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    Re: So I tried Aventus

    That's why I got a sample, to try it out and see if it matched my tastes.



    This thread is the manifestation of that goal.



    Yeah I think so as well
  2. Re: Batman Begins for Men.... Um a little late?

    Come on any true batman fan can't pass this up :P
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    Re: So I tried Aventus

    Maybe the next time I'm in NYC I can swing by and get some direct sprays put on me and see what I get. I'm kinda apprehensive to buy a sample from fragrancenet again of aventus because I feel like...
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    So I tried Aventus

    The bottle is beautiful, it looks awesome, the name is awesome, everybody loves it so it must smell awesome.

    I wasn't really impressed, let me start out that the sample I had tried was on a 250...
  5. Re: Batman Begins for Men.... Um a little late?

    They're calling it a "dark" fragrance. Unless there's a lot of musk and some other hidden notes in play I don't see how this could be really the scent of the guy who claimed "I am the night"...
  6. Batman Begins for Men.... Um a little late?

    http://s10.postimg.org/a86reila1/batmann.jpg


    http://www.punmiris.com/himg/o.26923.jpg

    http://www.punmiris.com/himg/o.26922.jpg

    Top notes: citrus, flowers
    Heart: violet leaf, pepper,...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    So they reformulated bleu? Is this supposed to be different? The bottle needs more styling, lol.
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    Re: Pure malt lost its berries?

    The kind that I had was the 2013 or whenever it was brought back edition. The store didn't get their amen until... this year? It's crazy.
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    Re: Pure malt lost its berries?

    The thing that worries me, is that when I got home the box it came in sat on my front steps for some hours... and it was sunny. So I'm afraid the juice got heated....
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    Pure malt lost its berries?

    I own a bottle of this intricate fragrance, and I wasn't super super impressed originally. Well I tried a tester in the store and I got berries! My bottle that I ordered directly from muglerusa has...
  11. Re: Do you think longevity will forever be poor from now on? (generally)

    Dougczar, I get what you are saying! Scent can go with many different styles. I think I was just saying the trends that are coming about, altogether (for the most part) suck. As technology gets...
  12. Re: Do you buy testers from sites like fragrancenet etc.?

    Why is it wrong to ask? What's wrong with asking people what their experience is? Zzzz
  13. Re: Al from Street Scents is wrong about rubbing it in

    I'm sure by "killing" he means hinders the scent in how it's ought to project itself, and not the annihilation of the cellular molecules zzzz
  14. Re: Do you think longevity will forever be poor from now on? (generally)

    So basically, society is going downhill. Since it's based on style, and now that this style is coming about
    http://www.chaos-mag.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/The-Short-Suit.jpg

    It only makes...
  15. Re: Al from Street Scents is wrong about rubbing it in

    I don't think he's wrong.

    I notice a definite shorter life/projection (at least on some fragrances). It neuters the fragrance, so to speak. The top notes do get dampened in strength and it could...
  16. Re: Anyone wear stronger winter frags in the summer and warmer weather?

    I think it's a matter of knowing of this

    Environment (where will you be wearing this? In/outside, party, etc. this includes Temp.)
    Amount of sprays (it stands to reason if it's hotter out less...
  17. Do you think longevity will forever be poor from now on? (generally)

    I haven't tried many niche so I don't know if this applies to those scents in that category but...

    I noticed that many of the colognes today last about 3-5 hours, and within those last two hours...
  18. Re: Virgin Island Water reminds me of 'myspace angle' pictures

    Technically it's a woman's fragrance but anyone can wear it right?
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    Re: It's about to get real...

    As this mentality has arisen, everything else has gone down. Especially since people don't know what it is they're going for lol.
  20. Re: Givenchy Play discontinued/Pure Malt... WHAT?

    ^ Sorry Jimmy P I meant to say "Pure Havane" this same rep said Pure Malt is going to stay selling and Havane will be fading out as the new flankers come out. Pure Malt is "taking its place" however...
  21. Do you buy testers from sites like fragrancenet etc.?

    I was wondering if anybody had reasons as to why they wouldn't buy a tester?

    Testers are usually unboxed right? Wouldn't this mean someone could potentially mess with the bottle/juice? I'm not...
  22. Re: Givenchy Play discontinued/Pure Malt... WHAT?

    Beck, he wasn't trying to sell me anything, they didn't have any play bottles to sell so I don't think it's a "tactic" so to speak. Especially since Renato said they aren't selling it anymore either.
  23. Re: Notes that you wish were used or used more often?

    Hay..!? I work around that stuff all the time. What is it about its smell that is desirable? Lol
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    Re: Reformulated: Allure Homme Sport EDT

    I bought a new bottle last Christmas for my brother. I didn't know it was reformulated, so now I feel jipped and I got him a subpar version.
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    Re: It's about to get real...

    Let's just hope it's a good college and not a white guilt, anti patriarchy, high tax socialism loving nonsensical indoctrination and is actually useful.
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    Re: Reformulated: Allure Homme Sport EDT

    When was this reformulated?
  27. Notes that you wish were used or used more often?

    I was just looking at different outlandish fragrances when I noticed on the side something concerning cherry blossom... so it made me wonder, is there any cherry blossom based fragrances out there...
  28. Re: Going to buy a few scents, what do you think of these?

    I see. Yeah I noticed a lot of these scents had tonka, sandalwood, vanilla, patchouli.. I love tonka and sandal wood so I don't really mind but I also like to get a diverse selection of scents too! ...
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    Re: Overrated...

    Thought it was better than making a new same exact one... plus others were talking on this one lol.

    - I think Oud, is the "new" so called "intense" lingo that they just throw on fragrances now.
    ...
  30. Re: Givenchy Play discontinued/Pure Malt... WHAT?

    Yeah it can still be bought for a pretty good price. Around 40-45 dollars depending where you look.
  31. Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    With that corny ad, I'm supposed they didn't use a "u" when they said "coming 7/15/2014" ....
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    Re: A*Men and age

    I don't know if the 15-17 age was supposed to be funny lol, but I don't think so. When I tried this one the first thing I was told was "that's for an old man" I was 21 at the time. However I was...
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    Re: Two Sprays of Kouros Before Bedtime

    Haha, I like seeing other people get excited over fragrances like I do. Sometimes I have to catch myself before going off talking about aspects of colognes I like with people who could really care...
  34. Re: Givenchy Play discontinued/Pure Malt... WHAT?

    What does the new bottle look like?

    I'm not sure, maybe he meant they're not getting it anymore but what he literally said was that that line had low sales so they're not making it anymore and...
  35. Givenchy Play discontinued/Pure Malt... WHAT?

    I stopped by macy's the other day to see if I could sample some stuff I haven't tried before and I asked about givenchy play intense. The gentleman who worked there (he's like an uncle haha) was...
  36. Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    Well one good thing about it is that girls do love this scent, I do like it overall. But the opening is the best part, after that it's not as good.
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    Sticky: Creed samples: True to bottles?

    I am going to pick up a few samples of creed to see how I like them. I was just wondering how samples like this are:

    http://1.static.fragrancenet.com/images/photos/250x250/177439.jpg

    How much...
  38. Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    I like it, I like the opening a lot. It's just that it doesn't last on me. The drydown is kinda basic meh. If the opening could project and last more I'd be very happy to use it often.
  39. Re: Going to buy a few scents, what do you think of these?

    The funny thing is I just discovered those last night, and they seemed quite interesting. LIGDE seems really hard to find however.

    DiamondFlame :P I do that with some of my friends. Compliments...
  40. Re: Going to buy a few scents, what do you think of these?

    I know exactly what you mean when you say you rather own great bottles with no so many cheapies, and I was afraid of that as well. No worries about offending me, please be honest everybody! It's good...
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    Re: What would Christian Bale wear?

    Did people really not notice the comedic genius that this is?
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    Re: My grandmother was on "crack" !!

    Ah yes, the war against grannys. First it was the fading away of knitting, now they can't do crack anymore without their grand kids making a topic about it online haha.

    Maybe next time you won't...
  43. Re: Kouros or Pierre Cardin Pour Mounsieur?

    is there really a drastic difference between old and new forms of kouros (we're not talking about body kouros right?)
  44. Re: Recommend me a cheap blind buy! Details inside.

    nautica voyage, avant garde lanvin has amber in it, but it might be a little sweet for you.
  45. Re: Versace pour hoome VS L'eau d'issey pour homme?

    I think women are at least a little more than their panties being dropped, and a cologne isn't what's gonna do that. I'd like to think "playas" weren't appeal to women, well they're not. They're...
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    Re: Help me decide :P

    ^ Yeah I'd say it's worth giving a trip down to the local mall and try play/play intense on. Walk around for a half an hour or so and see if you like it. Do it with a couple other fragrances that you...
  47. Re: Going to buy a few scents, what do you think of these?

    Are those amongst your favorite? How do you feel about their sillage, longevity?

    BTW in case anybody was wondering I already own: D&G The One, Express honor, Versace Ergos, mont blanc Legend.
  48. Re: What's the volume of "a spray"? How many sprays make up 1 ML?

    I guess it all depends really.

    I just completed a forensic science class (just a semester) I'd imagine you need some good tools to accurately measure on this level and a decent sense of what...
  49. Going to buy a few scents, what do you think of these?

    For some time I've been wanting to pick up a few bottles of cologne but something or another popped up to keep me from really getting anything. So just to make things more presentable/convenient...
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    Re: My grandmother was on "crack" !!

    Hahahaha, the responses in this thread are grand.

    Anyway, if you have 84 bottles of cologne, I'm sure a 250$ bottle wouldn't be so bad especially if you sell the one your cracked up grandma...
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    Re: Overrated...

    Le male, and the one are overrated. I actually like the one, but I don't think it's leaps better than other fragrances especially since it's longevity isn't too great.
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    Re: A*Men or Pure Malt

    Honestly, I dunno what the big fuss is about Pure Malt.


    I heard so much hype about it so I was expecting something awesome. Maybe my inexperienced nose can't appreciate it, and I realize that...
  53. Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    What about longevity and projection? Is closer better? As it's more concentrated?
  54. Re: To the gentlemen with wives/gfs a simple question, does your lady prefer no cologne?

    I wrinkly my nose at pure malt. God.

    It's like bitter christmas whiskey that spilt on a remote track track which resulted in burnt plastic smell.. :(
  55. Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    How does "walking through the mist" thing work? Once I spray it, I find it fades rather quickly.
  56. Re: To the gentlemen with wives/gfs a simple question, does your lady prefer no cologne?

    I think this has turned out to be a pretty cool thread. It's interesting seeing people's feedback on those who are really involved in our lives, outside of ourselves.

    When I wear a scent, my nose...
  57. The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    So I've been experimenting... Trying different distances.

    Point blank, equidistant from the sprayer and the end of the mist, and lastly at the end of the mist.


    I have to say, when it's...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Le Male

    bleu any day
  59. To the gentlemen with wives/gfs a simple question, does your lady prefer no cologne?

    Does your lady prefer you not to wear cologne?

    I guess the categories I'd put it in as

    A. Never wants you to wear cologne.
    B. Likes you to wear cologne sometimes for events.
    C. Likes/Doesn't...
  60. If I dislike Le Male, will I dislike Rochas man, hanae mori, Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin?

    I'm really interested in trying gourmands but so far I haven't had much luck.....

    I tried angel men pure malt, and there's a particular note in there that just doesn't work for me.
    Original Amen...
  61. Re: How could anyone ever possibly like Le Male?

    well what notes or scents do you get out of it? I love vanilla..... and I just don't??
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    Thoughts on Mont Blanc fragrances?

    I just tried Mont Blanc's legend... It smells masculine and pretty nice, not exactly original smelling... but not bad. Some people say it smells like A&F's fierce? I haven't smelt that to know...
  63. How could anyone ever possibly like Le Male?

    I tried it once... Didn't care too much for it. But thought maybe I should try again just to be able to tell.


    So I sprayed it on my chest, twice.

    I wanted to get home and wash it off... I'm...
  64. What's a good way to get familiar with various notes on their own?

    I'm just curious, what is a good way to learn what each scent/note smells like?

    Like, I know what vanilla smells like naturally...


    But what about other scents? I mean, fruits are sorta...
  65. Re: What is a good amount of sprays for L'Eau D'Issey?

    I think 3-6 at most... Unless you're outside around other people with lots of cologne...
  66. Re: What is a good amount of sprays for L'Eau D'Issey?

    the thing is, I dislike the top. Smells like someone dropped dandy lions in your pocket filled with some change.

    Give it a while, and it smells beautiful. Give it some longer, and it's absolutely...
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    My pure malt has marks on the bottle?

    I recently purchased pure malt, and there's something in it that just doesn't agree with my stomach. Makes it hurt a little bit (maybe the plastic scent?)

    Anyway, I was considering holding on to...
  68. Re: I really wanted to like you, pure malt...

    It's just, it seems like my skin makes everything smell more flowery? An less "yummy" even thr original amen smelled like flowers and burnt sugar on me :( maybe I should try in the winter?

    Are...
  69. Re: I really wanted to like you, pure malt...

    So what can I do? Do they take returns or should I resell? It's open and sprayed 2 times.
  70. Re: I really wanted to like you, pure malt...

    I tried the original amen and I prefer it over malt.

    But on my skin I didn't get chocolate at all, all I got was burnt candy smell, sugar, lavender and lots of sandalwood...
  71. I really wanted to like you, pure malt...

    I've heard tons of ranting and raving about the AMen fragrances.

    After many attempts of looking for them in stores, reading reviews and note breakdowns I decided to make an order recently because...
  72. Re: Givenchy Pi: "It's too old for you "... [18 y/o]

    When I put it on my skin, and smelt it, I thought "old man on a gulf cab trying to cheat on his wife."

    Sorry.
  73. Re: What frag do you think of when you hear "Im sexy and I know it" by LMFAO ?

    Acqua di Gio.



    Kidding.
  74. Re: Where have all of the rich, warm, manly scents gone?

    Hahaha Vbs, you're right.
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    Re: Banana Republic Slate

    Hmm. Is this an all year kind of scent?
  76. Re: Is this a good variety of scents/styles? (Blind Buying)

    What about Escada Magnetism? It's out of stock everywhere though.
  77. Is this a good variety of scents/styles? (Blind Buying)

    Burberry London
    B*Men
    Versace Dreamer
    Versace Eau Fresh
    Michael Kors for Men
    Possibly 212 for men, and Black XS

    Are any of those safe blind buys? I actually tried Versace Fresh once and liked...
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    Banana Republic Slate

    I don't know many who've tried this, but those who have say it's one of the best colognes they've used in their lives.

    Is this true? What would you say is similar to it?

    It's out of stock...
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    Re: WOW ... Dior Fahrenheit

    I can't handle the smell of this. Is that what violet smells like in colognes? Now I know what note to run away from. I like Leather though.
  80. Re: Where have all of the rich, warm, manly scents gone?

    FluxAeon, of course women can comment here. Anybody can, I won't send anybody away :)

    Hmm I tried Aramis before. NO THANK YOU. That's definitely grandpa smell ;) At least on me it is.

    As for...
  81. Re: Where have all of the rich, warm, manly scents gone?

    One million by Paco Rabanne does something to my stomach... It turns it. I'm sorry to say but it just slightly cringes. I can smell good aspects to it, but man...
  82. Re: Where have all of the rich, warm, manly scents gone?

    No. :( I'd probably have to drive an hour to albany New York to find something like that.
  83. Where have all of the rich, warm, manly scents gone?

    I was in Macy's (I know, not the best store haha) and I was trying out lots of different scents (I had coffee beans between each one) But so many smell so similar... I smell differences, but I keep...
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    Grapefruit?

    How do you feel about fragrances that use this? I recently got D&G's The one for men. I think it smells great, but that scent of grapefruit kind of.... makes me like it a little less.

    One million...
  85. Do you find Spring/Summer fragrances to be redundant, or too similar?

    Maybe it's just the scents that are in my local stores, but it seems like most of the scents based toward the summer are all too similar.

    What do you think can be pulled off in warm weather well,...
  86. Winter/Cold fragrances compared to Summer/Warm fragrances?

    It seems to me, that the winter colognes are much more appealing, and versatile... I almost always prefer them over the summer scents.

    What do you think? Would you say that more of your favorites...
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    Re: Nice masculine colognes?

    Is angel men masculine?
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    Nice masculine colognes?

    What would you suggest that you would consider manly, confident, welcoming, romantic?

    I'm just wondering, because I had tried John Varvatos and I thought it was a pretty nice masculine cologne. It...
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    Sticky: Do different colognes attract girls of different ages?

    Example, John Vavartos may not be as effect in highschool, compared to let's say, post college women?

    Which do you think younger women find attract? Armani? Versace?

    I'm 20, and I wasn't sure...
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    Re: A*Men, B*Men?

    :( I heard Animale Animale is pretty similar?
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    A*Men, B*Men?

    I'm really interested in getting these... I haven't, but may be able to find A*men at one of the malls around here... but I think I'm going to have to buy B*men online in order to get to try it :/
    ...
  92. Re: Vanilla, Musk, Leather, Lemon, Chocolate???

    Lol, are you guys suggesting woman's scents? haha.
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    Re: Opinions on Kenzo cologne?

    It seems the scent doesn't last very long :( and I have a hard time making scents last on me already
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    Overrated...

    We all have opinions on what we consider overrated, and over used.

    What do you think is overrated, or used and abused?

    It seems I can't step into anybody without them wearing CK 1, Acqua di...
  95. Re: Vanilla, Musk, Leather, Lemon, Chocolate???

    Hmm, I thought the lemon might go nice with the leather... I'm not sure. I'm new to this, but I know individually I like vanilla, Chocolate, Leather, Musk... of course I don't know how much of each I...
  96. Vanilla, Musk, Leather, Lemon, Chocolate???

    Do you know of any colognes that have those notes? I'm looking for something masculine, but not bitter... I'm not sure. Maybe my notes are off.

    What would you suggest? Is musk important?
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    Re: Opinions on Kenzo cologne?

    Hmm. So it seems a lot of people like it on here. I almost never hear about Kenzo products lol. I kinda stumbled across tokyo
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    Opinions on Kenzo cologne?

    I don't hear much about these fragrances, but from what I did hear, people tend to like them. Mostly the power and tokyo scents.

    What do you think?
  99. Re: I'm just about 20... Never wore cologne before... Suggestions?

    Haha thank you SculptureOfSoul, I certainly will!

    However, all I seem to come across is Burberry brit/touch. All Calvin Klein, Armani, Black by kenneth Cole (how is that line?) Aramis (no good...
  100. The proper way of truly testing a cologne?

    What do you think is the proper way of truly testing out a cologne to see all of it's benefits/cons?

    Usually, I just spray some on the cards to see what I do and don't like. However, I think this...
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