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    Re: suggestions for a signature office scent

    I do think Grey Vetiver is an excellent option. However, if you want cheaper than that...

    Chopard Noble Cedar
    Lalique White
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Ha! I didn't even know that was his last name - learn somethin' new every day! :laugh:
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    http://s19.postimg.org/vo8d7steb/Emmet.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Dior
    Homme Intense


    http://s19.postimg.org/3klsd3mc3/Dior_Homme_Intense.jpg




    Been about a year since I wore this one. Couldn't think of anything else so, what the heck. I smell like my...
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    Re: Nice story for a change...

    Congratulations! I was a long-time smoker also. After quitting, I found fragrances. As it turned out, smoking was much cheaper.
  6. Re: Scent Somewhat Like Creed Royal Oud, But Cheaper?

    Lomani Intense Black is pretty similar. Not quite as good, but WAY cheaper for those on a budget. Drydown goes more toward a Carbone de Balmain direction, but it's the closest I know of.

    Also, I...
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    Re: The John Varvatos House

    John Varvatos - John Varvatos
    John Varvatos - Vintage

    love both of these. Haven't tried the oud yet.
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    Re: No love for Creed Original Vetiver?

    I love this one also. It does seem to fly under the radar for some reason.
  9. Re: what are you top 3 cheapies that make a statement and smell expensive.

    Encre Noire
    Lomani Intense Black
    Nautica Voyage
  10. Thread: Best vetiver

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    Re: Best vetiver

    My favorite new vetiver of 2014:

    Oriza L. Legrand
    Vetiver Royal Bourbon




    Amazing.
  11. Re: Good value, Buttery Smooth, Labdanum heavy Amber?

    A bit of incense, so may not be considered overly "smooth", but one of the best IMO: Armani Prive Ambre Orient.
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    Poll: Re: Philosophy of Spray

    Don't be "that guy"



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik6QzSgrqZ4
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    Re: Drifted to the dark side

    1 Million is one of those incredibly original scents (again from the "designer" world) that altered the industry. Personally, I love it (but never really wear it). My wife absolutely loves it on me...
  14. Re: Scents in a league of their own. Classy. Distinguished. Formal.

    http://s19.postimg.org/xi8ilebwz/Creed_Spice_And_Wood.jpg
  15. Thread: Is Aventus...

    by dougczar
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    Re: Is Aventus...

    Personally, I love it. And it is my wife's favorite by far from my whole collection.

    Any scent that can be amazingly original is a great addition to the fragrance world - just not seen too often...
  16. Re: If current popular/common scents were to become discontinued would your opinions change on them?

    My opinion wouldn't change. And if I love it I probably already have a bottle. And if I already have a bottle, I already have a lifetime supply based on my current usage of any one scent.

    ...
  17. Re: What is your Top 3 Male Fragrance of the 2014 ?

    1) Ormonde Jayne - Black Gold
    2) Oriza L. Legrand - Vetiver Royal Bourbon
    3) Dior - Cuir Cannage
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Armani Prive
    Cuir Noir


    http://s19.postimg.org/46ans6gcz/Armani_Prive_Cuir_Noir.jpg
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    Re: Clive Christian X

    Just to pile on, CNH. Not 100% identical, but close enough if your on a budget or not that discriminating.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    Lubin
    Idole EDP


    http://s19.postimg.org/dlyso6383/Lubin_Idole_EDP.png
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    Re: Strong Citrus Fragrance?

    2 of my favorites - and easily last 8-10 hours.


    Also, Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
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    Re: In Box or Out of Box

    I store mine in their original boxes in a cool location.
  23. Re: New Kilian - Single Malt : Harrods exclusive

    Big fan of by Kilian, but it seems that's all they do anymore is single market or single store exclusives. Becoming less and less interested.
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    Re: Best Warm Weather Creed Scent?

    I know you weren't asking me, but I would say:

    Royal English Leather
    Royal Oud
    Millesime 1849
    Bois du Portugal
    Spice & Wood
    Sublime Vanille

    Are all excellent in the colder weather
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    Re: Best Warm Weather Creed Scent?

    Top 5 IMO:

    Pure White Cologne
    Jardin d'Amalfi
    Bois de Cedrat
    Virgin Island Water
    Selection Verte
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    Re: Comme de garcons black

    Personally, I think CdG Black is a very mediocre scent. Overly peppery and nothing to impress IMO.


    If you are looking for the deep haunting type of incense, I would recommend:

    Avignon
    by...
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    Re: Worth the Purchase: Bleu de Chanel

    THIS!!!



    But it is a great scent. Try it. If you like it, it's worth it. If you don't, it's not.
  28. Re: What fragrances make you happy just from smelling it?

    +1 Virgin Island Water
    +1 Jardin d'Amalfi

    Clinique Happy
    Xerjoff Nio
    PR 1 Million
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Kenneth Cole Black
    Creed Windsor has been doing that lately also.
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    Re: Thoughts on Dior Homme Eau for Man

    I think it's a nice version. Different from the others. I have a sample, and while I am not sure if I will be buying a bottle, I think it is a nice option for those who like the main theme of the...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, October 27, 2014

    Chanel
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche


    http://s19.postimg.org/88dakw09f/Chanel_Allure_Homme_Edition_Blanche.png
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    Poll: Re: Pick between these three fresh scents

    Dior Homme Sport.
  32. Re: Hypothetical Situation: you only get 3 frags for the rest of your life

    Creed Spice & Wood
    Creed Aventus
    Dior Vetiver
  33. Re: Do you ever get embarrassed about your cologne obsession?

    I don't display my scents - they are stored in my basement and in my closet. I never really bring up my fragrances with my friends, so they don't really know.





    Same here! Tip of the...
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    Re: Cuir Cannage vs Knize 10

    Agree with hednic.

    Cuir Cannage. By a mile for me. Much more modern, professional, clean, versatile. Knize 10 is too dirty, harsh, and dated.
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    Re: best cologne for miami?

    Xerjoff Nio
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    Re: Tester bottle theory.

    I don't believe that happens.
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    Re: bleu de chanel

    I don't, but I can see how you could. I think it's that sharp grapefruit note
  38. Re: When a fragrance is discontinued, does it change people's opinion of it?

    A lot of the hype isn't by people who don't have it that wish they could, but by people who have it that most people don't.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, October 26, 2014

    Parfums de Marly
    Byerley



    sample from a great Basenoter
  40. Re: Tom Ford for Extreme or Costume National Homme CoSTUME NATIONAL?

    +1 CNH. I really liked TFE about 2 years ago, but the more I wear it, the less I seem to like it.
  41. Re: Does your preference for a fragrance decrease with higher recent usage frequency?

    I never really wear the same thing twice in a month. Usually go 4-8 months between wearings of most of my stuff. So, I never really get bored with anything.
  42. Re: Xerjoff 1861 cheaper alternatives, i.e Fresh MINT fragrances?

    I'll take Kenneth Cole Black over 1861 any time for a fresh clean citrus mint.
  43. Re: If the polar vortex returns, what will you wear?

    Getting ready for more global cooling... Last winter was a nightmare. Not looking forward to more of the same. But I will be using these a lot:

    Armani Prive Oud Royal
    Dior Cuir Cannage
    Armani...
  44. Re: Breeze: Which scent(s) gives you that feel?

    Burberry Weekend
  45. Re: What top 3 fragrances are you about to run out of and are you going to replace them again or not

    Only thing I am about to run out of is my sample of Puredistance Black. Yes, I will be buying a bottle of that one!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Creed
    Royal English Leather


    http://s19.postimg.org/9alofinrn/Creed_Royal_English_Leather.jpg
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    Re: Best taking a dump scent?

    I completely agree. However, there are plenty of basenoters who would disagree with this.

    ...
  48. Re: If Kouros was heavily marketed, who would you get to model it?

    32114
  49. Re: Thierry Mugler Taste of Fragrance/Pure Chili

    My least favorite from the A*Men line.
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    Re: Biggest projecting Fresh Scent?

    LOL! I have only worn SMW a few times, but I think it does project quite well. But in this case I don't think it was your fragrance that was projecting...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, October 24, 2014

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    Ambre Precieux Ultime

    http://s19.postimg.org/8ary6bjrn/MPG_Ambre_Precieux.jpg
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    Re: Can fragrances be viewed objectively?

    No.

    Unlike art, with fragrances we can't even agree on what we are smelling. It is hard to form a baseline of discussion about a scent when we can't all smell it the same way. Many people can't...
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    Re: Biggest projecting Fresh Scent?

    Just because you didn't get a compliment, doesn't mean it wasn't noticed by others... None of the scents you mentioned are weak. On anyone. I don't care what people say about their skin. People...
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    Re: Looking to buy first Oud Fragrance

    +1 YSL - Oud Absolu
    BIG +1 - Armani Prive Royal Oud

    Scentstory 24 Gold
    The Different Company - Oud for Love
    Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 - Generation Homme
    by Kilian - Incense Oud
    by Kilian -...
  55. Re: What's currently your personal favorite male perfume and why ?

    You should certainly give these a try! Very distinctive (and long lasting) scents. Trayee is very versatile - fresh notes + incense. Works in almost any season. Very underrated scent for sure.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Kenzo
    Jungle Homme


    http://s19.postimg.org/77hz0805v/Kenzo_Jungle.jpg
  57. Re: boy was I wrong! Bond no o Scent of peace for him

    Yes, SOPFH is one of my favorites from BN9. However, I don't think you made a bad choice with Bleecker Street - probably my favorite from BN9 (and my wife's 2nd favorite scent of mine).

    Like ALL...
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    Poll: Re: La Nuit vs One Million?

    Same.
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    Re: What's Your Most Flamboyant Fragrance?

    1 Million. Maybe New York Amber
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    Re: deep fragrances

    + 1 HoM Blackbird
  61. Re: Ways to boost a frags sillage or projection?

    Layer it with Molecule 01
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    Re: ok try to picture this for me

    Versace Pour Homme
    Oud Noir
  63. Poll: Re: I found a new love...24 Gold by Scentstory...how do you rate this one?

    Scent: 8.5
    Value: 10
  64. Re: Ways to boost a frags sillage or projection?

    spray your arms... and swing them wildly around whenever you get the chance.
  65. Re: Is it degrading for a man to wear a scent that smells unisex or even feminine?

    I don't wear overly feminine scents myself, but I do like quite a few that lean a bit that way. I am careful when / where I wear those.

    In general however, I think it's ok, as long as you still...
  66. Re: What's currently your personal favorite male perfume and why ?

    http://s19.postimg.org/xi8ilebwz/Creed_Spice_And_Wood.jpg



    I own several masterpieces, but this is the masterpiece of masterpieces.
  67. Re: Recommend something like Montale red vetyver

    Anat Fritz Tzora

    Cereus No 5

    Frapin Passion Boisee
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    Re: tropical fruits fragance?

    Neela Vermeire Creations - Bombay Bling

    The Different Company - Aurore Nomade
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Brückner
    Aoud 1



    http://s19.postimg.org/armxkh3df/Bruckner_Aoud1.jpg
  70. Re: World Series Shortstop touts Victoria Secret Perfume for success

    Some of the Victoria Secret models should have played for the Royals in game 1. Victoria Secret perfumes smell great. Royals stunk.





    "There's no crying in baseball!"
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    Re: TOTALLY DIGGING: Potion Royal Black

    Blind bought this a while back when I jumped aboard the train... didn't like it on the 1st wearing. Liked it much more the 2nd wearing. I think it needs to be applied lightly.
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    Re: Classy Fragrance Recommendations

    Clive Christian 1872 (warmer weather)
    Puredistaince Black (colder weather)
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    Re: What is the most sterile fragrance?

    Frederic Malle - Noir Epices
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    Re: Fragrance to Match my Watch?

    At least the bottle sort of matches:

    http://s19.postimg.org/9w9vjeaj7/Chopard_Noble_Vetiver.jpg
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    Re: Your kings of powder

    Back to Black for me.
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    Re: Might need to take a trip to London

    Agree completely about Ormonde Jayne Black Gold. WOW.
  77. Re: Try to avoid application to the right wrist

    If I spray my arms, I spray on the other side of my arm anyway. For just that reason - arms on a desk, and the hair on the other side of my arms would provide better surface area.
  78. Re: Bleu de Chanel is starting to become the Aqua di Gio of this error

    I can understand not liking it. The 1st time I smelled it, I was in a mall. One spray.. sniff... didn't impress me. I moved on.

    I am guessing that was similar to your (probably only)...
  79. Re: The reasons why the majority of BN members don't layer

    If shawarma is what I think it is... I'm gunna have to try layering my fragrances!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777
    Black Gemstone




    http://s19.postimg.org/4yfeof6xf/SHL777_Black_Gemstone.jpg
  81. Re: Post millennium fragrances that smell like classic powerhouses

    First one that came to mind for me also.
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    Re: birthday cologne

    Agree with the samples idea -- instead of investing in a single bottle, pick out about 20 scents that sound promising to you and order them. That would be the best way to discover something new.
    ...
  83. Re: Who has "car colognes"? And what are they?

    I have 5ml atomizers of my entire collection, so if I feel the need, I just grab the atomizer of my SotD and stick it in my pocket and take it with me - no need to keep one in my car.
  84. Re: Bleu de Chanel is starting to become the Aqua di Gio of this error

    If you want to say Bleu smells like "everything else", that's fine, but please just list a few of them so we can all have a good laugh.
  85. Re: Fragrances you were originally dead wrong about?

    Closest for me was Bleu de Chanel.
  86. Re: For aventus lovers: There is a body wash that smells like it

    I will keep an eye out for this - thanks.
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    Re: NEW Miller Harris La Fumée Maroc

    Awww... Darn. Notes sounded promising. Was actually thinking this one might become the best of the bunch.
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    Re: ORIGINAL SANTAL from frangrancenet.com

    LOL! I wonder how many bottles of that stuff they have actually sold.



    Is that why I get all sorts of magazines in the mail lately? Wondered where that all started coming from!
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    Re: Taking a Cologne Bath

    rofl! :D
  90. Re: Bleu de Chanel is starting to become the Aqua di Gio of this error

    I think every perfume maker in the world would love make the next AdG.

    Everyone want to be the next big thing. Until you hit, you just tell people you aren't all corporate, you haven't been...
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    Re: I can't smell my perfume after some time?

    When people say "My Creed's don't last very long" - OLFACTORY FATIGUE
    When people complain about Gucci Pour Homme II or D&G The One -- OLFACTORY FATIGUE
    When people say "Pure Malt doesn't last" --...
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    Re: Taking a Cologne Bath

    I haven't taken a bath since... well, not even sure when. I have a Jacuzzi thing in my bathroom - never even turned it on. Only go in it to hide from my youngest son to play hide and seek. Wish it...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, October 20, 2014

    Same here.



    It's been 11 months since I last wore this one. Way too long!
  94. Re: The reasons why the majority of BN members don't layer

    So, I am guessing you have 27 bottles in your collection. That would actually "only" be 351 combinations.
    And if hednic has 1,900 bottles, it would be 1,804,050 combinations (of 2 scents).

    ...
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    Re: ORIGINAL SANTAL from frangrancenet.com

    One of the best online sites. Painfully slow delivery sometimes however.
  96. Poll: Re: Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie vs Kilian Rose Oud

    Yes, this is also in the same style as Rd'A, and Rose Oud.


    If you want a slightly different take on the dark rose/oud theme, Dior Oud Ispahan is certainly worth a look. With this one, you...
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    Re: Which one should I get?

    1) Bleu
    2) DHI
    3) La Nuit
  98. Re: Finally found a bottle of vintage Tommy Hilfiger Cologne.

    Was my favorite back in the day - Congratulations on your find!
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Since my last post back in May, these have made me say "WOW!":

    Ormonde Jayne - Black Gold
    Oriza L. Legrand - Vetiver Royal Bourbon
    Dior Cuir Cannage
    House of Matriarch - Devotion
    Stephane...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, October 19, 2014

    My most worn fragrance of 2013. Only second time this year so far:


    Les Nez
    Turtle Vetiver Back



    http://s19.postimg.org/ewnb4evyr/Les_Nez_Turtle_Vetiver_Back.jpg
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