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    Re: best warm comforting designer fragrance?

    I agree with Gucci Pour Homme II. Some say it has poor longevity, but hours in, it releases a comforting aura around me. It's really very nice.

    I also like Aramis Tuscany for that effect.
  2. Re: Selling on BN - Anybody else frustrated with it ?

    I find these posts about selling fragrances interesting. The entire concept is alien to me. I don't look at a fragrance in terms of what I could sell it for. The thought never occurs to me. If I have...
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    Re: Favorite creeds

    My favorites from most to least:

    Erolfa
    Royal Oud
    Green Irish Tweed
    Milliseme Imperial

    Aventus is OK but not a favorite.

    I don't like Virgin Island Water.
  4. Re: Ever feel like nobody's listening or your fragrance recommendations go unnoticed?

    When I ask for recommendations, I try to thank everyone who responded collectively, so they know that I have read their recommendations, and I have. Then I research the fragrances mentioned and...
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    Re: Looking for a fruity woody fragrance

    Thanks for all of the suggestions. Looking forward to another round of sampling!
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    Looking for a fruity woody fragrance

    Hello all:

    I am looking for a fruity woody fragrance. Not the usual astringent citrus but more voluptuously fruity like mango, melon, orange, etc, mixed with sandalwood, cedar, patchouli, etc....
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    Re: Swiss Army Forest by Victorinox

    I didn't like it. There is some pine in the opening, but it ended up smelling like Lysol spray to me. I wouldn't buy it, but that's just me. Kohl's usually has testers of it, so you might be able to...
  8. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    Does this apply always or just for a single purchase occasion? On one occasion, perhaps I would like to spend a high amount for something that I really like and really want, regardless of whether it...
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    Re: What makes your eyes glaze over?

    Long impressionistic wank fests about a fragrance that go on and on but don't actually say much about the fragrance. Extra speedy exit if "evocative" pictures are interspersed.

    Topics on this site...
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    Re: Which fragrance(s) to take on vacation?

    I wouldn't take any. Just enjoy your vacation.
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home, Men's Giveaway Thread 2015

    John Varvatos original EDT, 4.2 oz, nearly full in box. Free to good home, continental US only please. PM if interested.

    Thanks.



    It's yours.

    Thanks.
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home, Men's Giveaway Thread 2015

    John Varvatos original EDT, 4.2 oz, nearly full in box. Free to good home, continental US only please. PM if interested.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Dolce&Gabbana The One Sport

    This description fits my experience with The One Sport perfectly. I like it a lot and have no longevity problems with it.
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    Re: Compliment Getters... Are they worth buying?

    I think they are worth buying if you like them, but what defines a compliment getter is variable. Whose standards establish that label?

    I am in the group of people who wear what they like, and I...
  15. Basenotes susceptible to fake alerts carrying malware?

    I have been having strange occurrences on the site. Lately, sometimes when I click on a forum post to read, an alert of one kind or another takes over the screen. Sometimes it says a new version of...
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    Re: Men's designer rose under $40.00?

    You might want to try Pal Zileri. There are other things going on in it, but the rose comes out shortly after you put it on. I don't know how dominant it is, but it's what I smell mostly after it...
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    Re: The Scent of Peace for Him by Bond No 9?

    It didn't smell like Aventus to me (not that not smelling like Aventus would be a bad thing), but I didn't like it. It is fruity and bright, but something in it gave off what I would call a...
  18. Re: What laundry detergent do you use to wash your clothes?

    Sears Ultra Plus With OxiClean. Cleans really well, doesn't suds too much, leaves no scent on the laundry, and a box lasts me well over a year. A little-known wonder in the laundry detergent world....
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    Re: Name 1 OVERRATED frag and 1 UNDERRATED Frag.

    Overrated: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Underrated: YSL L'Homme Sport
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    Re: What is your holiday present to yourself?

    I have a trip to New York planned for next week. That in itself is a present, but I have a list of stores I want to visit so I can check out fragrances that are not available in my area. Not sure...
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    Unlikely fragrance finds

    Hi all:

    Yesterday I found a made-in-Italy, Euroitalia, silver-sticker bottle of Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme at, of all places, KMart. I snatched it up immediately. Initial research indicates that...
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    Re: Fragrance Suggestions Please

    I don't think I've ever smelled a "blue" fragrance that smells like Tsar. Interesting. Maybe Horizon? Not sure how blue it really is, but it certainly has a classic masculine drydown.

    Aqua Quorum?
  23. Re: Making room in my collection for ONE more designer scent - Which one ?

    Can't help with the complements part, but for all the others, Gucci Pour Homme 2003. I realize it's hard to find now, but do get it if you can.
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    Re: Timbuktu by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    This is one I don't get. I see so much praise for it, but it smells like Lysol spray to me. Maybe I just haven't come around to it yet.

    Fragrancenet is probably as good a place as any to get it.
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    Sweet Oriental oud recommendations

    Hi:

    I would like to find a sweet Oriental oud fragrance. Something sweet and rich with notes like tonka, vanilla, opoponax, labdanum, benzoin, and the like but with oud. I would prefer no rose,...
  26. Re: What is that modern artificial wood note that seems to be everywhere these days?

    Thanks for the info. I didn't think it was Iso E Super either because I have some fragrances that are supposedly heavy in that ingredient (eg, Encre Noire and Terre d'Hermes), and I don't get this...
  27. What is that modern artificial wood note that seems to be everywhere these days?

    Hello all:

    I have noticed a particular artificial wood-type note that seems to be popping up in a lot of fragrances these days. It is very sharp and smells almost like rubbing alcohol. Fragrances...
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    I'm 55, and I for one do not enjoy a lot of the "vintage" fragrances. There are a few, but not many. I didn't get into fragrances until later in life because I didn't really like much of what was out...
  29. Re: Recurrent topics: the "are fem scents to be worn by men" and other related ones

    I think the reason why the gender issue is a recurrent topic is because it is perceived as a hot-button issue and thus would generate a lot of activity in a thread. I personally couldn't care less,...
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste vs Egoiste

    Most major department stores carry Platinum Egoiste, so you should be able to test it at any of them. Original Egoiste is usually not carried in the more common US department stores, such as Macy's,...
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste vs Egoiste

    To put the differences in scent terms, Platinum Egoiste is an astringent green affair (almost like summer city weeds with tart citrus), whereas Egoiste is a sweet rose and sandalwood scent. They...
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    Re: New Bentley Azure

    I have a sample of it. To me it smells somewhat like Chanel Platinum Egoiste but not as good.
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    Re: silly things Sales assistants say

    I was in a L'Occitane store, and the SA was pushing Thé Vert. She said, "This is my favorite. It's called The Vert," pronouncing it as one would say "The Shirt." She said it to three different...
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    Prada Amber day 3. Still liking it.
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    Prada Amber day 2
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    Prada Amber day 1.
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    OK, will start tomorrow.
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    First person to post a choice from my wardrobe will decide what I try to wear for a week.
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    Re: What Cologne Do You Hate to Admit You Like?

    The One Sport. Actually I don't hate to admit it, but I have noticed that most people on the fragrance discussion sites don't seem to like it. Oh well.
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    Re: New Haarlem Purchase

    I won't buy from fragrancenet anymore because when you buy from that site, it signs you up for magazine subscriptions without your knowledge or consent. The subscriptions are supposed to be "free...
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    Re: allure homme edition blanch

    There was a post on a thread here last year that said that Nordstrom gets one shipment of Edition Blanche a year, in August. Sure enough, I found it there last September. Not sure if that still holds...
  42. Re: Whats the quickest amount of time you returned/sold a fragrance after receiving it and what was

    I have only returned sealed, unopened fragrances. I wouldn't return a fragrance after opening it, but I think that returning an unopened product is perfectly legitimate.
  43. Re: Whats the quickest amount of time you returned/sold a fragrance after receiving it and what was

    It happens frequently that I buy a fragrance, change my mind, and then return it. Usually it's within a week, but sometimes it's within a day or two. Lacoste Noir is a recent one that I returned the...
  44. Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. 06/15/2014

    If you are in the continental US, the Guerlain Vetiver is yours. Please PM me your shipping info.

    Thanks.
  45. Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. 06/15/2014

    Free to good home: Guerlain Vetiver EDT, 2.5 oz, frosted square ribbed bottle, purchased in 2008, nearly full in box. Continental US only please.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Disappointed with ADG Essenza

    I think it's OK, but I'm not really fond of it. I have no longevity problems with it, but it has a heavy, oily quality to its smell that I don't really like. I want to say fishy, but it's not exactly...
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    Re: Versace Pour Homme

    I like it, but I get a vague taco smell from it for a short time, which is a bit disconcerting. I'm guessing it's neroli because that seems to have this effect on me. After that subsides, I find it...
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    Re: Bargain bin favorites

    I'll throw in a few others I like:

    Everlast Original 1910. Picked it up at Perfumania for $4. This surprisingly nice-smelling fragrance must have bombed because it pops up occasionally for similar...
  49. Re: Is the Intense/Extreme version always superior?

    As with others above, sometimes I like the "intense" version better, and sometimes I don't. For example, I much prefer 1 Million Absolutely Gold over the original because it actually seems softer and...
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    Re: YSL L'Homme Libre?!?

    I like it, especially the base, which seems to last forever on me. I guess it's that trendy synthetic woody base-type thing, but I must like that smell, or I just think it's done very well here. It's...
  51. Re: Lonestar Memories. Any fans? Feedback you've gotten while wearing it?

    I like it. It is unusual, sort of acrid and sweet at the same time. I don't get a toothpaste smell out of it, but I have thought I got an olive oil smell sometimes, of all things.

    I don't wear any...
  52. Doubting Your Like of a Fragrance Based on Negative Reviews and Comments

    Hi all:

    Do you ever find that you really like a fragrance but have doubts about it strictly because the fragrance has negative reviews and comments, both here on basenotes and elsewhere? I'm not...
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    Re: Insanely Underpriced Gems

    Revert Eco, $10 at rue21 stores. Long-lasting sweet citrus-wood smoothie that really is a gem at its price (supposedly made of natural fragrance oils).
  54. Re: What's That One Mainstream Fragrance That You Love

    Versace Pour Homme for me. I also agree that Polo Black smells really good, and it's quite a laster.
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    Poll: Re: L'homme line from YSL. Which is your favorit?

    I'll be the odd one here and say Libre. It works really well on me, especially the way it smells on me after a few hours: kind of spicy and woody and just wonderful.
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    Re: Modern Guerlains - your thoughts?

    I have L'Instant EDT, L'Instant Extreme, and Homme Intense. I like all of them, but my favorite would probably be L'Instant EDT. Don't know the others.

    I also have Dior Homme and Dior Homme...
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    Re: New Years Eve scent of the night?!

    Wearing Le 3e Homme de Caron. I really should wear this more often; it's so nice.

    Happy new year everyone!
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    Re: What was your first fragrance?

    It was called Trouble, and I think it was made by Mennen. I'm pretty sure I received it when I was in seventh grade, which would have been 1971, In my memory, the bottle was pyramidal, sort of like...
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    I think many here are misreading the original post or are just posting in reply to the subject line without reading the post. It's supposed to be about popular fragrances that you don't get. I'm...
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    Re: Bulgari Man.....Disappointing!

    I find these impressions interesting because if I were ever to answer one of those posts that asks what fragrance you would have if you could have only one, I would probably choose this. I just love...
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    Re: Where to buy Creed SMW or GIT

    I bought GIT online from Walgreens. It had a good deal at the time, and there was a coupon code that further reduced the price. Not sure what the prices are there now, but it might be another source...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man ingredient question

    Thanks very much for your replies. Interesting, I wouldn't have thought of oud, but that's because I haven't smelled much of it (probably only M7 otherwise). If that's it, I really like it in Epic...
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    Amouage Epic Man ingredient question

    Hello all:

    Not sure where to put this because it doesn't really fit DIY or fragrance industry, so I'll put it here. Feel free to move if applicable.

    I almost depleted my sample of Epic Man...
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    Re: Summer scents with a musky base

    You might like Bvlgari Pour Homme Extreme. It does have grapefruit, but I think it dries down to a beautiful, slightly unclean musk that is very persistent. It would be good for summer.

    Someone...
  65. Re: Which famous designer brand sucks in fragrances the most?

    It's hard to say because most of them have at least something I like and others I don't. I guess Ralph Lauren has the most fragrances I don't like.
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    Re: Bond No. 9 I Love NY For Him Purchase

    It tends to get trounced here on Basenotes, but I like it. It does seem to smell like a mix of some other fragrances, but I think it smells nice, and its potency cannot be denied. I had a sample of...
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    Re: Encre Noire: Eau Hell No!

    I like Encre Noire, but it's very demure on me. I don't get the longevity beast thing at all. I guess it's there, but I actually find it pretty light. Maybe if it wore heavier on me, I would feel...
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    Re: Was the new Tuscany killed by reformulation?

    I have the original and think it is a very nice fragrance, but it is somewhat mild, which I don't think is a bad thing because I think it is a part of the whole beauty of the fragrance. As for the...
  69. Thread: Bond no. 9

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    Re: Bond no. 9

    Of the ones I have tried, Fire Island is my favorite because it's a fun, different kind of scent. It's supposed to smell like Bain de Soleil tanning gel. I guess some people wouldn't want to smell...
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    Re: Help needed guys!

    I think Yatagan by Caron would be perfect for him. Seriously. I also like the Bvlgari Black suggestion.
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    Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    I have a problem with statements such as "large population of very powerful basenoters" and "lost some great members, and they have not been replaced with similar quality." What factors determine the...
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    D&G By Man. Smells like a man with woefully neglected butt hygiene wearing Avon Sweet Honesty. I know it's a Basenotes darling, but I can totally see why it bombed.
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    Re: Ok that does it...

    Basenotes is a lot like talk radio in that regard. After reading for awhile, you pretty much know what you're going to get when you tune in.
  74. Re: Gucci Pour Homme....discontinued not! I think.

    I saw it at a Sephora recently and have also seen it at a Perfumania, so it is worth checking around to see if a store still has some if you want it.
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    Re: Your 5 Must Experience Colognes?

    Eau Sauvage
    Aramis
    Kouros
    Acqua di Gio
    A*Men

    That will give you a pretty good idea of the evolution of men's fragrances over the years, and all of them were ground breakers in the industry.
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    Re: New Purcahse Advice

    Don't know if you have a Bloomingdales near you, but if so, you might want to check out Yves St Laurent La Nuit de L'Homme Le Parfum. It does the woody thing pretty well. I think you might l like it....
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    Re: Completely blown away by Halston Man Amber

    The reason for that may be that it is not available ANYWHERE, at least in the United States. Neiman Marcus used to have it but not anymore. Basically, NOBODY has it (eBay doesn't count for someone...
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    Re: Highly reviewed fragrances that you dislike?

    Aramis New West for Him, Caron L'Anarchiste, Gucci Envy for Men, and Versace Black Jeans come to mind. I think these are all pretty favorably reviewed.
  79. Re: Questions about Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme

    It took a few wears for me to get to know it, but I really like it and now own it. It's like Chanel took bits and pieces of the other Allures and mixed them together, and this time they finally got...
  80. Thread: Tauer LDDM

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    Re: Tauer LDDM

    I'm wearing it today. I wasn't too fond of it when I first tried it, but now I love it. I don't get that much incense out of it, at least as I perceive it, but I think the cedar and amber drydown is...
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    Re: Thoughts on F pour Homme Black?

    It's OK. I've gone through a couple of samples, and I kind of like it, but it has what I would call an aspirin note in the middle that bothers me, like the smell you get when you open a bottle of...
  82. Re: What has a blue star shaped bottle and smells like garbage?

    I was afraid you were going to say Bond I Love New York for Him.


    I LOVE that one.
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    Re: Recommendations for frags under $20 usd?

    I really like Metro Black too, as well as Revert Eco from the same store, which kind of mimics Aveda Pure-Formance for much less. I think the rue21 fragrances are very nice for the price.
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    Favorite Clothing Store Fragrance

    It seems that many clothing stores have their own fragrance lines these days. Do you like any of them? What do you like? Are there any hidden gems out there?

    I liked Banana Republic Classic and...
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    Re: M7--Much Better Than Expected

    It's OK. I like it when I first put it on, but the burnt marshmallow note at the bottom doesn't really please me.

    But I must be from another planet because I never seem to like the fragrances that...
  86. Re: Any weak fragrance that literally smells close to nothing?

    Tam Dao for me. No matter what I try, I just can't get it to produce.
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    Re: CK Shock Discontinued ALREADY???

    I'm not sure it has been discontinued, but it seems to have moved to more bargain-oriented stores. Try Kohl's; I see it there regularly.
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    Re: Masculine fruitchoulis

    You might want to try Tom Ford Black Orchid or Calvin Klein Euphoria Intense. Boucheron pour Homme EDP might work as well, although it might be more lemon fruity than the kind of fruity you are...
  89. Re: Looking for a masculine woodsy scent with berry

    You might try Chêne by Serge Lutens. It's supposed to be woodsy but smells mostly like berries to me, so it might fit what you are looking for.
  90. Re: How Similar Is Rochas Man To Givenchy Play Intense?

    I don't find them very similar. Rochas Man has a lot of lavender in it. I pretty much just get lavender and vanilla. I find Play Intense woodier within its sweetness, and it has a nice vetiver note...
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    Re: Good cedar cologne

    I like L'Occitane Cedre EDP. I also think the above-mentioned Quorum Silver and Equus are good, although Equus has a strange vegetable soup note on me that I can't get past sometimes.

    You might...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed, might just be me but..

    I get what I would call a cauliflower-like smell in it, which I can't stand. I don't know what causes it, but it's rank.

    Not sure if that's what you are referring to.
  93. Re: J'Accuse! There is a Recent Sport or Summer Scent You Have Loved! Confess!

    OK, I confess to loving Armani Code Sport. I shouldn't like it because I usually don't like mint, but something about it just works on me in a way that really works. Is it the ambrox? Whatever it is,...
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    Re: Are Creeds worth it?

    As far as worth goes, I couldn't say. Milliseme Imperial is the only Creed I own. I like it fine but hardly ever wear it.
  95. "Vintage" versus current: can you tell by the ingredient list?

    Hello all:

    I hope this is the appropriate forum for this question. If I have a bottle of a long-running fragrance that is still in production, does an ingredient list that simply states "alcohol,...
  96. Re: Looking for a specific type of woody fragrance

    Thanks very much for all the sampling ideas. Will definitely look into them, especially the CdGs.
  97. Looking for a specific type of woody fragrance

    Hello all:

    I am trying to find a very particular type of woody fragrance that I have not been able to find so far. I want something that primarily emphasizes wood notes (cedar, pine, sandalwood,...
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    Re: What is the best SA 'line' you've been given?

    Last night, on picking up a tester of La Nuit de L'Homme EDT: "That just came out 2 weeks ago."
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    Horizon at Dollar Tree

    I was in a local Dollar Tree store yesterday and saw a fairly large stock of Guy Laroche Horizon 1.7-oz EDT splash bottles. The boxes were not wrapped and said Copyright Parfums Guy Laroche Paris...
  100. Re: Histories des Parfums ... 1828 Jules Vernes or 1725 Casanova ?

    I like 1828 better, one of the nicest vetiver fragrances I have tried. Longevity is excellent. I don't like 1725 as much; there's something too sweet and powdery about it that doesn't really suit my...
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