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    Re: new Dior for men this fall

    Better to smell of Marx than Rand.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II Thoughts

    I get good longevity from it, and it's not discontinued. Love it.
  3. Re: Millesime Imperial vs Dior Homme Sport vs. Dior Homme Cologne vs. Chanel Allure Homme Sport EB

    Dior homme cologne
    Dior homme sport
    Edition blanche
    MI

    In that order
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    Re: Looking for a frag that does NOT last

    Guerlain eau de cologne imperial.
  5. Re: The Top 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    My wife has zero interest in fragrances. Never wears perfume herself.
  6. Re: NEW: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Ambra (Ingredient collection)

    It's not an amber scent, it's ambergris. Hence the marine notes.
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud - lovin beats hatin

    Leather Oud, like a lot of niche fragrances, seem to be designed to show off the creativity of a perfumer, rather than to be wearable. Like those crazy outfits you see on the catwalk.

    Something I...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 21st March 2015

    Chanel pour monsieur
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    Re: KOUROS ...by Tom Ford.

    I'm curious why Andre Chose Kouros by Tom Ford as the thread title? I know he was in charge at YSL, but Kouros wasn't sold under his brand or created by him personally.
    It's like saying Blue de Karl...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    Chanel pour monsieur edt
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    Re: Millesime Imperial or Neroli Portofino

    Well that's subjective: I don't like either of them.
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    Re: Millesime Imperial or Neroli Portofino

    Pick the one you like the best.
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    Re: Favorite Clean/Fresh Fragrance?

    Chanel pour monsieur
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    Re: Alternative to Terre D'Hermes

    Try the Terre d'hermes parfum version. I'd be surprised if you had longevity issues with it.

    You could also try Galimard Aventure. It's similar, but not identical, and smells a lot more natural....
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    Re: Brand New Montale - Aoud Lavender!!

    Oud and lavender???? Seems like a bizarre combination to me!
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    Re: Current Top 5?

    Hmm...

    (In no particular order, except for No.1)

    1. Gucci pour homme II
    2. Midnight in Paris
    3. Chanel Anteaus
    4. Annick Goutal eau de sud
    5. HdP Amber 114
  17. Re: The Fragrance you have the most bottles of...

    Most people in the 1st world don't own numerous houses, so perhaps you're experiencing a 1% problem?
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    Re: Molecule 01 v homemade versions

    This is the first time I've heard of M01 not being Iso e super.
    I looked on the Escentric website, and they say it's Iso e super, so who knows.
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    Molecule 01 v homemade versions

    making your own is often suggested on BN, but I was wondering if a homemade version would be exactly the same?

    Are there different qualities or grades of ISO e super available, or is it all the...
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    Re: Gucci PHII praise

    It's my favourite scent, and I've almost finished my bottle. It hasn't been discontinued though. It is still available on the Gucci website, and can be found in some brick and mortar stores (in the...
  21. fragrances that don't smell like fragrances

    Looking for examples of fragrances which don't smell like a fragrance, bur are more like an extension of your skin.

    Things like Molecule 01, NR musc for him, etc.

    What others are there?
  22. Caron pour un homme sexy? - Vogue article

    Came across this vogue article which described Pour un homme as unbelievably sexy.

    http://www.vogue.co.uk/beauty/2013/10/17/perfect-chemistry---how-women-want-men-to-smell

    "...what I loved...
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    Re: Regret Buying Bottles

    Anyone just starting out will 'regret' some purchases just because tastes evolve quite quickly at first and there is a big temptation to build up a small collection quickly.
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    natural smelling woody designers

    What are some good natural smelling citrus/woody or woody designer fragrances? (non discontinued/vintage please)
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    Re: designer/niche

    Does a vintage/discontinued designer scent become niche when it's hard to find?
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    Re: designer/niche

    I think it could reasonably be argued that Chanel's, and to a lesser extent Dior's, primary business in terms of income and sales are fragrances rather than clothes. How many people actually buy or...
  27. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme ~ new fragrance

    It's certainly not a noticeable difference to my nose apart from *very* subtle differences I mentioned. Almost identical imo. (again, I only tested on card). Unable to comment on performance on skin.
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    Re: Where to purchase Dior Parfum

    I haven't seen it any UK dept store yet. I know it's in Selfridges, but I don't live in London. Keen to sample this.
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    Re: Your Top 3 Notes

    Not sure!

    Vanilla when done well (Mona di Orio for example)
    tobacco
    lemon and basil combo
    I'm intrigued by castoreum, but not really sure what it smells like.
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    I find higher end designer (chanel, Dior & Hermes) are better than niche at a fraction of the cost.
  31. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme ~ new fragrance

    tested the original and new side by side on card in store today.

    Initial impression is that they smell very similar to one another. It's not a different fragrance or a different interpretation....
  32. Re: MiP fast becoming my work signature scent

    It takes at least an hour to get to my office, so it has time to settle down, and about half of those sprays are under clothing. It's also winter and temps are 0-5 degrees.
    I would reduce the number...
  33. Re: Fragrances or fragrance lines with bad names

    The Narciso Rodriguez mens line is very confusing.
  34. MiP fast becoming my work signature scent

    I've been wearing Midnight in Paris edt to work for the past couple of weeks, and it's working out really well. I think I may continue with it.
    6-7 sprays before I leave the house and I get a lovely...
  35. Re: A*Men Pure Malt or Maison Margiela Replica Jazz Club

    Out of the two, Jazz club.
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    Re: Best & Favorites Shower Gels

    Currently using Boots botanics shower gel as my regular, and Bulgari eau thé verte for the occasional treat.
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    Re: Your top three VANILLA scents.

    Mona di Orio - Vanille
    Guerlain - Shalimar
    VC&A - Midnight in Paris
    Galimard - Flibustier

    I've never tried Memoires of a trespasser, but it sounds like something I would enjoy.
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    talk to me about Goutal eau de sud

    What are your thoughts on this?
    Quality of ingredients?, Longevity?, everyday office suitability?
    Any designer scents which smell vaguely similar?
  39. Re: Which scent would you break the bank for?

    No fragrance is worth breaking the bank for.
  40. Re: Is Eau de Shalimar as unisex as regular Shalimar?

    What nonsense. There are gender associations made with fragrances whether you like it or not. Accusing someone of being insecure because they don't want to wear a woman's perfume is insulting (which...
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    suggestions for a spicy vanilla

    Suggestions for a spicy vanilla oriental (designer only). If it comes in EdP all the better, but not essential.

    Think jaipur homme without the powder.
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    Something with Frankincence or myrrh obviously.
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    Re: MiP v Jaipur pour homme

    Interesting that no-one finds them similar, not even in the drydown? I thought these two were all about the soft powdery vanilla?
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    Re: Help Finding a warm Weather Fragrance

    Dior homme cologne (2013)

    You need to try this. Perfect for hot weather and smells great. Juicy, quenching citrus turning into a light but long lasting clean slightly floral musk.
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    MiP v Jaipur pour homme

    Anyone find these similar? (Powdery vanilla), and if so, which do you prefer?
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    Poll: Men v Women: How many sprays?

    I thought it would be interesting to see if there is a difference in the amount sprayed between men and women as I tend to notice when a woman is wearing fragrance more than men.

    So, how many...
  47. any link between natural sense of smell and fragrance appreciation?

    I was wondering if fragrance enthusiasts were drawn to the hobby due to having a naturally better sense of smell?

    I can see how it could be possible for someone with an as yet undiscovered natural...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum... REFORMULATED!

    I'll remain skeptical of any reformulation claims until verified.
    No offence to the OP, but there have been many people on BN claim a frag has been reformulated or discontinued based on pure...
  49. Re: Cheap but good quality frags that aren't widely used

    Galimard fragrances are great quality and excellent value for money.
  50. Re: Nominate a bottle for the most elegant bottle award here!

    The thing to bear in mind is that elegant doesn't necessarily mean the same as best.

    I think elegance implies sophistication done with a lack of ostentatiousness, so I would rule out Creed...
  51. Re: Nominate a bottle for the most elegant bottle award here!

    I don't like the GPHii bottle. Poor ergonomics, rubbish sprayer and a cheap looking cap. Amazing juice though.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    EDP. My wife's friend who works at Galimard was generous enough to send 6 samples for free inc free postage. I didn't want to abuse that generosity.
    Enjoying the vanilla/amber dry down of...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Not bought, but just received 6 free Galimard samples:

    Rafting
    Bel Canto
    Flibustier
    Aventure
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    Cosaque
  54. Re: Should I wear Aventus for a job interview

    Clean yes, but I would never buy a new pair of shoes for a job interview. It's completely unnecessary.
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    Re: Flankers you wish existed, but don't.

    Gucci pour homme II EDP
    YSL Opium pour homme bois
  56. Re: If you were to jokingly refer to a cologne so that people would know you meant it was awful

    A lot of people here seem to have missed the point of the thread. Quelle surprise.
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    Re: Girlfriend doesn't like Aventus?

    If your gf doesn't like it, it might be a fake or possibly a reformulation.
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    Poll: Re: What's the sex of your wardrobe?

    Leans towards masculine. Midnight in Paris is about as feminine as it gets.
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    [UK] Re: Chanel Allure, Pure Malt, YSL & more

    bump
  60. Re: Warm/Creamy/Milky/'Blonde' winter fragrance

    I think you'll have most success by trying sandalwood themed fragrances.
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    I wish I hadn't just witnessed this...

    I was in a department store browsing frags, and a guy next to me sprayed at least 7 sprays of Aramis before walking away. He certainly left a...ahem...prominent sillage in his wake.
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    Re: Can someone put me onto Rojas perfumes

    I disagree. The only thing the price point separates is the rich from the non-rich. There are plenty of perfume enthusiasts who could never afford Roja, Why should perfume enthusiasts be expected to...
  63. Re: Undecided. Can someone talk me in or out of getting LIDGE?

    edit
  64. Re: Everyday warm weather perfume for your girl...

    Bottega Veneta EdP
  65. Re: TOM FORD Conditioning Beard Oil Oud Wood, Neroli Portofino & Tobacco Vanille

    Beards are so last year
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    Re: weird proposal i got. your takes?

    Did he buy it in Macys or did he steal it? I'm confused.
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    Re: HUGE disappointment

    If the longevity problems are based on your skin, then it's not really a designer/niche thing is it. There's plenty of designer stuff with great longevity out there.
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    Re: Help me explore OAK

    Well first you have to find a cedar tree. I don't think I've ever knowingly seen one in the UK.
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    Re: eros or 1 million?

    If I had to choose, it would be Eros. It had an Ok minty opening if I remember. I couldn't bring myself to own the 1 Million bottle; It's tacky as hell.
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    Re: Help me explore OAK

    What are the differences between oak and cedar, and how would you go about detecting those differences when blended with other notes?
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport 2008 vs 2012

    The cologne is perfect for hot weather; more refreshing than either of the sports. It has good longevity as well. It's soft, so you can spray with abandon and it will never be overpowering.
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport 2008 vs 2012

    The cologne is perfect for hot weather; more refreshing than either of the sports. It has good longevity as well. It's soft, so you can spray with abandon and it will never be overpowering.
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport 2008 vs 2012

    I would say the 2012 has a little more Iris, rather than much more. It's in there, but subtle. I prefer the 2012. 2008 had too much ginger for me. I prefer the new Dior homme cologne over both of...
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    Re: Cakes inspired by fragrances

    I doff my cap sir.
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    Cakes inspired by fragrances

    Many perfumes have citrus/spice/gourmand notes, so do you think it would be possible to make a tasty cake based on te notes of a particular fragrance?

    For example: Chanel pour monsieur concentrée...
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    art deco fragrances

    What mens fragrances have an art deco feeling for you?
    It could bottle design or year of release etc.
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    Re: Creed Bespoke Fragrance

    You're paying for the once in a lifetime opportunity for Olivier Creed to personally design a fragrance for you. The article also seems to imply that you'll get a huge amount of juice at the end.
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    Re: Fakes in Chanel Boutique!?

    It wasn't fake juice. Chanel do not sell fake bottles of fragrance in their boutiques. This should be obvious to anyone with half a brain. This has taken 'is my bottle fake' threads to a new low.
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez For Him Bleu Noir

    The article also mentions Le Ultra Male by JPG. More spice and less sweetness. Could be interesting.
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez For Him Bleu Noir

    Do people really care what it's called? Wow.
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    Re: A*Men Pure Wood, worthy or not?

    Not very familiar with pure Wood, but when I smelled it, I liked it.
  82. Poll: Re: Frag battle: YSL L'homme VS Gucci Pour homme II

    Gucci PHII every time. Far, far superior.
  83. Thread: Rape

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    Re: Rape

    While Basenotes is not a suitable place for controversial jokes, if you're going to say rape should never be joked about, then surely that must also apply to murder, war, deadly diseases etc. Dark...
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    I totally understand not wanting to put your picture up, although not sure how it would be dangerous in regards to ID theft or whatever. But the fake photos really aren't funny or clever.
    Just don't...
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    Re: suggestions for a signature office scent

    Cheaper than Grey vetiver.
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    suggestions for a signature office scent

    Yeah, yeah. I know it's a common question on here, but tough; I'm making another one.

    Limiting factors:

    No niche or designer private lines.
    Reasonably cheap, but not too cheap (it would be...
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    Re: SHOWER GELS with some staying power?

    Get the shower gel and body lotion in the scent you want if possible. Applying the body lotion after you've dried yourself off will really help longevity and sillage.
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Exactly. So why imply that the seller was a fool just because he/she likes 1 million?
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    How come? If the seller likes One Million and doesn't like English Leather, then it's a pretty smart move.
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    Re: Your kings of powder

    I don't find DHI remotely powdery. If anything, just the opposite, I find it quite 'wet'.
  91. Re: Challenge: Wear a fragrance marketed to the opposite sex

    I find Mitsouko too feminine. Not remotely unisex imo.
    I think Shalimar works better on a man, although even that is on the feminine side of unisex.
  92. Re: Scent Somewhat Like Creed Royal Oud, But Cheaper?

    Spicebomb comes pretty close. Royal oud is a bit woodier/drier & less sweet, but the similarity is definitely there.
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    Poll: Re: Philosophy of Spray

    More is more. If you don't cause at least one asthmatic attack when leaving the house, you're just not trying hard enough.
  94. Re: When a fragrance is discontinued, does it change people's opinion of it?

    Good God; can you imagine the hype if Aventus ever got discontinued? Doesn't bear thinking about.
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    Re: Best Work Scent?

    Yesterday, I showered with Bulgari au the verte showergel & shampoo, then applied au the verte body lotion. I got wafts for a good 6-7 hours, and my wife could still smell it on me almost 12 hours...
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    Re: Fragrance to Match my Watch?

    I think the problem is that there doesn't appear to be any relationship between the visual/olfactory items in your question. I could look at a watch and it may visually remind me of a particular...
  97. Re: What top 3 fragrances are you about to run out of and are you going to replace them again or not

    Only close to running out of Gucci PHII, and plan to replace it. Despite constant rumours, this hasn't been discontinued, and can be bought in brick & mortar shops as well as online.
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    Re: Fragrance to Match my Watch?

    Well at least Mickey mouse underpants would match your childish attitude.
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    Bulgari layering sucess

    Today I showered with Bulgari au the verte shower gel and shampoo, then applied au the verte body lotion immediately out the shower (minis filched from a hotel). I was still getting wafts a good 6-7...
  100. Re: Oakmoss restrictions in 2015 and impact on Aventus

    Which strikes me as odd if the molecule which causes the irritation or whatever has been removed. Am I missing something?
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