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  1. Sticky: Re: Scammer Alert and General marketplace advice

    Hello,

    There have been a few accusations of me here and I understand that there must be some confusion. Since Stuigi has given me the chance, I would like to clear up some of that confusion right...
  2. Re: Anything similar to Penhaligon's Opus 1870 ?

    I don't know why but to me, Opus seems liek such a massively copied scent. I just KNOW that I smelled it somewhere before (I think in a hair gel or shampoo or maybe some deoderant).

    And...
  3. Anything similar to Penhaligon's Opus 1870 ?

    I will consult the knowledge of the many basenoters here: Do you guys know of any fragrance that is very similar to Penhaligon's Opus 1870 ? I would imagine so as this seems to be a bit on the modern...
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    Re: Jacques Cavallier - Perfumer

    Its a scent made by the company Issey d'miyake or something like that. And generally, its thought to be avant garde and really a masterpiece in its own way. Thats why I am praising the creator,...
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    Re: Jacques Cavallier - Perfumer

    Yeah I feel the same way. On one hand, we have his really unique creations. And then, after a certain point, we have his generic designer fragrances like Mania and etc. I wonder what happened. Is it...
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    Jacques Cavallier - Perfumer

    I was looking up the perfumer for Rive Gauche Pour Homme and it led me to someone named Jacques Cavallier. So I decided to see what else he created and I saw a few noticeable names there:

    Bvlgari...
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    Re: Ambre Cannelle--Buy or Not?

    Sure why not?
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    Re: Rive Gauche or Rive Gauche Light?

    I say hogwash. Better to have something strong than something too light. If it really turns out to be stronger than you expected, simply spray under your clothes and not on the exterior.
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    Re: Banana Republic

    I can vouch on BR's quality of their scents. Every one of them I have smelled definately has an above-average designer quality to it, especially the two you mentioned. Cordovan is such a nice comfort...
  10. Re: Montale Aoud Meloki & Montale Mix Wood - Anybody tried them?

    "The Best"? Really? The one thing I could base a legimate Montale from a fake Montale was the practicality of the name... I mean, even though they are cranking out so many different scents, the names...
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    Re: Tom Fords Oud Wood - Your Take On It

    This is an interesting point. For someone like me, who has barely dabbled in the world of oud, TF's Oud Wood seems to be a masterpiece. It doesn't have the roughness of Montale's Black Aoud but...
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    Re: Unusual or remarkable fruit scent

    L'artisan Ananas Fizz
    MPG Bahiana
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    Re: S(ample) of the Day: Le Labo Rose 31

    Musk. That harshness you smelled was probably musk. I think its there to add a little bite to the fragrance. I would recommend trying it a few more times since I felt the same way at first but then...
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    Re: Medicinal Scent...

    Wait? Patchouli 24? Is my definition of "medicinal" wrong? When I think of medicinal, I think of herbs and spices, much like an asian herb shop. Patchouli 24 is a magnificent scent but quite frankly,...
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    Re: Encre Noire, too good!

    Encre Noire is Rose 31 minus the Rose and an accent on the Vetiver.
  16. Re: Going to Paris, what should I try/buy at Guerlain

    What about Guerlain Spirituese Double Vanille? Is this the Paris exclusive one?
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    Re: Tom Ford Italian Cypress

    I would imagine that the target audience for Italian Cypress is men in their 40's or older. In fact, I think that people who enjoy IC would be fans of Creed's Bois du Portugal. It truly is a...
  18. Re: What do you think of my 3 blind buys? Bulgari

    All very good blind buys. Bvlgari is a safe company to blind buy from as long as it is not Aqva Marine
    These fragrances all have a common Bvlgari "smoothness" (as I like to refer to) that is a very...
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    Re: Help with a uplifting morning scent...

    You like vetiver, you like BdP.

    My guess is that you are around 35-40 years old.
    I would suggest trying Givenchy Vetyver. I'm sure that you will like this if you can find it. And much cheaper...
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    Re: Similar Fragrances

    I understand that Ambre Sultan is sweeter and Tauer is dryer but putting those two elements aside, is there some sort of connection between them?
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    Re: How much before olfactory fatigue??

    6-8 scents.... hmmm.

    Thanks!

    I knwo it depends on the nose -_- but I'm just curious what the average is.
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    How much before olfactory fatigue??

    How much can a nose take before it gets olfactory fatigue?
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    Re: The ultimate 'this' smells exactly like 'this' thread

    Does Tauer's LADDM smell similar, not exact, to SL Ambre Sultan? Anyone?
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    Re: CHANEL Egoiste and YSL Opium.

    Opium. Took a bit for me to warm up to but after a while, it surely beat Egoiste.
    Egoiste at first seemed like the better one because it was sweet, which I believe is an initial deciding factor....
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    Re: Lyric or Voleur?

    I absolutely agree with the above comment of Lyrics seeming too generic. It definately seems to be high class with a certain "smoothness". But, in the end, it smells too similar to old rouge...
  26. Re: Bulgari Soir - Similar to Bulgari Pour Homme?

    Oh yes. Bvlgari Soir is definately similar to Bulgari PH. However if you are having longevity issues, I would suggest you should try Bvlgari PH Extreme. All three of these have that distinct Bvlgari...
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents - Edition II

    I'm sorry is that a temperature controlled cooler for your Creeds ?? O_O
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    Re: Dior Homme / Dior Homme

    You know what, I think I can attest to the same exact thign you are talking about.

    My very first cologne was Tommy Hilfiger's Tommy 10. I bought it at Macy's for full retail price for the 1.7 oz....
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    Re: Fruity fragrances in search of

    I asked myself this same question: http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=218915

    Since that time, my experience has multiplied endlessly. I will say that the fruity fragrance you are...
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    Hair after shampoo??

    In a nutshell, my problem is that whenever I take a shower and wash my hair with shampoo, afterwards, my hair becomes very rigid and I cannot comb it any way. Its basically stuck in the same position...
  31. Re: Creed Chèvrefeuille Original and L'Artisan Mure et Musc Extreme

    Ok much appreciated!

    Again, I'm not saying that these two are alike as a whole. I'm saying that they contain a common, major note which seems contradictory but hopefully someone is smelling things...
  32. Creed Chèvrefeuille Original and L'Artisan Mure et Musc Extreme

    I just received a sample of Chèvrefeuille Original and as soon as I tried it on, I noticed there was a similarity between this and L'artisan's Mure et Musc Extreme. Granted, MeM Extreme is more...
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    Re: Your Best And Worst Blind Buy?

    Best: John Varvatos Vintage/Givenchy Vetyver

    Worst: CdG Skai
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    Re: Jazz Prestige appreciation

    I'm very glad you enjoy this Bigsly. The problem for me when I wore this was the "fruity" part of the opening. I'm not sure if this is true or not but when I smell Jazz Prestige, there is an apple...
  35. Re: What the heck is it about "tobacco" fragrances?!

    I will have to un-suggest Miller Harris' Feuilles Tabac. If you are looking for a pure tobacco that IS NOT sweet, this is not for you. To be as precise as possible, there are two components to...
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    Re: Scent of an academician

    Hey, it really is a matter of opinion in the end :)
    I do agree with DustB about the tobacco note though. You have no fear of being seen as a smoker but it makes the vetiver seem "darker" in a sense.
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    Re: Scent of an academician

    Guerlain Vetiver is a bit more formal than an everyday scent in my opinion. It also produces a sort of (I believe the word is) cloying effect. Although I would recommend that you get this for some...
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    Re: Scent of an academician

    woah woah woah... Who recommended ADG for this fine gentleman?! Completely and utterly unacecptable. ADG is considered for the very young, even hinting at immaturity. Please do not get this if you...
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    Re: Match a Fragrance to Your Dream Car?

    Great thread Anthony!

    http://www.blog.automotiveaddicts.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/black-dodge-challenger.jpg

    This would go perfect with it....
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    Re: No more room for fragrances

    Hmm... this might sound CRAZIIIIIIIEEEEEEE but last time I checked, you buy one bottle at a time, not 4 or 5.
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    Re: Official XerJoff Appreciation Thread

    This seems like a very interesting house! Its unfortunate that after checking with their official site they have no US retailers.

    Do you know how much these bottles cost?

    Also, thank you very...
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    Re: Gendarme - which do you recommend?

    Me and a buddy of mine are actually in the process of splitting a Gendarme. And I was able to get every single Gendarme sample. Personally, my favorite are Gendarme 20 and Sky. I will have to give my...
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    Re: Montale Mango Manga

    My problem with this is that its just way WAY too sweet. Literally like candy!
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    Re: Which one of you stole....

    If he were to split that 5 ways into decants, that would be around 35-40$ for 50 ml...
  45. Re: Bought some Demeter frags... OK so I bought a LOT of Demeter Frags

    Could you possibly review Firefly for us? I'm very very interested in this one because I remember the smell in the summer night air filled with fireflies.

    My question is, does this smell like the...
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    Re: Do you ever finish a bottle?

    I'll say this much. My very first bottle was in the 1.7 oz. This was the only cologne I used. And it took me 2 and half years to finish it after using it every single day.
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    Re: Masculine scent

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26125962.html
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    Re: Best "Mall Store" scent?

    Banana Republic >>> Any other "mall" scent and even some niche.
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    Re: The fragrance of a tobacco shop?

    As I was reading this, I saw that some posters recommended Versace's Dreamer, Burberry London, and Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille. I would disagree with these choices on the basis that they do not smell...
  50. Re: How do stores get new stock of discontinued fragrances?

    I'm specifically talking about Jazz Prestige and how Parfum1 got its hands on some stock
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    Re: If anyone is interested...

    Do you mean this?
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120863.html
  52. How do stores get new stock of discontinued fragrances?

    The question listed in the topic has bugged me for a while.
    "How do stores get new stock of discontinued fragrances?"

    If a fragrance has been discontinued since around 1995, how does an online...
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    Re: If anyone is interested...

    Thanks a lot for this advice! I was able to order a bottle. Unfortuantely they said that I got the last one after I called up to ask about it.
  54. Re: Newbies need to be aware of fake fragrances.

    HAHAHA, I was about to post about the same thing!!
    Wow that would be absolutely horrible... but the irony is that the roach would smell good.
  55. Poll: Re: BMM09: 3/17 Games 49&50 (Scented Sixteen begins! TdH v. T42, RG v. Antaeus)

    NOOOOOO

    Both of my picks lost!! And those were two of the few fragrances that I cared about in this whole tournament!
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    Re: C&S Dark Rose and Rose and Mimosa

    Well first thank you very much for your input. Its nice to know that my nose isn't off.
    I wrote question 2 before I got a chance to see what gender Rose was but now smelling it for a second...
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    C&S Dark Rose and Rose and Mimosa

    I am very confused about these two scents... If anyone could answer my questions, I would greatly appreciate it.

    1) Dark Rose seems have to be more Oud than Rose... Does anyone find anything wierd...
  58. Poll: Re: BMM09: 3/14 Games 37-40 (RGpH, GIT, Hinoki, L'Anarchiste, V. Tonka, and more!)

    Cmon more for the infamous git!!
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    Re: Montale Mango Manga

    Here is what I found from the Japanese Montale site located here www.montale.jp/noflash/products/parfum/p1.html
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    Re: L'Artisian Top 7 For Men !!

    Must tries?
    1) Passage d'Enfer
    2) Fou Absinthe
    3) Timbuktu
    4) Mure et Musc EXTREME
    5) Tea for Two
    Easy five... although if you're into heavier fragrances you may want to switch out the Mure et...
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    Re: Montale Mango Manga

    I was actually thinking of buying Mango Manga from theperfumeshoppe but at this point, I have no idea what its about. It'd be basically a complete blind buy... Actually, thats how I purchased 99% of...
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    Re: Split of Millisime Imperial?

    woops sorry.
    If anyone decides to start a MI split, could you let me know.
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    Re: Boozy Scents

    I would second the Idole de Lubin which is rum at its finest.
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    Re: Fragrance Struggles..

    This has been the most insightful post I have read on Basenotes. This man put everything into perspective for me. I didn't realize why I only wore the same 3-4 scents in rotation even though I have...
  65. Poll: Re: BMM09: 3/8 Games 13-16 (Rive Gauche, Jicky, Hermessence, etc.)

    I see a huge upset in the (5) Caron The Third Man vs. (12) Rive Gauche pour Homme.
  66. Re: Update after 4 months [HELP!] Colognes that smell like bad aftershave (ex Menin)

    New thoughts added
  67. Thread: Fragonard

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    Re: Fragonard

    I believe that Fragonard is one of the most underrated fragrance houses out there. Their F! is absolutely amazing and very well priced.

    also for 20$ on their site you can buy 6x 5 mL minis.
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    Re: Fragrance Struggles..

    Well said Anthony.
    It seems to make sense that the niche fragrances one takes a while to warm up to are the ones that include "unique" ingredients ie Aoud. I can definately understand why someone...
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    Re: Advice on "the Cool Waters"

    Creed's GIT --- I'm first!
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    ~ S o T D ~ Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

    Sorry, this is the first time doing this, but I hope I didn't do anything wrong. I just didn't see one for tomorrow and its approaching tomorrow pretty soon and I have to sign off fairly soon.
    ...
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    Re: Oh the frag-manity!

    Well I created the Creed VIW vs. MPG Bahiana thread and after checking the poll yesterday, it was tied before I voted for Bahiana. So I can say that this result is tied.
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    Re: My cologne collection

    What are those two in the middle? Between the Lacoste and the A*Men?
  73. Re: im tkaing the costly, in my opinion neccesary plunge into the world of niche

    Well for a 16 year old, I would definately suggest a citrus or at least definately on the sweeter/fruitier side of things. I know that when I was 16, I would never like a musky, heavy scent because...
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    Re: A scent to wear on formal occasion?

    I absolutely agree with EnVyus about the BDP. Its definately not a scent for someone young. If you're 25 and you like BdP, good for you and nice tastes. However, it is not something I would recommend...
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    Re: What's the most Badass scent?

    best answer
  76. Re: Which scents would you NOT like to DIE wearing?

    Legacy, my friend, can work either way.

    For me, the scent would probably be any gourmand/sugar/watery scent like OH GOD NO A*men!! OR EVEN WORSE, You-Know-What (ADG!!!!!!!)
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    Re: What's the most Badass scent?

    Yes I can definately see why you would say British Sterling is too cheap smelling. Absolutely. But I think that that plays into the "badass" theme. Something that is crude and cheap.

    And taking...
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    Re: What's the most Badass scent?

    When I read the question, I thought it was asking for a scent which is completely "badass". My answer to this question would probably be something around the lines of British Sterling by Dana....
  79. Re: "Americans wear too much cologne/perfume?"

    Well I thank you everyone for clearing this up. I can see that it was just an expression.
  80. "Americans wear too much cologne/perfume?"

    So I've heard this phrase many times, usually from Europeans. But I never thought it was true and just the French jealous of Americans... until now. I've been reading the "How many sprays" thread and...
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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de l'Homme

    Definately C-c-c-coool.
    Probably nothing we haven't seen from YSL in terms of Orientals (Opium, Homme, etc).
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    Re: Vanille Galante, my thoughts

    Could you please explain what you mean by a "solar" efft?
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    Poll: Creed's VIW vs. MPG's Bahiana

    I'm deciding to get one or the other (or maybe even both). I need to know which one do you prefer? And what are some similarities or differences that are present?
  84. Re: Overpowering top notes with great drydown ?

    Agree with all mentions of Dreamer, BdP, and Havana.
    I would even Idole Lubin if you don't like that rum note.
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    Too much alcohol in a fragrance

    After buying a cologne, I sprayed it to the back of my hand. I waited a few seconds and raised my hand to smell it. My nose was probably 2 inches away from the back of my hand and after I took that...
  86. Re: New Hermes: Eau de Pamplemousse Rose and Eau de Gentiane Blanche

    Yes... Of course I knew that! Um... I was just referring to his ability to make amazing fragrances with such care that it was like a "mother" taking care of her children.
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 17 Feb 09

    Probably like burnt cigarrettes.

    But hopefully like this:

    http://www.fragrantica.com/images/perfume/nd.3370.jpg

    Fragonard F!
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    Re: Tommy Bahama is Amazing

    I haven't smelled the MS but I have AdG. I understand what you mean by "similar" and it is that they are aquatic scents. But I'm definately able to tell them apart as they do differ in many ways. If...
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    Re: Tommy Bahama is Amazing

    Yep, I own Very Cool. A few months ago, I was thinking of getting rid of it since it was the winter. But now that I smell it again and its getting warmer, I'm glad I kept it. This really is a very...
  90. Re: New Hermes: Eau de Pamplemousse Rose and Eau de Gentiane Blanche

    Ok thats it. What is up with this woman making new scents every single week?
  91. Re: Please Recommend me some POWERFUL, relatively cheap fragrances

    How cheap are we talking here? 65$ or less...

    Well I can suggest Antonio Puig's Quorum which runs for around 15$ (100 mL size) or something like Rive Gauche also by YSL which goes for 30$ (125 mL...
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    Orris by Tauer Perfumes ?

    Hello all,
    I was just wondering if anyone knew what happened to Orris by Tauer Perfumes? I heard it was available on Andy's blog for a shortwhile? Can anyone confirm or tell where to buy these?
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    Re: Giorgio Armani Onde line

    I thought that these were intended for women? Or are they unisex?
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    Poll: Re: Which Bvlgari

    Extreme hands down.
    I have tried all three and extreme is the best because it delivers the same smell as regular (maybe even more refined) and lasts much longer. There aren't many differences but...
  95. Re: Fragrance Connoisseur, Aficionado, or Addict?

    Might I just say,,, damn well said good sir.

    I can greatly GREATLY relate to you in every sense of the term "conniseur" being that I can't detect specific notes but I can give you similarities to...
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 03 Feb 08

    http://wallpaper.narak.com/albums/userpics/10001/normal_bvlgari_black.jpg

    Bvlgari Black

    and

    http://s7d4.scene7.com/is/image/BonTon/141255?$large$

    John Varvatos Vintage
  97. Re: How many sprays do you apply to yourself when sampling a fragrance in a store?

    Even I would find that strange if you were to spray your chest with a tester in the middle of a department store.
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    Re: what am i missing?

    definately missing a good citrus. I would say to try out a few bvlgari's, especially pour homme extreme, and black.
  99. Re: How many sprays do you apply to yourself when sampling a fragrance in a store?

    I wouldn't look at you funny but I'm not surprised someone else did. Applying everywhere on the neck and then the wrists does seem like you're overdoing it when you're in a department store, testing...
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    Re: Sorting Fragrances

    Ah I see. After a while, the Varvatos Vintage transforms into a more human musky scent. I guess I just had to get past the Juniper berries. I guess this is why its considered a woody/spicy scent...
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