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    Re: A*Men Pure Wood, worthy or not?

    In my opinion, a rich woody fragrance, quite likely a full bottle purchase or, the very least some extensive testing, in order to better experiment and discover it.
  2. Re: fragrances that you avoid spraying on your neck because it's too strong

    Never encountered any so far, but perhaps due to a certain peculiarity of mine- namely olfactory fatigue if spraying (or otherwise applying) fragrances on the neck. And since olfactory fatigue kicks...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    D is for D&G Masculine by Dolce & Gabanna
  4. Re: Best crowd pleaser scents (designer only)

    Among others: ADG Essenza, Ck One Shock, DHI, Pure Havane.
  5. Re: Do you smell like people around you, like people on basenotes, or like no one in particular?

    It is fairly easy for me not to smell like the people around me, but fairly difficult not to wear a fragrance liked and/or owned on Basenotes (since, at some point, almost any fragrance was and...
  6. Re: Tick...Tick...Tick....Hallowed...Lost...Longed for....

    Not truly celebrating Halloween, but even if I would, the scent worn would be just my regular SOTD.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, October 31, 2014

    Eau Sauvage EDT
  8. Poll: Re: Frag battle: YSL L'homme VS Gucci Pour homme II

    Enjoying both, GPH II slightly standing out due to additional smoothness and versatility.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    T is for Tirrenico by Profumi del Forte
  10. Re: suggestions for a signature office scent

    Perhaps also YSL Rive Gauche PH, TDH EDT, Boucheron PH (both as EDT and as EDP), Yardley Citrus&Wood may deserve some testing.
  11. Thread: Dhsi?

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    Re: Dhsi?

    Tending to agree that it might be just a question of individual skin development- personally never got "mixed results" from this one, as it lasted and projected consistently long and well, but went...
  12. Re: If current popular/common scents were to become discontinued would your opinions change on them?

    Not really, since among the popular fragrances there already a few ones I enjoy (and my only changed opinion/reaction would be an increased feeling of urgency/fragrance craving etc.), including (but...
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste

    The fragrance itself is (in my opinion) one of the better Chanel male offerings and also with decent longevity, projection but also skin development (in terms of both complexity and elaborate, but...
  14. Re: dilemma 4 great frags budget for 2... or 1... haha

    Either of the Creeds (ideally both), plus 24 Gold as an additional affordable, but good value for the money type of choice.
  15. Re: I want to start from scratch. What would you choose?

    Perhaps also TF Grey Vetiver as a warmer weather/office wear/casual allrounder, all the other suggestions so far are varied and tasteful, likely to successfully complement/expand/diversify.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    Q is for Quixotic by Amway
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=32237&stc=1

    This is really me, from a quite recent picture (well, last year, but not much has changed)- the serious and rather neutral...
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    Re: No love for Creed Original Vetiver?

    In my opinion, one of the better recent Creeds and also among the better fresh, smart-casual fragrances.
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    Re: Nice story for a change...

    Thanks for sharing. Congratulations for two achievements- both on quitting smoking but also for further developing, deepening, perfecting a great hobby instead.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    N is for N.4 by FL Parfums
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Lancetti Uomo
  22. Re: what are you top 3 cheapies that make a statement and smell expensive.

    In no particular order: Tabac Original, Chopard Noble Cedar and Noble Vetiver
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    Re: The John Varvatos House

    Vintage and perhaps also Artisan.
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    Re: Anything better than 1 Million?

    The Intense flanker might not be more refined, but lasts and projects even more.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    F is for Face a Face by Faconnable
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    Re: Salvador Dali PH

    Not heavy on castoreum in my opinion, far more on the notes that create a potent final impression of smoky-leathery fougere.
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    Re: Drifted to the dark side

    Fragrance tastes are highly personal and just because a fragrance is popular and/or best-selling does not necessarily imply that it is unable to meet personal likes and preferences.
  28. Re: Scents in a league of their own. Classy. Distinguished. Formal.

    Perhaps Creed BDP, Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur, Van Cleef & Arpels PH.
  29. Re: Challenge: Wear a fragrance marketed to the opposite sex

    I did this at least once, wearing a jasmine fragrance marketed to ladies- will repeat the experience in the near future, just for fun.
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    Poll: Re: Philosophy of Spray

    Less is more on the "heavy hitters", but more is more if the fragrance is lighter- at least, this is the way I see it.
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    Re: Cuir Cannage vs Knize 10

    Knize Ten is my recommendation
  32. Thread: Notes

    by Ken_Russell
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    Re: Notes

    In my opinion: leather, gourmands, Orientals, tobacco notes, musks, heavier florals, various spices, stronger (including, but not limited to, powerhouse style) fougeres, chypres and mosses almost...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    I is for Indome by Coty
  34. Re: Fragrance references in fiction books or films

    While uncertain whether commercials can be seen as fiction, saw a bottle of Eau d'Orange Verte by Hermes (never named, but easily recognizable due to the iconic shape of the green flask) in a recent...
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    Re: Olfactory costumery

    Perhaps also ADG (the regular one, not the Essenza) layered with Invictus. While agreeing that the aforementioned suggestions One Million and Aventus may also be suitable choices.

    Anyway, good...
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    Re: Boucheron- Jaipur Homme EDP

    Quite smooth and, at the same time, distinctively (but never heavily or obnoxiously) powerful vanillic-spicy gourmand. Also, quite consistently well-balanced in all the formulations personally tested...
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    Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid

    Not that feminine in my opinion. Its base- and thus final impression- tends to develop in a dark and leathery way, quite unisex appropriate in my opinion.
  38. Re: How many sprays for Invictus - eau de toilette ?

    Would limit the number of sprays to 3-4, since more sprays can heighten the sweetness in this fragrance very strongly.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    E is for Eau de Tsar by Van Cleef&Arpels
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    Re: Antaeus Help

    Keep the Antaeus, but experiment with applying smaller quantities- perhaps its development might become a quite different one.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    V is for Valbonne by Molton Brown
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    Re: In Box or Out of Box

    Whenever possible (aside from the extremely rare cases when the bottle is sold without the box, however tending to avoid this exception unless the fragrance is a very good one and/or extremely well...
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    Re: Strong Citrus Fragrance?

    Adding to the already good recommendations above: Boucheron PH EDP, Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta, Loewe para Hombre and Agua de Loewe- both by Loewe, YSL PH Cencentree, ADG Essenza.
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    Re: Reformulations for the better?

    Even if my opinion may be controversial, the newer releases of Givenchy Gentleman. Bearing in mind that this fragrance is great in any version, the newer one is more to my taste, since (in my opinion...
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    Re: Bleu De Chanel Longevity and Projection

    Very average in the EDT version, several hours as the EDP flanker.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    T is for Tabac Noir by Caron
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    Re: Worth the Purchase: Bleu de Chanel

    In my opinion, especially in the EDP version, yes.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    R is for Racquets Formula by Penhaligons
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    Re: Best Warm Weather Creed Scent?

    Among others, in my opinion: GIT, OV, Royal Water.
  50. Re: What fragrances make you happy just from smelling it?

    Since my wardrobe is public, most of the fragrances that give me a feeling of happiness are most scents in both the "currently owned", but also "previously owned" and "tested" category. Not even very...
  51. Re: In the mood to sample but have a stuffy nose.

    Sorry it happens. Whenever I am in the same situation, combining medication (not always, according to the severity of the condition) with a fragrance-free break, giving my nose a perhaps not that...
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    Re: What is your Basenotes.net perfume?

    Rather a series of fragrances, far more than a specific one and, in my opinion, one of the most complete and comprehensive Basenotes selections could not be complete without Creed GIT and Aventus,...
  53. Re: How long does it take you to finish a bottle of ur signature scent

    Not more or less than any other fragrances in my "signature rotation", since I do not really have a clear favorite within this rotation. And since I rotate 10-20 or more fragrances more or less...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, October 27, 2014

    Horizon by Guy Laroche
  55. Re: Uomo by Valentino: Is Coffee note very dominant?

    In my opinion, not so much.
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    Poll: Re: Pick between these three fresh scents

    In my opinion, DHS stands out in all of these categories, so would go with this one.
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    Re: Guerlain L'Homme Idéal - Thoughts?

    While testing this at first, expected a rather simple, unimaginative crowd-pleaser. But after testing it more thoroughly and letting it evolve on skin, it turned out to be a rather good...
  58. Re: What do you define as warm/cold weather?

    For me, warm weather means generally summer temperatures, around 30 degrees Celsius or above, while cold weather, anything below zero Celsius
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    Re: Best Eau De Cologne

    Classics- Acqua di Parma, Acqua di Genova etc.
    Modern- Mugler Cologne
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    M is for Magie by Lancome
  61. Re: Hypothetical Situation: you only get 3 frags for the rest of your life

    Armani Eau pour Homme
    Knize Ten
    perhaps also Eau Sauvage Parfum
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    Re: Pure Havane vs La Nuit.

    Though a decision would not be easy for someone who likes both, would go with Pure Havane.
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    Re: Tester bottle theory.

    It happened to me to own and use both tester and regular bottles of the same fragrance, often even in parallel, however never noticed any significant differences in concentration between the two...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    G is for Gammon Cool Passion by Gammon
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    Though closer in years (as seen both on this thread and on my public profile) to the "around 30" age group, actually closer in fragrance to the 50s category- more interested in Knize Ten and...
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    Re: Givenchy Xeryus Rouge...

    Enjoyed it while testing, must have gotten (most likely) the vintage version. Smooth, complex, non-linear beauty with a touch of class in a bottle.
  67. Re: Breeze: Which scent(s) gives you that feel?

    Light aquatics and/or fougeres, often with airy notes, like e.g. Horizon by Guy Laroche.
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    Re: Boss Bottled or Cartier Declaration

    Both are good fragrances that I will most likely always enjoy- while Boss Bottled can be a bit more popular and likelier to get complimented, Declaration is smooth, has a different type (less...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    E is for Esencia Loewe by Loewe
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    C is for Cafe by Cofinluxe
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    Re: Cacharel Anais Anais: A unisex?

    In my opinion, a bit too floral to be masculine/unisex (and this coming from someone with fragrances labelled as feminine in his collection and others more prospectively on the way). But for men who...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, October 26, 2014

    Massimo by Massimo Dutti
  73. Re: Tom Ford for Extreme or Costume National Homme CoSTUME NATIONAL?

    Recommending TF Extreme- a modern fragrance with great individuality and skin development.
  74. Re: Do you ever get embarrassed about your cologne obsession?

    Not really, even if there were some occasional rude remarks about this hobby within my circle of friends, slightly outside the boundaries of harmless, witty banter. Even this changed very little...
  75. Re: Does your preference for a fragrance decrease with higher recent usage frequency?

    Apart from hardly ever wearing the same fragrance two days in a row, there is no other rule about my SOTD and it is thus possible to wear a fragrance more than once a week, without becoming...
  76. Re: When a fragrance is discontinued, does it change people's opinion of it?

    Agreeing only partly- for a discontinued fragrance to become highly reviewed, craved for, in demand even at high prices, it usually has to be good in the first place and its new scarcity only...
  77. Re: Dior Homme vs Dior Homme Intense vs Dior Homme Eau for Men

    DH is my least favorite of the three, as I do find its main theme a bit too floral and powdery without much else (from a personal viewpoint). However, DHI adds to this main theme an interesting...
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    Re: Repurposing Your Fragrances

    So far, never surpassed the limitations of occasional (and mostly unwilling) air freshener and deliberate presents. But, since this fragrance hobby is highly complex and surprisingly progressing over...
  79. Re: What top 3 fragrances are you about to run out of and are you going to replace them again or not

    The following three, also being among my personal favorites: Armani Eau pour Homme, Knize Ten, Rive Gauche PH.
  80. Re: Does you fragrance choices hinge on your significant others likes/dislikes?

    Not so far- however the liking/appreciation of the S.O. is an added bonus. But also, irrespective of my fragrance choices, did not get many complaints about my SOTDs so far.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    X is for XXL by Daniel Hechter
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    Re: TF Noir (EDP) vs Dior Homme (2011)

    In comparison to DH (not DHI or any other DH flanker), TF Noir is easily a favorite, stronger, but also more complex and with more facets of development altogether.
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    Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    In my opinion, both are rewarding purchases at this price, especially Rive Gauche. Both have their own unmistakable type of masculinity, complexity and smoothness.
  84. Re: Noir De Noir, Not as strong as it used to be ?

    On separate testings over a longer period of time, never noticed any significant decrease in strength.
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    Re: Looking For A Classic Men's Fragrance

    Perhaps also Boucheron pour Homme
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    Re: gg black in office

    With fewer sprays (not just in the case of this fragrance, but in almost any office environment and with almost any scent), could imagine this fragrance working quite well for office wear.
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    Poll: Re: YSL La Nuit L homme vs Dior Homme intense

    Though I like both, DHI does slightly (though not dramatically so, sometimes almost not noticeably) outperform La Nuit (in the EDT version) in all the required categories.
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    Re: Amouage fan thread!

    Thoroughly enjoyed both the male and the female version of Fate, on separate testing occasions.
  89. Re: If Kouros was heavily marketed, who would you get to model it?

    Someone like Sean Connery or Clint Eastwood
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    C is for Cadillac by Cadillac
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    31 here
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    A is for Absolute by Massimo Dutti
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Revlon Fire & Ice Men
  94. Re: Undecided. Can someone talk me in or out of getting LIDGE?

    In my opinion, a good scent for anyone liking lasting and projecting chocolate-fudge gourmands.
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    Re: Joop Nightflight

    In my opinion, a fruity-fresh, slightly pineapple scented (but in a pleasant, inoffensive way) casual fragrance. Longevity and projection are good value for money, especially at the price mentioned.
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    Re: Perfume on watch straps

    Simply replacing sounds like the best solution, but waiting until the fragrance simply fades may also work. Happened to me too once, completely unwillingly, while spraying too close to the strap....
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    Re: Best funeral scent?

    Anything from my collection- enjoyed all or most of the fragrances listed there so much to be able to decide just for one, especially for this particular moment.
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Allure Homme vs YSL L'Homme

    Both are good fragrances and both liked by me. YSL L'Homme stands out a bit more, due to a slightly more pronounced complexity and smoothness, as well as quite daringly experimenting with modern...
  99. Poll: Re: Chanel Allure Homme vs Allure Homme Sport

    Liking both, but preferring the regular Allure Homme as a fragrance well-rounded in all of its aspects. On the other hand, AHS has indeed enough lightness and smoothness to be likelier complimented...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    U is for Umbro Blue by Umbro
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