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  1. Re: Which fragrance is best at smelling like a bakery?

    Yep. Bois Farine and Jeux De Peaux

    :coolold:
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle Homme: your thoughts?

    Smells like cedar chips soaked soaked in lime juice. I like it. Cool looking bottle too

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Buying my Dad Some New Cologne

    #1 for the classic Monsieur de Givenchy

    The lemon in it is fantastic. Top notch ingredients.
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    Re: Pure Wood vs. Pure Coffee

    Yep. This pretty much sums it up. These are good baselines for Mugler fragrances

    :coolold:
  5. Re: Scents that you own but wouldn't purchase again?

    I feel the same way about my collection
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella

    Acqua di Cuba is awesome

    :coolold:
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    Re: Common note A*Men and M7?

    A fine welcome to Basenotes Nj guy

    I don't know where you are in your fragrance journey but from my personal experience when I first sniffed A*Men I hated it and eventually appreciated it.

    As...
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    Re: prada luna rossa extreme review

    I thought this one was the best release of 2014 from what I smelled.

    It's fresh from the lavender and spicy at the same time. I feel the LeMale & Givenchy Play Intense connection. Overall, I...
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    Comme De Garçons Wonderwood

    :coolold:
  10. Re: What are the booziest fragrances you've had the pleasure of wearing?

    That would be Guerlain Homme Intense :thumbsup:
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Prada Luna Rossa Extreme
    Creed Royal Oud
    Chergui
    Mugler Pure Havane
    Dior Homme Intense

    :cool:
  12. Re: Your top three discontinued frags you'd want to see returned

    1. Thierry Mugler Ice Men
    2. Escada Magnetism
    3. Gucci Pour Homme 2003

    :coolold:
  13. Re: L'eau D'issey smelled disgusting & then heavenly...

    When I first smelled it , I thought it was too strong and a scratchy over-the-top floral scent. Then 180 degrees later, I came to adore it. The dry down is a nice soft vetiver. Classic fragrance for...
  14. Thread: Creed royal Oud.

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    Re: Creed royal Oud.

    Congrats Hednic :smiley:
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    Re: Which A*Men to buy ?Rubber/Metal/Gold

    :lolk:

    I smelled a metal tester in a store once, that smelled awesome but it could be whatever re-fill they put in it. This was in 2010. Hope this helps with your timeline
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    Re: Prada Luna Rossa Extreme

    I like this one. Good longevity. It's got this cool Coca Cola vibe. It smells similar to LeMale in the dry down

    :coolold:
  17. Thread: Score!

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    Re: Score!

    W0w. Awesome deals on 2 great frags. Such a nice feeling.

    Congrats & enjoy :thumbsup:
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

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    Arabie Serge Lutens :coolold:
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I agree :smiley:

    Such an amazing blended scent. This stuff could easily sell for niche prices ... But thankfully, it doesn't
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Arabie Serge Lutens :coolold:

    Wow :thumbsup:
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

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    I have no idea what possessed me to buy this one in the heat of summer ... But I did :huh:

    I love this frag though. It will make regular rotation in my top 5
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    Re: Gris Clair = maraschino cherries?

    I get the scent of fresh laundered clothes hanging out to dry on a clothesline with a smouldering, smokey, bonfire burning underneath it :coolold:
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    Re: Lavender+Lemon fragrances?

    Monsieur de Givenchy

    It's been a classic since 1959. A refined and elegant Spring and Summer scent that uses quality ingredients
    :coolold:
  24. Poll: Re: Fragrance to wear to a Cheap Trick concert (poll)

    Versace's The Dreamer :cheesy:
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    Re: fragrance for caribbean vacation

    Yep. Creed's Virgin Island Water :coolold:
  26. Re: Whats the quickest amount of time you returned/sold a fragrance after receiving it and what was

    It was 1 hour and the fragrance was Hermes Jardin Sur Le Toit.

    It was a blind buy so my bad. It just leaned to feminine for my tastes. I would not have felt comfortable trying to rock it :huh:
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    Re: Best men Colognes under $100?

    L'Occitane's Eau Des Baux :coolold:
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    Pulled the trigger on Black Afgano the other day

    Turned out to be a success story. Love it :thumbsup:
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

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    Nasomatto Black Afgano
  30. Re: Whats are the best Incense/Woody casual designer fragrances

    Yes ... L'Occitane's Eau De Baux

    Great value and the cypress in this one is too die for. Perfectly blended, natural smelling scent and great projection. Check it out
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    Re: Acqua di Gio - Old and New

    I've turned to Perry Ellis Red and Essenza di Zegna by Ermenegildo Zegna now for my ADG fix :coolold:
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    Re: A Men Pure Havane - Blind buy?

    I am going to say you might like it or might not :laugh:

    I will add if it helps you decide that it does have a freshness to it and can be warn in hot weather. If you like the smell of cherry...
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    Re: Pure malt lost its berries?

    I get the berries you are talking about off the top but only briefly until it mixes down
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    Re: Choose 5 designer scents

    M7
    Joop Homme
    Mugler Pure Havane
    Mugler Pure Malt
    Dior Homme Intense

    :coolold:
  35. Re: Mint + Vetiver combos that are fresh & long lasting

    #1 agreed

    I might add that any of the Guerlain Homme series are fantastic summer fragrances :coolold:
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    Re: Spearmint/Citrus EDT for summer?

    Xerjoff 1861 is exactly what your looking for.

    Pricey but so worth it. Smells sooooo natural :coolold:
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    Re: Which Bond no 9 for summer?

    Fire Island :coolold:

    I guess cause it smells like suntan lotion and the neroli/ tuberose combo in it makes it bright and uplifting. Great longevity too
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*MEN Pure Wood

    I'm thinking it will smell just like Bond's New Harleem :thumbsup:
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    Re: Ever regretted paying a full retail price?

    I do and I don't. It was Aventus. I paid $300+ retail for it. I love the frag and I guess I got piece of mind knowing its legit ... but dayum
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    Re: Guerlain Homme Eau Boisée cap

    Good idea :thumbsup:
  41. Re: Anyone have any experience with Truefit and Hill fragrances?

    1805 reminds me of Armani's Aqua Di Gio and Grafton is a nice barbershop scent :smiley:
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    Re: The old book smell

    Paul Smith Story :coolold:
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    Re: fragrances you associate with rain

    Another nod towards Narciso Rodriguez For Him. Smells like rain hitting wet pavement

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Mugler Cologne or Eau De Cartier?

    Yep, Mugler Cologne. It's the most worn out of my wardrobe. It's fantastic

    :coolold:
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    Re: Recent Blind Buy Disappointments?

    L'Eau Bleu d'Issey Pour Homme. It just doesn't turn my crank
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

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    Lacoste Essential :coolold:
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    Prada Luna Rossa Extreme :coolold:
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    Poll: Re: Straight to Heaven vs. Musc Ravageur

    Hard to pick because both are stand-out fragrances but I went with Straight to Heaven because of patchouli giving it the slight edge :coolold:
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    Re: Aldehydic Florals - Let's Discuss!

    I've been wearing Thierry Mugler's Miroir des Secrets a lot lately :coolold:
  50. Thread: Royal Oud

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    Re: Royal Oud

    Snagged a bottle at Winners.

    Why do the great ones always get turfed?
  51. Re: any suggestions for office/daily business fragrance

    Bvlgari Man :coolold:
  52. Re: Have You Seen Youtube's Steven aka Redolessence?

    He complements Robes08 style. Both fantastic reviewers :thumbsup:
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    Re: Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Toit

    Nice scent for sure and quality too . Agreed, it's all about the florals in this one.
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    Re: One summer frag...what should I get?

    Xerjoff 1861 :coolold: ... Boom
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    Poll: Re: Favorite A*Men Flanker + A*Men

    Pure Havane but admittedly Pure Malt is pretty damn good juice too

    :coolold:
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    Poll: Re: Fragrance battle, Monday afternoon

    A vote for Bvlgari Black

    It's just so unique, cutting edge and fantastic presentation
  57. Thread: The best neroli?

    by Riley
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    Re: The best neroli?

    Yep Neroli Portofino.

    Excellent quality, great longevity and modern smelling Neroli. Well worth the sticker price

    It's sunshine in a bottle. :cool:
  58. Re: Dihydromyrcenol and me (or: why Jardin d'Amalfi made me recoil)

    I guess it's like looking behind the curtain at a magic show. Once you've seen how the trick is done ... It's ruined :shocked:

    Still enjoying the performance
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    Re: TOP TEN for Spring and Summer - what are they?

    L 'Eau d'Issey Summer 2012
    Guerlain Homme
    Guerlain L'Eau
    Mugler IceMen
    Neroli Portofino
    Virgin Island Water
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Mugler Cologne
    M7 Fresh
    Paul Smith Story
  60. Re: Your favorite fragrances that evoke the outdoors

    These :thumbsup:

    I will add:

    D2 Potion - like a sappy grove of fir trees

    Paul Smith Story - like the inside of a humid greenhouse

    To me Terre de Hermes invokes rain on hot desert rocks
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Armani Code travel spray that came with deodorant

    :coolold:
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    Re: Heaviest bottles?

    Gucci Pour Homme I &II ... heavy glass and beautiful in its simplicity

    Ambre Baldessarini is pretty damn heavy too
  63. Thread: Favorite wood?

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    Re: Favorite wood?

    Yep. It would have to be this :smiley:
  64. Thread: Fresh vs. Woody

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    Re: Fresh vs. Woody

    I like both. I can't pick because both are great. Depends on the mood for the day & weather. If I can't decide I will throw on M7 Fresh ... Boom
    Both angles are covered right there :coolold:
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    Re: Wardrobe Essentials

    Mugler IceMen & Cologne
    M7
    L'Eau d'Issey Summer Flankers
    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    Creed's Royal Oud &Aventus
    Bvlgari Black
    Guerlain Homme Intense
  66. Thread: "shower gel"

    by Riley
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    Re: "shower gel"

    I will buy them when I come across them at the discounters. I find the Bvlgari's accurate scent wise and tend to linger for awhile

    :coolold:
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    Re: Melon for the summer?

    Joop Splash. It's melon overtop an aquatic base :thumbsup:

    It can be found cheap at Wal-Mart
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Creed's Royal Oud

    I've been wanting this one for a while now. Should make its way into the Spring/Summer rotation just nicely :smiley:
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    Re: So what scent would YOU wear to the Oscars...

    Creed's Royal Oud would fit the bill just nicely :coolold:
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    Re: Old spice wolfthorn

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    I've seen Wolfthorn cologne in the store before. It smells pretty good
  71. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition DESIGNER-----> (Round 1, pt.8)

    I voted for 2012. I want to try L'Eau Bleu. It's definitely on my radar screen that's for certain :thumbup:
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    Re: Tom Ford Oud Wood no cellophane?

    I blind bought a Hermes fragrance at a major discount outlet here in Canada :wink:, opened it up, sprayed it, didn't like it and tried to return it. They told me once it is opened they can't sell it...
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    Re: Does anyone like Polo Sport?

    Never tried this but it reminded me of Polo Extreme Sport I used to wear in the 90's. That one was an awesome pepper bomb. I quite miss it :smiley:
  74. Re: Expensive and niche but still drawn to cheapies ?

    I often wonder, once it all hits the same air, can anyone tell wether or not it's designer or niche, cheap or pricey?
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    Re: Is The Term "BOOZY" Overused?

    I agree, I think boozy is referring to the overall essence of a libation, meaning you can't really pin-point it but it has that impression



    A lot of it starts from the power of suggestion and...
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    Re: Looking for a fresh, crisp and clean scent!

    Guerlain Homme L 'Eau :coolold:
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    Re: Bang for buck bruisers?

    Ambre Baldessarini.

    It's like Boss Bottled went out for the night drinking Whiskey & smoked tobacco till the cows came home :thumbsup:
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    Re: Opinions on Creed Original Santal

    It's got a fresh vibe to it. It reminds me of dryer sheets.

    It's a subtle spice kinda scent leaning towards cinnamon. The colour of the bottle is very appropriate as the scent relates to red very...
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    Re: Which Purchase would most Basenoters make?

    2 Montales :coolold:
  80. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    It would be Creed's Royal Oud :coolold:
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    Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    It has me at Splendid, plus woods is in the title.

    Looking forward to trying this :smiley:
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    Re: Classic/Timeless Scents Worth Getting?

    Another nod towards Fahrenheit. Very timeless :coolold:

    And I will add Guerlain Vetiver into the mix
  83. Re: Good summer fragrance with excellent projection and longevity?

    I would like to recommend Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino

    It's sunshine in a bottle. Excellent longevity too :coolold:
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    Re: Name a few most dated smelling male fragrances

    I used to think Guerlain Vetiver smelled dated when I first came across it along my fragrance journey, but now I do not perceive it as dated.

    All 80's fragrances and earlier I perceive as dated
    ...
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    Re: Your favorite boozy scent

    Pure Malt
    Guerlain Homme Intense
    VIW
    Frapin 1270

    :coolold:
  86. Re: Your thoughts on aftershave lotion/balm of designer perfumes?

    I think some are great quality and mimic the scent quite well. Well worth pursuing if you really enjoy the scent. Although I do find them quite pricey for what they are actually doing.

    One I have...
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    Re: Blind Buys! Really excited.

    Awesome sample picks there.

    I'm sure you will find some gems in there to your liking.

    It would be great if you let us know which ones you end up favouring and if you plan on pursuing any of...
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    Re: Scents any fragrance collector MUST have

    Explore the Dior House. Quality juices :thumbsup:
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    Re: Will i love or hate YSL M7 (Vintage)?

    If you like Gucci Pour Homme , I think you will enjoy the smokiness off M7 vintage
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    Re: top floral carnation perfumes for men

    Yves St. Laurent's Jazz
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Bond's Fire Island :coolold:
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    Poll: Re: Summer preparations

    ADG :thumbsup:

    Smells like summer to me
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    Re: Your Best Steals on Fragrances

    Just picked up Bond's Fire Island for $80 @ Winner's :coolold:

    It feels like I just scored

    25230
  94. Re: What is the best Designer fragrance in the last 5 years?

    Pure Havane & L'Occitane's Eau Des Baux :thumbsup:
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    Re: Out of the "Game"

    Way to finish up strong. Always hate to see someone leave this great hobby

    Good luck to you :smiley:
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    Re: Guerlain vetiver squared icy bottle

    The one you found is very citrusy on top and heavy tobacco compared to the new formulation. Cool looking bottle :coolold:

    The newer one seems to focus more on the rooty vetiver
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    Re: Top coffee shop fragrance?

    Michael Jordan Legend :coolold: but I find Thierry Mugler does the coffee vibe the best
  98. Re: It's my birthday and I'm wearing Caron Poivre from 1954.

    Happy Birthday :birthdays:

    Enjoy your day and the Poivre :smiley:
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    Re: Look at what 4K can get you

    Well that really sucks. He doesn't ship to Canada. That counts me out

    :sad:
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    Re: S O T D : Monday, January 20, 2014.

    SOTE: Hermes Concentre D' Orange Verte :smiley:
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