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    Re: What fragrances are you buying next?

    After buying a couple expensive to me frags. I just recently purchased a couple cheapies that got high reviews around here and once again basenotes didn't steer me astray. Bogart Pour Homme is an...
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    Re: Next fragrance to buy ? :)

    Versace Dreamer might is decent. Bogart Pour Homme is similar to Burberry London with way better longevity. Those are 2 frags that won't break the bank.

    Vintage DHI but that's hard to find and...
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    Re: What is your ideal longevity?

    8-10 is ideal... anything over this is appreciated but not needed for me anyway. Love the winter time cause I get to dip into my better longevity monsters this time of year. Summer time I'm usually...
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    Re: How is Ultra Zest for you?

    Back in stock...........

    http://www.fragrancex.com/products/_cid_cologne-am-lid_a-am-pid_73257m__products.html
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    Re: How is Ultra Zest for you?

    If the sprayer works great on your bottle, more than likely a fake. Lol.

    But in all honesty, I doubt there would be fakes this soon on a relatively new frag and its not one of the more popular TM...
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    Re: About olfactory fatigue

    I think this thread should be a required reading for any new individual getting into the frag game. People who inadvertently gas out rooms because they have olfactory fatigue gives us all a bad name...
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    Re: What do most people wear?

    A lot of Adidas and CK one in high school and graduated to Clinique Happy after high school. Loved the opening but it never lasted and I still to this day have not found a frag that resembles the...
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    Re: How is Ultra Zest for you?

    Holy thread revival batman....... lol

    Finally received my bottle today and thought I'd give my opinion and I'm really pleased with this frag. However I am more in the camp that sees more...
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    Re: How is Ultra Zest for you?

    Living in Canada, I find it's so hard to get your hands on TM frags. Ebay they're always insanely priced and they're tough to find at discounters online. Ordering from TM directly is impossible too...
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    Re: How is Ultra Zest for you?

    Holy smokes did that ever go quick. While I was researching it last night, the stock went from 14 to 13 and I considered taking a day to think about it but mugler frags generally don't last long on...
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    Re: How is Ultra Zest for you?

    Just picked myself up a bottle of this........
    http://www.fragrancex.com/products/_cid_cologne-am-lid_a-am-sid_anguz34m__products.html

    Will post my thoughts. I have the original A*men and while I...
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    Re: Fragrances with some stank

    I guess when it comes down to it and I just literally tried it out. There really is a fecal-esque note in kouros.

    Probably why I can't bring myself to wear it.
  13. Re: Designer Fruity/Citrus with Decent Performance

    Thank you!!!!

    I am going to check it out. If I could get 1 hour from Happy, it would be an improvement so 5-6 hours is definitely worth it. I'm going to look for it and grab a bottle!
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    Re: Fragrances with some stank

    hahahhahahahha. Omg I have tears hahahahahha


    Just picturing that in a note breakdown....... LOL
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    Re: Nikos Sculpture for Spring?

    Dreamer is a vanilla/tobacco feel to me, Sculpture is orange/vanilla

    I lean more towards Dreamer cause I love the opening and dry down (many don't like the opening of dreamer though)

    The dry...
  16. Re: Orange... orange... orange... oh oh oh...range!

    Bigarade Concentrée by Frédéric Malle?

    Best orange scent in the game according to robes08

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X43LobUEZiY
  17. Re: Designer Fruity/Citrus with Decent Performance

    I've searched soooo long to find something similar with better longevity but to no avail :( It literally could be a top 3 favourite scent for me if the longevity didn't suck so badly. It's so bad I...
  18. Re: Designer Fruity/Citrus with Decent Performance

    If you like apple and cinnamon, boss bottled?

    Although it's not what I would classify as a purely citrus scent.
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    I freaking love Clinique Happy for men opening and how it smells when you sniff the atomizer but my god does it disappear quickly and not worthy of even buying cause of that fact. I wish there was...
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    Re: Nikos Sculpture for Spring?

    Nikos Sculpture is a massively underrated frag in my opinion. I wear it mainly in spring and summer. Smells like a orange creamsicle in my opinion. Very nice and great presentation.

    But I...
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    Re: Fragrancenet no longer ships to Canada

    Holy crap........ I just tried to see what the charge for shipping would be for 1 bottle of Creed at fragrancenet.com and it was 53 dollars for shipping through fedex!!?!?!?!!

    Are they out of...
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    Re: Vintage DHI from Fragx

    No bee logo
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    Re: Vintage DHI from Fragx

    Thanks! I really love it. I was really unimpressed by the projection and longevity on the reformulation. I found it very weak but this stuff is like night and day. I mean the reform isn't bad at all...
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    Re: Vintage DHI from Fragx

    yeah you're probably right. I have the reform too and it smells a lot deeper and more potent than that version but yeah, it doesn't guarantee that whatever they have is all vintage or a mix of the...
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    Re: Vintage DHI from Fragx

    I dunno about you guys but when I get stuff that has serial #'s scratched out...... usually means it's stolen
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    Re: Vintage DHI from Fragx

    SO things get even weirder..... I just checked a post on basenotes of someone with a vintage bottle and where my batch code SHOULD be, it has been laser etched out? What the hell. I'm 100 percent...
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    Re: Vintage DHI from Fragx

    It has the silver ring but I can't seem to find a batch code on the bottom of the bottle. This is strange.....
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    Re: Vintage DHI from Fragx

    It's the 1.7 oz bottle. I have a reformulation too and you're right. This definitely has a different DNA. The opening is much different than the reform. The dry downs are pretty similar but the...
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    Vintage DHI from Fragx

    Hey guys, finally got my second bottle of DHI and wow, I lucked out. I got a bottle with the silver ring and cosmetic check says its from 2007. I'm not sure if all the bottles fragx has is vintage...
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    Re: My Top 5 Worst of the Worst Fragrances

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSS omg, that stuff is awful. My bottle is still brand new and I've yet to wear it out. I keep trying it once a month hoping it'll be better and it never is. Sometimes you do grow into...
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    Re: My Top 5 Worst of the Worst Fragrances

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSS omg, that stuff is awful. My bottle is still brand new and I've yet to wear it out. I keep trying it once a month hoping it'll be better and it never is. Sometimes you do grow into...
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    Re: DHI owners, need your help!!!

    To all the people that have the reform. Been testing it out some more today.

    My question is regarding the opening. Am I crazy or am I smelling a distinct fruity pear like opening? Does anyone...
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    Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    axe, 98 percent of their money goes to advertising. 2 percent goes to the development of a quality product. lol
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    Re: DHI owners, need your help!!!

    I like fragx cause its the least amount of hassle as far as shipping goes. Any site that I find a frag a little cheaper always wants an insane amount of money for shipping to canada.

    Fragx, as...
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    Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMkpq4ged3o
    Fragbros did a great video on this! sooooo right.
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    Re: DHI owners, need your help!!!

    Do they ship to Canada? I really like fragx's free duty free shipping. They're super fast too.

    45 dollars shipping for a little bottle of cologne........ yikes.
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    Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120240.html

    I have a small collection of around 35 bottles and I find myself reaching for this a lot lately. It's a crowd pleaser.

    Some websites will call it boss...
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    Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    Agreed

    I said to my gf the other night that the person who cut me off the other day and swerved into my lane was probably a women driver and I was totalllllllly joking. lol. I got a smack...
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    Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    hahaha would be great wouldn't it. To my knowledge, anything available that guarantees that kind of success with the ladies generally isn't legal. LOL
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    Re: I am 28, is Terre d'Hermes too old for me?

    Oh like too safe, not pushing the boundaries..... Yea I can kind of see that. It's kind of a linear scent to me too.
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    Re: DHI owners, need your help!!!

    It's less in most cases to what they are going for on ebay and where I'm at, we don't have any specialty boutiques for fragrances so I'm severely limited in what I can buy and where.

    The first...
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    Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    well said! +1

    Honestly if you're a newbie looking for guidance. Why not go watch a few robes08 videos on youtube where he lists top 20 designer summer/winter frags? That will give you a good...
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    Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    unfortunately women have different tastes so you won't be able to please them all anyway regardless of what you wear. You could wear the biggest hyped most loved fragrance on basenotes and find women...
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    Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    Exactly which is why I always say, you should wear something for you and not anyone else!
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    Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    To be honest, I don't really enjoy ADG that much either. I'm not really a fresh scent guy usually. That's why I bought the clone because I know it'll only get worn a handful of times in the summer...
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    Re: Live Jazz, Eau Savage or LŽeau DŽIssey?

    L'eau de issey is quite potent for a summer fragrance to me. I don't think you'll find it weak or have any longevity problems with it. Can't really compare the aftershave to the actual cologne. Two...
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    Re: I am 28, is Terre d'Hermes too old for me?

    I don't really think you could make T'erre a signature scent so to me that is a lot of money to pay for a frag you're only going to wear once in a while. That's not to say you absolutely can't have...
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    Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    To answer your question, can women tell? 95 percent of the time no. Because it takes an experienced nose to learn the differences. You even kind of answered the question yourself when you said you're...
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    Re: DHI owners, need your help!!!

    I definitely anticipate them smelling identical. It's more just conformation to me that first bottle is 100 percent authentic. I'm 90 percent sure at this point. I can detect all the notes that...
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    Re: DHI owners, need your help!!!

    I ordered a second bottle from fragrancex.com on thursday. I cannot wait to try it and compare it to see if they smell the same.
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    Re: DHI owners, need your help!!!

    It's not really alcoholy any more. One poster said let it reach room temp which honestly really did help. The opening comes off as very pear like to me now.

    I love the smell and the powdery cocoa...
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    Re: DHI owners, need your help!!!

    Thanks again guys for all your help. I think what happened is I've been researching the vintage version on youtube and the openings between the vintage and the reform are quite different. The opening...
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    Re: DHI owners, need your help!!!

    Thank you! Yes I realize that, my apologies. I think I also misunderstood when people said the atomizer is all black that it meant the tip was black as well and anything other than black meant fake....
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    Re: DHI owners, need your help!!!

    Thank you for your reply. It really gives me piece of mind that it is in fact real. I was starting to move in that direction the more and more I researched. I'm getting a very pleasant whiff of cocoa...
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    Re: DHI owners, need your help!!!

    good point.......
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    Re: DHI owners, need your help!!!

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    Looks pretty good other than the grey tip?

    Maybe I'm overreacting. I just checked several youtube videos from dradoc and a few others and they all have the little grey...
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    Re: DHI owners, need your help!!!

    checkcosmetics.com, The batch code did check out at this website. Do you guys think this means anything? I'm wondering if counterfeiters are getting their hands on used legit bottles and reusing...
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    Re: DHI owners, need your help!!!

    Thanks guys for your quick replies. I think it is a fake as well :( I was really excited when I saw the quality of the bottle but I'm wondering if fakers out there are taking old used bottles and...
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    DHI owners, need your help!!!

    Hey guys, you've probably answered these posts a million times and many apologies if I ask something that's already been answered.

    I purchased a bottle of DHI off of ebay and I just had a bad...
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    Re: Comme Des Garcons 2 Man - Anything Similar?

    Funny you should ask this question cause I am also looking for a incense frag that is a little easier to obtain than commes de garcons. I've realized that finding it from a designer house is going to...
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    Re: Today i bought: April 2013

    lovvvvvvvvve the dreamer. great smelling juice.

    Myself I bought a classic and a cheapy today.
    YSL, Kouros........ at first hated it but now starting to respect it and understand it's appeal. ...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Hey Wildflowers! :)

    I'm jealous, I wish I was in california. so sick of snow right now and cold lol
  63. Re: What cologne with good projection and good longevity you think is good for daily wear?

    Could never get into this frag. Smells too much like cherry vicks vapor rub to me but I hear it works better in the summer to which I haven't had a chance to try it.

    Heard great things about MJ...
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    Re: Kouros Question (Am I missing something?)

    Amen! me too :)

    Only thing I usually am careful of is how powerful it is cause I don't wanna offend people at work haha but as far as pleasing others. I could care less. I just find it...
  65. Re: Can anyone recommend a good cologne that attracts the opposite sex?

    You can't really go wrong with a good quality designer scent cause their main goal in mind is to make a scent that appeals tot he broadest spectrum of people. The consequence though is you probably...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Been coming to this site for over a year to read reviews and have been enjoying many of the youtube reviewers for the past year too. Namely robes08, mymickers and Al from streetscents. What a...
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    Re: Kouros Question (Am I missing something?)

    How do you usually apply it? Very lightly? Do others smell the same thing when you wear it in your opinion? cause I've noticed some colognes that I may not like tend to get different positive...
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    Re: Kouros Question (Am I missing something?)

    I'm sensing sarcasm but I've had only amazing experiences with them? And that's after 15 plus transactions..... but thanks for the reply
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    Kouros Question (Am I missing something?)

    So I'm a relatively new frag head but have been coming to basenotes frequently as my main source for reviews and information. You guys are all great! Youtube reviewers Marc (robes) and Dan...
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