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    Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    kumquat,

    Thanks for starting this thread. Some seem not to understand that the answers provided help others sort through the thousands of fragrances and increases their chances of finding...
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    Re: Unisex fragrances

    I only wear "Eau de Armpit" so I can smell like a real man. None of that sissy unisex stuff for me. I also wear exclusively a camo hat and shirt. I don't want anyone to mistake me for a girl or a...
  3. Re: What favorite scents do you like to recommend? Easy to find, not too expensive.

    HDP 1725
    Phaedon Tabac Rouge
    SL Chergui
    Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours
    Pure Havane
    Joop Homme
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Tauer LADDM
  4. Re: Pure Havane how does it compare to Tobacco Vanille?

    I have both and there is no comparison. I think both are great fragrances although TV does overpower me a bit as the day wears on. Pure Havane is AMen with sweet tobacco. TV is vanilla and sweet...
  5. Looking for LADDM, Akkad, Idole and Fusion Sacree

    Looking for LADDM, Akkad, Idole and Fusion Sacree.

    Will purchase or swap.
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    Re: fragrances that smell alike

    New Haarlem and Michael Jordan Legend.
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    Re: Looking For Recommendations

    I second this recommendation.
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    Curious - do you OWN any Creed?
  9. Walk like a zombie, talk like a zombie, and SMELL...

    Walk like a zombie, talk like a zombie, and SMELL like a zombie? That can't possibly be a pleasant smell.
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    I'm having a nervous breakdown trying to choose between these two darned fragrances.
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    Move beyond the cognitive dissonance Grasshopper and acquire both. After all, man was not made to wear just one fragrance.
  12. Want Akkad, L'Air du Desert Marocain, 1725, Fusion Sacree, Others

    Looking for:

    Lubin - Akkad
    Parfums d'Empire Cuir Ottoman
    Histories d'Perfume - 1725
    Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    Hermes - Amber Narguile
    Phaedon- Rouge Avignon, Sable Marocain
    Montale -...
  13. Re: Slumberhouse Jeke Swapped ADDED 95 Samples

    Bump - swapped the Jeke and added 95 samples.
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    Re: Trying to understand notes...

    I've learned the hard way that you have to test a lot. Get samples, apply a dab, then wait for the base notes. Something you may consider the greatest fragrance you've ever encountered can turn ugly...
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    Re: What did you used to wear back in the day?

    1960's mostly Brut but occasionally Hai Karate.

    1970's don't remember.

    1980's don't remember - maybe Canoe

    Wait - shouldn't the "don't remembers" be the 60's?

    1990's Joop.
  16. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    Aventus, but I'd be happy with Royal Oud, or Cuir Velours, or Chergui, or Tabac Rouge, or....
  17. Re: Slumberhouse Jeke for Swap

    Sorry - been extremely busy. Let me research the MDCI you mentioned in your next to last post.
  18. Re: Slumberhouse Jeke for Swap

    What size bottle of Jeke? 30ML but it's EXTRAIT meaning it's the pure juice. Very strong and long lasting.
  19. Slumberhouse Jeke Swapped ADDED 95 Samples

    Here are the samples that are left. The Creeds come from the Creed counter at Neiman Marcus. The Bonds come from Bond. The Slumbe house come from Slumberhouse. All others come from either Lucky...
  20. Re: Which scents chicks dig/females love/blah blah blah

    Amazing - perfumery is boring to most people; fragrance collectors are perceived as gay. I wear fragrances because of HOW they make ME feel. I don't want to be objectionable to others but I really...
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    Re: I want to REEK! - Is that so wrong?

    Try a spray on your hair. It works wonders.
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    Re: Phaedon Tabac Rouge..

    IMHO, this is spicier than TV. And, a lot less "vanilla." The vanilla in TV overwhelms me over time. Tabac Rouge doesn't have the sillage of TV but, it's a fantastic fragrance and quite a bargain...
  23. Re: Which scents chicks dig/females love/blah blah blah

    Something to keep in mind is that the opinions/recommendations expressed here are limited to those fragrances respondents have experienced. Get what you like. As an earlier posted stated: "Be...
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    Re: Too many samples

    I often get multiple samples though most often I have to purchase them. Before acquiring samples I do research at Basenotes and select ones I think I may like. Once I get the samples, I test them...
  25. Thread: R.i.p. 2013

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    Re: R.i.p. 2013

    Polo Red
    Mont Blanc Individuel
    Varvatos Vintage
    Unbreakable
  26. Thread: Delete

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    Poll: Re: Which batch of Aventus do you like more?

    Have three different batches and there is no discernible difference to me.
  27. Re: Alternatives to Joop! and Opium Homme that don't reek!

    Fortunately I haven't passed away and have no plans to do so anytime soon.
  28. Re: Alternatives to Joop! and Opium Homme that don't reek!

    Wow! My smeller must be way off. Based on recommendations here that Individual is very similar to Joop , I blind purchased it. To my nose, it isn't even close to smelling like Joop.

    Love the...
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    Re: I want to REEK! - Is that so wrong?

    I agree with you. I always purchase samples first to test them for the changes as they progress, the sillage, and the longevity. I've found many that I absolutely love but that have poor sillage and...
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    Bois du Portugal Replacement

    I love the opening of Bois du Portugal. However, the basenotes turn extremely "stinky" on me. So bad, in fact, that it takes several days of scrubbing to get off.

    Would you please recommend...
  31. Poll: Re: Amber Amber Amber -- Your Favorite Amber Frag?

    Here's a unique idea - how about just Amber, nothing else?

    Wearing amber oil right now. Wonderful...
  32. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    I've sampled SOVA and love it.
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    Re: Affordable Alternative Too Creed AVENTUS.

    OK, smell is subjective, but I followed advice posted here and eslewhere and purchased Joop Nightflight as an alternative to Aventus. IMHO, they smell NOTHING alike.
  34. Re: Beware of these fragrances: Do never buy them blind

    When I make blind buys, it's only after researching both the ratings and comments at Basenotes as well as the product's ingredients. I've found this to be extremely unreliable especially when...
  35. Re: What were the 3 biggest impact/revolutionary designer fragrances for you?

    Nine Flags Hong Kong
    Brut
    Joop Homme
    Aventus
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    Re: Truly different

    I love Aramis Havana but, like your wife and Aventus, my wife hates it!
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    Re: Truly different

    Then please accept my apology.
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    Re: Truly different

    Most Basenotes members are very helpful but occasionally, someone like you answers a post with some negative comment, I suppose, in an attempt to demonstate your fragrance IQ. Your assinine comment...
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    Truly different

    There are so many great fragrances around that it is, of course, practically impossible to sample them all. Consequently, I'm seeiking advice from the experienced noses here at Basenotes.

    I'm...
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    Re: New Haarlem - A steal of a deal

    Those of you who have purchased New Haarlem - is the liquid clear or colored?
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    Re: New Haarlem - A steal of a deal

    Sorry I wasn't precise enough. When I commented on the difference in cost, perhaps I should have added "to me" to the end of the sentence. However, I thought it was obvious...

    After all: you...
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    Re: New Haarlem - A steal of a deal

    From your comment you've never smelled it or you go for the brand and not the fragrance. See other posts here at Basenotes about the similarity. If you believe 1 in 10,000 can really tell the...
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    Re: New Haarlem - A steal of a deal

    I have an even better idea - buy Michael Jordan Legend for around $20. You'll not know the difference.
  44. Re: Answer These Personality Questions and I'll Recommend a Fragrance for You

    Part 1:

    1. How old are you?
    63

    2. Male or female?
    Male

    3. Are you an introvert (enjoy time alone) or an extrovert (outgoing and social)?
    Introvert
  45. Re: michael jordan legend similar to New harlem?!?

    The difference between New Haarlem and Legend is barely discernable. What is different is the price!
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    New Haarlem and Legend?

    Has anyone noticed the similarity between New Harrlem and Michael Jordan Legend? To my (untrained) nose, they're VERY similar and Legend can be had for around $20.
  47. Re: (PLZ READ DISCLAIMER) Answer These Personality Questions and I'll Recommend a Fragrance for You

    Part 1:

    1. How old are you? 63
    2. Male or female? Male
    3. Are you an introvert (enjoy time alone) or an extrovert (outgoing and social)? Introvert
    4. Do you like to be unique, or do you like...
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    Re: Is there an "IT?

    This sounds a bit like the awful Direct TC commercials currently running on TV.

    I do understand the sentiment.
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    Is there an "IT?

    I've always been fond of fragrance but late last year I begin a very serious search for my "it" scent. I started by checking on-line reviews wherever I could find them. This gave me a starting point....
  50. Re: Answer These Personality Questions and I'll Recommend a Fragrance for You

    Part 1:

    1. How old are you? 63
    2. Male or female? Male
    3. Are you an introvert (enjoy time alone) or an extrovert (outgoing and social)? Introvert
    4. Do you like to be unique, or do you...
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    Re: What's that stinky smell?

    Thanks all. IMO this is an unfortunate situation. I love many of the Creed fragrances but cannot wear them because of this horrible smell at the base. I can still smell the base of the sample of...
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    What's that stinky smell?

    Some fragrances, especially many of the Creeds, at drydown have a horrible smell, almost like sewage and this is very obnoxious to my sensibilities. Obviously, I need to identiy that component so I...
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    Re: Z-14 by Halston EDT

    I have a new bottle.
  54. Re: Looking for Pure Malt, Orange Sanguine, several Frederic Malle, Creeds and Bond 9

    I have new bottle of Pure Malt and bottle of GIT almost full. Please contace me if interested.
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    Re: Michael Jordan Legend - Yes? or No?

    Absolutely!
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