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    Re: Welcome Home!

    yeah, its time to get a new computer. at this point, even a $200 netbook, an ipod touch or a tablet probably has much stronger specs than the big bulky 8-year old pc you have.
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    Re: Welcome Home!

    Yeah. I shouldn't have been back, but I am. So, from a technical standpoint, what I had done wrong had been physically reset, but still, as long as I'm allowed to be on here, I have to be less...
  3. Re: Al (Street Scents) vs Marc (Robes08) video

    i think Al is a decent person in a complicated situation. he wants to help his friend Luis and promote a company he loves, but this entails embracing a few things he probably wouldn't have...
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    Re: Welcome Home!

    new or old, it's still basenotes , meaning it's a great site. but it's good to have the old school nostalgic BN enhanced with new features.
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    Poll: Re: Signature scent - narrowed down

    l homme
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    Re: Neroli Portofino for men?

    this man right here wears it.
  7. Re: Do you find it hard to appreciate your cheap aquatics once you have smelled Bleu de Chanel?

    bleu de chanel is a quality fragrance that was made very well, but i'm not sure if it matches my personal tastes. so, it was probably other fragrances that made me question cheaper aquatics.
  8. Re: How often do you smell fragrances on other men?

    I'd say like a little less than 25% of men wear cologne on casual occasions. The only time men wear cologne is at a date or clubbing. I'm usually not good at identifying what they wear oddly...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I'm getting like 6-8 hours of longevity on Aventus J01, but Aventus, in that regard, is by nature a very deceiving scent.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I largely agree with your assessment LBI, except there are noticeable differences such as how J01 has less pineapple. So saying 95% similar is perfectly fair.

    Still, moral of the story: Based on...
  11. Re: Recommend me a nighttime, going out type fragrance

    Original Santal
  12. Re: Do you find it hard to appreciate your cheap aquatics once you have smelled Bleu de Chanel?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBtYYiVH2ZM
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    Re: Best 'designer' beach scents for men...

    versace fraiche
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste

    Egoiste is an excellent scent, however it's a bit too sweet and too much of a powerhouse for daily wear.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I just tried the J01 batch and have it on right now.

    All I have to compare it to is the Z01 batch I tried (Z01 is fruitier and a bit sweeter). J01 is a bit musky/musty/ashy and a little bit...
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    Poll: Re: Signature scent - narrowed down

    of the four, i prefer YSL L'Homme overall, but Bleu de Chanel would be a better day to day.
  17. Re: Timbuktu by L'Artisan (my impression and my thoughts)

    certainly wierd yes.
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    Re: Fragrance Classification Chart

    way too complicated to be an effective paradigm
  19. Re: Do my gripes about Dior Homme carry over to Intense?

    dhi is very similar but sweeter and smoother
  20. Re: Discuss Creed Fragrances (DRY DOWN ONLY) #Aventus

    i do agree with him in the sense of the drydown.

    many of the creeds have wonderfully beautiful openings, but the drydown isnt nearly as exciting or memorable.
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    Re: Thank you all...

    glad to have you here possum ; congrats on 1000 posts

    and welcome to you-know-what.
  22. Re: List a few of your favorite Designer Fragrances

    gucci pour homme ii
    1 million
    platinum egoiste
    angel men
    dior homme
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    Re: Bloomingdales

    i have a bloomingdales 5 minutes away from my house. they do not carry any creed and they don't carry much niche. most of what they carry is niche $100 or less and more restricted designers.
    ...
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    Re: My New Theory...

    The OP is largely right, there is a huge disparity between what the average basenoter like and what the average person in general likes. For example, I love to wear 1 Million. Basenoters hate on it...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed vs Cool Water

    I've tried and compared the two extensively, seeing as how Cool Water used to be my first and only scent for years before I got into fragrances. IMO, both are great values at their respective price...
  26. Re: Discuss Creed Fragrances (DRY DOWN ONLY) #Aventus

    i havent tried those exclusives. never will. i'd never tempt myself with something that i could never get a bottle of again if i ran out.
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    Re: Advice about Bond no. 9 fragrances

    Try New Haarlem , Chez Bond, Cooper Square next.
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    Re: male bar soap

    In my opinion, don't use any scented soap. Go with Ivory or Dove. They are cheap, scentless, work well and clean.

    Let your fragrance speak for itself.
  29. Poll: Re: Versace Eau Fraiche or Chanel Edition Blanche

    Versace Eau Fraiche easily beats anything from the Allure line.
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    Re: Diet and smell

    probably has something to do with our PH balance.
  31. Re: Discuss Creed Fragrances (DRY DOWN ONLY) #Aventus

    thanks.

    so you basically just spray to get the enjoyment of the opening and then you forget about it?
  32. Re: Kenzo Pour Homme vs. Gucci Pour Homme II vs. Mugler Cologne vs. Eau Fraiche

    Versace Eau Fraiche and Gucci Pour Homme II are the best of the four.

    Kenzo and Mugler are nice, but I wouldn't keep a bottle of them.
  33. Re: Are all desinger and most niche synthetic fragrances?

    This. Niche tends be more natural and designer tends to be more synthetic, but both have a combination of both.
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    Re: Summer scents with a musky base

    himalaya , acqua di gio?
  35. Re: Fragrance suggestions for an early-30s male newbie?

    To be honest, none of the Varvatos fragrances are good.
  36. Re: Discuss Creed Fragrances (DRY DOWN ONLY) #Aventus

    i never tried them.

    i would love to try windsor, but it's very hard to find.
  37. Re: Discuss Creed Fragrances (DRY DOWN ONLY) #Aventus

    Yeah, it's hard to say because Virgin Island Water has an amazing drydown, but it's sad because I may be the only person in the room (Even at a personal distance) to appreciate it.

    I agree with...
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    Re: Help finding winter, office-type scent

    Between London, La Nuit and Gucci Pour Homme II, I would recommend Gucci Pour Homme II.

    But please remember that in a professional setting with kids, you need to wear as little cologne as possible.
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    Re: Trouble with the Curve

    This
  40. Re: Fragrance suggestions for an early-30s male newbie?

    L'Air Du Desert Marocain or Timbuktu maybe.
  41. Re: Discuss Creed Fragrances (DRY DOWN ONLY) #Aventus

    Drydown = mid notes and basenotes (as well as the transition between the two)
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    Re: Creed Help!

    if you cant trust fragrancenet, you cant trust anything
  43. Re: Discuss Creed Fragrances (DRY DOWN ONLY) #Aventus

    Not a problem. The hours, for me at least, depend on the location. Fragrances on my inner elbow for example develop twice as slow as fragrances on my hand. But I'll give general estimates.
    ...
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    Re: 2013 Creed Aventus

    trozos de pina lol
  45. Discuss Creed Fragrances (DRY DOWN ONLY) #Aventus

    I've always loved the Creed house, but to be honest, I realized most of their fragrances are frontloaded. Almost all of them smell godly during the first hour. But hours later the projection...
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    Re: To the Coromandel wearers out there...

    Yeah. As long as its not like 85 degrees (F), Coromandel will be fine.
  47. Re: Your Designer Collection Disappears: How would you rebuild it?

    I'm 21. If I could start over, these are the designers I would buy (and recommend) for sure.


    - Gucci Pour Homme II
    - Dior Homme
    - Paco Rabanne 1 Million
    - Thierry Mugler Angel Men
    - Chanel...
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    Re: Upcoming colognes?

    something from yves saint laurent i hope
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    Re: Do you know how to discuss fragrances?

    The average S.A. has the intelligence of the average blow-up doll.
  50. Re: It's not Aventus, DHI, or Chanel but I like this one a lot ....

    tbh, it's good but nothing special.
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    Re: I think something's wrong with me

    Wall Street by Bond no 9 is my favorite Vetiver
  52. Re: Chergui lovers in CONUS! Its time to buy it now! $64 bucks

    This would be an amazing deal if it were a fragrance I wanted.
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only

    gentleman only is alright. seems like a typical fresh-woody scent. not bad. not good either. honestly, i wouldn't buy it.
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    Re: Summer scents with a musky base

    himalaya
  55. Re: My new discovery. Please keep it a secret.

    The OP is trying to be funny but fails at it.
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    Re: Summer Creeds Question

    they're all really close. i say sample them all.

    either of the 4 are good choices.

    as far as recommendability, i think MI and Aventus are best
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    Re: One comment ruined my nose!

    vetiver really doesn't smell like anything else i've smelled.

    maybe a soily grass, but thats about it
  58. Re: How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    i wouldn't argue or criticize them or justify. if someone says i'm wearing too much (which rarely happens) i will say "oh, i'm sorry. i'll remember that for next time" and just move on.
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    Re: male bar soap

    IMO, keep it simple.

    Just let your fragrance speak for itself and get a scentless soap.

    Ivory or Dove is fine.
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    Re: A little story about Bleu de Chanel

    yeah, once i had a police officer compliment me on it while she was interrogating me and writing up a report.
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    Re: VIW vs. SMW vs. Aventus vs. MI

    All of them are so good.

    VIW is best for the heat of the summer.
    SMW is my personal signature scent.
    Aventus is an amazing beast.
    and MI is so versatile and loveable.

    I have a hard time...
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    fragrance hobby on facebook

    There are lots of fragrance groups on Facebook. PLP is probably the most popular one, but the Youtube reviewers also have their own groups. There is Fragrance Swaps for swaps. And even niche...
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes

    honestly terre de hermes is a bit mature. and it's better suited for people who are in their 30's and above than someone under 25. most in basenotes will say anyone can wear it excellently. the...
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    Re: Fragrance to wear in your own funeral

    I'd want a whole flacon of Silver Mountain Water poured on me.
  65. Re: Im off on a date in a couple of hours. What frag to wear !

    well, cologne on a date is very cliche. a girl can just smell the desperation off you. no matter what unique scent you have, the most unique scent to wear on a date is nothing, because most guys...
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    Re: help a noob plz :D

    1. The Dreamer - a good scent, however the opening is too strong and the drydown (the best part) doesn't project enough. it's a bit feminine as well, and synthetic. a lot of good and a lot of bad....
  67. Re: Im off on a date in a couple of hours. What frag to wear !

    i don't wear any cologne on dates, but go with gucci pour homme ii
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    Re: Longevity vs touch-ups

    actually, i prefer a 4 hour scent that i can apply twice over an 8 hour scent i can only apply once.

    it makes it more consistent all roudn
  69. Re: What's your fragrance for your last day on Earth?

    i'll spray every single fragrance in my collection onto my body until all the bottles are empty.
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    Re: Dior Homme If Getting DHI?

    dior homme and dior homme intense are 90% similar.

    so for most people, i only recommend buying a full bottle of one of them.

    some people here may want to collect a lot of bottles or they are...
  71. Thread: Holy Grail

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    Re: Holy Grail

    holy grail does not exist, but new haarlem comes close
  72. Re: Should we expect another Thierry Mugler Pure this year?

    Maybe a hazelnut fragrance.
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    Re: Grad Advice

    eau savage is a good choice, but i would pick platinum egoiste
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    Re: Please Tell me About The Dior Homme Line

    dior homme intense and dior homme are similar, both very good, but i prefer dior homme.

    dior homme sport is pretty good too.
  75. Re: Based on my wardrobe what should i add next?

    gucci pour homme 2 for sure!
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    Re: Ysl m7 Fresh

    Definitely do it since m7 fresh is discontinued
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    Re: how much do you wear per year

    if world war three ever happens, hednic would be able to re-start civilization with all of the fragrances in his bomb shelter.
  78. Re: New to fragrances, are these good choices?

    YSL l'homme - good choice
    Dior homme - good choice
    Terre d'hermes - alright choice
    Versace pour homme - alright choice
  79. Poll: Re: Creed Aventus or Millesime Imperial or Silver Mountain Water or Green Irish Tweed

    I picked Silver Mountain Water and Green Irish Tweed. But I really like Millesime Imperial too.

    Aventus is an amazing fragrance, but please don't take it dogmatically.
  80. Re: New York Times Article by a Harvard Professor: Pheromones and Sexuality

    That, and religion.
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    how much do you wear per year

    Someone asked a question on how long a 3.4 oz lasts. Of course, it depends on variables, how often you wear it, how much you put on each wearing (projection/longevity, essentially) and how liberal...
  82. Re: Niche Summer Fragrance: no citrus, no cologne, no barbershop!

    gucci pour homme ii
  83. Thread: Creed GIT

    by noirdrakkar
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    Re: Creed GIT

    either it's a different batch, a fake, or just cool water in a GIT bottle
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    As of literally right now:

    1. Silver Mountain Water
    2. New Haarlem
    3. Gucci Pour Homme II
    4. Jardin D'Amalfi
    5. 1 Million
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    Re: Gourmands in the summer...

    yes, generally in the hot weather, stick with a gourmand that's lighter with more citrus like coney island or virgin island water.

    but you can wear new haarlem still. i wear it in the summer. ...
  86. where do you see yourself in 5 years (regarding fragrances)?

    Myself, I think, having a 20 bottle all star collection of both niche and designer, of what I really love, and ignoring the "goods", the "okays" and the "alrights". I don't expect to sample a lot of...
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    Re: Best scent for a public hanging?

    i'd say wear 6 sprays of kouros on your groin. the projection is NUTS.

    wait, are you the same guy who asked what fragrance to wear when taking a girl to the strip club?
  88. Re: New York Times Article by a Harvard Professor: Pheromones and Sexuality

    This is why, in academia, the social sciences aren't taken as seriously as the hard sciences. They make extravagant and ridiculous claims with a modest amount of evidence to support it.
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    Poll: Re: Which scent should I wear tomorrow?

    honestly, for a chemistry class. and especially a lab, go very light.

    when i go to labs, i wear something very light.
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    Re: YSL L'Homme

    lhomme has great performance for me

    try spraying it on different parts of your body. i find that the inner elbow increases longevity.
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    Re: How Long Will A 3.4oz Last?

    It will probably last you a year , if that's the only bottle you own.

    If you own 10 bottles, your collection will probably last 10 years. And so on and so forth.
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    Re: Chanel or Cartier

    Chanel is a better house than Cartier. Then again, Cartier is a weak house in my opinion.
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    Re: Ed Hardy Scents - Do They Grab Anybody?

    Love and Luck is a decent scent. The others , not so much.
  94. Re: One scent or two? And which combination?

    I don't mix scents. If I'm wearing a fragrance with poor longevity, that may be different. I can apply Millesime Imperial at 7am and Virgin Island Water at 5pm
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    Re: Aquatics comparison

    Acqua Di Gio and Versace Fraiche are the best.

    Light Blue (pour Femme) and Bulgari Aqua are nuetral.

    And Aquamarine is the least recommendable from me.
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    Re: About to make a blind buy

    My general rule of blind buying. Don't blind buy ANYTHING unless you are okay with the risk that you won't be happy with it.
  97. Re: A Scent-Free America? A Very Interesting Article from the New Republic, 1995.

    can you summarize the thesis and outline the points in a few sentences.

    if you did that at the beginning in bold, more people would comment
  98. Re: A Scent-Free America? A Very Interesting Article from the New Republic, 1995.

    this article is far too long for me, and most of us, to read in its entirety. the author also doesn't outline his main points in the first two paragraph. very academic to say the least, and that i...
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    Re: Creed untouched territory for men/unisex

    Creed has yet to release a gourmand scent, so it's interesting you bring it up. I would like a Creed coffee scent VERY MUCH.
  100. Re: Creed aventus, what's the hype, average at best

    Half of people REALLY like Aventus and the other half think it's overrated.

    Nothing new here.
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