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    Re: Summer lady killer - boat scent

    English is clearly not his first language. No need to get melodramatic.
  2. Re: What does it mean when a frag smells "purple"

    I associate patchouli with purple, but that could be due to TF purple patchouli.

    If I associate a fragrance with a colour, it's usually due to name or label colour.
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    Re: Most attractive bottle?

    Tom Ford private blend
    Bleu de Chanel
    Dior Homme
  4. Re: Solicited some girls opinions on several popular frags today ... their feedback inside

    A lot of snarky comments on this thread. The snobbery is making an appearance.
  5. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Tried Azzaro pour homme for the first time today. Opening is meh, dry down is nice but not wowing me. I can see how it's popular though.
  6. Re: List 3 female fragrances a man can easily wear

    Technically yes, but it's not that simple. I can walk down the street in a frilly dress, but I'm not going to. Let's not pretend that social expectations and peer pressure don't exist.
  7. Re: What do you say/do when you get complimented?

    What do you say if you're wearing a feminine fragrance and a hot woman asks you what you're wearing?
  8. Re: What do you say/do when you get complimented?

    Why would you say 'thank you' unless you had created the fragrance yourself?
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    Re: Guerlain Homme EDT being discontinued

    Well over a year since this thread was created and it is still on Guerlain's website and available in shops.
    Incidentally, I didn't know Guerlain Homme was available in a 500ml bee bottle! Does...
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    Re: Lynx/Axe Tobacco and Amber body spray

    Wasn't impressed with musk and ginger, and not a fan of oud. It was the longevity of TandA which struck me; 8+ hours of projection from a tiny half spray.
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    Lynx/Axe Tobacco and Amber body spray

    So I came across this spray (Lynx goes 'niche') for the first time in a supermarket this morning. Applied the tiniest half spray I could manage on my hand, and now, 8+ hours later, I can still smell...
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    Re: fragrances which don't smell 'cologney'

    Hmm... it is a bit vague I know. I guess something which melds with the skin so that it appears to be your body's smell rather than something that has been applied. I've heard Caron puh described as...
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    fragrances which don't smell 'cologney'

    Name some fragrances which don't smell 'cologney', if you get what I mean.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th February, 2016

    Lynx/Axe Tobacco and amber body spray.
  15. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur. Is The Brand Going Out Of Fashion ?

    But Blue de Chanel sells loads despite having a French name. Acqua di Gio is in Italian, anything with pour homme is in French. The default language for most fragrance names is French, so I don't see...
  16. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur. Is The Brand Going Out Of Fashion ?

    Why on earth should a French company name their products in English just to please Americans like you?
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    Re: How often do you think about fragrances?

    I'm coming to the realisation that you need a certain level of income to maintain this as a hobby; an income I don't have. I think it's best for me to find 2 or 3 cheap fragrances that I like best...
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    Re: Richard James: No longer making fragrance?

    See, this is great customer service: going beyond the call of duty to try and find a solution for a potential customer. Well done Richard James.
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    Re: How often do you think about fragrances?

    Yep. I also make her rub royal pineapples on herself to get that true Aventus smell :)
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    Re: How often do you think about fragrances?

    When I make love to my wife, I image she's a bottle of Aventus. Is this a problem?
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    Re: What to wear with a Barbour Wax Jacket ?

    Wear anything you want. No fragrance is going to 'compliment' your jacket; what does that even mean!
  22. Re: Going through a bottle of Versace in a week? Week after week................yikes!

    Is it just me that finds the idea of high schools kids owning numerous bottles of very expensive cologne wrong? And don't get me started on using Aventus as a car spray; that's like flushing dollar...
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    Re: Scent for your car - what do you use?

    Febreeze.
  24. Re: Richard James Saville row: is this a good deal?

    It seems this site ships to Europe by road.
  25. Thread: Black

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    Re: Black

    None.
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    Re: which perfume does these notes best?

    Amber - Ambre 114
    Vanilla - Guerlain MdM or Shalimar/Mona di Orio Vanille
  27. Richard James Saville row: is this a good deal?

    A legit fragrance outlet in the UK is currently selling Richard James Saville row 50ml for £13 (about $19). Is this a good deal?
    I've only sniffed it once, so still unsure. I already own Chanel pour...
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    Re: Help Me Find My Office Scent

    I suspect if he hasn't found a scent in the 5+ years since he asked, then he has no chance!
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    Re: No more Chanel samples

    I wonder if this is just a US thing? Scent samples, which is based in the UK are still offering samples, including the exclusif line, for UK and European customers.
  30. Re: Fess Up! Popular, Well-Known Fragrances You STILL Haven't Smelled

    I'd say Dior Homme is better than DHI in my opinion
  31. Re: A petition to LVMH to bring Dior Homme Sport 2008 back!!!!!!

    The original had too much ginger imo, which made it too warm for a summer/sport fragrance.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th February, 2016

    Chanel pour monsieur
  33. Re: Fess Up! Popular, Well-Known Fragrances You STILL Haven't Smelled

    GPHii is amazing imo. Looking at your wardrobe, I suspect there's a good chance you'd love it.
  34. Re: Fess Up! Popular, Well-Known Fragrances You STILL Haven't Smelled

    LADDM
    Curve
    CK eternity
    Any Caroline Harrera
    Guerlain vetiver
    Polo red/black etc
    Caron pour un homme
  35. Re: Your favourite Karl Lagerfeld fragrances?

    Interesting. I would have put good money on you saying égoïste. If KL homme is even better, I'll have to check it out!
  36. Re: Best summer scent under $150 that performs well?

    Dior homme cologne is very different to sport. A very refreshing citrus with a hint of floral and long lasting clean musk. Wonderful to spray it on you on a hot summer day
  37. Your favourite Karl Lagerfeld fragrances?

    What are your favourite Karl Lagerfeld fragrances?
    Mine are égoïste and Allure edition blanche.

    (Inspired by the is Gucci pour homme a Gucci or Tom Ford fragrance discussion in the 'recommend a...
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    Re: Must-tries from Tom Ford

    Francis Kurdjan was the perfumer of Le Male though. GpH and M7 were not released under Ford's name or composed by him.

    It's like saying your favourite Karl Lagerfeld fragrance is Egoiste!
  39. Re: Which of the Dior Homme line do you like best?

    Dior homme cologne.
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    Re: Must-tries from Tom Ford

    Again, GPH and M7 are not Tom Ford scents, they are Gucci fragrances.
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    Re: Must-tries from Tom Ford

    GPH1 is from Gucci, not Tom Ford.
  42. Re: Best wine cooler or mini fridge for fragrance storage?

    Pretty sure hednic has over 1,000 bottles.
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    Re: TK Maxx new stock

    TK Maxx website currently has 100ml L'artisan tea for two l. £29.99
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    Re: Wish me luck ...

    Yeah, how dare he make fragrances with mass appeal. You'd think Guerlain were trying to make a profit or something.
  45. Re: What is your favorite brand in clothing? How do you measure its quality?

    A made to measure or bespoke suit will fit you better than an off the rack suit (although knowing you hednic, you're probably talking about bespoke kiton/brioni suits!)
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    No offence, but this entire post is elitist, pretentious rubbish.
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    My signature scent criteria

    These are my criteria for a signature scent (not looking for suggestions):

    * It must smell nice, but it doesn't, perhaps shouldn't, have to be my absolute favourite.

    * Must be wearable all...
  48. Your biggest number of purchases in a single day?

    What is your record for number of bottles purchased in a day? (Decants of 10ml or more included).

    I know of one Basenoter who has bought 27 bottles in a day (not me!!); can you beat that?
  49. Re: About to pull the trigger finally TFPN. Do you think it is overpriced/alternatives?

    Creed Neroli Sauvage might be available for slightly less money than the TF and has a closer resemblance than the Mugler or AdP.
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    Re: What fragrance to wear to a caucus?

    Except Sanders.
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    Re: What fragrance to wear to a caucus?

    Anything by Trumpers.

    Or maybe Jil (Bernie) Sanders for men.
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the affordable masterpieces

    Define masterpiece.
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the affordable masterpieces

    Err...how many of these can be bought for under $50??
  54. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Creed Spice and Wood. Three sprays on the back of my hand, but could barely smell anything. This is very light with very little projection. Natural smelling, and decent quality ingredients, but when...
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    recent iconic fragrances

    Which men's designer fragrances released post 2000 are/will be considered as historically iconic fragrances?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th January, 2016

    The very last drops from my bottle of GPH II for a job interview.
  57. Poll: Re: Best niche/high end house- line generally?

    I can't take Xerjoff seriously. A brand seemingly designed to appeal to Russian oligarchs.
  58. Re: Finally, I got a hold of a full bottle of GIT 13T01

    If I ever start talking about batch codes, please kill me.
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    Re: New 2016 By Kilian - Moonlight in Heaven!

    The note breakdown sounds like it is going to be distinctly feminine.
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    Re: My Current Top Three

    As you work on Wall St, perhaps Greed by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab would be suitable work scent.
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    Re: Dior Homme Cologne

    Huh? I don't get any iris in dhc at all. It's a great scent but totally different to dior homme edt.
    a very juicy and natural citrus on top with a subtle floral hint from the grapefruit blossom....
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    Re: Leather Oud Question

    Leather oud stinks. I can appreciate it from a conceptual point of view, but it's not something to wear in public.
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    Re: Creed Bois du Portugal VS Creed Royal Oud

    Well it's not nonsense. There are 3 people on this thread alone who get a definite comparison to spicebomb. Not similar enough that they could be confused for one another, but there's something a bit...
  64. Re: Cheaper alternative to Virgin Island Water

    VIW was copied from Bath and body work's Coconut Lime Verbena (discontinued). Coconut Lime Breeze, also from BBW is also meant to smell similar.
  65. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Citrus Wood by Yardley. A terre d'hermes clone which is at least as good and much cheaper that TdH..
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    Re: Creed Bois du Portugal VS Creed Royal Oud

    Re the comparison to Spicebomb, there is definitely a noticable similarity between the two. RO is dryer and less sweet, but I saw the similarities the moment I first tried RO.
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    Re: Creed Bois du Portugal VS Creed Royal Oud

    You can like the smell and still get screwed on the price. Why is RO even more expensive than the 'regular' priced Creeds when it doesn't even contain real oud?
  68. Re: Why the French´s fresh are not so fresh?

    There is definitely a difference in style between French and Italian styles of fragrance. French frags tend to be more formal and focus on florals whilst Italian is more relaxed and focuses on...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    I thought you only collected French companies.
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    Re: Finding some scents my partner will like

    Sounds like she goes for sporty scents, so Dior Homme sport is worth a try.
  71. Re: Best Subforum Ever: Aventus OR Pure Malt?

    How dare you criticise the Aventus subforum. I'm off right now to spray some X01M456 batch Aventus on me, come round your house and waft it in your face. Get ready for a royal pineapple assault on...
  72. Re: No more blind-buying or "quick-spritz" buying

    Normally I never blind buy, but I want to try Caron puh and there is no way for me to sample it cost effectively. I may have to blind buy a small bottle unless a UK basenoter is feeling generous.
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    Re: Husband Hates Aventus

    A man with good taste obviously.
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    Re: Smoky notes

    Sounds nice. Do you know of any fragrances which use it to a noticeable degree? (Designer preferably)
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    Smoky notes

    What ingredients are used to give fragrances a smoky note?
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    Re: Fragrance with the best drydown??

    Mouchoir de monsieur
    Ambre 114
    Gucci pour homme ii
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    Re: January haul

    So you're cheating on your wife?
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    Re: Which scent makes the best room spray

    Febreeze winter garden (sadly discontinued).
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    Re: Opinions on La Nuit De L'Homme?

    Too sweet and a bit screechy.
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    Re: Fragrance Gift Suggestion for Boss

    I don't understand why someone would buy an expensive gift for their boss?! Gifts should flow down, not up.
  81. Re: Which of these colognes is best for compliments ?

    Wearing a fragrance in the hope of receiving a compliment will almost always end in disappointment.
  82. Re: What temperature do you store your fragrances at?

    Room temperature
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    Re: Which scent makes the best room spray

    Waste of a fragrance, but a cheap lavender water could work.
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    Re: The Dior Homme line, yep!

    Dior homme cologne is great on a hot day.
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    Re: What are the best designer fragrances?

    Gucci pour homme ii
    Chanel pour monsieur
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    Re: Kouros to work?

    Bumping a thread which is over 10 years old must be a new basenotes record!
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    Fragrance associations: lavender

    Lavender: a soothing masculine fragrance or what your grandma smells like?
  88. Re: Bottega Veneta Essence Aromatique pour Homme

    Notes will include bergamot, pine and patchouli.
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    Re: I don't like any Guerlains :(

    My all time favourite is gucci ph ii

    Also like Chanel pour monsieur, bottega vaneta pour homme.
    Not a fan of gourmands or sweetness. I guess I am looking for a masculine warm, spicy, woody scent....
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    Re: I don't like any Guerlains :(

    Aargh. Bel Ami is Hermes of course! Oops.

    Thing like songe d'un bois are beyond my price range. If heritage had MdM's drydown instead of Lidge's drydown, that would be ideal.
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    I don't like any Guerlains :(

    Not a single one that I've tried.

    Habit rouge: too powdery and dated

    Vetiver: old man smell

    MdM: really wanted to like this one. I really love the drydown, but struggle with the topnotes and...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th January, 2016

    It starts out with a rather challenging clove smell which recedes over the next few hours to reveal an amazing natural earthy vanilla.
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    Re: Most Disappointing Blind Buys?

    I love the fact that someone actually believed me! Only Hednic could afford to do something like that.
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    Re: Need advice on niche fragrances

    Most women actually prefer no cologne at all on men.
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    Re: Most Disappointing Blind Buys?

    Blind bought Clive Christian No.1 Imperial Jubilee. Didn't like it and ended up pouring it down the drain. There's £1000 I'll never see again.
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Pure Malt smells horrible.
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    House of Matriach Blackbird renamed

    Blackbird has been renamed and is now known as Black No.1.
    Does anyone know the reason why??
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    Re: Is there a time to move on from designers?

    Chanel, Dior and Guerlain are better than any niche brand I can think of. (And btw, Creed isn't niche, it's luxe)
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    Re: are we all doing it wrong?

    But weren't fragrances originally designed to be sprayed on handkerchiefs etc? I'm thinking mouchoir de monsieur.
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    are we all doing it wrong?

    Most people on Basenotes say they wear fragrances for their own pleasure and not to please others.

    If this is true, surely spraying on your body is the wrong thing to do; wouldn't spraying on a...
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