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    Re: Favourite Maurice Roucel fragrance?

    +1 Bogart Pour Homme
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    Re: Eau Des Baux What Does It Smell Like?

    After one wear, I found the startup to be a little too heavy for me. The drydown was blissful though, even into the next day. Seems like it'd be best for fall/winter.
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    Re: Anyone feel this way about Davidoff's Zino?

    I also bought this blind about a year ago and it was too much for me. I'm going to give it another try - thanks for the inspiration.
  4. Re: Would you ask this guy what fragrance he's wearing?

    Nice Story! I have a sample of Bleecker St waiting for me. I think tomorrow's the day..
  5. Re: Would you ask this guy what fragrance he's wearing?

    Sure. Probably have to be a couple beers in, a nice day, and as a previous poster said, some ok eye contact. What the hell..
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    Re: Going back to the 'dark' side!!

    Ok, I'm gonna go check out Happy for Men. Sounds like fun :-)
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    Re: What's your "happiest" fragrances?

    Fleur du Male - Makes me happy every time. It's like a guilty pleasure - something that feels like it's just for me.
  8. Re: Name your favorite unremarkable, generic, "eh, not bad," forgettable scent that you actually wea

    Mark Birley
    L'Homme

    But they're perfect for work days with lots of meetings. And good enough to keep it interesting,
  9. Re: Has there been, or will there be, a male fragrance with the same impact as Chanel No 5?

    I cant think of anything on the masculine side. I'd say Polo is as close as it gets. I have distinct memories and emotions about Polo that no other scent rivals. And these experiences came before my...
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    Re: Choosing your daily scent

    What samples I haven't tried, and then weather and intuition.
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    Re: Sung Homme at Marshall's for $6.99

    I bought my own Sung bottle blind a few months back. After a couple of wearings I'm still not sure on this one. Doesn't help that my wife doesn't dig it. I'm not giving up yet. We shall see. On...
  12. Thread: Devin and 1-12

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    Re: Devin and 1-12

    That's interesting, the comparison between Yatagan and Devin. I own Yatagan and will wear it soon and keep it in mind. Thanks for the tip..
  13. Thread: Devin and 1-12

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    Re: Devin and 1-12

    I'd be interested to know how it is for you now..
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    Re: Jacques Bogart: One Man Show

    I'm wearing this today for the first time. I love it so much! I'm in the drydown now and am marinating in coconut/vanilla joy.

    I decanted it to get a smaller spray, but it doesn't seem to be such...
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    Re: fav fragrance to smell, not smell of!

    I'd like to smell One Million on others but can't endure it myself.
  16. Re: Does anyone use the "pick something random to wear" wardrobe feature?

    I've never used it, but the above is how I would and will now that I know about it. I'm too much of a control freak to totally commit to it..
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    Re: Always on recommendation

    My catch-alls are for anytime, anyplace:
    YSL L'Homme
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Pour Monsieur
    Mark Birley
  18. Re: How narrow have you gotten your collection? Or do you keep adding?

    I like it. Nuff said.
  19. Re: the eternal debate of spraying vs dabbing - I'll always prefer the latter

    Yeah, one spray on the chest of Chergui was too much, but two dabs on the chest and one on the neck is perfectamundo.
  20. Thread: Devin and 1-12

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    Devin and 1-12

    I'm wearing Devin for the first time today and loving it. It's reminding me of 1-12 with its unrelenting green character. I'm sure there are differences but they're both old school green and...
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    Re: Bought Mont Blanc Individuel blind.

    Thanks for the tip. I didn't know of the Original Santal similarity or that Pierre Bourdon made it. I might doing a BB of my own :-)
  22. Re: How narrow have you gotten your collection? Or do you keep adding?

    I have about 40 bottles now. There are couple, like Zino and Sung, that I'll probably get rid of. Besides that, I'm trying to sample more and actually use the samples I like a bit more before...
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    Re: Creed, Aramis, and a few others....

    Thanks for the good reviews. Of course it's all subjective and I have different takes on a couple. I gotta try Aramis Havana, and I'll crack open my Devin sample tomorrow (thx for the inspiration!).
  24. Thread: Amazon purchases

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    Re: Amazon purchases

    As long as the seller rating is around 99% positive, you should be fine. I've done it multiple times with no problems.
  25. Thread: All male office

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    Re: All male office

    I work in a mostly-male office. I wear it for myself and keep it low key in general, and I save my heavy stuff for the weekends.

    You should be fine if you keep it subtle. And Krooze nailed it...
  26. Re: the eternal debate of spraying vs dabbing - I'll always prefer the latter

    I've preferred spraying for ease of use and reduced contact with my hands. But I've found recently that dabbing is the only way to get the right dose with some scents, e.g. Vtg Bijan and Chergui.
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    Re: Top 5 Designer Fragrances

    Fahrenheit
    Fleur du Male
    Z-14
    Sycomore
    VC&A PH

    What the hell, of course it changes
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    Re: Aromatic Citrus or Fougere Fragrance Suggestion

    You might want to try Aqua di Parma Assoluta (I see you have Colonia). Really nice citrus front end and a fougere-like drydown.
  29. Re: Did original YSL Kouros in the 80's and 90's sell best for a certain demographic?

    Thanks for all the great stories. I love Kouros but have to sneak it in on day hikes and such since my wife hates it..
  30. Thread: Disguised

    by DanHD
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    Re: Disguised

    Yeah, thanks for bringing that visual into my head. Great movie..
  31. Re: Boss Bottled by Hugo Boss - The #1 Casual/Work Scent

    I agree about Boss Bottled. I have my first small bottle coming. It's going to be perfect for work, especially in cooler weather.

    I also own L'Homme and I think they're different enough to own...
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    Re: Why wear X when you can wear Y?

    You slayed me with that one - too funny!
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    Re: Pierre Bourdon's Top 5

    Wow', nice post Buzzlepuff. I didn't know about the scented leather gloves thing - very interesting.

    My top Bourdons:
    GIT (ok, maybe not just him)
    Kouros
    Mark Birley

    Tried, like but not...
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    Re: SO, what are you wearing today?

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    You crazy! I bad to look up a/s/l. What a fun thread. I really got a kick reading about y'alls clothes. Sort of like "The...
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    Re: SO, what are you wearing today?

    No work today, so navy Lands End T-shirt, relaxed fit lightweight LL Bean Khakis, running shoes, chammy shirt (grey), GIT.
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    Re: Holy Moly (No. 2) - F Ferragamo Black

    Nicely put. But what about the guy who likes some designers and some niche - I'd say he's fair game :-)
  37. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    Vintage Greenbriar
    Purchased apx 1995
    Finished apx 2000

    That'll probably be my first and last
  38. Re: What are your 'workhorse' fragrances?(most versatile)

    Scents I'll wear anywhere, including meetings at work:
    L'Homme
    Pour Monsieur
    Mark Birley
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    Re: Jacques Bogart: One Man Show

    It's funny that you mention Esencia Lowe. I just got a sample of it. Now I'm definitely going to try it tomorrow! Thanks for the reminder :-)
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    Re: Jacques Bogart: One Man Show

    I just blind bought this yesterday on the web. I couldn't resist given all the powerhouse love this gets. AZTEC, I loved your description. Should be fun!
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    Re: Halston 1-12 or Z-14?

    I'm wearing 1 12 today. It is really growing on me! My first wear, the Galbanum turned me off - sort of a meaty green. Today it is heaven - feels like I could easily wear it to work. Nice old school...
  42. Thread: Losin' the love.

    by DanHD
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    Re: Losin' the love.

    Congrats on the Charles St. My wife bought it for me too a few years back. Really nice winter work scent and beautiful drydown..
  43. Thread: Losin' the love.

    by DanHD
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    Re: Losin' the love.

    I hear you. I like the Moreish post above. BaseNotes can be a bad influence. I've got enough bottles and samples to keep me occupied, but then I'll hear about something new and I'll be jumping...
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    Re: TF Patchouli Absolu - What's your take?

    Thanks for the recommendations, and everyone for the great input.
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    Re: TF Patchouli Absolu - What's your take?

    Your welcome
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    TF Patchouli Absolu - What's your take?

    I tried TF Patchouli Absolu the other day, and it was dark, overpowering, and depressing for me. It lightened in the drydown, but not enough to rescue it. I took off my shirt when doing some work,...
  47. Re: Contradictions between SOTD and financial positions

    OMG I'm still laughing as I type. Nice one ..
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    Re: Thoughts on Jaipur Homme By Boucheron?

    The last time I wore Jaipur, I read that it was created by Annick Menardo, who also did Body Kouros and Lolita Au Masculin. Those other two are too shrill in the drydown for me, and it influenced my...
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    Re: Creed Spice and Wood

    I happen to have a sample of Spice and Woods on the way. It's on the top of folks' favorite Creed lists, so I had to try
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    Re: Forum Reader Suggestion

    Thanks for the tip. Do you have a preferred RSS reader?
  51. Thread: Chanel Antaeus

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    Re: Chanel Antaeus

    Really nice start and middle. Too strong at the end and I have to scrub. But I'll always have a decant for that beautiful wood which is similar to the Egoiste drydown.
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    Re: Should I trust FragranceNET.com?

    Yes, I've bought multiple times. Good price, product, and delivery time.
  53. Re: The Definitive Basenoter wardrobe - [male edition]

    "Chanel Antaeus as a 80's powerhouse representative"

    Yeah, I was thinking powerhouse too, and I know Antaeus is popular here, but I'd go with VCA PH.
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    Re: Forum Reader Suggestion

    Ok, I'll answer my own question. Using safari against the BN website is better to me than Tapatalk (current version) or Forum Runner. I didn't find any other alternatives. It's clunky with Safari,...
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    Re: Jacques Bogart Pour Homme (2004)

    It'd be better for outdoor activities. I love to wear it on the trail..
  56. Re: If I blind buy Encre Noire, what's the chances I'll be disappointed?

    I blind bought EN a few months ago. I'm on the fence as to whether it was worth it. It's pretty cold-hearted but interesting. The basenotes are absolutely wonderful and it smells great the next...
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    Re: good sub $100 fragrance for winter?

    +1 Pure Havane
  58. Re: Home handy hints: how to get rid of a god-awful scent off yourself

    I hear you brutha
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    Forum Reader Suggestion

    Does anyone have a forum reader suggestion for an alternative to TapaTalk and Forum Runner?

    I just upgraded TapaTalk and the new version is horrendous. Forum Runner isn't any better. I'm using an...
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    Re: What else do you collect apart from perfumes?

    Art - pretty low key and stuff we can afford.
  61. Re: Your thoughts on Le Labo's Ylang 49, Oud 27, Patchouli 24?

    Patchouli 24 is a rough one. I thiught it was interesting at first, but I either scrubbed it off or barely survived. I might sample again if I'm in need of some self-abuse.
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    Re: Well hello, Yatagan!

    Wow, I didn't know Z-14 (which I love) was by the same guy. I will check out EL Private Collection - looks interesting. Thanks for the tip!
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    Re: If you had to pick Creed GIT vs MI? Why?

    GIT because it's such a masterpiece for me. MI is really nice but not as awe inspiring.
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    Re: Well hello, Yatagan!

    What a great wear of Y today. I'm back to my original enthusiasm. No sharp edges and pure enjoyment. I think this is a winter scent for me. My last rough experience with this was in warmer summer...
  65. Re: Currently, are you satisfied with your collection?

    I give myself an A, just because my collection reflects my journey and I only have a couple I'll probably discard. I don't think of myself as a collector, but I sure do love to purchase new finds..
  66. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    That Interlude Man looks so good on my wardrobe now! It will smell even better tomorrow..
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    Re: Well hello, Yatagan!

    Wearing today. The geranium about 3 hours in is devine. It's almost a fresh scent at this point, but the beast is hiding :-)
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    Flankers: Dior Farenheit 32 and Acqua Farenheit

    I love F 32. It has a guilty pleasure feel to it. I got it at Sephora and I saw it there recently.
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    Re: Well hello, Yatagan!

    Ok, Mike, I'm in for some Y tomorrow too..
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    Re: Seasonal Rotation Crossover Fragrances

    I'm just catching on to seasonal wearing after initially thinking I'd wear anything anytime. A couple of crossovers for me:
    Pour Monsieur
    Sycomore (another vetiver)
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    Re: Well hello, Yatagan!

    I hear you about Yatagan, I was on a big high on it about a year ago. Then the last time it was just ok. For some scents it just goes that way - I'm sure next time I'll be the one bumping this one...
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    Re: Interlude Man First Wear

    Thanks for all the comments. It's nice to hear your experiences..
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    Re: Which fragrance blogs do you read?

    I always check BN and Frangantica for a given perfume. F has the vendor description and usually a note breakdown. I also like the comments on F in addition to BN because they have a different flavor...
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    Re: Interlude Man First Wear

    I got my sample from parfums Raffy about 6 months ago at most. Has it been reformulated since then? Is the latest formulation worse?
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    Interlude Man First Wear

    I'm wearing Interlude Man for the first time today. The first hour was a bit of a sensory onslaught, but now after apx 4 hours I'm getting a beautiful incense with some vanilla and maybe patchouli...
  76. Re: Your favorite of your most/least expensive scents (pick one of each)

    Most: GIT (granted I don't own may expensive scents)
    Least: +1 Z-14 (second: Quorum)
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    Re: Tonight I realized I'm in a fragrance rut

    +1 on the M7
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    Re: Thoughts on Jaipur Homme By Boucheron?

    It's interesting that Annick Menardo created this in addition to Body Kouros and Lolita Lempicka au Masculin. I like the beginning of the two latter, but they have a shrill component in the drydown I...
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    Re: Thoughts on Jaipur Homme By Boucheron?

    I love Jaipur. I currently have a decant and am planning a purchase. It's lemony, creamy, and powdery in a good way. I was delaying trying it due to powder comments, and it turned out to be great.
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    Re: The Perfumed Court has horrible shipping times

    Same for me too, although I'll use them a bit more because although slow, they've always come through and the one time there was an issue, they were very cordial.
  81. Re: Classic powerhouses, will they ever make a comeback?

    I have quite a few of the old powerhouses but unfortunately they wouldn't fly at my work. I enjoy some of the lighter modern stuff, especially for work.

    Hopefully we'll see designer frags nodding...
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    Re: Midnight in Paris: Overhyped and overrated?

    I liked the top and middle a lot, but the drydown has a bright element that is relentless to me. I like scents to calm down and settle in, and this one never relaxed for me. I have the same problem...
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    Re: The Perfumed Court has horrible shipping times

    Be patient. It will come. Surrender to Chance is faster but I like PC's atomizers better.
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels. Pour homme vs Tsar

    Tsar seemed too much of a stew for me without as much note differentiation. Also made me nauseous. VCAPH is a total classic for me and challenging too, with that soapy note in the middle. Took me a...
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    Re: Rate My Current "Lineup." Post yours.

    Dude, you crazy with that much Bogart or Quorum. No question you'll get noticed :-)
  86. Thread: Dzing!

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    Re: Dzing!

    I've noticed that with Dzing too, although more sprays made it too strong. I'd say try again another day with reasonable sprays and your nose / chemistry will pick it up better (did for me).
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    Re: What do I look like I smell like?

    CK One Shock
  88. Re: Which fragrance in your collection has most longevity ?

    +1 Vtg Bijan is a crazy beast. It smells great the next day.

    Also from my recent memory, Egoiste is rockin hard after 12+ hours.
  89. Re: New office fragrances need + must be long lasting with 2/4ft projection.

    I hope you like Sycomore. The drydown is so goooood
  90. Re: New office fragrances need + must be long lasting with 2/4ft projection.

    YSL l'Homme is a good work scent. Also, a bit more old school: Chanel Pour Monsieur.
  91. Poll: Re: Are you a fan of fragrances that have a soapy scent?

    Nice thread. I've got to try Infusion d' homme again. My wife didn't like it one time, but I'll try sneaking it by again.. I also love Mugler Cologne.
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman Only... YUM!

    To be honest, I just smelled the intense on paper. I like the original and had a gift certificate, so I sprang for it. I'll check out the intense on my body sometime. I appreciate your advice Hednic!
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    Re: Most worn in 2014

    This is interesting, what a nice BN feature. Here are mine, most wears is 9:
    GIT
    Chergui
    Z-14
    Worth PH
    Dior Homme
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    Re: Colognes that have become "played out"

    +1 nicely put
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    Re: Frederic Malle, which one worth to buy?

    Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    Re: Your wears tonight? 31.12.2014.-01.01.2015.

    Rive Guache. Got compliments last time from the same crowd..
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    Re: Most worn December 2015

    My max in Dec is two wears and it's a tie between:
    Egoiste
    Boss bottled
    Bijan (vtg)
    CK One Shock
    Jaipur

    I'm most excited about Jaipur - really nice
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman Only... YUM!

    I have my bottle coming. It's going to be great for work..
  99. Re: It seems as one needs to step up their intellectual capacity in order to decipher the label on..

    I think the labels are pretty cool. I got my wife Santal 33 for Xmas straight from the Le Labo web site and the whole presentation was beautiful and her name on the label a nice touch. She was...
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    Re: New Frédéric Malle Dans Tes Bras Notes & Info

    I owned DTB a while back and eventualy sold it. I found it too dry and heartless.
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