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  1. Re: Have you guys ever gotten too "carried away" when buying frags?

    I think I'll do this; buy one frag each week instead of 4 per month.

    Besides, I think that way the SA will remember me more, which could be a good thing =).

    But still, nothing beats free online...
  2. Re: Have you guys ever gotten too "carried away" when buying frags?

    www.realdreamperfumes.com Mail them and they'll send you a price list and even add you to MSN.

    Really nice people too.

    Also guys, I think I liked Ed HArdy's frag; any frags similar to that one?...
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    Re: Lynx/Axe Collectors

    Wait, are there Axe EdTs? Because I swear everyone here in Mexico just abuses the damn deodorant spray; and I have grown to absolutely detest it.
  4. Re: Have you guys ever gotten too "carried away" when buying frags?

    Well, I once bought a Benetton frag just to get the free shipping.

    It was free International shipping, so I ended up spending $3 less.

    But it all came back to me when the package hit customs =(...
  5. Re: Have you guys ever gotten too "carried away" when buying frags?

    "Did you buy your new boots Juanamichi?"

    "Oh, no honey, I've no money left, but I now own 5 more frags!"

    :laugh:
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    Re: How Important is the Name, Packaging?

    I think it's kind of important; I mean, I would feel kind of ripped off if I bought a $200 scent that had a blank box and a bad sprayer.

    But it's pretty dumb (IMO) to buy an awful scent because it...
  7. Re: Have you guys ever gotten too "carried away" when buying frags?

    You mad.

    I mean, I finally found a decent online shop in Mexico; and shipping is free when you order 5 or more frags! So I, being a dumb fragrance aficionado, am actually considering blind buying...
  8. Have you guys ever gotten too "carried away" when buying frags?

    I'm pretty sure it must be different with all the senior Basenoters (not calling you old geezers though :happy:; I'm just joshing around, don't mean to insult), because most of you have bigger...
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    Re: What should my first Creed purchase be?

    Where would one buy both creed samples and bottles? Other than Ebay >_>

    International shipping, of course =)
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    Re: Which Niche Houses Are In Danger?

    Wait, so which of the Guerlain Scents would be in danger?

    Because I need to stock up ASAP.

    Also need to stock up on Musc Ravageur and Angeliques Sous la Pluie if either of them becomes...
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    Re: I have Hugo Energise, do I need Curve?

    Don't know about senoirity though, you've more than 2k posts and I have a bit under 100 :)

    Where are you from? Also, I wanted to know if you knew (or had any experience with) a reliable online...
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    Re: I have Hugo Energise, do I need Curve?

    Hey Irish, you're from Mexico? Nice to see some fellow mexican BNers.

    As for the topic at hand; I'd say buy something else; although one great thing about curve is its cheap, cheap price tag.
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    Re: Best men's cologne for summer

    Hey guys, is that Burberry The Beat you're talking about the women's version?

    Because I don't know if there's a The Beat PH.

    Also, no Live Jazz love in this topic? I want to buy it, but there...
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    Re: Best men's cologne for summer

    Clear bottle? But the bottle is Metallic! Unless you're talking about the EdC and I'm just being ignorant >_>

    Also I second Chanel Allure Homme Sport.
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    Re: Today I Bought - > > APRIL 2009

    Bulgari Aqva pour Homme (Gift for my brother, his birthday is this Sunday!)
    Chanel Allure Sport Homme (I think I'm in love, great "young man" scent imo)
    Givenchy Blue Label (My old bottleis almost...
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    Re: fraudulent Armani Code?

    I think English might not be his first language.

    Also to the OP; Most (if not all) bottles of cologne have a small 4 digit alphanumeric code engraved/painted on the bottom; this code should also...
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit or Givenchy Pi?

    Well I'd gladly take either curve off your hands; but I live in MExico.

    As for the topic, I'd go with Fahrenheit for sure.
  18. Re: Need help choosing a youthful summer scent!

    Strawberry-esque seems really perfect =)

    I've been meaning to try Bvlgari Aqva and M7 fresh.

    Is D&G Light Blue good? I mean, it's a girl's perfume, so I'm not sure about that.

    I was also...
  19. Need help choosing a youthful summer scent!

    I have almost finished every cologne I own, and I think it's time for me to get a new frag wardrobe.

    I'm 19 years old, and I can't really afford buying 3 or more niche scents, so please, no niche...
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    Re: You get what you pay for

    If I had a credit card or a job, I'd support this site. $5 a month is pocket change, and it would really help the site.

    I seriously need a job =(
  21. Re: So, what did we do when the board was down?

    I was tempted more and more to buy KC's Reaction because it seems like something my gf would like >_>. Also, I've been browsing other forums, I rediscovered why Gucci Envy is my favorite frag, and I...
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    Re: Guess Man=Joop Jump?

    I like Guess better. It also smells "greener", more pine-y to me. They are similar, though.
  23. Could you list some good non-niche summer scents for a 19 y/o student?

    I own:

    Lacoste Style in Play
    Lacoste PH
    Gucci Envy
    Burberry Weekend
    Guess Man
    Givenchy Blue Label
    Musc Ravageur
    Angelique sous la pluie
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    Re: Is Live Jazz a safe blind buy?

    I'm actually looking for 2 scents; a fresh one that I can wear in the heat, and one that is good in the rain.

    I just bought Givenchy's Blue Label for the summer, but I want some other frags too =O...
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    Is Live Jazz a safe blind buy?

    I want to like this fragrance, if only because of the name =)

    I am 19 years old, and I wanted something for those rainy days, and it seems to me that the mintyness with which some of you guys...
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    Re: Favorite Designer frags?

    Dolce and Gabbana PH
    Gucci Envy
    YSL M7 (but don't overspray)
  27. Is Rive Gauche a Summer scent, or a winter scent?

    The reviews seem really great, and I think I would like it a lot; but no store in Mexico has the YSL line for testing, so I'd be buying blindly.

    So, is it a Summer scent, or is it too heavy? >_>
    ...
  28. Is there a site that sells genuine, current-year Creeds that ships worldwide?

    So I want to try GIT, after hearing about how marvelous it is here on the forums. But there is no official distribution of the Creed fragances in Mexico.

    What's a good site to buy Creeds from?
  29. Re: A Question for anyone that owns Givenchy Blue Label.

    You really have no idea how comforting it is to hear that. I know wverything else seemed right, but I'm a bit too paranoid =)

    Cheers!
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    Re: "By" by D & G

    Seriously guys, don't ignore me =( Maybe you're talking about "By Man" and I'm just being clueless?
  31. Re: A Question for anyone that owns Givenchy Blue Label.

    Yes, I'm going to Palacio de Hierro tomorrow, or Liverpool.

    I did buy it in a Sanborn's though >_>
  32. Re: I'm in need of a summer scent. Help me, fellow Bnoters!

    I still need to buy D&G PH. It's been on my "to-buy" list for too damn long.

    Also, I am now panicking over the legitimacy (sp? sorry, English is not my first language) of my bottle, since the box...
  33. Re: A Question for anyone that owns Givenchy Blue Label.

    So, when exactly did you guys buy it? I mean, every test I've done to prove it's legit has been A-Ok so far, and of course it has it's "import" sticker. AND it's a reputable place. But I'm still...
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    Re: "By" by D & G

    Bump because my question has not been answered >_>

    Seriously, do you guys use the woman's version of By?
  35. Re: A Question for anyone that owns Givenchy Blue Label.

    When did you buy it? Could it be possible that the box has been changed since? It does have the 4g logo engraved on the top, and the juice seems legit; it just threw me off.

    Also, It's a reputable...
  36. Re: I'm in need of a summer scent. Help me, fellow Bnoters!

    I ended up buying Givenchy's Blue Label, Burberry's Weekend (yeah, I know, citrusy and aquatic, but I thought it smelled nice for a relaxing day with nothing to do)

    And Vetiver Extraodinaire, much...
  37. A Question for anyone that owns Givenchy Blue Label.

    In every online photo I see, the box does not have Givenchy's logo on it. On a store I saw it had the logo.

    Which one is the real one? Does the box have the logo, or does it not?

    Thanks a lot!
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    Re: "By" by D & G

    So, do you guys put on the Female version of By?

    Does it not smell girly?

    I dunno, I've never smelled it, but I can get the 100ml version for $40 >_>
  39. Re: I'm in need of a summer scent. Help me, fellow Bnoters!

    Isn't Guerlain Vetiver too formal?

    Also, I do enjoy Niche scents, I already own 2 Malle bottles. But thing is, I don't want to spend that much right now since I'm jobless =(

    I'm blowing $100,...
  40. Re: I'm in need of a summer scent. Help me, fellow Bnoters!

    Oh Absolutely, I also meant to try it!

    Thing is, most YSL scents smell too gentleman-ish for me to wear.

    Kind of like Envy and Musc Ravageur, I cannot wear them without a nice button up or a...
  41. I'm in need of a summer scent. Help me, fellow Bnoters!

    I'm 18 years old, I turn 19 on June =)

    My collection as of now is

    Gucci Envy
    Lacoste Red
    Lacoste PH
    Guess Man
    Musc Ravageur
    Angeliques Sous La Pluie
  42. So, where should I buy my fragrances now? (shopping online to Mexico)

    I heard there was a ban on shipping fragrances internationally, that sure sucks.

    Where can I buy fragrances online that will ship to Mexico?

    Thanks a lot! =)
  43. Thread: Guess Man

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    Re: Guess Man

    I own it and I really love it. It's a great frag IMO.
  44. Re: I am once again looking for recommendations for a winter scent.

    It was 1 degree celsius today, that's pretty cold, IMO.

    I'm going fragrance shopping (yet again) tomorrow! I'll check CK Obsession, Brit, The Dreamer (I can't find this fragrance, IT'S AVOIDING...
  45. Is Calvin Klein's Obsession really that good?

    Many reviewers here on Basenotes claim it to be the ultimate oriental, and since it's almost winter time, I figured I might as well buy it. I saw it for $30.

    But as many of you guys know, I'm 18,...
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    Re: What is the classic American scent?

    Acqua di Gio

    ZING!
  47. Re: I am once again looking for recommendations for a winter scent.

    Based on the reviews I'd say Au Masculin and L'Instant would be good choiced.

    How about Rive Gauche?

    Is The Dreamer flowery? I heard it has some tobacco notes, so I don't know if I'd like that....
  48. Re: I am once again looking for recommendations for a winter scent.

    I cannot find either of those here in Mexico =(

    The only Opium I can find is EdT, and Geir I cannot find.

    I am a sad panda.
  49. I am once again looking for recommendations for a winter scent.

    So far I own Lacoste Red, Guess man and Envy by Gucci.

    I am looking for something more winter-like; I want a sweet, maybe flowery fragrance that is heavy enough to be cozy in winter. I really like...
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    Re: Sillage help

    I think D&G is the winner here, but I have not trieed Rochas Man.
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    Re: I always do this....

    I usually aim the nozzle REALLY close, touching my skin, and when it's all aimed up, I just move it away a little, and then spray.

    Works like a charm.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme : I found it!

    Hey paintrman, how did you get scentiments to send it over here?

    Is there some hidden trick I don't know? =(
  53. Re: Recommend me a scent for a party on Friday night!

    I'll go fragrance sniffing tomorrow, methinks. Most of my female friends LOVED envy, so that's a really good thing =)

    But yeah; I haven't even fully worn Guess Man, I'll give it a go tomorrow, see...
  54. Re: So I bought 2 New Frags today: Envy and Guess Man

    How do I do that? >_> I'm such a newb.
  55. Re: So I bought 2 New Frags today: Envy and Guess Man

    I honestly cannot belive how much Envy lasts.

    I applies it today at 6 am, 2 shots to the chest, one to each wrist and one to the neck. I can still smell it going strong.

    I think it is my new...
  56. Re: Recommend me a scent for a party on Friday night!

    I was thinking of Givenchy Pi, Burberry Brit (although this isn't a party scent, I'd use envy isntead) and I dunno which else.

    I wanted the Dreamer, but can't find it here =(

    Edit: I read...
  57. Recommend me a scent for a party on Friday night!

    As a lot of you guys know (because I've basically shouted it across the board quite some times), I'm new and my wardrobe consists of 3 scents:

    Gucci Envy
    Guess Man
    Lacoste Style in Play

    So,...
  58. Re: So I bought 2 New Frags today: Envy and Guess Man

    I really, REALLY wanted to buy The dreamer, but it was out of stock and they did not know when they would get it.

    I wanted it so badly =(
  59. Re: So I bought 2 New Frags today: Envy and Guess Man

    I'll give you a review tomorrow after I fully test drive it.

    I'm not very knowledgable about notes, but I'll do my best.
  60. Re: So I bought 2 New Frags today: Envy and Guess Man

    I'll actually end up using Guess man more, methinks, since it's sweeter and more "daily" IMO.

    Envy is really, REALLY powerful; I've washed my hands twice already and it's still going strong.

    On...
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    Re: Confused, please help.

    I just bought envy and I like it. It has GREAT longevity; I've washed my hands twice already and its sillage is still powerful.
  62. So I bought 2 New Frags today: Envy and Guess Man

    Envy was $37, it included both the cologne and the aftershave.

    Guess man was $20

    I really really like envy's drydown, it makes me keep sniffing my wrist over and over, I'll test drive it...
  63. Re: Colognes smell different depending on whether you just showered or not.

    I don't think I really like the way some scents smell if I don't apply after the shower.

    Specially soapy ones, I love soapy colognes after showering.
  64. Re: Colognes smell different depending on whether you just showered or not.

    I only noticed that if I applied shortly after showering, but if I wait 15 minutes and then spray I get the same longevity, and the top notes actually stay longer (at least on this Lacoste scent)
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    Re: sex tonight - rochas or brit?

    I think 18 sprays is way too much for everything.

    8 sprays is where it's at, IMO.
  66. Colognes smell different depending on whether you just showered or not.

    That's what I think anyway, and I'm certain that's what happens with Lacoste's Style in Play.

    Or maybe it's just because my nose is sharper due to being in the vapor?

    Any of you think like I...
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    Re: 3 Staple Scents

    All Purpose: Lacoste Style in Play or CK One *raises flame shield >_>

    Power Play: M7, gotta love M7.

    Romantic: Gucci Envy
  68. Re: Perfume houses that come without cellophan wrap?

    Thanks a lot guys!

    Counterfeit perfumes are always easy to spot, right? Well, as long as you're familiar with the real one =P
  69. Re: Perfume houses that come without cellophan wrap?

    Oh, how so?

    I'm a paranoid guy; I think I'm actually making all of you sick with so many topics >_>
  70. Perfume houses that come without cellophan wrap?

    I've just recently noticed that some colognes come without wrapping, such as Lacoste scents, some Hugo Boss scents and so on.

    I am going to buy some new fragrances (I've been saying this for 3...
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    Re: So excited about my purchased

    I'd really love if you did a review of Xeryous Rouge and M7, since you're in my age range =D

    Also, you won't fool me, YOU ARE KINGMIST! I was confused when I saw your username today >_>
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    Re: An experiment for everyone

    I don't reallly like wasting my juice like that, but it's because I'm a poor student =(
  73. Re: Have you ever known when you put on too much cologne?

    Also, Hugo Boss Dark Blue.

    My uncle had a tester, and he sprayed me 3 or 4 times with it. I was only 12 at the time. I liked the smell and I was a happy camper, but as soon as we got on the cab to...
  74. Re: Have you ever known when you put on too much cologne?

    Oh yeah, I do that too.

    I get up and say "I'll spray 3 times", but end up spraying 6 or 7 times.

    2 on the chest, 1 on the belly, 1 on the neck, 1 on each wrist, which I share with my ear, and 1...
  75. Re: Best autumn/Winter scent for an 18 year old?

    He didn't come home, the ass. =(

    I'm probably going tomorrow, by myself =( I have around $150 to spend, so yeah =P

    The Dreamer, Envy and maybe Tommy will be mine. I will also ask them to show...
  76. Re: Best autumn/Winter scent for an 18 year old?

    I'll try to Find Michael, although I'm not really sure if it is my thing. Seems like a formal scent, and while I never dress carelessly, I don't exactly go formal every day.

    Today is scent buying...
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    Re: Frags that at first you "dismissed"

    Dior's Farhrenheit.
  78. Re: Best autumn/Winter scent for an 18 year old?

    I think I'll buy them both. I cannot get JPG's Lemale around here, but I heard 360 white smells like it.

    Besides, they're only around 18 bucks each =P
  79. Re: Best autumn/Winter scent for an 18 year old?

    My "To buy" list is now composed of:

    The Dreamer by Versace (I'm buying it today)
    Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger (I guess old habits do dier hard)
    Envy by Gucci
    Sentiment by Escada

    And some cheaper...
  80. Re: Curve Chill - an extremely poor man's Silver Mountain Water???

    I know it's completely off topic, but why do you have such a masculine wardrobe if you're a woman? Or is the Female symbol not correct? >_>
  81. Re: Best autumn/Winter scent for an 18 year old?

    I can find visit for $36 over here, so it's not really that hard; but I hate blind buying.

    I'm still looking for something like Armani White.
  82. Re: Best autumn/Winter scent for an 18 year old?

    I've also heard A LOT of great things about Fierce, but I cannot find it in Mexico =/

    Is Visit really that good? I might give it a shot. I was about to consider Carolina Herrera's Chic, but that's...
  83. Re: Best autumn/Winter scent for an 18 year old?

    Ok, so right now my main contenders are Versace's The Dreamer, Gucci's Envy and Perry Ellis 360 White.

    I kind of want to get Envy, but I don't know if it is too formal for casual wear.

    I want...
  84. Re: Best autumn/Winter scent for an 18 year old?

    I've heard some issues concerning sillage and longevity on Lacoste PH.

    Burberry Brit is a cool option, but one of my best mates has it, so I son't really want to smell like him.

    Versace's The...
  85. Best autumn/Winter scent for an 18 year old?

    Yeah, I'm 18 years old and in a perfume forum; don't I feel special =)

    I was thinking of giving Very Irrésistible by Givenchy a try; but I am also considering Pi.

    I just bought a bottle of...
  86. Re: I have a question about colognes being legit.

    Over there at www.perfumania.com.mx

    I found them through some PROFECO guide of Internet shops, so I think they're legit; they're quite friendly (DAMN FAST, I recieved it the day after I ordered my...
  87. Re: I have a question about colognes being legit.

    I would be really wary of super low prices, specially on anything armani; but that's a really nice thing to know; AdG on this page is actually 60 dollars for thw 100 ml.

    I'm just not used to...
  88. Re: I have a question about colognes being legit.

    56 readings and not a single comment =( This makes me a sad panda.
  89. Re: How do you apply your cologne when you've got multiple layers of clothing?

    Is there a chance I am overapplying without noticing? I tend to use 5 sprays or so; and there are times when I can't smeel the fragrance any more after a while >_<

    Maybe my nose is playing tricks...
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    Re: Review: YSL Live Jazz

    I was thinking about buying Live Jazz; there have been NO bad reviews for this scent here on Bsenotes.

    Really informative, thanks a lot!
  91. Re: Perry Ellis portfolio, Portfolio Elite, or 360 White/black?

    Thing is here in MExico you can only buy scents on retail chains like Sears, and their selection and customer service sucks.

    I was going to try some decants, but no one seems to have Portfolio...
  92. Re: How do you apply your cologne when you've got multiple layers of clothing?

    I see, so I should buy some scent free detergent too. . .

    Thanks a lot guys!
  93. Re: How do you apply your cologne when you've got multiple layers of clothing?

    Do the multiple layers of clothing not drown the smell? That's my main fear >_<
  94. Perry Ellis portfolio, Portfolio Elite, or 360 White/black?

    I decided I'm going to buy D&G PH, and I also want a Perry Ellis Cologne that you guys recommend.

    I was going to buy Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger, but decided D&G was the better option, because no one...
  95. How do you apply your cologne when you've got multiple layers of clothing?

    Let's say I have a t-shirt, then a button up over that, and then my coat. How do I apply my cologne effectively?

    Should I spray it on my body and then on the outer layer of clothing?

    Or let's...
  96. I have a question about colognes being legit.

    There are some discount online shops here in Mexico, they have similar prices to those of Straberrynet; but I don't know about them being legit.

    I ordered a Lacoste Cologne (It was 56 dollars,...
  97. Re: I need help with choosing a new fragrance.

    One of my friends already has Polo Black, so I don't really want it.

    Any opinions on Burberry's Touch?

    I'm probably buying either Touch, or Envy, or D&G.

    Thanks a lot guys, you're really...
  98. Re: I need help with choosing a new fragrance.

    Yeah, thing is, here in Mexico there aren't lots of people that use cologne, and even fewer that do in my age range =P

    I don't think I have ever smelled D&G on anyone, nor any of the others, for...
  99. I need help with choosing a new fragrance.

    I've been in love with colognes ever since I was a little boy (Not that I'm actually a grown man, I'm only 18 years old =P), I've bought a lot of these "in" colognes, but none of them seems to strike...
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