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    Re: Other addictions

    Cool car... but is it me, or does that thing have a face like a trout?

    http://www.bassfishingteacher.com/images/bass-fishing-index.jpg

    ...that's probably not a trout, but... oh, whatever ;)
  2. Poll: Re: Excellent Projection is ...

    I agree that 2 feet is mostly what I want. In general, I never need more, but there are times when I do want less. A comment deadidol made in the thread about excellent bases really resonates with...
  3. Re: Definition of signature scent

    The term "signature" means "able to be identified by." So, for the sake of fragrance, it means a scent you wear so often that people know it's you just by smelling it. I think a lot of people...
  4. Re: Semi-blind bought AdP Oud, what to expect?

    I can't answer your question, but I hope you return to this thread to let us all know what you think when you've worn it. This one is pretty high on my to try list!
  5. Poll: Re: Excellent Projection is ...

    That's a good question. It's the sort of thing that you just get a feel for, I think. And sometimes, I'm wrong about it. I thought Millesime Imperial had around 2 feet of projection on my skin...
  6. Poll: Re: Excellent Projection is ...

    I chose Two Feet.

    In general, I prefer my scents to not travel beyond my personal space, so to speak. In reality, excellent projection means excellent for the occasions I bought the scent to...
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    Re: Burst my bubble...

    It was $72 at Sephora when discontinued in 2012. Then it immediately jumped to over $240 online! I should have sold mine then - I'd have made a killing! I love Gph, but for whatever reason, I...
  8. Re: Best Perfumes of 2014 - Fragrantica

    This topic could have easily been posted in general discussion or the female fragrances discussion, but I think it's appropriate here too. When I read the fragrantica email with their best-of lists,...
  9. Re: Extraordinary Dry Downs and Bases: What Are The Standouts?

    OH!!! Of course! Tuscan Leather. That sucker is a perfect example of why it helps to smell a scent during the right season or weather. I sampled it in summer and I didn't get it. I pulled out...
  10. Re: Extraordinary Dry Downs and Bases: What Are The Standouts?

    Sometimes I get lost in the acronym soup. Creed TL?
  11. Re: Do you explain to people if you are wearing a "clone"?

    Think about who is asking and what they're interested in. Know your audience and you'll know what to say.

    If the person asking is into fragrances in a big way, give 'em as many of the details as...
  12. Re: Do you explain to people if you are wearing a "clone"?

    I'm happy to tell anyone who asks what I'm wearing, but I don't explain details much about it unless asked, and I find that most people in the real world aren't interested. I've been asked about Al...
  13. Poll: Re: Christian Dior Homme Parfum vs Christian Dior Fahrenheit Le Parfum

    I struggle with the vanilla in Fahrenheit Parfum. It's a vanilla bomb. That vanilla rings out, and it dominates everything else in the composition, which is a shame. I wanted to love this one, but...
  14. Re: Am I the only one that LOVES the tar in A*Men?

    I can't say that I love the tar note, but it sure is compelling, and I have a lot of respect for that.



    YES! That's exactly how I feel. I really need to spend more time with the A*Men line to...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed Potency?

    100,000% THIS!

    tensor9 nailed it.

    It's also important to remember that Chez Bond is a very different scent. Sure, Chez Bond and GIT have a similar opening, but they go off in such different...
  16. Re: Extraordinary Dry Downs and Bases: What Are The Standouts?

    My favorite base right now might be Prada Amber Intense. Anyone sampling this one in a store could miss the base entirely because the opening is loud and lasts for maybe an hour or two... but the...
  17. Poll: Re: Dior Homme or L`air du Desert Marocain

    THIS.

    These two scents have nothing in common. Both are excellent. Both for entirely different reasons.

    Which is better: the number 5, or the letter G?
  18. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.1068.jpg

    http://damemagazine.com/sites/default/files/least-interesting-man.jpg
  19. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAAAAA!!!!!

    THAT'S AWESOME!!!!!!

    :tekst-toppie:
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    Re: Current top 10 favorites

    Interlude Man
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    Royal Oud
    Tom Ford Extreme
    Hanae Mori HM
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Fahrenheit
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Prada Amber Intense
    Al Rehab Silver (spray version, not...
  21. Re: Help my wardrobe with your favorites!

    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Fahrenheit
  22. Re: Scents smell so much better on people who are well-mannered, well-dressed etc.

    dŲfš91, perhaps you misunderstood this thread. Of course inner beauty is what really matters. That is absolutely true. It is also true that real strength is found in a person's character and in a...
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    How I Christmas has really changed as I've gotten older. When I was a kid, it was all about presents. Open gifts first thing in the morning and spend the rest of the day playing with what I got. ...
  24. Re: Scents smell so much better on people who are well-mannered, well-dressed etc.

    Ah, but it IS classifying her. It's classifying her according to your sense of what is beautiful and what is not. Don't worry - I'm not slamming you at all. We all do this, and not just about...
  25. Re: Chanel Sycomore: Lots of Negative and Unusual Complements

    I agree.

    I got a sample of Sycomore and I ended up giving it away here on BN. I'm certainly not saying it's a bad fragrance - definitely not - but it's not for me.
  26. Poll: Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense vs La Nuit de L'Homme.

    To me, these are two wildly different scents that serve different purposes, so the best way to choose between them is to figure out what you want from the one you'd buy.

    - If you want something...
  27. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    New Haaaaaaarlem:

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.3258.jpg

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/29/Local_IHOP.jpg

    ...but hey, it's INTERNATIONAL!
  28. Re: Scents smell so much better on people who are well-mannered, well-dressed etc.

    You don't notice if a woman is pretty?
  29. Re: SOTD: Saturday, December 13, 2014

    Tom Ford Extreme

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.1820.jpg
  30. Re: Are you "afraid" of any scents? Jacques Bogart Furyo scares me in a good way.

    HA! I know exactly what you mean! Interlude Man had that effect on me for quite a while. I loved the scent, but it took me two 2.5ml samples worth before I could commit to buying a bottle... and...
  31. Re: Scents smell so much better on people who are well-mannered, well-dressed etc.

    Holy crap! Did I really type that much? Yeah well, I just poured myself a fresh cup of coffee ;)
  32. Re: Scents smell so much better on people who are well-mannered, well-dressed etc.

    THIS!!!!!!!!!

    I think I've told this story before, but it's worth repeating since it perfectly shows what you're talking about. Let's call the story SIX SQUARES.

    Years ago, when I was in...
  33. Poll: Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense vs La Nuit de L'Homme.

    You really need to try both of these on skin to find out how they wear. La Nuit seems to go a bit funky on me, but man oh man does Prada Amber Intense turn into something marvelous. Make sure...
  34. Re: Have a $100 Nordstroms gift card - Should I use it to buy a fragrance(s)?

    If I had a $100 gift card to Nordstrom, I'd use it on one of three things:

    - a new coat
    - new shoes
    - fragrance

    A winter coat really is a signature piece of clothing, so it's something you...
  35. Re: What is your favorite Amouge?! and WHY?

    Interlude Man is easily my favorite. It's bold and brash while being gorgeous at the same time, and that's quite a trick to pull off. It's very dry, so it can actually be worn year round - but I...
  36. Re: How much is your collection worth?

    Absolutely!!!

    The problem with asking how much a collection is worth is that you're really asking one of these questions:
    ---- How much did you spend in order to buy it?
    OR
    ---- How much do you...
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    Re: People Defending SAs

    You're blaming SAs for not having something you're not even sure exists. No, there aren't "cards." To the best of my knowledge, most SAs have no info on hand.

    At my local Sephora, which is a...
  38. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    Platinum Egoiste:

    https://boobtube.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/danson.jpg

    ...and I don't mean that in a good way ;)
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    Re: People Defending SAs

    SAs should read this to you from where?
  40. Re: What was your First Fragrance that triggered collecting?

    I think it was John Varvatos Original. I lived it enough to buy it, but it wasn't something I wanted to wear every day, so I kept searching and finding and searching and finding... and my wardrobe...
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    Re: Other addictions

    Photography. It's more about getting out and going shooting though, not about collecting gear. Then again, that kind of fits my habits with fragrances since I buy scents to wear them, not to...
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    Poll: Re: Fear of Vintage

    I've ruled out vintage too, for various reasons.

    My tastes lean very strongly toward the modern side of the fragrance spectrum. I enjoy sampling vintage now and then, but I don't wear anything...
  43. Re: How was your hobby in the pre-Internet era?

    For me, this is really a "before finding basenotes" question. I was a one bottle guy back then. I wore Curve, mostly. For a while, I wore Polo Blue. I didn't use the internet for finding info...
  44. Re: If you have to downsize your wardrobe, which fragrances will you let go?

    If I had to cut back my wardrobe, I'd do it the same way I try to build it: based on use. I'm not a collector, so for me, it's all about wearing them. I'd jot down a list of needs and then make...
  45. Re: Dior Homme Cologne '13 Appreciation Thread

    Hey, when did this one show up at Macy's? Thanks for the heads up, Chuck! I knew Macy's has had Dior Homme Eau for a while now, but I hadn't seen Dior Homme Cologne there. It's being listed as a...
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    Re: People Defending SAs

    It's an online cliche. Go to a photography forum and you'll see people disrespecting the SAs at camera shops. Go to a pro audio forum and you'll see people disrespecting the SAs at gear shops.
    ...
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    Re: People Defending SAs

    SAs are usually entry level short term employees, so they have little interest in whether or not you're a life long customer, and their sales tactics are a reflection of the store they work in. The...
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    Re: Al Rehab - Choco Musk

    superfluousPastry - excellent post! If you haven't posted that as a review in the directory, you should. Your take on Choco Musk sounds very similar to what I smell... You described it perfectly. ...
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    Re: People Defending SAs

    How do you know he was lying? Do a search for the word "same" on this forum and you'll be blown away by the comparisons people make every day about scents that supposedly smell identical. Actually,...
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    Re: People Defending SAs

    It's an entry level job. You don't really think they're spending their free time memorizing information for hundreds of products, do you? An SA is more likely to be spending his or her free time...
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    Re: Favortie Bond no.9?

    Bleecker Street and Eau de New York. They both have a happy spring day sort of vibe - at least, to me. And either can be found at discounters for around a hundred bucks.
  52. Re: Perfume gift recs for 32yo and 16yo guys?

    These are such good recommendations!

    For Gucci Pour Homme II, Amazon is a great source to purchase from. I've seen it there for under $50 lately, and that's a great bargain for such an...
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    Re: People Defending SAs

    I've had excellent experiences with sales assistants and I've had terrible experiences too. Pay attention and you'll realize bad SAs work at bad stores. If they're pushy, it's because it is their...
  54. Re: Donít designer deodorants and shower gels smell like the fragrance/cologne they represent?

    I suppose they do, but I never find them to be anywhere near as high of quality - especially the deodorant stuff. Then again, I've never understood the idea of wearing a scented deodorant when also...
  55. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    Wow. 36-59 is one age bracket? That's 24 years. I guess I'm in that bracket, lol. And straight, not that it matters.

    Politically, I'm probably considered liberal to very liberal, but I think...
  56. Re: Which one of these would you want the most in your collection?

    This is a tough one for me because you picked four scents - four very good scents - that I don't enjoy. But even though I don't enjoy them, I wouldn't hesitate to strongly recommend them -...
  57. Re: MontBlanc Legend and Platinum Egoiste

    Legend and Platinum Egoiste smell nothing alike to me either, nor does Legend Intense smell like Aventus to me. A lot of people see pineapple listed as a note and start with the "OMG! Aventus!"...
  58. Re: Amouage Sunshine, have you tried it ?

    Well, it's no Beyond Paradise. Har har har!

    Every now and then, a Luca Turin review can be a real head-scratcher.
  59. Re: What fragrance truly deserves the moniker "Spicebomb"?

    Amouage, FATE. That sucker is an explosion of spices on top of a base of spices.
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    Re: Al Rehab - Choco Musk

    The price of the roll on is less than the price of most of the samples I've bought! ...samples of other things, I mean. I enjoy Choco Musk. It's not quite a love for me, but it's one I really...
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    Re: Found my winter scent! :)

    Congrats on finding a great one. You're so right about the cold weather. I only have a sample, but I'm glad I saved it because this one really wears marvelously in the cold.
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit Pure Parfum

    I got my sample from Decantshop, and the Le Parfum opening is very much Fahrenheit. No, of course it's not the same, but I sure do recognize that Fahrenheit is in there. Every now and then, it...
  63. Re: how much to spray in a sample?

    Sample sprayers vary just as much as bottle sprayers do, so it comes down to how much juice the sample sprayer puts out. Sometimes, they put out as much juice as a regular bottle. Amouage samples...
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    Re: When is it enough?

    Then it is my hope that you never have enough :thumbsup:
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    Re: please delete this thread

    Replace them with strings.
  66. Re: For the winter. Chanel Egoiste or Viktor + Rolf Spicebomb?

    I'd go with Egoiste (I say with a giant shrug because I finished my sample recently and am wishing I had a bit more).

    It depends on what the plan for the day is though. I think Egoiste would be...
  67. Re: If Jessica Alba was a fragrance, what fragrance would she be?

    If Jessica Alba was a fragrance, she'd be something very feminine that I couldn't wear but would certainly love to smell.
  68. Re: Smelling fragrance is a skill.

    Smelling isn't a skill. Appreciating is. Everybody smells, just as everybody tastes. But only those who care enough to develop their senses learn to appreciate, Perhaps "appreciate" isn't the...
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    Re: When is it enough?

    No worries! Perfumes are indeed different, and so are people. I'm just saying what worked for me when I realized my spending was out of control. I realized I was buying for the sake of buying...
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    Re: New Fragrance Suggestions

    A few I'd definitely recommend checking out:
    - Gucci Pour Homem II
    - Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    - Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    - Prada Amber Intense (as a winter pick)
    - Tom Ford Extreme (another great...
  71. Poll: Re: Poll:which is better in terms of projection and longevity :AHS or AHSE ?

    If AHS is an EDT and AHSE is an EDP, that means:
    - AHS should give greater projection.
    - AHSE should give greater longevity.

    I think a lot of people misunderstand that stuff, thinking EDP means...
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    Re: When is it enough?

    1000% this.

    When you're part of a forum like this, it's easy to get sucked into a cycle of wanting and buying more and more. And if you read other forums, such as photography forums, you'll see...
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    Re: Tauer is a magician

    Yup. I agree. LDDM is one of my favorites, and it's one I really enjoy introducing people to. Whenever I hand someone that bottle, the reaction is almost always the same. It starts with a wow and...
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    Re: Layering one million

    Actually, that might work quite well. I find the two scents to have a surprising amount of similarity - especially in the late drydown. I'm not saying they smell the same, but they do have a lot in...
  75. Re: What is your favorite designer Women's Fragrance (as a man)

    Black Orchid! Oh, I'd swoon for a woman who wears Black Orchid.
  76. Re: Scents on a plane: What do you wear?

    Nah... I just couldn't resist a Snakes On A Plane joke. I don't think I've ever had a bad perfume experience on a plane. Maybe? I don't know. I've definitely had to sit next to someone with bad...
  77. Re: Enjoying my collection more since moving it!

    THIS!!!!!



    This too! For me, it's about having two locations. I keep a few bottles in a cupboard in the bathroom and the rest are stored in a closet. It works better for me to have a few...
  78. Re: Scents on a plane: What do you wear?

    Enough is enough! I have had it with these ******* ********* scents on this ******* ********* plane!

    ...I tend to go scent free when I fly.
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    Re: Best of Sephora

    That's been my experience too. I typically get at least 8 hours from Gph II, but a really nice thing about this one is the scent it leaves on your skin after the projection is gone. That skin smell...
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    I own 2 bottles, one of which is from Lilydirect. I love the stuff.
  81. Poll: Re: Bond No.9 - Bleecker St. Vs. The Scent of Peace for Him

    I'd go with Bleecker. It's interesting how these two scents are similar in where and how to wear them, yet they smell so different.

    I struggle with SOPFH. Each time I sample it, I love how it...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes Parfum?

    I wouldn't worry about it. The source could have been any reviewer who preferred the original over the Parfum. Let your own nose be your guide - but make sure you're not putting too much emphasis...
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    Re: Best of Sephora

    How funny! I almost started this EXACT same thread yesterday. I got that same $15 gift certificate (I bet a lot of us did) and I thought about doing a Best Of Sephora thread, but I got sidetracked...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite leather?

    I'm not going to vote because I haven't smelled a bunch of the choices, but I find myself drawn to Knize Ten. I'm at the very bottom of my sample. I really enjoy it, but I'll admit that my opinion...
  85. Re: Ambre Russe or Ambre Precieux ?

    Of the two, I'd probably go with Ambre Russe, but I only had the chance to sample it once. I really like Ambre Prťcieux, but it's something I'd rather smell on someone else (especially a woman!)...
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    Re: please delete this thread

    I believe it's counting up in reverse, but maybe I'm looking at it backwards. Wait a minute. Maybe you're right! The seconds are counting down, but I just watched the minute increase from 37 to...
  87. Poll: Re: Dolce & Gabbanna Pour Homme vs. Huego Boss (bottled)

    My advice? Know why you want to buy something and let that reason be your guide. These are two very different scents. Boss Bottled is great in cool weather for casual wear. D&G PH, on the other...
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    Re: please delete this thread

    I heard that stuff was reformulated recently. Anybody know if it's true?
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    Re: please delete this thread

    If it's possible to be impossible, does that make impossibility ultimately impossible, because it's possible?
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    Re: please delete this thread

    And, amazingly, it was made with even fewer ingredients. "Fewer than one?" Yup.
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    Re: please delete this thread

    What about Roadster?
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    Re: please delete this thread

    Perhaps, but that was then. When exactly is now? Sure, now is the moment we know as the present... but is it really? And is it for everyone? Can any of us be sure?

    Is what is what it was? ...
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    Re: please delete this thread

    What if this post hasn't really been deleted at all? What if it is only our impression of the post that has been deleted?
  94. Re: Most female compliments for a Niche Fragrance?

    How funny! I briefly owned 2 Man and I got a pretty strong veto from a woman. I don't remember what she said it smelled like, but I do remember what she said first. She said "Really? What IS...
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    Re: please delete this thread

    Please delete this moment in time. Why am I reading this thread? Why are you reading my comment about reading this thread? And now, for an easy age test:

    "Who am I?
    Why am I here?"
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    I'm glad that hasn't been my experience. Oh, I've been burned on a few cheapies, but it was always my own fault I've also hit the jackpot on a few. I think Al Rehab Silver and Choco Musk are...
  97. Re: Should I wear Aventus for a job interview

    I disagree. At most of the places I've worked, there was someone I had to be approved by during the interview process - usually some sort of upper management person who I rarely came in contact with...
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    Lots of talk about Cigar here. My curiosity sure is piqued! If you buy that one, I'll definitely look forward to your thoughts on it.

    As for your $500 challenge... here's a great way to control...
  99. Re: Flankers you wish existed, but don't.

    Ohmygod, yes. Either that or Gph II Parfum.

    SHUT! UP! AND! TAKE! MY! MONEY!




    Mossy Scottish Plaid!
  100. Re: Flankers you wish existed, but don't.

    AHAAHAA!!! That's awesome. I'd add Interlude Man Sport and Black Afgano Sport. KIDDING!!!
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