl's for fragrances.

    The fun part for me is that Kohls is just down from the local TJ Max. I test at Kohls and then purchase at Max ;)
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    Re: Ever hear of dumpster diving?

    Yes - I think there was a case recently where the court decided that anything in your trash is considered public access and no longer your property - kind of like the legal consideration of...
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    Re: What is your strongest chastity belt scent?

    I too enjoy Aramis very much - makes me feel like the 70s driving down the road in a Triumph TR6 rag top with stick shift :)

    (no Chasity belts allowed in that car - no way! )
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    Re: What is your strongest chastity belt scent?

    Pour Lui Oscar de La Renta

    I don't mid it so much - but ladies ..... not so much
  29. Poll: Re: Dinner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago chairman. Which fragrance?

    One Million - except get a fake because he would understand the funny money money thing....

    or 24 Gold and tell him it's the only thing you trust
  30. Poll: Re: Your Current Favorite(s): How Many Backup Bottles Do You Have?

    Oh forgot to add 2 half full 100 ml bottles of nicely vintage Fahrenheit :)
  31. Poll: Re: Your Current Favorite(s): How Many Backup Bottles Do You Have?

    Gucci Pour Homme II - one lightly used 100 ml and one full unopened 50ml

    Dior Homme 2 unopened 100 ml and one partially used 100 ml - all newer version and I actually prefer it :)

    Other than...
  32. Re: Dior Homme Intense vs. L'Occitane Eau des Baux

    Had both - still have the DHI

    for me it's just better

    Heck I find Midnight in Paris to be better as well :)
  33. Re: SPRING/SUMMER cheapo fragrances recommendations

    i too too have found them to be quite good. I grabbed a #7 about six months ago at $15 and yesterday a #5 for $13.50. Regardless of the price they are great - considering the price they are no...
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    Re: basenotes.net....1999

    Party like its 1999 ! :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqaFuCulc1s
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    Re: basenotes.net....1999

    Well it was a joke on me - i thought the site was hacked or something.

    Man the early days of web forums. :)
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    Re: Most worn March '15

    D&G Pour Homme - Vintage

    DH - always a pleasurable experience

    Aramis Havana

    Cereus 7

    Giorgio Bevery Hills - its been one of those months....
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare failed me BIG TIME!

    Ok - but do you like it? 3 Girls on an elevator - whatever...

    I do not have it, never smelled it - but if I had it and liked it - tant pis pour elle(s) :)
  38. Re: Do people mistake your Green Irish Tweed for Cool Water?

    Most men do not even wear aftershave in minnesota... heck deodorant would be nice.....

    So at best they might notice I am wearing some "perfume".... but they would have no idea from there :)
  39. Re: How much do you think presentation/packaging impact your choice of a perfume

    Well it sure helped the sales of Midnight in Paris

    and not not a bad scent but the packaging I am sure helped sales. :)
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    Re: Worth every penny

    Dior Homme Intense - because I am cheap and this one was more than $50. .... I think I paid $51 delivered :)

    also value points go to Yardleys Citrus and Wood. An excellent scent for $20 !!!
    ...
  41. Re: Very long lasting inexpensive mens summer fragrance

    +1

    In moderate temps - yes - warmer it might be a bit much

    Bvlgari aqua works well for the higher temps for me
  42. Re: Customs Duties/Taxes and Fees into the US?

    Sounds good - I will go for it and given the low value hope that any extra charges do not exceed the cost of the item :)

    and thanks for the calculator Monte84 !
  43. Customs Duties/Taxes and Fees into the US?

    Hi all

    I am looking at ordering an item from Israel ship[ed to the US, and am wondering if anyone has experience with the US customer fees etc... that might be added to my costs. The seller...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    Got a 50 ml back up of Gucci Pour Homme II

    Because back ups are important :)

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=35850&d=1426084263
  45. Re: Name your favorite unremarkable, generic, "eh, not bad," forgettable scent that you actually wea

    Hugo for Men - By Hugo Boss

    It works - its fine - nothing special :)
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    Going old school - and looking forward to it :)
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    Re: Enrce Noir vs Fahrenheit

    In this case I have to say it .... Both :cool:
  48. Re: Need suggestions for Masculine sweet Oud or Woody fragrance

    Don't know about true Oudh scent - But I find Fahrenheit Absolute to be a sweet enough, lasting and woody
  49. [USA] Re: Updated 2-24-15 - Added Vintage Michael - Michael Kors 4.2 oz!

    Updated and Added Michael - by Michael Kors
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    Re: Best Cartier Frag to sample?

    Must

    An outlet had a display of these last fall and I passed on grabbing one ... the wife was there..... and we were early Christmas shopping...and runing late

    Dang... Should have, Could...
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    Re: Must try new releases- 2015 edition

    One Man Show Oud Edition

    I am serious !
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    Re: SOTD Monday 23rd February 2015

    Fahrenheit Vintage - Because someday Spring will come!
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    Re: And the oscar goes to...

    If this is to be like the Oscars - shouldn't the Industry be deciding? The Oscars is not the people choice awards.... This if like the Hollwood version would be the Industry patting themselves on...
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    Re: Gucci PHII praise

    After several years of hanging around here I just got my first bottle go GPHII and I am glad I waited

    I needed to try the monsters, the loud ones and the syrupy ones... first . And I still enjoy...
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    Re: Anyone a fan of dolce and gabbana for men?

    Yup - I enjoy this one - more of a warmer weather ( as warm as a typical Minnesota day can be)

    But then I like Aramis too - so what do I know :)
  56. Re: One Man Show Oud Edition - I don't know to be happy or scared...

    OMS - Oud

    OMG...... I am not sure is is a good thing... ;)
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    Re: New Fragrance: Azzaro Chrome Summer

    Yup - its coming :)
  58. [USA] Updated 2-24-15 - Added Vintage Michael - Michael Kors 4.2 oz!

    Spring cleaning - moving out some dups and some mini's

    Updated 2 - 24-15

    Added

    Vintage Michael - By Michael Kors 4.2 oz bottle - 95% Full !! - $43.00 - SOLD !


    Classic A*Men - 1 oz...
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    Re: Your Valentine's day scent?

    DHI - because like Chesterfield........ It satisfies :)
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 8th February 2015

    Encre Noir

    Perfect for a relaxing Sunday
  61. Re: Agarwood / Oud Oil Imports May Not Be Allowed In The USA Anymore!

    very true - knives that are sharp, scissors and baseball bats are easily available..... The horror!

    but it is a sad commentary the the NannyState has really taken root in the once free country of...
  62. Re: Contradictions between SOTD and financial positions

    Have good house - payed off in full
    No car loans - but nice 2013 car
    Money in investments - good rainy day fund
    A few years left to retirement with pension -

    SOD - Cool Water and I feel like...
  63. Re: Hypothetical: if your gfs parents asked you about your hobbies, would u admit to your frag obses

    My inlaws never understood me from the beginning. And I do not understand them. They are unable to appreciate much of anything - unless they could get bragging rights from it to pass onto their...
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    Re: The Scent of Power.

    Dior Homme

    For the strongest creature in the forest the Lion is also the one most at ease.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 2nd February 2015

    Cereus 7

    its just a nice scent :)
  66. Re: The Definitive Basenoter wardrobe - [male edition]

    What no 1 Million or Joop?? Come on! :)
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    Re: Something warm, something comforting.

    SOD - Les Notes de Lanvin - Oud & Rose

    nice light oud (ish) and rose
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    Re: Which scent would you break the bank for?

    None at the moment. Quite content with the scents in my price range / possession - in fact when I have reached in the past I did not notice that much improvement in the scent.

    Fragrance prices...
  69. Re: What fragrance would the Prophet Muhammad wear?

    "Kiss Him"

    ;)
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    Re: Seasonal Rotation Crossover Fragrances

    Interesting on the ISO-Super. I find myself also not hitting the TDH (ETD or Perfume) in the winter and use it much more the rest of the year. However I enjoy my Encre Noir more in the winter and...
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    Re: Worst fragrance I've ever encountered is...

    To each his own - but that would be one tough old bird who would wear this :)
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    Re: Worst fragrance I've ever encountered is...

    +1 on this - really a what were they thinking? - heck old ladies would find this one over the top

    As well as Fahrenheit 32 - similar, musky thing......
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    Re: A staple from Dior?

    Not sure about DHI in the full bore TX summer, but then often you find yourself in air conditioning which is a consideration. And truly, most fragrances can be worn year round in many places -...
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    Re: Your personal favorite cologe?

    I enjoy seeing these old threads come up - as it shows how the passions change overtime. And then compare them to the hot, new, "must have" scents in fashion right now. It puts a perspective on...
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    Re: A Springtime Sillage Monster?

    Got to agree with this as well - versatile - and cost effective :)
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    Re: Mystery Sent - Any Ideas

    Ok received this today -

    On paper first ;) A vetiver Lemmonish scent It's old so hard to say but the Lemmon is a bit dusty with some flowers on top

    its interesting (and a least not jovan)...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Dreaming of summer - needed a good go to for daily wear when things someday warm up :shocked:
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    Re: SOTD Monday 5th January 2015

    As we here in the [God forsaken] outer lands look forward to a high of 2 degrees today..........

    A*Men - vintage formula from sliver flask ... kind of wish there was something else in the...
  79. Re: The Oud hype, do you think it's temporarily?

    Agreed - at least here in the US - it will be more of a supporting role - underlying scent upon which other notes will play off

    Its kind of the new civet :happy: :)
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    Re: Best Bang for Buck

    Bang for buck? Cool Water - you can find it very cheap and its a great [year round] scent.

    But I also agree with others on Encre Noire

    And ++ on the Carven - Homme!!!
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    Re: Mystery Sent - Any Ideas

    Himmm - well this will be fun. The journey to a cure for blind buys can be interesting ....

    Its on its way now and I will update next week when it come in.

    One question - if I need to - how...
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    Re: Mystery Sent - Any Ideas

    Per the seller.... "UNMARKED BOTTLE OF VERY NICE EXPENSIVE FRAGRANCE FOR MAN"

    So you know its something really great ..right? ") Its kind of like jug fishing on the bottom .... sometimes you...
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    Re: Mystery Sent - Any Ideas

    Generic looking bottle for sure - but has been used for some good stuff in the past ...

    And ya - I will try on a test strip first and then carefully sniff .....:shocked:
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    Re: Mystery Sent - Any Ideas

    HA ! - now that would teach me....Jovan.... :)

    But I have not received it yet - just asking in advance. Will update when it comes in
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    Mystery Sent - Any Ideas

    Ok - My first buy of the new year!! A crazy blind - blind buy. Just having some fun - cheap and what the heck...

    Anyone have an idea what it is??
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 1st January 2015

    Dior Homme - modern edition

    Just relaxing tonight and enjoying it all
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    Re: Big work Christmas party scent...

    GIT or Grey Vetive

    Like others I would go with either of these. You just want to smell good and classy
  88. Re: Calling on all Encre Noire by Lalique owners

    Agreed - I enjoy this one for the entire ride :)
  89. Re: Which fragrances in the last 15 years "changed the game"?

    oh boy, I am getting old.. The time is passing so quickly ;)
  90. Re: Which fragrances in the last 15 years "changed the game"?

    ya - and today we have the lefty thought police, PC speak and the IFRA Lovely , simply lovely......

    ( at least in the day there actually were Stalins goons and useful idiots running around....)...
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    Re: original or fake A*Men Pure Malt

    I am not sure about the color .... But who is going to fake that dispencer???

    ;)
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    Re: SotD: Monday, December 15, 2014.

    Aramis Havana

    For a balmy 41 degree day in the north woods - now this I call December! :beer:
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    Re: Carven Homme, best value ever?

    This one nicely fits a space in my rotation and I enjoy it thoroughly. Excellent scent and great value! I too am glad I have it Here-here!
  94. Re: Clean gets on the oud bandwagon with Clean for Men Classic

    Oh lovely - they are simple, nostalgic and conscious

    The use of empty, meaningless - meaning everything - meaning nothing word masters. Conscious really?? - as compared to all those other...
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    Re: Confession - Slightly embarrassed

    Of course such things are relative - to what you already have and what ground you want to cover

    I had a bottle found it to be good - but needed to go in other directions - and relative to what I...
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    Re: What's in your car?

    couple hundred rounds of ammo - loose. I mean these boxes break going to the range .

    Oh wait... wrong board.....:rolleyesold:
  97. Thread: 1 billion

    by TurnerIII
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    Re: 1 billion

    This must be the extreme version ... :cheesy:
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    Re: Got a Complement on Fahrenheit Absolute

    ditto this - I have both Vintage Fahrenheit and Absolute - they are different but both are excellent. Different moods and to me times if year. Fahrenheit is more fall spring and Absolute winter -...
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    Re: My early Christmas present - WOO HOO !!

    Nice - congratulations :)
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    I stepped up to the plate .................... Dior Homme Intense

    and I am loving it - woot. :
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