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  1. Re: What is the absolute FRESHEST & CLEANEST fragrance you have ever smelt?

    For me it's Gendarme. I consider it a "fresh out of the shower" type of clean scent.
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    Re: Sharp Sillage Monster

    When I want to wear a fresh/citrus scent with a lot of silage my go-to fragrances are: Creed GIT, L'eau d'Issey, D&G Pour Homme, Azzaro Chrome, and Polo Blue.
  3. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition NICHE-----> (Round 1, pt.11)

    My favorite scent from Serge Lutens has changed so many times. I really liked Douce Amere and Chergui but then I fell in love with Chene. After years of owning and wearing them, I'd have to say that...
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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    My favorite sandalwood is still MPG Santal Noble, but I prefer it during the cooler seasons.

    For spring and summer, I'm a big fan of The Art of Shaving Sandalwood. I like it so much that I even...
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    Re: Does anyone keep a bottle at work?

    I have a few 1mm sample sprayers of Polo Blue in my desk drawer in case I was in a rush that morning and forgot to apply something before I left the house.
  6. Re: How long will fragrances last if kept in minimum indirect light

    Some of my bottles are stored in a similar fashion. My oldest bottle is Hugo for Men that I've owned since 2003 and it still smells good, although longevity has decreased. It only lasts half as long...
  7. Poll: Re: How Many Pairs of Shoes or Boots Do You Own?

    I used to collect sneakers as a hobby so I own close to 100 pairs, which I plan to sell in the future for a profit. But my current rotation of shoes that I actually wear on a daily basis is 7 pairs.
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    Re: Aquatic love!!!!

    I got tired of fresh and aquatic scents so I stopped wearing them for 2 years. Now I enjoy smelling them again and actually prefer wearing them when I go to work.

    Some of my favorites include:...
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    Re: Where do you squirt?

    For citrus and aquatic scents, I do 2 sprays on my chest under my shirt and 1 spray on my wrist. For my stronger Oriental scents, I do just 2 sprays on my chest under my shirt.

    I work in an...
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    Re: NOTHING Lasts on my skin!

    I used to think the same thing when in reality it was my nose getting used to the scent.

    Try doing this: spray a shirt with one of your fragrances but don't wear the shirt. Just leave it somewhere...
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    Re: What Frag(s) Literally Make You Sick?

    Kouros and Joop! Homme both make me feel like I need to go outside and get some fresh air. Azzaro Visit doesn't make me sick but my nose gets tired of it fast. I consider it a cloying scent.
  12. Thread: Serge Lutens

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    Re: Serge Lutens

    Douce Amere is one of my favorite SL scents. Its liqorice topnote is balanced out well with the dry sandalwood in the base.

    If you want to try a Serge Lutens fragrance that isn't as sweet, then...
  13. Thread: Coffee

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    Re: Coffee

    I like Rochas Man as a casual scent. It's pretty light and doesn't get cloying to me even in hot weather. For the colder months, I like the boldness of New Haarlem.
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    Poll: Re: Which Lutens for a blind buy

    I always believe in sampling first, but sometimes I like the adventure of buying blind. They're not on your list, but I believe Borneo 1834 and Chene are the only SL scents that I'd recommend without...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I just placed an order and the code is still valid. Good deal.
  16. Re: Someones GIVIN' ME 1 Bottle of Free Perfume (Please Pick 1 Basenote Members)

    I once bought a bottle of Brit because I liked it. If it's free, then it's a no brainer IMO.
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    Re: Name your best incense cologne.

    If you asked me this five years ago, I would've answered L'artisan Passage d'Enfer. Today my answer is L'artisan Passage d'Enfer. :)
  18. Re: Is There Such Thing As A Manly Floral Scent ?

    Patou Pour Homme Prive is the benchmark lavender scent IMO. I consider it quite masculine for a floral scent.
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    Re: Helmut Lang Cuiron

    I love the drydown but I'd prefer it without the plum note. I find the top notes a little too boozy and high pitched. But once the suede kicks in, it's pure class. It's a unisex scent IMO.
  20. Thread: New Haarlem

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    Re: New Haarlem

    For me it lasts for about 8 hours before it stays close to the skin. I also find that it doesn't project very well after the first few hours. It's strong but not a powerhouse like Joop PH or A*men in...
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    Re: Any other Serge Lutens I must try?

    Chene is the only scent that I've owned from SL that wasn't sweet. I found it more wearable than the others since it was more subdued. However I ended up swapping my bottle since it was a little too...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    It's funny because I haven't been on Basenotes for a few years so I decided to check in today to see how things are now. It appears that GIT is still quite popular here as it was 6-7 years ago. I...
  23. Re: Please help me pick some "niche" scents to sample!!

    It's been a while since I've been on this forum, but when I was active here, the popular houses during that time were Creed, Bond No. 9, L'Artisan, Montale, and Comme des Garcons.

    Green Irish...
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    Re: Oriental with a heavy musk base

    While it's technically a fougere, I consider Rive Gauche to be quite musky on the drydown with Oriental heart notes.
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    Re: Any tips on an incense-based fragrance?

    Passage d'Enfer is my favorite incense fragrance. It has floral notes and a "candle wax" note, which balance out the incense to keep it from being one-dimensional IMO.
  26. Re: What Fragrance are You Wearing Most this Summer?

    I've been wearing Gendarme and Green Irish Tweed almost exclusively this summer. They're safe for the workplace and the people around me seem to like it.
  27. Re: For the Niche Noses, which designer mainstream fragrances get your thumbs up?

    It would be too long of a list for me, but the ones that immediately come to mind are: Dior Bois d'Argent, Jaipur Pour Homme, and Salvador Dali Pour Homme.
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    Re: Italian Style

    D&G Pour Homme - Goes well with fashionable Italian clothing, cars, and also matches a macho attitude.
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    Re: men watermelon summer scent

    If you end up liking Bond No. 9 Wall Street, you might want to try Sean John's Unforgivable as a cheaper alternative. I find the two very similar.
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    Re: Sweet Honey Perfume?

    Dior's Bois d'Argent is the benchmark that I compare all other honey scents to. Although labeled as a "cologne", its oil content is more like an EDP.
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    Re: Best light, fresh, citrusy/fruity fragrance?

    If Acqua di Gio is not light enough then I would recommend Gendarme EDT, Mugler Cologne, or Puro Lino. They aren't fleeting, but they have that "fresh out of the shower" smell that's less conspicuous...
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    Re: Tommy too old school to wear?!

    I consider Tommy the trademark scent for Tommy Hilfiger. It's a timeless classic IMO just the way CK One and Eternity are.
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    Re: Chanel Platinum Egoiste Serial #/Code?

    All boxes should have 124.460 on the bottom in silver. But near it there might also be a 4 digit number stamped/embossed into the box.

    I have 5605 embossed onto the bottom of my box. On the back...
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    Re: Creed at costco.com

    5 years ago when selling decants on the forum wasn't prohibited, a lot of Basenoters would order the big Creed 8 oz. bottles from Costco's website. I don't recall anybody having problems with their...
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    Re: similar and better then reaction

    While not identical, Halston Unbound is also a fresh scent with a melon note in it. It's inexpensive, has decent longevity, and good sillage. I consider it a better alternative to Acqua di Gio.
  36. Re: Your impression of Ralph Lauren Safari for Men

    I like it a lot. It's probably my favorite scent from Ralph Lauren. It just doesn't last long on me. It's not something I would wear with a t-shirt at a baseball game. It's suited more for...
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    Re: Male fragrance with a strong licorice note

    One of my favorites is Serge Lutens Douce Amere.
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    Re: Something like Tam Dao?

    I always thought that if you added incense and white floral notes to Tam Dao, you would get Passage d'Enfer as the result.
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    Re: Aramis Havana Reissue

    Everyone's nose is different so I don't expect everyone to smell the same thing that I do, which is why there's no right or wrong answer. There will be people who say both Havanas smell identical...
  40. Re: Looking for something that smells like Joop!

    It's not cheaper, but I think of Musc Ravageur as a mature version of Joop! It's about equal to Joop! in terms of sillage and longevity.
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    Re: Aramis Havana Reissue

    I was a bit disappointed to find out that the new one smells different than the original Havana. My original bottle has distict spices in the heart notes that compliment the bay rum and counter...
  42. Re: Best Formal Wear Colognes ( For Suit and Tie, or Tuxedo )

    Some of my favorite formal scents include Kiton Men, Truefitt & Hill Trafalgar, and Chanel Platinum Egoiste.
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    Re: your 5 colognes that James Bond would wear

    I'm reminded of James Bond everytime I smell anything by Truefitt & Hill, especially Trafalgar. An English fragrance is fit for an English character.
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    Re: Do you like Nike Shox with jeans?

    I have over 100 pairs of sneakers. The only pair of Shox I own are the Vince Carter III basketball shoes in black/white/red. They're the only Shox that don't look hideous to me.
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    Re: Bleecker St. ripped off RL Purple Label?!?!

    They're similar but I like Bleeker Street's drydown. Purple Label has no drydown for me because it disappears after an hour.
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    Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    I used to love it, but sadly I've grown sick of it. It's too tart for me.

    I vote for GEIR! While many people may find it uninspiring I don't know if anybody has been repulsed by it. The same goes...
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    Re: "Everyone wears that fragrance"

    Demographics plays a big part in the equation imo. In my town I don't know anybody who wears Le Male, so it can be considered a "unique" scent by others. If I had to take a guess, I would say 50% of...
  48. Re: is there any scent that smells like SILVER MOUNTAIN WATER?

    I won't quote anyone directly, but I find it amusing when people state their opinions as fact and believe they can speak on behalf of everyone in the world. Fragrance is subjective and your nose...
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    Re: Fragrance with coffee notes

    Just throwing this out there since it's not within the budget, but if you're looking for black coffee without any sugar then MPG Eau des Iles is a good candidate. It's very dry and unsweet, which is...
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    Re: ASIANS: How do you spray your fragrance?

    For me 12 sprays isn't unreasonable if it's a light scent like 4711. For GIT, I usually do 4 sprays to the chest underneath my shirt and another 3 sprays to my neck. It's pretty strong for the first...
  51. Re: is there any scent that smells like SILVER MOUNTAIN WATER?

    Sean John's fragrance isn't an exact clone of SMW but the similarities are there. I think it's a good scent that gets bad reviews due to his habit of ripping off other creations. It's worth a try...
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    Re: Fragrance with coffee notes

    Some of my favorites are Rochas Man, New Haarlem, and A*men. New Haarlem is probably out of the budget but it's worth ordering a sample since you may want to buy it in the future. Rochas Man fits the...
  53. Re: Fragrances you are glad you didn't buy blind.

    1. Any Montale fragrances
    2. MPG Eau de Iles
    3. LV Piper Nigrum
    4. C&S #88
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    Re: What's the best CREED Fragrance?

    Don't buy a Creed based on what you hear since everyone's taste is different. I made that mistake years ago after buying without sampling first.

    I was impressed with Vintage Tabarome, Royal...
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    Re: I love Gucci PH II!

    I really like it too. I find it similar to Tea for Two and Dzing, but more wearable and versatile than both of them. It doesn't project very well after a few hours making it a suitable office scent...
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    Poll: Re: Chrome vs Dior Homme

    I had to vote for Chrome, which I consider a great all around fragrance. You can wear it to the office and to a night out on the town.
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    Re: How Can I Tell How Big My Sillage Is?

    What I do to test a scent's sillage is to spray a Kleenex and leave it on my dresser. If I catch whiffs of it when I walk by then I know it's good.
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    Re: Iconic perfume/cologne bottles

    DK Fuel. One of the reasons why I bought it was because of the bottle.

    http://site.beautyfact.com/img/dkfuelmecsp25u.jpg
  59. Re: Any scents that smell like a freshly cut pineapple??

    Ananas Fizz is the only scent I've smelled that has a prominent pineapple note, but it's very artificial IMO. It smells more like a pineapple drink/candy rather than a freshly cut pineapple.
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    Re: Happy with my collection

    Congratulations. When I first joined Basenotes, I bought every scent that I read good reviews about. I was very impulsive with my buying habits back then. If I could do it all over again, I would...
  61. Re: Is there a niche version or alternative to Givenchy's Pi?

    If you like Pi then I'd recommend you try Jaipur Homme. It's a very sophisticated vanilla based scent that I find more complex and versatile than Pi.
  62. Re: Your favorite summer oriental fragrances.......

    I prefer to wear Salvador Dali's Laguna in the summer. Even though it's an oriental, it has a tropical vibe to it that goes really well with warm weather.
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    Re: Helmut Lang Cuiron - My 1st Impression

    I don't get any pickles from mine but there is a sharp citrus note in the topnotes. I really like the heart notes but find the opening a bit chaotic, which may be the reason why some people have...
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    Re: your 'secret weapon' scent...

    For me it's CSP Musc Alize. It never fails to receive compliments from people.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition IV

    Do I see Wrestlemania in the background? Awesome!
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    Re: Best Scent for Keeping HerAway, LOL!

    My girlfriend hates the smell of peanut butter so she doesn't like Bois Farine despite it being my favorite L'artisan scent.
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    Re: Fruity but Manly!

    Quasar has a tropical opening that's very fruity with a banana accord, which later dries down to masculine woody heart notes.
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    Re: EDC's with longevity

    The Dior trio are marketed as "cologne" even though they have EDP strength.
  69. Poll: Re: How many fragrances should a man have in their collection to NOT get sick of any of them?

    If I could do it all over again, I would limit my wardrobe to 10 or less. I did a lot of impulse buying when I first started out only to realize that I could live with having only the ones I truly...
  70. Thread: M7=Mature?

    by teflondog
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    Re: M7=Mature?

    M7 is one of those scents that I wear for myself and not others, meaning that I've never received a positive response from it. All the girls I know tend to like only the fresh scents and popular...
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    Re: Scotch whisky-ish?

    I feel that Vintage Tabarome and a glass of Lagavulin go hand in hand.
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    Re: Male scents with lavender

    Patou Pour Homme Prive opens with the purest lavender note I've experienced from any fragrance. It's my benchmark lavender scent that I judge others by.
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    Re: Chanel Longevity issue!

    Platinum Egoiste doesn't last very long on my skin but it lasts all day on my clothes. I always spray a few times on my shirt now.
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    Re: I want to buy Wall Street but...

    I don't think Wall Street smells like Millesime Imperial but it does smell a lot like Sean John's Unforgivable. I considered getting Wall Street at one point but decided to just get Unforgivable...
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    Re: Which Niche House Dies in the Recession?

    Within the past year I've received emails from Bond No 9 offering pretty good promotional deals. I've never received these before so it was something new and surprising to me. I figured it was a...
  76. Re: Hey you, KOUROS lovers, do you enjoy BODY KOUROS?

    I guess I'm one of the few who does NOT like Kouros. However I'm a fan of Kouros Cologne Sport and Body Kouros. I really like the dry tonka base in Body Kouros. I find it similar to Caron Pour Un...
  77. Re: Millesime Imperial vs. Unforgivable Multi-Platinum longevity

    Millesime Imperial only lasts about an hour on my skin before it becomes very barely detectable. Unforgivable gives me at least 3-4 hours. I like the smell of MI more but its longevity is one of the...
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    Re: Gomma (Etro) and Tabac Blond

    I've always found a striking similarity between Tabac Blond, Gomma, Knize Ten, and Royal English Leather. They all have a common accord that I recognize immediately.
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    Re: help, kenneth cole reaction or prada amber?

    Reaction appeals more to me. It's a fun watermelon/green apple scent that projects exceptionally well but doesn't last more than a couple hours. If they made an EDP version of it I would consider...
  80. Re: Are there any "sport" fragrances worth a damn?

    To this day Claiborne Sport remains in my top 10. It's fresh on many different levels. It's soapy, green, herbal, and ozonic all at the same time. It's one of the few fresh scents that has excellent...
  81. Re: What is the longest lasting Creed Fragrance for Men

    I haven't found a modern Creed that impressed me with longevity, especially the citrus/fresh scents.

    Royal English Leather is one of the few Creed fragrances that actually last a long time on me...
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    Re: L'eau D'issey - How many sprays?

    I usually do 3 sprays on the chest before putting on my shirt and then another 2 sprays to the neck.
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    Re: Do you still wear L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme?

    It's still one of my favorite citrus scents. I really like its great sillage and longevity. My wardrobe will always have a bottle of L'eau d'Issey. It's great for those days when I want to wear a...
  84. Poll: Re: Bvl aqva vs Bvl aqva marine vs L'eau par kenzo vs Le male summer 2009 :)

    I voted for L'eau Par Kenzo because I find it fresher than the others. Bvlgari Aqua has a metallic note in it that doesn't agree with my nose.
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    Re: Similar Fragrances to Allure Homme Sport?

    I'd recommend shopping online. You can find Allure Homme Sport pretty cheap if you look around. Buying testers is what I used to do when I was in college and on a budget.

    IMO the only scent that...
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    Re: Stronger Colognes

    Most Oriental scents will give you better projection. As for loud fresh scents, my favorite are L'eau D'Issey and Chrome.
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    Re: Looking for a cheaper alternative to Creed.

    Next time you're at a department store, try out the Sean John line. They were inspired (ripped off) from Creed scents.
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    Re: Basic Storage

    My Creed and L'artisan bottles all leak if they're left laying on their side. I found this out when I was traveling and had the bottles stored in my luggage. While most bottles shouldn't leak, it's...
  89. Thread: Clean Musk

    by teflondog
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    Re: Clean Musk

    I'm not a big fan of heavy musk scents. But I really like CSP Musc Alize, LV Musk, and Kiehl's Musk as their use of musk is very light and not overpowering.
  90. Poll: Re: Do you have a favorite Maitre Parfumer et Gantier fragrance?

    The original formulation of Santal Noble is by far my favorite of MPG. It's the perfect balance between woody and gourmand notes IMO.

    The newer version seems to lack the distinct coffee note of...
  91. Re: czech&speake No 88 clone but less expensive

    I think Lowe's Para Hombre is a dead ringer for C&S 88, but with a less pronounced rose note. They both share the same bergamot opening and smell very similar at first IMO.

    Knize Ten is a cheaper...
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    Poll: Re: YSL Kouros or Body Kouros

    My vote goes to Body Kouros. I'm not a fan of the original Kouros, but the Cologne Sport version is quite nice IMO.
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    Re: Geir - Better in Summer or Winter?

    I prefer it in the colder weather. I find it gets cloying in the summer heat, especially when combined with sweat.
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    Re: GIT- CHez Bond comparison

    Between the two I prefer Chez Bond. It lasts longer on me and lacks the signature Creed ambergris drydown (which I get tired of).
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    Re: YSL Riche Gauche - Similar to Body Kouros?!

    I couldn't say it any better myself.

    Body Kouros is an Oriental scent while Rive Gauche is a fougere. Rive Gauche is extremely dry and woody while Body Kouros is sweet and creamy IMO.
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    Re: Bois d'Argent

    Honey and soft woods are what I get. It's my favorite from the trio.
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    Re: Your favorite fragance of Dior?

    My vote goes to Bois d'Argent. It's my benchmark honey scent that I measure others by.
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    Re: a lutens you actually wear everyday

    The only Lutens that I would consider an every day scent would be Chene. It's not too sweet so it can be worn in the summer as well as the winter. Others that were mentioned such as Arabie, Chergui,...
  99. Thread: Git

    by teflondog
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    Re: Git

    Actually for me it's Royal English Leather. I find GIT underwhelming to say the least.
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    Re: Something Similar to Gucci Pour Homme II

    I've always found Dzing similar to Gucci PH II, but without the tea note.
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