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    Re: What are the best Aquatic fragrances??

    I'll add Inis Energy of the Sea since it was once one of my favorites and I've not seen it mentioned.
  2. Re: Your favorite house's highest highs and crushing lows

    Maître Parfumeur et Gantier - Pour le Jeune Homme
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme - Bad blind buy?

    I second this.
  4. Re: Imagine starting a wardrobe : Pls, make a choice of your first 6 ( six ) fragances

    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
    Caron L'Anarchiste
    Helmut Lang Cuiron
    Creed Millésime Impérial
    Bond Wall Street
    Kiehl's Musk
  5. Re: Am I missing something about Polo's frags?

    I loved Polo Crest and liked Purple Label (which I know isn't technically a Polo, but still...), except for the fact the latter lasted maybe 2 hours at best on my skin. Crest is the only one I ever...
  6. Re: Which fragrances make you FEEL rich and powerful?

    Bond Wall Street
    Creed Millésime Impérial
    Chanel Égoïste
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    Re: Must Buy Niche and Must Buy Designer?

    Musc Ravageur (artisinal)
    Caron L'Anarchiste (designer)
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    Re: Any good cheap colognes for under $30?

    Halston Unbound for Men and Antonio Banderas Spirit were two of my favorite cheapies.
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    Re: Searching for a manly lavender scent...

    Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
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    Re: Mugler USA Shipping

    I've still heard nothing from them. #annoyed
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    Re: Recommendations for my birthday

    I agree. Another one I'd add to your list is Serge Lutens
    Muscs Koublaï Khän since I didn't see any musk driven scents in your wardrobe. If you like Body Kouros, this is a good suggestion. If you...
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    Re: "Winter Fragrances" in the HEAT!!!

    I used to stick with certain scents for certain times of year, but after a long hiatus and my now "back in the game" status, I've learned I really like those "winter scents" even when the weather is...
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    Re: Which fragrances are TRULY original?

    +1 - this was the first thing that came to mind when I read the thread title.
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    Scentmatchers.com opinions sought

    Good day everyone,

    My bottle of Cuiron is getting low and in a random search for a reasonable alternative, I came upon http://www.scentmatchers.com/home.html where they list Cuiron as one of the...
  15. Re: 10 Fragrances that every new Basenotes member should sample...

    1 - Green Irish Tweed for reasons already mentioned.
    2 - Acqua di Gio - dominating aquatic
    3 - Guerlain Vetiver - relatively inexpensive, readily accessible way to sample a classic vetiver
    4 -...
  16. Re: Which Lorenzo Villoresi and SMN would you suggest?

    For LV, I'm a big fan of Piper Nigrum, with Acqua di Colonia coming in second and Yerbamate in third. The only reason I never bought Yerbamate was the powdery finish on my skin. It was just too much...
  17. Re: suggestions for a woodsy/leathery cologne

    No woods, but a great leather scent that is very soft and safe is Cuiron.
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    Re: What is the best Gendarme fragrance?

    I like the 20 best, but V is also quite good. The original is nice, but a bit too short lived on my skin. I have the G next on my list of purchases.
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    Re: Which fragrance matches YOU?

    L'Anarchiste fits me. It is both warm and cool. Invitingly sweet, but with an edge that makes one take caution. Very few will appreciate it, as it seems like two personalities fighting for dominance....
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th May 2011

    http://perfumela.com/images/full/Polo-Crest-M.jpg
  21. Re: Name a Personal Gem that never gets mentioned here.

    I was around in those days and still find Villoresi's to be quite good, especially Piper Nigrum. I also think his Acqqa di Colonia is a magnificent take on the classic "cologne". I just wish it...
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    Re: Erolfa, your thoughts

    It can be more like a walk down the pier than by the ocean, but I find it to be a more "authentic" marine compared to most, which tend towards ozone and fruit notes than the salty / briny character I...
  23. Re: The Better Cucumber Office Frag: Polo Blue or Wall Street?

    I concur with this finely crafted reply to your question.

    I still have my Wall Street, having traded away Polo Blue a long time ago. I loved the smell, but 2 hours of duration on my skin was...
  24. Re: Would you watch a reality competition show for perfumers?

    I wouldn't watch.

    The only competitive show I've ever watched has been Top Chef and even then, I've only watched a few seasons.

    I think cooking shows are easier to relate to because even if...
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    Re: A little game: The average Joe

    Fresh: Gendarme

    Mature: Chanel Égoïste
  26. Re: What hairstyling product (wax/pomade/gel/etc.) do you use?

    I used to use Aveda Control Paste, but switched to the Redken for Men maneuver product and have been very happy with the results. I had a 20% off coupon to Ulta, so I got almost 2X the product for...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, May 2nd, 2011

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/st/26121827.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, May 1st, 2011

    http://dybeulj0jdhd2.cloudfront.net/lines/images/10000111/old_line_page/ANGEL_SCHLESSER_homme.jpg?1274227083
  29. Re: What is your single most treasured fragrance you own?

    Ditto. I wish I'd have had the foresight to purchase a few other MPG's before the reformulations.
  30. Re: Your Top 3 Fragrances... If You Never Came Across Basenotes

    Polo Crest
    L'Eau d'Issey
    Nautica
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    Re: Let's talk SHOES!!!

    Working on my feet 8 hours a day, I need good shoes.

    It is now shorts season at work, so I bought a pair of Clarks Saranac and man oh man are they comfy. My feet didn't hurt at the end of the day...
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    Re: Dark, moody - almost evil

    You should browse the offerings here.
  33. Re: Sea,oceanic,salty with the best longevity

    +1 on this one.
  34. Re: Starting a fragrance collection, advice needed

    I second the Mugler Cologne.

    I'd also suggest trying out:

    Guerlain Vetiver - a classic take on vetiver
    Michael by Michael Kors - sweet tobacco
    Chanel Egoiste - classy
    L'Eau d'Issey Pour...
  35. Re: Building the perfect tobacco scent wardrobe

    For an out of left field selection, I'd say Anvers, which has a distinct accord of second hand smoke underlying all the fruity notes.
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    Re: Best Burnt Stuff

    Original M7 = burnt marshmallow

    Gucci pour Homme (2003) = burnt cedar
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    Re: 'Power' fragrances

    +1 to that. I'll add Chanel Égoïste.

    If I were having dinner with the President, I'd probably wear something like Gendarme or Geir, as I'd want something clean that wouldn't interfere with what...
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    Re: My great aquatic debate...!

    Inis Energy of the Sea was the longest lasting aquatic I ever owned.
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    Re: the best fruity perfume for men

    Happy for Men
    Halston Unbound
    Very Sexy for Him by Victoria's Secret
    Xeryus Rouge
  40. Re: Mature man looking for a lighter / fresh scent

    In addition to agreeing with the Guerlain Vetiver and Mugler's Cologne selections, I'd also offer up the Gendarme line. Personally, I like the original the best, but you may want to sample all and...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

    L'Anarchiste
  42. Re: I suppose it's generally accepted that the sexiest fragrance is

    As most, I have to agree with this.

    Yes, I'm a big fan of Musc Ravageur and definitely put it in the sexy smell category, as did my ex-wife. It was her favorite for me to wear and I always wore...
  43. Re: What determines which fragrance you wear?

    Clothes - 6
    Company - 2
    Mood - 4
    Occasion - 3
    Season - 1
    Time of Day - 5
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    Re: What's in your Wishlist?

    - Gendarme in EdP strength.
    - Creed MI (my bottle shattered years ago and the recovered decants are now all empty)
    - A full bottle of Muscs Koublaï Khän, since I'd then wear it more often. My...
  45. Re: Which niche houses do you feel are worth the price (excluding Creed and Bond)

    I agree.

    If I had to pick the artisinal / niche house that has the most fragrances that I think are worth their over $100 asking price, it would be both L'Artisan and Maître Parfumeur et Gantier....
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    Re: SOTD - Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

    Cuiron pour Homme
  47. Re: What fragrance has left the best first impression on you??

    For me, it would have to be Musc Ravageur. I was fortunate enough to be able to buy a sample, as I really had no desire to spend $150 (the price at the time I bought my bottle) on a fragrance without...
  48. Re: What is your go-to fragrance for each of these situations...

    Office: There is almost nothing I won't wear to work, but if I had to have a "go to", it would be Caron L'Anarchiste.

    Romantic: Musc Ravageur and Chanel Égoïste.

    Casual: Mugler's Cologne, Angel...
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    Poll: Re: Best rose scent for men?

    This was the first thing that came to my mind when I read the thread title, along with a fragrance called Santalia that was created by Jean Laporte.
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    Re: Most Classy Designer Fragrances

    Chanel Égoïste
  51. Re: St Patrick's Day, what are you wearing ?

    Either Guerlain Vetiver or Mugler's Cologne, since I don't have any fragrances from Ireland, nor any with the word green in their name.

    As for my drink, it will be a nice dram of Michael Collins...
  52. Re: Scent perception of different nostrils...

    The woman who taught me a lot of what I know about wine tasting said she always sniffed from each nostril, as certain aromas were more detectable to her in certain nostrils. She also taught me to...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, March 3, 2011

    A combo of Gendarme and Mugler's Cologne. The Gendarme (from a sample I've had a long time) smelled off, but it hadn't been that long since I last used it, so I don't know what was up. So, I put the...
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    Re: Italian niche?

    Lorenzo Villoresi and Santa Maria Novella.
  55. Re: I am 40. Which frags should I never wear...i.e. too young for me?

    Any of the Curve series.
  56. Re: Hey guys, newbie here. got a couple questions for ya

    Issey and Burberry Touch are my two favorites, but I'm also not familiar (long retirement from scent collecting) with most of the others.



    I'd suggest:

    Versace The Dreamer
    Rochas Man...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, February 18, 2011

    Mugler's Cologne
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    Re: Pick One Fragrance For Each Season.

    Spring: Angel Schlesser pour Homme
    Summer: Gendarme
    Fall: L'Anarchiste
    Winter: Musc Ravageur
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    Re: Create names for colognes

    - Pure A*Hole
    - Stank
    - On Approach and the sequel Landing Strip
    - Jersey Shore
    - Eau du Beaumont
    - Smelliarus
    - Bare
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    Re: Any "POLO" lover heres...

    To answer your question rickyboy, I'd say Polo Blue is one you should check out. I really liked the scent, but found it had little duration on my skin. I don't have two others, because one of them is...
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    Re: Pure Havane -- a Summary Review

    and call it Pure Azteca
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    Re: What cologne did you wear in high school?

    - Brut
    - Aramis
    - Polo
    - Chaps

    Those are the ones I remember owning, though I did wear others during the time I worked at a local drugstore where I had access to the sample bottles.
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    Re: Most polarizing?

    I'd have to agree with this one. It is widely available / sampled and most folks seem to love or hate it, with few people in between. While there are other scents which generate the same sort of...
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    Re: Need an office cologne

    I agree with this choice. You could also check out Clean while you are there, though I think Gendarme is the better of the two. I don't know who carries Gendarme.
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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur

    My favorite from them is still Dzing! if for nothing else than the pure out of left field factor.
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    Re: MPG Route de Vetiver

    I always described it as a scorched earth scent, as if black soil were kissed by the sun. This is one scent I wish I'd purchased a full bottle of. Oh well, at least I have a decant to enjoy.
  67. Re: Vote for your favorite Chanel Men Fragrance

    Egoiste
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday,February 2nd

    Classic formulation of Fahrenheit for this cold and blustery day.
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    Re: Calling all VETS..

    ~ Take every opinion given, every review you read with a grain of salt.
    ~ Sample a scent at least four to five times before making a decision on purchasing.
    ~ Wear those scents which make you...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 29th January 2011

    Angel Schlesser Homme
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    Re: Fragrances that you wear to bed?

    I'll wear any of mine for bedtime.
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    Re: What Would You Wear When...

    A) Mick Jagger has asked you over to jam with the band. Kiehl's Musk

    B) Angelina Jolie (having clearly lost her mind) has agreed to go on a date with you (gay men may substitute an equally-insane...
  73. Re: What fragrance(s) make(s) you feel clean/well groomed?

    I'm with you on Gendarme, which for me is the ultimate in clean smelling scents.
  74. Re: What do you feel are some classy fragrances for younger guys?

    I cast another vote for this gem.
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    Re: simplifying your life

    I've simplified and have found it quite easy to give up many of my material possessions. I've not bought cologne in maybe 6 years, as my collection laid largely dormant and un-used during that time...
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    Re: More Attention please thread

    I talked about this one, though it was about a month ago. I rarely post to the SOTD thread, since I find it easier to use the Post as Scent of the Day button on scent's page in the directory. I have...
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    Re: Initial Fragrance Lineup

    The first area I would suggest is the "clean" category. I'm thinking Mugler's Cologne, any of the Gendarme lineup or even Tommy T. Those are good day time scents and living in a warmer climate like...
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    Re: Youtube & Basenotes

    I'm all out of popcorn.
  79. Re: Warm, sensuous and sensational: Your recommendations

    +1 on the previously twice suggested gem from Maître Parfumeur et Gantier, Santal Noble. I'd also suggest Ambre Précieux from the same house.
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    Re: Help Me Perfect My Collection!

    I would also agree with the suggestions of a gourmand or something with some sweetness to it.

    While I tried and never got A*Men, it has many fans. In addition to trying it, try B*Men if you can...
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    Re: Best Bottle (non-Niche)

    Not to mention it is the only bottle that changes over time.
  82. Re: Pick your favorite from each of these houses.

    Ralph Lauren: Polo Crest
    Tommy Hilfiger: Tommy T
    Nautica: Oceans
    Lacoste: -------
    Hugo Boss: Elements
    Liz Claiborne: -------
    Calvin Klein: Truth
    Thierry Mugler: Cologne
    Givenchy: -------...
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    Re: all purpose warm weather fragrance

    I agree with the earlier recommendations of Mugler's Cologne and Issey Miyake's L'eau D'Issey Pour Homme.

    I would also add Angel Schlesser pour Homme for its interesting rice note and Helmut...
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    Re: Fresh cut grass

    Bingo!
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    Re: Musc Ravageur

    Put me in the love it camp, which is unusual for me since sweeter scents have often been a big turn off for me. Pi and Lolita Lempicka for Men were both much too sweet for me. I think the spicy...
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    Re: Bond #9 Wallstreet

    Wall Street is the only Bond I own and I still enjoy wearing it, though for the price, I don't think I'd re-purchase it.

    What I enjoy most is the lack of sweet fruit notes which I find in so many...
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    Re: Pain Perfume

    Bvlgari Black had a certain burnt rubber note that I could see being associated with pain.



    The discontinued Marques de Sade by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. I'm glad I still have this in my...
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    Re: Pain Perfume

    Bvlgari Black had a certain burnt rubber note that I could see being associated with pain.



    The discontinued Marques de Sade by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. I'm glad I still have this in my...
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    Re: Which musk?

    Another thumbs up on both the Jovan and the Kiehl's. Make sure to sample the Kiehl's first and as earlier suggested, don't pass judgement until you've actually put it on your skin and "lived with" it...
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    Re: Soap/Body Wash

    If not using a matching bodywash, I use something neutral (like the suggested Dove) or another body wash with similar or complimentary notes. For example, I love the white citrus stuff from Bath and...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, December 30, 2010

    Enveloped by the closest thing to a signature scent I'll ever have, L'Anarchiste.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, December 26, 2010

    Maurice Roucel's Musc Ravageur
  93. Re: Go ahead and gush about any fragrance...

    Caron L'Anarchiste was a blind buy...and the best buy I've ever made...enough so that it and it alone is the only fragrance I've bought more than one bottle of...and hardly anyone wears it...it has...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 24 , 2010

    Piper Nigrum by Lorenzo Villoresi
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, 19th December, 2010

    http://perfumela.com/images/full/Polo-Crest-M.jpg
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    Re: If you had to start over...

    1 - Caron L'Anarchiste
    2 - Kiehl's Musk
    3 - Michael Kors Michael for Men
    4 - L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme
    5 - Mugler Cologne

    That would provide a solid foundation and variety for me.
  97. Re: What is the best designer aquatic on the market?

    I like Acqua di Gio, be it a best seller or not. Not liking something b/c it is popular is utter nonsense in my opinion.

    As far as my personal favorite, I found Inis to be the winner.
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    Re: Rich, Warm & Spicy...

    Chanel Égoïste would be one I'd suggest you sample and see how it works for you.
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    Re: Sweet Pipe Smoke Fragrance?

    Count me +1 on this suggestion.
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    Re: Musk: What's your favorite?

    Musc Ravageur, but it is more sweet and gourmand in nature to me than it is a musk scent.

    I also dig Kiehl's and Muscs Koublaï Khän for animalic musks.

    I remember liking Santa Maria Novella's...
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