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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    I guess any criticisms for Parfums de Marly other than it being overpriced just sound to me like malcontents screaming into the void. They don't have any bad scents, the performance is great for...
  2. Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    It looks okay and Mr. Smelly is a funny dude, but I just can't justify the price he's asking for what appears to be a freshie that likely won't last overly long.
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    Re: Spicebomb Extreme - Clones?

    Going to be "that guy" and echo what everyone else says...save up for it. A lot of times those of us who are big-time fragheads want our fragrance NOW NOW NOW and lack the patience to save up for it....
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    I haven't seen that much hate, to be honest. They make great scents and anyone who says they are a clone house needs to re-calibrate their noses. They do have some duds, but a lot of their fragrances...
  5. Re: Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    Valid point but the real danger with cold weather fragrances is they usually tend to be more complicated and "heavier" and that runs the risk of bothering the other employees. Either way its best...
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    Re: What's the best Parfums de Marly?

    Pegasus is my personal favorite (that almond note just can't be beat) but I think you'll find either Layton or Herod to be the "best" or at least will exemplify what the house is all about. I've only...
  7. Re: Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    I don't work in an office per se but I use freshies at work year-round. I tried Memoirs of a Trespasser (my favorite winter scent) last year and it's just a bit too much for a work environment. So I...
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    Re: Name Your Top 3 Niche, Top 3 Designer

    Niche
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Imaginary Authors Yesterday Haze
    Creed Aventus

    Designer
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport
    Acqua Di Gio Profumo
    Chanel Bleu de Chanel
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    Re: Crappy day crappy cologne??

    I'm not one for leather fragrances, but if you like them Supreme Leather is average at best. Supreme Oud isn't overly Oudy-y and is certainly not a barnyard oud. Still, not something I would wear to...
  10. Re: do you like alternating complex/challenging with more mainstream fragrances?

    1. Do you feel that it is sometimes a relief to have an old favorite, maybe a designer, that may not be highbrow or complex but you really really like and it's a nice break from complex and...
  11. Re: Your Current Favorite Fragrances That Set You Apart From The Public?

    Depends on the season, I guess, but for me its anything by Imaginary Authors. You just don't smell it on anyone else (at least not where I live)
    Fall/Winter: Memoirs of a Trespasser
    Spring: Cape...
  12. Thread: The Decant Shop

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    Re: The Decant Shop

    I wouldn't say its a bad experience per se just wondering if this was typical or not. It didn't leave Chicago until the 12th. So that just sucks. Oh well. I'll see when they get here whether it's...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Sure, but isn't that how the vast majority of people are? Hence why things like Acqua di Gio and Sauvage are so popular. There's very, very few people in the world who care as much about fragrance as...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    BdC and Sauvage made Ambroxan a really "basic" scent in the modern age, but personally I'm a big fan of ambroxan. It's also a fairly crowd-pleasing scent if a bit loud. Honestly, most of what I am...
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    Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    1) Imaginary Authors
    2) Mancera
    3) Zoologist

    In that order
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    Re: share your method of application

    Depends on how powerful of a stank I'm using, but in general:
    1 spray on each wrist
    1 spray on left hand
    1 spray on each side of the neck
    1 spray behind each ear
    1 spray on the back of the neck
  17. Re: What're the absolute best clones/alternatives?

    I'll be honest with you, I've picked up dozens of clones for dozens of frags...if I had just saved my money instead I could have easily purchased the original scents that I wanted. I know it's not...
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    Re: which one is better bubblegum scent ?

    My vote is for good old Invictus but if you are looking for unsolicited compliments I'm not sure you'd get it from any of the three you listed. Compliments are more about your personality mixed with...
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    Re: Should I get these fragrances?

    Obsession is an old man scent. Avoid for another 30-40 years at least.
    I think you will enjoy the others, but if you already own Joop you can probably skip Individuel. I actually prefer Individuel...
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    Re: back-ups , which and how many

    1: what was the first scent you bought back-up bottle(s) of?
    Lucky You or CK One. I'm not sure which was first but it was a long time ago

    2: what is the latest scent you have bought back-up...
  21. Re: La Nuit De L'Homme YSL , I'm digging it very much!

    La Nuit is a favorite amongst the ladies. My wife can't get enough of me when I'm wearing it and after being married for 15 years, that's not an easy thing to get.
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    Just added a 2.5 oz. bottle of Royal Water and a 3.3 oz. bottle of Himalaya
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    Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    To be fair, that's not a Parfums Vintage thing, its all clone houses. Without using the exact ingredients as the original its just always going to be inferior.

    I also saw they released Suave,...
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    I have a fair amount of decants, particularly of Aventus, but the full bottles I have are:

    Green Irish Tweed (4 bottles)
    Viking (2 bottles)
    Virgin Island Water
    Milliseme Imperial
    Erolfa (small...
  25. Re: Which two non-niche affordable fragrances would you add to bring my collection to six?

    For humid weather and to give you some variety from what you have (and both are SUPER affordable):

    Ralph Lauren Polo Ultra Blue
    Chanel Allure Home Sport
  26. Thread: The Decant Shop

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    Re: The Decant Shop

    So I ordered from Decant Shop late last month (the 30th, to be exact) because they had so many good reviews on here and they are one of the few frag places that ships to APO. Usually it takes about...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Am I just being pessemistic, or isn't it likely that these "reaction videos" are planned out by both parties? To try and cross over with each others audiences?
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Plans?

    My goal is to chill the fuck out with frags. I have about 50 bottles (including decants) and at least that many samples, if not more. That's enough to last me probably the rest of my life,...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Well, I don't have a hatred for Jeremy Fragrance and I like really loud fragrances, so I took advantage of his current BOGO sale. If worse comes to worse, I will have plenty to decant and sell. Now,...
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    Re: What are the all-time great marine fragrances?

    Falling Into The Sea and Every Storm A Serenade by Imaginary Authors are both top-notch marine scents. I'm not sure if they qualify for "best ever" but they certainly deserve a spot in the...
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    Re: There's a fire, you can take only one.

    Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: Aventus the next Cool Water?

    I love Aventus, one of my favorite scents of all time for sure, but to be honest I never smell it on anyone but myself. I'm not a high society person but I mingle about in a big city fairly often...
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    Poll: Re: Choose a 'budget' Fall fragrance

    L'Homme Ideal is the only one I would ever try again, so that's my answer
  34. Thread: Today's Hull

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    Re: Today's Hull

    Yom Kippur is tomorrow and I'm not permitted to wear fragances of any kind so of course today's mail call was huge like yours lol. Oh well, I will wait until Thursday to try mine. All of mine were...
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    Re: 2 ml samples how many sprays?

    I like the 2ml decant size, but it can last me an entire day (if the scent is on the weaker side) or two days. It's a great sample size for me.
  36. Re: Super popular frags that you've never smelled on anyone?

    Never smelled Aventus or Green Irish Tweed on anyone.
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    Enough that people can't buy me fragrances as gifts because there is a good chance I already own it.
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    Re: Winter Fragrance for Young Adult

    I will also suggest YSL L'Homme...while it can absolutley be used year round, it is also pretty much "age proof" and the ladies love it. They don't love it as much as La Nuit de L'Homme, which is...
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    Re: What is you favorite Mancera Fragrance?

    G-d, there's so many it's jsut so hard to choose! A criminally underrated house to be sure. If I had to pick just one, gun to my head, I have to go with Aoud Blue Notes. Tough, tough call.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Definitely an all-day scent for me. I don't get nose fatigue on this scent, nor any spicier scents for that matter, so I would say its a good performer.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    I really, really love Viking. It's a great scent that is much more complex than it gets credit for. It's also way overpriced, even at discounters. Decants make it better, but still way too pricey.
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    Re: Armani Code Absolu

    I prefer Profumo, but Absolu is pretty good too. Like the OP and others have said, it is a pretty basic scent. It's a safe scent though...wear this and you won't offend anyone's nose and you won't...
  43. Re: Most frivolous or unjustified purchase you ever made?

    I bought a "vintage" bottle of Polo Green once for 75 bucks. I often wish I still had that 75 dollars...
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    Re: A*Men Appreciation

    The only Mugler I enjoy is Kryptomint, but I absolutely adore it. A*Men is mass appealing for sure, though. Most of its flankers are too.
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    Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    Not for nothing, but Chaos Fragrances is a seller of frags, and very rarely has anything bad to say about any frag. Ash at Gent's Scents is much more frequently negative or at least more open to...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Two older bottles of Green Irish Tweed (08 and 11) from a fellow Basenoter and a 6.4 ounce bottle of YSL L'Homme!
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    Re: Eternity Flanker Thread

    Sadly, I too have had this experience and Eternity smells nothing like that.
    Eternity is a modern-day classic for a reason. Now, I don't have much experience with the flankers aside from Aqua...
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    Re: Day Time, All Season Fragrance

    Green Irish Tweed from Creed. Beautiful scent, good longevity, projection without being overly loud and everyone likes it. It's also on the cheap end of Creeds, especially at discounters like...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    It's pretty loud for a date fragrance (Office for Men, that is) but certainly more suited to that or clubbing than wearing around the office.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I'm wondering if this will have a better reaction than Office for Men. FTR, I have smelled a sample of Office for Men and all the complaints on here and on Facebook are very valid...Ambrox-heavy,...
  51. Re: Cheapies I used to ALWAYS have but haven't bought in ages

    Just thought of another cheapie...Ed Hardy! The blue bottle one....I can't even remember what it's name was. Maybe "Love Is" or something. I also tried the one with the tiger on it, but never...
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    Re: Challenging fragrances

    I actually rather enjoyed Bull's Blood. My wife hated it though. The opening is definitely something else but the black patchouli in the base is also challenging as hell.
  53. Re: Cheapies I used to ALWAYS have but haven't bought in ages

    CK One, CK Be and Davidoff Cool Water were always my cheap go-tos. In high school/early in my Marine Corps career it was also Lucky for Men. Still love that scent but it is SUPER dated now. I also...
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    Re: Fragrance for upcoming Autumn/Winter

    Imaginary Authors' Memoirs of a Trespasser. It's branded unisex but of all the IA scents, this and Bull's Blood are the most distinctly masculine. It's a sweet, rich and full fragrance that is only...
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    Re: favorite Christmas fragrances?

    Definitely not in that Christmas Spice vein, but Memoirs of a Trespasser is my go-to for Christmas/Hannukah time. Its so rich, warm and inviting, it just screams "holidays"
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    Re: La Nuit De L'Homme is back from the death?

    As a long-time fan of la Nuit, I can personally say the "demise" was overblown in the first place. La Nuit was NEVER a beast mode performer so the difference between 6 hours longevity (original...
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    Re: Challenging fragrances

    The two most challenging I have are pretty common/basic. Tom Ford's Tobacco Oud and Zoologist's T-Rex. Both decants and both very difficult to wear, even for me.
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    Re: Jeremey Fragrance Office One vs Dior Sauvage EDT ?

    Sauvage is cheaper, easier to find and quite popular. I personally believe it will eventually beat out Aqua di Gio as the best-selling men's fragrance of all time. Do with that opinion what you will.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    If it had just slightly better performance I think it would be hyped to the moon by fragrance enthusiasts. L'Homme is a lovely, albiet basic, scent. An easy dumb reach if it lasted longer than an...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Aventus Cologne decant because it matches well with the pineapple pomade in my hair.
  61. Thread: Dior Sauvage

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    Re: Dior Sauvage

    I've heard it for at least a year or more that Sauvage is everywhere and people are constantly smelling it, but I've never smelled it on another person. Maybe it's more regionally popular or...
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    Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    I wear Mont Blanc Explorer quite a bit and find it to be nothing like Pineapple Vintage. Explorer is a leather scent with a citrus (non-Pineapple) opening.
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    I've recently started doing four sprays or so of Mont Blanc Explorer out of the shower and then upon drydown about 20 minutes later doing three or four more sprays of Mancera Cedrat Boise. I don't...
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    Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    I will also say that while their customer service does suck ass, they have no problem with refunds. It takes them way too long to ship and you can request a refund basically at any time prior to...
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    I don't think it's heresy at all. Sauvage is very popular but among heavy-duty fragrance enthusaists, it is certainly looked down upon. I really like that loud Ambroxan but I can easily see why many...
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    Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    It won't be the death knell for their business. They have plenty of YouTubers willing to hype them up into infinity to sustain the business for as long as YouTube is still a viable outlet.
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    Kalan by Parfums de Marly. People not being enthusiastic about it only makes me want to try it more.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th September, 2019

    Cedrat Boise by Mancera
  69. Re: Running out of my 12E01 Aventus, new signature scent or proper replacement?

    I love Imaginary Authors but I can't imagine layering City on Fire with Aventus would work that well for you...City on Fire would be way too smoky and overwhelm the compisition. I guess it depends on...
  70. Poll: Re: How many bottles have you bought in the last few months?

    I found this way easier to do once I got into decants. Still scratches my shopping addiction itch, but much more cost-effecient.
  71. Poll: Re: How many bottles have you bought in the last few months?

    Honestly, with how easy it is to get samples and decants, I almost never buy full bottles anymore unless I find some sort of crazy deal. I have probably enough bottles to last my entire life as is....
  72. Re: WWE Fans.. is that Matt Striker reviewing frags???

    Yeah, he's the spokesman for Scentbird. He is still involved in wrestling; he was the main announcer (along with Vampiro) for Lucha Underground and still wrestlers and does clinics occasionally. I...
  73. Re: What hairstyling product (wax/pomade/gel/etc.) do you use?

    I'm a huge pomade lover. My hair care product collection far exceeds my fragrance collection. Right now I'm huge on Ivr Bru, a homebrewer from Scotland who makes a variety of products for the hair...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 11th September, 2019

    Three sprays of Dua Poseidons Elixer Remixed Mod 1 and six sprays of Mont Blanc Explorer.
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    Re: cant believe what i saw at sephora

    This is funny. I am in the military, and any decent sized stateside PX has a good fragrance section. On Friday nights, all the new soldiers/Marines/airmen/sailors get off work, shower, and head to...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    This made me laugh out loud.
    I used to not mind Jeremy, even though he was a shill, but this Fragrance One nonsense is just reeking of being a huge scam. Of all the honest reviews I've read or seen,...
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    Re: Are We Too Hard on Fragrance YouTubers?

    never thought about it like that, but you're absolutley right. That goes with the grooming thing someone brought up earlier...if they look like a scrub, I'm automatically not going to listen to what...
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    Re: What perfume lifts your spirits?

    Yesterday haze by Imaginary Authors.
    It's a fig-based fragrance, and neither bright nor overly cheerful as far as scents go, but the scent (with the addition of the artwork on the bottle) really...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 8th September, 2019

    4 Sprays of Mancera Cedrat Boise and 2 sprays of Mont Blanc Explorer
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    Re: Favorite Ferrari?

    When someone pictures a Ferarri, 9 times out of 10, its a Testarossa. I thought that was the height of opulence when I was a child.

    As for the fragrances, I did try Bright Neroli (it's cheap as...
  81. Thread: Dark

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    Re: Dark

    I tend to stay away from these types of products, but I got some pomade that was Black Afghano scented and picked up a decant...that shit is REAL dark. Didn't care for it, but am glad I tried it....
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    Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    Probably. I have been collecting and using fragrances for over twenty years, watch plenty of YouTubers, and only found out about this place last month from a friend. I knew about PV long before I...
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    Re: The Ultimate 'Dark Blue' Thread

    I dunno, Mancera Aoud Blue Notes is about as "dark blue" as I care to go, though I do use Sauvage quite a bit. I wouldn't consider it a blue fragrance at all. Versace Pour Homme Dylan Blue is another...
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    Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    I started a thread about who Dua Fragrances is marketed towards, and this was the overwhelming response. I believe the same holds true for PV.
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    Re: Are We Too Hard on Fragrance YouTubers?

    Exactly. Jeremy Fragrance might be classic Eurotrash, but at least he dresses well and has a very distinct style wityh his carefully rumpled hair and way too tight suits.
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    Re: Are We Too Hard on Fragrance YouTubers?

    Best comment yet.
    I can't blame people for the hustle and doing what it takes to get both views and free stuff. And hell, the YouTuber in question might generally love Parfums Vintage's stuff. I...
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    Re: Are We Too Hard on Fragrance YouTubers?

    Thi sis the ultimate Basenotes snob comment
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    Re: Are We Too Hard on Fragrance YouTubers?

    In the case of Chaos Fragrances, I didn't say anything "mean" (though I certainly could have,) but just pointed out that he was a total PV shill.
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    Re: Becoming a niche snob... anyone else?

    I'm almost becoming the opposite...I was very much into niche and ultra niche fragrances until a few months ago when I began to appreicate a lot of designer frags. Honestly, with the excpetion of...
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    Re: Hurricane Dorian - Blind buys

    Whenever I get the shopping itch and start blind buying, its almost always Mancera or Imaginary Authors. :undecided:
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    Are We Too Hard on Fragrance YouTubers?

    So I was watching Chaos Fragrance's latest video and, despite him claiming that YouTube comments "don't get under [his] skin," he went on a good three minute rant about how he's not a shill and none...
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    Perhaps they meant Chameleon? I agree, my sample of Dodo was not mainstream at all. Still very animalic and bird-like. I thought Chamelon with it's tropical notes was closer to a mainstream...
  93. Re: Cold/Detached Fragrances (In Need Of Recommendations)

    It's niche, so not what you are looking for, but fairly cheap and easy to get: Imaginary Authors Bull's Blood.
    Dry, off-putting to some, it's heavy on patchouli and dark musk. Animalic for sure. I...
  94. Re: Throw A Unique Fragrance A Basenoterís Way! (We all want a new WOW.)

    They are talked about frequently in the frag commmunity, but I don't seem them much on these boards: Imaginary Authors. Most of their scents are fantastic, but if you want something very unique and...
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    Ordered mine the day it released and yes, I went for the "Special Edition." I had it sent to my house and won't be back in the States unitl November-ish, but I am very excited for this one. Can't...
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    Re: Pineapple Vintage Intense Gold??

    If you're referring to Chaos Fragrances, I think his PVI Gold video is a freking joke. I actually used to like his channel; very much a shill for companies that hook him up, but had honest...
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    Re: Spicebomb - overrated?

    For the average person (i.e. not someone who is on Basenotes) Spicebomb is about as complex and challenging as they will ever get. For that reason alone, I don't think its overrated at all. It's...
  98. Re: 15% off Sundrunk @ Imaginary Authors, exp 9/5

    I was so psyched to see this email when I woke up this morning. Sundrunk is one of my favorite summer frags
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    Re: What is Dua trying to pull?

    Right, I'm just wondering who is snatching up Dua scents. Like I said, I've tried their stuff before but pretty quickly realized I was getting ripped off.
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    Agreed. I live in a decently large area (Colorado Springs) and it isn't until I go to the "big city" (Denver) before I start to smell people wearing Sauvage. I will say it's the one I recognize the...
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