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    Re: Where do you wear Kouros?

    What are you, a male stripper :cheesy:
    I love it but I do have a think before I ever wear it.
    i kind of assume that wherever I go there's potential for the odd raised eyebrow, so nowhere where...
  2. Poll: Re: Fall choice berween theese 2 : Pure Malt vs. D&G The One EDP

    D+G The One.
    Pure Malt has great longevity but it's not a plus if you don't like the smell.
  3. Re: Millésime Impérial? Is there anything like it.. really? Middle Eastern Houses?

    I just realized the name of the Sean John scent I was thinking of is "Unforgivable Multi Platinum" which gets 100% thumbs ups in the fragrance reviews section (though it is discontinued.)
    ...
  4. Re: Millésime Impérial? Is there anything like it.. really? Middle Eastern Houses?

    As far as I know there was a platinum version of Unforgivable (or is it I Am King ? ) that smells very much like MI, but I don't think it was cheap and may not be easy to find. I also remember...
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    Re: Would you agree with these assessments?

    I'm inclined to agree with the OP about TDH parfum. I can see how it's kind of straight laced and so could be seen as suitable for a work environment but at the same time it's potent and kind of...
  6. Re: Moschino Uomo? And Chanel Allure Edition Blanche

    I get some similarities. apart from the lemon there's a creaminess to both, though I think it's more subtle and "ethereal" with Uomo which I find more interesting all round.
  7. Re: The best cheapies(under 30 euros) you know/own

    Hard to argue with Knize Ten if you can get it for that price, or Azzaro PH.
    There so many that can be found grey market, on sale, cheap in different countries etc that it's hard to state a...
  8. Re: My take on 7 hyped fragrances on the MFD + Question

    Thanks for posting Claire, I enjoyed your article ( though a few of the scents meant almost nothing to me so I must have somehow missed the hype around them)
    Good to read some common sense about ...
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme latest formula

    I can't agree with this. I wore Masculine Pluriel yesterday and Azzaro PH today, funnily enough, and while I would probably narrowly choose Pluriel if I had to have only one of them it certainly...
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    Re: Best dating scent for a neurotic?

    Just don't wear jasmine :smiley:



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHkGjkm9AeY
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    Re: I've never smelled YSL Opium

    Very civilized of you :kiss:
    Prompted by this thread I wore it yesterday for the first time in a while and it was great, even in the heat, though i did notice that right up close to the nose there's...
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    Re: I've never smelled YSL Opium

    Was wondering when you'd put in an appearance.
    I expected less restraint in your contribution :smiley:
  13. Re: Creed: Have They Really Been Around For Over 200 Years.?

    No, I remember someone posting a link a couple of years ago that seemed conclusive that their first scent was made in the 70's.
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    Re: Fragrance for Night Time, Elegant (Suit)

    Perhaps something from Maison Francis Kukrdjian, Lumiere Noire or Masculine Pluriel ?
  15. Re: Which fragrance garners the most COMPLAINTS when you wear it?

    I oversprayed Eau Des Baux the first time I wore it and got a couple of disapproving glances.
    Not quite Spicebomb level of invasiveness though ,(though I think there are similarities)
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    Re: I've never smelled YSL Opium

    it's not the most subtle scent ever and clearly comes from a different era but I still think of it as a classic. The drydown on a stil, sub zero winter night can be a wonderful thing :happy:
    Not...
  17. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    Still time to vote ! :cheesy:
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    Re: Is Bond now a Basenotes Bust ?

    I hate this kind of elitist crap.
    " white glove service" ffs.
    Makes a Louis and Al Creed video seem tasteful.
  19. Poll: Re: Poll: Which 4 Shall I Purchase For My Winter Wardrobe

    Comment of the month :laugh:



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  20. Poll: Re: Poll: Which 4 Shall I Purchase For My Winter Wardrobe

    You need to consult Jeremy .
  21. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2016

    Nice list. Pity I'm in UK :cry:
  22. Re: Name a perfume you would never wear and say why

    Is EVERYONE speaking from personal experience in this thread :shocked:
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    Re: Royal Mayfair thoughts

    I could barely notice it after one hour, which was a shame as I was starting to find it more interesting after the Vicks Vapour Rub top notes faded.
  24. Re: Name a perfume you would never wear and say why

    I guess, Were you speaking from personal experience ? :evil:
  25. Re: Name a perfume you would never wear and say why

    Anything by Diesel, just unpleasant.
    Burberry Weekend, washing up liquid
    Spicebomb, unfair on passers by.
    Ultramale, overpowering girly sweetshop thing for the first 8 hours.
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    Re: Royal Mayfair thoughts

    But who wants to spend hundreds of dollars on something they don't like because of what someone else might say about it ?
  27. Poll: Re: Does my co-worker have on too much fragrance?

    :laugh:

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  28. Poll: Re: Does my co-worker have on too much fragrance?

    Yes, the nanny state leviathian comment rather lost me :undecided:
    I would find it a bit irksome to have to smell a co-worker from 20 feet away unless it was a scent that I really liked, which...
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    Re: Spicebomb: Pre Launch Date Super Batch?

    Nice find, but bro, ever thought about easing off on this "batch", "super batch ", " holy grail batch" business :laugh:
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    Re: A random shoutout to Royal Oud

    I like it and think of it as an overpriced Egoiste style scent that isn't quite as good.
  31. Poll: Re: Which one's better Fierce Abercrombie or Cool Water? What do girls like?

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/02/fc/f9/02fcf9ca0cfecce4b79f2317c4ba2406.jpg
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    Re: For those on a budget!

    two that stand out for me are Cerruti 1881 and Moschino Uomo .
  33. Poll: Re: Have you ever bought a scent because it was hyped as "sexy" ?

    No, though I did look for a bargain priced bottle of "By" from Dolce and Gabbana, partly on the strength of the comments about it being a great "sexy" scent. Never found one though :sad:
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    Re: La Nuit de L'Homme vs Aventus Creed

    There's a youtube fragrance guru named , wait for it........Jeremy Fragrance :shocked: who addresses himself to exactly this kind of question. You've probably just got enough time to check out his...
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    Re: The Best Perfume Ever

    Just to be on the safe side :beer:
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    Re: The Ultimate Creed Circle!

    At least you manged to hold on one week after joining before posting this.
    Congratulations on your patience.
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    Re: Aventus Creed or Grey Vetiver Tom Ford

    :coolold::coolold:

    I'm sure you won't let it worry you, they're not known for being too uptight in 'The Big Easy' as far I know :-)
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    Re: Current thoughts on Givenchy Pi?

    Not my style but I'd give it the edge over most scents of it's genre.
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    Re: Aventus Creed or Grey Vetiver Tom Ford

    Now the cat's out of the bag, he might as well use a suitable avatar .


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    Poll: Re: For anyone who's tried all 3

    This comment is way too interesting for this thread.
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    Re: What Frag(s) Literally Make You Sick?

    On occasions Cool Water, some of the A"Men range and JPG Ultra male have turned my stomach, and also Fahrenheit, which surprised me as I used to like it.
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    Re: Le Pluriel Masculin

    Struck me as a typically well done scent from the house.
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    Poll: Re: For anyone who's tried all 3

    These kind of comments are the reason the fanboys were moved to a subforum .
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    Re: Aventus Creed or Grey Vetiver Tom Ford

    Probably Grey Vetiver as it comes over as more subtle to me. if price is part of the equation (which it is in my case) then there's no contest.
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    Re: An embarrassing confession

    I think I agree with you.
    I'm a great fan of CPM but trying the Concentree recently I enjoyed it just as much, and the extra potency was a great bonus.
  46. Re: Why would any co./designer/perfumer name their scent Full Choke?

    Why would any co/designer/perfumier name their scent " Don't get me wrong baby, I don't swallow " ?
  47. Re: Dior Homme Intense - noticed something with my bottles..

    It's there on my DH silver stem.
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    Re: YSL Live Jazz - help!

    I came to recommend Roadster Sport as being similar but Foetidus beat me too it ( though it doesn't quite have the "interesting" herbal appeal of live jazz for me or develop in the same way through a...
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    Re: New member from Cincinnati, Oh

    http://ih0.redbubble.net/image.192994423.1684/flat,800x800,075,f.u3.jpg


    Only joking, welcome to basenotes.

    But how about this one ?


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  50. Re: givency gentleman only..opinions please!

    I tried it a couple of times and thought it was a bit better than most recent designer releases. Can't remember anything particular about the top notes.
  51. Re: Which male perfume would you give 10 out of 10 ?

    Vintage Kouros.
  52. Re: The best "crowd-pleasing" old school fragrance?

    Agreed, classy but easy going kind of vibe.
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    Re: Someone smells good...it's me

    http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/0b/0b33d3c83a28e766fc084b0ec5c5d45991548cbb63467b1168ba8a342bbee1e2.jpg
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    Re: Jeremy Fragrance controversy or not.

    i think that pretty much covers it :smiley:
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    Re: Jeremy Fragrance controversy or not.

    These Youtube reviewers are embarrasing.
  56. Re: What fragrance(s) are you holding onto even though you don't like it?

    Maybe a few of us Uk members could arrange a swapfest. There must be a few of us in the same boat. Might be worth the £2.80 or so it would cost to send a package of a few scents out.
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Absolute?

    "very wrong". That just about sums it up for me :laugh:
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    Re: Thoughts on Dior Sauvage?

    1000 or so posts in and the thread reaches it's climax.
    I propose traditional weapons and Redneck Perfumisto to act as adjudicator.
    Now we just need the " Which fragrance for a duel against a...
  59. Re: Smell of books, pencils, erasers,notebooks..........?

    I know what you mean, also Paul Smith Man 2 has paper and pencil shaving notes.
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    Re: Thoughts on Dior Sauvage?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/411154-Dior-SAUVAGE-A-constructive-discussion
    1201 comments so far.
  61. Re: SCENARIO: Choose the Scents That You Would ...

    In other words, what are your favourite fragrances of all time.
    Don't know, but I'd start off with the standard designer classics in their original formulations like YSL Kouros (and maybe Rive...
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    Re: Trump Cologne

    “I will make a great fragrance – and nobody makes better fragrances than me, believe me – and I’ll make them very inexpensively. I will make a great, great fragrance, and I will make Mexico pay for...
  63. Re: Chanel Egoiste admirers, your input s'il vous plait

    It's one of my all time favourites and fine in the summer for me. (Though I'm talking up to low or mid thirty degrees max, haven't tried it in really hot temperatures)
    On a side note I compared a...
  64. Re: Should I Blind Buy Pure Malt AND Pure Havane?

    I bought a small amount of Pure malt a few years ago and have only used about 2ml.
    I found it loud, cloying and and cheap smelling though the longevity was good.
    I can't believe there was a...
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    Re: Not honest Youtubers ?

    Maybe you could film your detailed explanation and put it on Youtube
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    Poll: Re: Looking for a clubbing strong fragrance

    Ultra male is in the original list. I guess few people have voted for it as the despite the name it smells like sometthing 15 year old girls would wear :smiley:
    The bubblegum thing in Spicebomb also...
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    Poll: Re: Looking for a clubbing strong fragrance

    I sprayed it once on my arm and could detect it for 3 days and 2 showers ( honestly)
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    Poll: Re: Looking for a clubbing strong fragrance

    I don't think much of any in the list but voted for Eros as the lesser of the evils.
    Maybe Givenchy PI could be another in the strong and sweet category to consider, or Play Intense, or any number...
  69. Re: Allure Pour Homme Chanel - New Reformulation

    the last bottle i bought seemed to be lacking in the drydown compared to the older formulation.
    Unfortunately I can't read the writing on the bottom of the bottle to give any info on what year it...
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    Re: Not honest Youtubers ?

    You created an account in order to say that ?
    :grin:
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    Re: Untamed beasts!!

    Seems a bit harsh. The boards are full of threads that have been done over and over.
    I think Ken Russell's list was pretty good, plus maybe Polo green off the top of my head.
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    Re: Will I Like Le Male

    Who knows...
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    Re: Louis Vuitton parfume. September 2016

    I wouldn't buy anything at all from Louis Vuitton after seeing the way they conducted business in their Hong Kong branches ( refusing to sell merchandise to people if they didn't look rich enough...
  74. Re: Did Frank Sinatra really wear Bois du Portugal?!

    You were told by who?
    It seems extemely unlikely that anyone was rocking BDP in the swinging 60's and 70's when you consider that the first trademark for Creed perfume was registered in 1979 in...
  75. Re: Which of these is best for clubs/dates/compliments

    This has nothing to do with the OP's question.
    You posted this video in four separate threads in 45 minutes, three of them in 6 minutes.
    I think this is termed spamming the forum.

    * And so this...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme vintage

    A faint neutered shadow of what it once was.
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    Re: Very cheap perfume for men

    Cerutti 1881 is the first one that comes to mind for me.
  78. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    Yes, I was expecting to feel the usual faint existential depression set in after the first twenty seconds of viewing but this guy managed to pull something out of the hat.
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    Re: What fragrance would a "player" wear?

    And also the Youtube fragrance community's most high profile wanker, but all things considered his recommendations probably fit the bill.
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes....EDT or "Perfume"?

    Definitely the parfum for me.
    I prefer the scent and the longevity is remarkable.
  81. Poll: Re: Is this the best time to be a fragrance fan?

    On balance I say no.
    I get most of the positive points made but there's not much at a sensible price that comes near the greats that are fast disappearing forever, the original Kouros, Paco...
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    Re: Any scents that smell of forest?

    Though he also stated that he was looking for something like GIT without the "aquatic" note, which does put Knize Forest in the frame.
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    Re: citrus but sweetish and decent projection?

    This would be my recommendation for a bargain scent that might fit the bill.
    If you want massive projection and sweetness with some citrus in the top notes then maybe Invictus would suit ( though it...
  84. Re: Battle of the Citruses: Paco Rabanne Invictus vs. Versace Man Eau Fraiche

    I know there's "grapefruit" in the top notes of Invictus but I think of it more as a sweet, cloying chemical bomb than a citrus scent and the last thing to wear in the summer.
    So Versace Eau Fraiche...
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    Re: Any scents that smell of forest?

    I think Knize Forest could be what you are looking for. As said already it isn't piney but it is in the GIT mould without the rather overpowering note you mentioned.
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    Re: Virgin Island Water worth owning?

    I'm not familiar with set sail so can't compare the two scents.
    For what it's worth I prefer the smell of a good quality sun lotion to VIW. A small percentage of the price plus you get sunscreen.
  87. Re: It's cheap, it's crude, it's simple, it's common, but you can't get enough of it!

    Brut.
    Also Joop Homme, but not sure if it's classed as cheap.
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    Cerruti 1881 Sport...Don't bother

    I doubt many were awaiting it's arrival with bated breath but being a fan of the original I gave it a go today, just in case .
    Heavy on the cedar and light on anything of any interest. if it was a...
  89. Re: Thoughs on Givenchy Gentleman Only Casual Chic and similarities to Live Jazz

    I don't get the similarity but I'll try casual Chic again and pay more attention to the dry down. I really enjoy the dry down of Live Jazz when the herb garden and grapefruit give way to ambergris,...
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    Re: Creed GIT - First impression

    This makes sense to me. I find Cool water really irritating and don't go near it anymore. GIT I can manage and even appreciate up to a point though there's still something that jars with me, maybe...
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    Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid "Deodorant Spray"

    If it gets rid of the smell of Black Orchid it was money well spent :thumbup:
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    Re: A "fresh" licorice fragrance?

    Kenzo Air.
    Licquorice (rather than anise) and vetiver.
  93. Re: Mont Blanc Individel...best value frangrance?

    A good buy at that price for sure.
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    Re: Allure Homme Sport-Really Bad?

    My least favourite male scent by Chanel.
    Cheap smelling and woefully overpriced.
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    Re: Cannabis fragrances.

    Just keep a bud of genetically modified indoor stuff in your top pocket.
    Anosmia won't get a look in with today's varieties :happy:
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    Re: Égoïste 2016 - The Fall?

    i haven't tried anything in a store for two or three years now ( it seemed fine then) but will go and check on one shortly after reading this thread.
    People saying that it's still Egoiste but a...
  97. Re: What is your take on Creed Imperial batch 13T01?

    My thoughts too.
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    Re: Questions regarding MFK?

    It won't be much help to you but I've enjoyed Masculine Pluriel, Lumiere noire and Apom and perhaps Masculine Pluriel was the most useful all rounder.
    Not familiar with Kobe so no idea how close it...
  99. Re: Lets discuss Vintage Dior Homme & Valentino Uomo Intense vs DHI

    If it's original DH thay you really like I would look for an older bottle on ebay, even part used. As long as you find a version with the silver collar (even if it's got the black stem) it should be...
  100. Re: Guy asking for address... Delivered

    I haven't tried it.
    I'm allowing it to "macerate" :tongue:
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