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    Re: Best replacement for Gucci ph

    Among the very affordable choices, in addition to so many great ones already mentioned, would also consider Zara Man Cedarwood.

    One of the driest, almost mineral, neutral, also slightly sharp and...
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    Re: Guerlain Observations

    Congratulations and thank you for sharing the pictures!

    Great rendition of Derby, a scent would already like in any version/vintage and consider as a decisive timeless masculine classic.
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    Re: Brut (Qs for men and women)

    Liking this one in any version, vintage or otherwise and preferring the original, although having occasionally tested its more aquatic/fresh/modern flankers as well, still considering the regular,...
  4. Re: Noob with particular tastes seeking recommendations

    Also adding Eau de Vetyver and Eau des Baux by l'Occitane, Endymion by Penhaligon's, Knize Ten, Pure Malt, Pure Malt Creation and/or Pure Havane, the latter three by Mugler, Chergui by Serge Lutens,...
  5. Re: Help picking a casual versatile fragrance

    From this list: especially Prada Luna Rossa Carbon and/or Montblanc Explorer, considering the intended use, occasions and outfits
  6. Re: Older fragrances with prominent birch tar

    Possibly also (especially vintage) G-Man by Gainsboro
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    Re: Fall/Winter Vanilla fragrance

    Also Heritage EDT, especially vintage, if liking vanilla notes miked with woody and perhaps spicy, even marginally herbal (but very smooth rather than sharp green) ones
  8. Re: What fragrances remind you of Christmas/Winter?

    Either very gourmand choices like LIDGE and Rochas Man or with a strong powerhouse and/or woody component like various 70-80s fragrances, including in their vintage versions, on the resinous, tobacco...
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    Re: Got 7 fragrances on the way...

    Congratulations and wishing you to enjoy the new additions.

    Liking all and considering each a good choice to be worn on almost any occasion and with nearly any outfit.
    Got an outstanding...
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    Since the house of Caron was mentioned, perhaps also Caron Eaux Forte (from the Eaux de Caron range), as well as Accordo Arancio by l'Erbolario-both affordable, with good performance and a complexity...
  11. Re: Found so many rare fragrances on Greek island

    Congratulations and enjoy!
    Screening/identifying a few favorites among these, especially Lagerfeld Photo, Rive Gauche, Versace Black Jeans, Miracle Homme and also certain aspects of Beyond Paradise.
  12. Re: Your "chore" scents or dumb grabs at the moment

    Most of the wardrobe anyway, but especially Mugler Cologne
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

    Bogart Signature
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th September, 2019

    Jaguar green
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th September, 2019

    Grey Flannel
  16. Re: Other scents like Calvin Klein Obsession

    Also adding:

    almost any Lutens fragrance, particularly Ambre Sultan and Chergui, Eau des Baux (for a more gourmand and less powerhouse but equally spicy take on this theme), Opium pour Homme EDP...
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    Re: What perfume lifts your spirits?

    The entire current scent wardrobe, including 80-90% of the testing list, pretty much coincides with a fairly accurate, detailed, complete, nevertheless likely to further expand and diverse list of...
  18. Re: New batches of Drakkar Noir are incredible

    Thank you for the info, having both tested and owned a few of the current versions of this and was very pleased about it, without sensing much if any difference from its powerhouse former glory
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    Re: The Ultimate 'Dark Blue' Thread

    Having tried many and owned a few scents within this category, so far liked Hugh Parsons Blue the most-maybe not popular enough to be or become the ultimate choice in this category, however a more...
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    Re: In defence of Dirty English

    Considering this one, especially factoring in its price as well, an honestly decent scent with an average performance
  21. Re: Boss Bottled Oud - Worth it for an oud lover?

    From a personal viewpoint alone: most likely, especially if being into Western style, more versatile ouds, by far neither as complicated, nor nuclear performance, nor perhaps formal/classic as more...
  22. Re: Versace Eros VS Eau de baux for casual everyday

    Although considering Eros the perhaps easier, more versatile choice for everyday casual wear, still preferring Eau des Baux and would therefore have no problem wearing this too, even as casual choice...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 8th September, 2019

    Habit Rouge
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    Re: " The Combination" Fragrance & Bottle

    Usually happen to like very much simple but elegant and timeless bottles and if the fragrance contained is also a classic style one, the combination becomes ideal.

    To name only a few examples of...
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    Re: For those who wear Azzaro PH EDT

    Still enjoying to wear the current version, both for the actual scent and its performance-being pleased with either
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 7th September, 2019

    Giorgio for Men
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th September, 2019

    Old Spice EDT
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    Re: In the hunt for my next

    Great recommendations already, also adding Lalique Homme EDP, Chopard Noble Cedar and/or Noble Vetiver, La Martina Hombre, Guerlain Homme Eau Boisee, Azzaro pour Homme l'Eau
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    Re: What about Versace "The Dreamer" ?

    Personally happen to like it as one of the better affordable designer scents with a fairly good tobacco note
  30. Thread: Dark

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    Re: Dark

    Also adding Salvador Dali pour Homme, even if not the darkest among all male/unisex fragrances altogether, perhaps one of the darkest if not the darkest powerhouse fougeres, most of the Memo Paris...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th September, 2019

    Trussardi Jeans Man
  32. Re: A Forgotten Little Gem: Uomo Ghe by Gherardini (1973)

    Thank you for the info, will look up and make the best of any testing opportunity for this asap, especially as its note composition, age, even outer appearance seems quite close to certain long term...
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    Re: My Malle collection

    From this list, possibly and from a personal viewpoint alone, Monsieur does bring an ideal balance between performance, classic style and modern, yet not too casual trendiness, plus also a certain...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th September, 2019

    Individual Blue by Avon
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    Re: Amber perfume with detectable rose

    Also adding Cerruti 1881 Amber- in fact, an almost cold, creamy, but also credible and smooth rose note is actually stronger or fairly equal to the performance of the amber note in this one
  36. Re: What's missing? Looking for a winter frag

    Welcome!

    From your list and possible testing choices, recommending especially Eau des Baux, Zara 9.0 and/or Encre Noire as possible next winter scent (s)
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    Re: A varial of Bleu de Chanel ?

    Possibly also, to a certain extent, Yacht Man by Myrurgia, Carlo Colucci Uomo Mare, Baldessarini del Mar, Aqua di Roma, l'Erbolario Periplo
  38. Re: Throw A Unique Fragrance A Basenoter’s Way! (We all want a new WOW.)

    Nostalgically and almost sadly, must admit that many fragrances of a certain rarity and low popularity/exposure are unfortunately discontinued and while Ebay is the pricier and not always trustworthy...
  39. Re: Dior Sauvage EDP for hot tropical weather?

    Why not? Even in a hotter climate and being an EDP, this might still work well thanks to its freshness.
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    Re: What to wear as a wedding guest

    Having just seen your wardrobe, would second especially Sartorial, Grey Vetiver and Eau de Cedrat, while also adding Opus 1870
  41. Re: "L'homme" YSL or "La nuit de l'homme" YSL ?

    Liking both very much, but happening indeed to get a bit more complexity and smoothness (however, in all fairness, both are good fragrances in their own right) from La Nuit, having perceived this as...
  42. Re: Your favorite Christian Dior niche fragrance ?

    A bit off topic since officially, formally note niche nor designer exclusive yet technically still somewhat comparable to niche for at least two reasons-comparative scarcity that may lead to niche...
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    Re: Alternative to Black Orchid?

    Apart from Black Orchid flankers and more choices by both the designer and the premium lines by TF,
    perhaps also lush, opulent, slightly nostalgic Guerlains from both their regular and exclusive...
  44. Re: Tried a couple colognes and could use help

    Would go for Club Black out of these two-especially if the ambit of notes is both diverse and quite generous for a comparatively affordable price
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019

    Zara Norrland
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    Re: Wife Hates Almost All Of My Fragrances...

    While sorry to hear this, also confident about both finding the fragrance (s) she will eventually enjoy and even if this does not work out, another viable solution to handle and also make the best...
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    Re: Is Linearity Such a Bad Thing?

    Not so much, if it is the linearity of a note already good per se and also credibly rendered
  48. Re: Dior Sauvage: generic freshie... or misunderstood prickly pear weirdo?

    Thank you for the very extensive description of this fragrance in many of its details and aspects.

    Would second the opinion (s) describing this as an a more or less even mix of both.
    As it does...
  49. Re: how often is poor performance really your nose not performing

    Assuming quite often or at least more often than being aware of this-having had quite often since adolescence till today frequent bouts of recurring colds and/or allergies as well (no serious medical...
  50. Re: Best scent to wear to Kanye West Sunday service

    Seconding Jubilation and also adding the (very vague admittedly but also allowing for a very wide selection) recommendation in favor of any other Amouage scent, for some reason, always imaging...
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    Re: One choice for...Vol XIII

    - You are a Beatle: Eau Sauvage

    - You are Bob Dylan: vintage Givenchy Gentleman

    - You are a member of the Rolling Stone: vintage Fahrenheit

    - You are Kenny G: Horizon by Guy Laroche

    -...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st September, 2019

    Cerruti 1881 Amber
  53. Re: Mambo for Men(2001) I'm surprised it's so poorly rated!

    Based on BN descriptions, reviews and posts, willing to sample this one at least once
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    Re: Men's Wallets - What do you carry?

    Currently a simple, brown wallet with just enough compartments for cards, bills, small change etc. manufactured by a local brand (but also with international shipping options and an official website)...
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    Re: The Fragrances We Would Buy Again

    Seconding especially Eau pour Homme, would consider buying and owning multiple backups of this, not so much the rest of the current wardrobe-but simply not due to not liking these, as much as thanks...
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    Re: Similar to Pasha

    Personally finding this choice/recommendation quite difficult apart from some (admittedly enjoyable and interesting to re/test) Pasha flankers and perhaps even less so a few more Cartier male/unisex...
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    Re: You smell like an old man

    Received a quite similar feedback on (meanwhile, though unplanned/incidentally since likely made during the late 90s-early 2000s) vintage Fendi Uomo
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    Re: Dark-ish/Gourmand-ish Fig Fragrances

    Likely not many options to surpass (vintage, therefore admittedly more expensive) Globe by Rochas and/or (from the Blu Mediterraneo series, thus niche and again likely expensive yet still good...
  59. Re: What are some fragrances that you just can't understand why they are loved?

    Few to almost none-perhaps with few notable examples like YSL Kouros or Sculpture by Nikos
  60. Re: Anyone here going to CANCEL Dior for their sauvage ad?

    Personally and subjectively speaking alone: would most likely still get some if not even the majority of the fragrances did like by this particular house.

    Albeit perhaps more infrequently and/or...
  61. Re: Stumbled across Ted Lapidus Pour Homme 1987 and was transported back to 1987

    Great description, definitely a description and review easily worth this good fragrance - agreeing that such an affordable fragrance can render the 80s better than much more expensive attempts to...
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    Re: My Non-Investment Timepiece Collection!

    Congratulations and enjoy-one of the most outstanding and exquisite watch lines from one truly impressive long time favorite horology brands
  63. Re: Do you notice your fragrances get stronger as they age?

    Not most, yet perhaps at least some in the scent lineup so far, especially (but not limited to) in no particular order:

    Knize Ten, most if not all of the Lancetti fragrances owned including Uomo...
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    Re: New member want advice

    Welcome!

    Apart from the many great suggestions already mentioned, also adding (in no particular order) especially but not limited to:

    - Arlesienne and/or Terre de Lumiere by l'Occitane,

    -...
  65. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Anywhere between 10 and as much as 14 dabs from a splash bottle of Grey Flannel
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    Re: Winter pleasent smell

    Apart from the many great recommendations already mentioned, also adding:

    Cerruti 1881 Amber
    Lanvin Avant Garde
    Chergui by Serge Lutens
    Ungaro III Parfum Aromatique
    Rochas Man
    D&G...
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    Re: Hypnose Homme by Lancome

    Happy to have tested this one at some point in the past, having liked this enough to maybe consider a full bottle purchase.

    Less known and perhaps less popular from this house, but cannot...
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    Re: Most worn in August 2019

    Based on a direct copy-paste from a similar thread:



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    Re: Your Most Worn August 2019

    According to a direct copy-paste from BN statistics:



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    Ambré Noble by Zara
    4 wears
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    Re: Denim (original) EDT

    Happy to both own and more or less frequently wear this one
  71. Re: What do I need? (Top challenge for you all)

    Welcome!

    Also adding, apart from the great suggestions already mentioned, Endymion by Penhaligon's, Hugh Parsons Blue, Aventus.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 31st August, 2019

    Grey Flannel
  73. Re: Looking for an everyday cologne, any suggestions?

    Welcome!

    Also adding, along with and to further expand the very good suggestions already mentioned, especially:

    Endymion by Penhaligon's
    Bogart pour Homme
    Rochas Man
    Lapidus pour Homme ...
  74. Re: Houston we have a problem .. Aqua Universlis vs xerjoff reínnacense

    Out of these two, prefering and recommending Xerjoff Rneiassance, though admittedly from a strictly personal and subjective viewpoint
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    Re: Finding vintages plus suggestions

    Also adding any Jacques Bogart fragrances available in the vintage formulations.

    If vintage, these fragrances do no cost much additionally unlike the ones from pricier fragrance lines and even if...
  76. Re: Fragrances for Tropical Climate that is NOT an AQUATIC?

    Seconding especially Mugler Cologne from this list-but most if not all fragrance mentioned do suit tropical climates quite well without necessarily being aquatics
  77. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 sprays (albeit very generous ones and also high performance, thanks to the scent itself) of Mystique Homme by Al Haramain this evening
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 30th August, 2019

    Mystique Homme by Al Haramain
  79. Re: Fahrenheit: My thoughts on current formulation

    Among the better aspects of this fragrance, in all its versions/editions including the current one along with its flankers as well, definitely and pointing out especially its performance along with...
  80. Re: New to fragrance...looking for some advice on scents similar to some TF I like

    Also adding, apart from the great recommendations already mentioned:

    Aramis Havana, Mystique Homme by Al Haramain, l'Envol EDP by Cartier, Duc de Vervins l'Extreme by Houbigant, Bogart pour...
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    Re: Dior Sauvage Parfum vs EDP vs EDT

    If having to recommend and thus also to prefer and to choose only one of these two, it would be most likely Sauvage Parfum-due to both performance and actual scent in fairly equal, comparable...
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    Re: FINALLY - Found a vetiver I don't like

    While unfamiliar so far with Vetyverio and with possible alternative recommendations, sorry to hear this and truly hoping that there are greater vetiver options worth (re) testing out-there just...
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman Vintage. What Gives?!

    Never had performance/longevity problems with the vintage version of one.

    And even on the occasions when this fragrance remained less beast mode more understated, its presence was still...
  84. Re: Hermès reputation in the fragrance-world.

    While uncertain about its actual reputation and even less backed up by factual, scientifically provable data for any hypothesis regarding this topic, nevertheless happening to personally consider...
  85. Re: Vintage Santo de Cartier has arrived! Brand New !

    Congratulations and enjoy-while personally no expert on batch codes, nevertheless remembering this one as the better Santos de Cartier renditions tested so far
  86. Re: which jasmine do you personally prefer, Diorella or Samsara?

    Diorella out of these two, though also admitting to like both quite a bit-just slightly preferring Diorella for its jasmine note rendition
  87. Re: Anyone with knowledge of Wienerblut or other Austrian or German artisanal houses?

    Also adding Knize, Helmut Lang and/or Alt Innsbruck to a possible (re) testing list, speaking strictly about Austrian houses as an entity rather than just single scents by each, adding a few more...
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez Men's Line

    So far, had only experiences with EDP Intense for Him and with the regular For Him EDT and was pleased with both, regarding their actual scent as much as the performance of each
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    Re: Acqua di gio profumo vs Kouros

    Although familiar with both, never had the sensation so far of these two being even remotely similar to each other
  90. Re: My opinion on several mainstream fragrances

    Thank you for sharing these very extensive, documented and fascinating to read impressions.

    So far, could particularly relate to and agree with the impressions about: ADG, Y and YSL l'Homme...
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    Re: Is current dior homme fine?

    From a personal viewpoint alone-although not liking much its actual scent, therefore cannot rate about how reformulation may have affected its notes, their blending, their balance/composition...
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    Re: Bvlgari Man In Black - Performance

    Always ranging from average (4-6 hours) to slightly more than 8 hours when personally trying this directly on skin-with fairly decent to downright good, easily above average projection as well
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    Re: Ryan seacrest is a montale man

    If so, fine for him and kudos for good fragrance tastes
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    Re: One choice for...Vol XII

    No season of preference given, nor rice category, house, even trying to avoid gender constraints as much as possible, as follows:

    - You are an officer and a gentleman- Floris Elite or anything...
  95. Re: tell us the best example of "Arab" perfumery

    Budget/affordable (though with the slight reluctance or disclaimer that most if not all of these houses also have exclusive, premium lines priced similarly to niche) almost anything by Al Rehab, Al...
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    Re: How often do you try something new

    As often as possible, but trying to schedule a few new testing sessions of so far untested fragrances at least a few times a month even under the most unfavorable circumstances/scenarios, yet luckily...
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    Re: Diesel Fuel For Life?

    From a personal viewpoint alone-perceived a quite pleasant scent with quite a decent performance, at an affordable price from this one, albeit speaking mostly about past testings of this one so far
  98. Re: New here - long time cologne user - looking modernize my collection - suggestions?

    Would re-test at least some of the flankers of the established fragrances lines mentioned in the thread starting post, especially but not limited to the TDH, Gucci Guilty, Fahrenheit and/or other...
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    Re: Recreating The Sultan's Fragrances

    Thank you for posting.

    Being a long term history fan, to an extent almost comparable to the fragrance hobby-was always interested and still am about historical reenactments (even if perhaps not...
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    Re: One choice for...Vol XI

    - You are invited to Madonna´s birthday party- a daring, possibly dark, leathery, animalic male powerhouse, almost anything the 80s have released within these categories

    - You are invited to Sean...
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