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    Re: the most you would pay for a 100ml fragrance

    I thought my ceiling was about $300. That's until I found a 75ml bottle of Vintage Tabarome. That set me back $750. Worth every penny.
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    Re: Creed & Tom Ford SA = clueless

    I never mentioned anything about supporting my views. It's about being a decent human being and responding with some sense of decorum without resorting to dismissive insults. You may want to refer to...
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    Re: Creed & Tom Ford SA = clueless

    Hey Ben,

    Nice way to talk to someone who had a flawless swap with you back in December and left you positive feedback. Next time you might want to tone it down a bit and remember the good guys on...
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    Re: Creed & Tom Ford SA = clueless

    As am I.



    Yes, absolutely. She thanked me for showing her something she didn't know about.



    Because I asked her when I walked in, "Are you the Creed rep?" To which she replied "Yes, Creed...
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    Re: Creed & Tom Ford SA = clueless

    Now that's just funny. Grow up.
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    Re: Creed & Tom Ford SA = clueless

    Hedonist222, you are using the same argument Harmen used ("Would you expect a kid working at the computer section of Best Buy to know the history of Intel chipsets?"), which I have already responded...
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    Re: Creed & Tom Ford SA = clueless

    I did ask if they had the product. They did not. I did not leave; I chose to educate the SA about the history behind the product.

    This is not a pimply-faced teenager hawking a product that he...
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    Creed & Tom Ford SA = clueless

    I was at my local Neiman Marcus last week and decided to stop by the frag counter. On display was an impressive number of Creeds and Tom Fords. Naturally, the Creed/Tom Ford SA asked what I was...
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme...bored.

    I can't even bring myself to wear Derby. It's another one that just sits in my wardrobe, waiting for its turn to be put up on the swap list.

    I think after amassing an unhealthy amount of bottles,...
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    Re: I am in a rut with Le Male...

    I feel the same way about Fierce. I like it (a little), but my wife LOVES IT on me. Problem is, I'm 41. Not exactly the demographic it was designed for.

    You know what? I still wear it. For her....
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    Patou Pour Homme...bored.

    I put on 3 sprays of PPH today - I felt I had to revisit this "masterpiece."

    I had to scrub it off after an hour. Maybe I'm jaded, I don't know. I just got tired of of it. It's so...80s. Too many...
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    Re: Cigars and Whisky

    What's with the highlighting/italics/HTML markups, odioustoilet? Nothing better to do?
  13. Re: There is nothing worse to a fraghead than (thread)

    As someone with a mild form of anosmia, anyone who posts anything else in this thread besides anosmia has absolutely no f*cking clue.
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    Re: The worst of the worst: Projection / Longevity

    Surprised nobody's mentioned Nautica Sunset Voyage yet. Out of the 250+ frags I own, this takes the award for worst projection/sillage/longevity...by far. 10 sprays of this will last 10 minutes.
  15. Pork Barrel BBQ cologne: the best scent for father's day, ever.

    Or if you just really, really like barbecue.

    Pork Barrel BBQ Cologne. :shocked:
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    Re: What do you think of Frapin 1270?

    I was using 1270 almost on a nightly basis - that is, until I bought 1697. Now I have a hard time going back to 1270 (not that it's bad; just that 1697 is so much better imho).
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    Re: Neil Morris: Where To Start From?

    I purchased the signature collection sampler for $25. I liked Aegean from that lot, so I bought a full bottle from this BN'er selling the bottles for 45% off the website's price. (Edit: it looks like...
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    Re: Secretions Magnifiques - not what I expected

    I can't add much to what hasn't already been said about this fragrance, except that it reminds me strongly of Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Bart's with a milky, putrid overtone.
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    Re: Fragrances similar to Guccy Envy

    ^ This. Extremely similar to Envy.
  20. Re: Xerjoff XJ Homme Initial Review (Initial Grade = 1001 Binary )

    Or in octal, Nigel Tufnel's 11!
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    Re: Pure Distance M

    I hope you're not inferring from my comment that I actually bought that many samples. Nor do I hope you're inferring that I'm dishonest. That would be extremely presumptuous on your part.

    For the...
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    Re: Pure Distance M

    I was wondering why I could get 17.5ml of samples for $125. Now those same samples will cost $175, still cheaper than the atomizer.
  23. Thread: Chergui?

    by Midiguru
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    Re: Chergui?

    I disagree. I made a thread about this last year on the hottest day of summer.
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    Re: A question about tuscan leather

    ^ this.

    MB is almost a direct clone of TF TL. I actually thought my luckyscent sample of MB got mixed up with TF TL.
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    Re: Invent the worst flanker of All Time

    MPG Santal Noble Pils.
  26. Re: Bulgari Black, does it not just turn into a pure vanilla scent after a while?

    This is quickly becoming one of my go-to frags when I can't decide among the other 200+ I have to choose from. Yes, the vanilla drydown is noticeable, but subtle. As reinforcement, I like to throw on...
  27. Re: Is there a way to make the skin smell neutral after testing?

    I've used vegetable oil with pretty good results - although sometimes I have to apply it more than once.
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    Re: Good things to wear for Thanksgiving?

    Serge Lutens Arabie. Bring on the fruitcake.
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    Re: A Short Conversation With Erwin

    Where will he be in Canoga Park, and at what time?
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    Re: Where/How do you store your samples?

    I use this. I just take the foam inserts out.
  31. It's the hottest day ever recorded and I'm wearing...

    It's 113 in downtown Los Angeles, the hottest day ever recorded in L.A. history for this date. And I'm wearing...

    5 sprays of Chergui. Call me crazy. :beer:
  32. Thread: Nautica Pure

    by Midiguru
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    Re: Nautica Pure

    Agreed. Just got 2 sample vials sent to me. Tried it on the skin and I was surprised how unimaginative it is. I thought the follow-up to Oceans would be at least as good (I still enjoy Oceans when...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    I was going to sample this at Macy's but then my wife shows up and says she's got some "manflowers" for me (I was hoping it was beer). She then pulls out a 50ml bottle of Bleu and proceeds to tell me...
  34. Re: What's your most fave Tom Ford fragrance from his pivate blend line?

    I own all of them (albeit in the small 4ml sample vials) and I'm happy to be the first in the thread to say Arabian Wood is my favorite.
  35. Thread: Kid's Cologne

    by Midiguru
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    Re: Kid's Cologne

    Do the Wiggles make a scent for my two-year-old twins? :)
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    Re: M7 Fresh - blind buy?

    Huh?!?!
  37. Re: Which basenotes member have similar taste as you?

    WindyCity1014 and I have very similar tastes, right down to being ultra-picky about what we like and dislike. (this could be because we were born exactly one day apart. :) )
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    Re: Dinner on the Malibu Coast...

    Last time I ate at Duke's, I wore MPG Bahiana. It worked well with the salty bouquet coming off of the ocean.
  39. Re: Acqua Di Gio: Why real men would never wear it

    Guys, guys, guys...c'mon. Relax. All's good.

    Here's what I think is the essence of Naitch's post.

    AdG is a fragrance that is mass marketed. I see it everywhere - television, print, internet,...
  40. Re: Pl. could you help me with some suggestions on seasalt/fresh/marine/herby scents for men?

    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Bart's is a salty aquatic/marine with hints of lime. Also check out Nautica Oceans. Both are super-cheapies, but I still like to wear them near the beach.
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    Re: Musc Ravageur in the summer?

    I'm wearing it right now. Of course, it's 10:30pm, the kids are in bed, and I don't have to worry about offending anyone.

    So, I put on 5 sprays.:beer:
  42. Re: Do you ever crave a fragrance, buy it, THEN....

    SoS, you and I think alike. :)
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    Re: Traveling With Fragrance

    I use 6ml glass atomizers bought off of an ebay seller, and I've successfully cleaned them by soaking in alcohol. (Obviously, spray the alcohol a few times to get rid of the fragrance in the sprayer.)
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition IV

    Finally got around to dragging out the collection. This is, of course, an ongoing project... :)

    Bottles:

    http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/8702/mg1047small.jpg

    Aftershaves:
    ...
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    Is this the future of fragrance marketing?

    When will this hit the U.S.?

    I'd buy one of these gizmos to attach to my monitor in a second.
  46. Re: "VIW" Blind buys are like a slot machine in Vegas

    If you find your wife doesn't want it either, I'd be happy to take it off your hands, as this is one frag I've been hoping somebody would put up in the marketplace. That's the beauty of BN - there's...
  47. Re: Search takes forever (well, 3 1/2 minutes)

    It's a search with multiple keywords. It's not on the hour when BN's servers are rebooting, nor do I have lag on my end. It's been going on quite a bit now.
  48. Search takes forever (well, 3 1/2 minutes)

    Recently while searching the for sale boards (using the "Search Forum" link on the top right), I've been running into very slow search speeds. My last search involving two keywords took 220.45...
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    Re: Amouage Ciel for Men = Set Sail St. Bart's?

    I gave Ciel a wear yesterday and it definitely smells different on the chest than the wrist. While I still stick by my assertion that there are similarities between the two, after wearing it for a...
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    Amouage Ciel for Men = Set Sail St. Bart's?

    After spritzing Ciel on my wrist tonight, I could have sworn I gave myself an application of Tommy Bahama's Set Sail St. Bart's, albeit with greater longevity and better ingredients.

    I don't know...
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    Re: Most Calming, Tranquil Fragrances?

    Just bought the White Tea Scent System for the wife for mother's day. Although it's not a cologne or perfume, it still puts us in the calm and tranquil mood. This is the Westin hotel's signature...
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    Re: All los angeles basenoters

    I'd be up for it. I've been dying to go to the luckyscent bar. Name the day.
  53. Re: Summer Niche Fragrance For The Pickiest Person In The World (ME)

    Just got a bottle of MPG Bahiana. It's pretty nice for summer. Also just got a bunch of Tom Ford scents - Arabian Wood is a standout. I can decant some for you on our next swap.

    I've also...
  54. Re: Colognes the COMPLETE opposite of refined and sophisticated...........

    Anything by Demeter.
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    Re: Scents You Have to Absolutely Bath In

    Nautica Sunset Voyage.
  56. Re: Your Thoughts on My Newest Batch of Niche Samples

    My prediction - you're gonna hate every one. Not that I've tried them, though. I also predict you'll swap every one of them with me. ;)
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    Re: Oceanic fragrance recommendations

    Amen, brotha'. I wake up every day and the hardest part about getting my day going is choosing what to wear from my ~200 bottles and >200 samples.

    But that ain't gonna make me stop buying more! :)
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    Re: Oceanic fragrance recommendations

    Nautica Oceans. I enjoy wearing it on tropical vacations.
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    Re: What do you think of Black XS

    While generally a fan of gourmands, I have to say this one was a bit different. Liked the top notes (for the short while they decided to hang around), but absolutely detested the basenotes.

    I'll...
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    Re: Why Do I Hate Guerlain??

    Knowing Brad quite a bit, it's not a surprise to read that he dislikes Guerlain with a passion. Actually, Brad dislikes most scents that he tries. That's ok; I know where he's coming from. I'm close...
  61. Re: Thanks, basenotes!! I may have never found _________ without you!

    New friends.
  62. Thread: Gourmands!

    by Midiguru
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    Re: Gourmands!

    Surprised no one's mentioned Christian Dior Eau Noire - smells like the inside of a coffee shop and bakery.

    Also:

    Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    Escada Casual Friday
    A*Men Pure Coffee
    Animale...
  63. Re: What Is The Worst Female Fragrance You've Ever Smelled?

    Gucci Rush. I accidentally bought it thinking it was the men's version (there's no indication on the box) and sprayed myself. I thought I was gonna puke.
  64. Re: 'The Situation' launches a scent - NY Post reports

    Order now and receive a free gift.

    http://www.theunticket.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/colt_anal_douche.jpg
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    Re: I need some good almond frags

    x2.
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    Re: New Haarlem appreciation thread

    Look at my signature to see how much I appreciate this scent. BTW, Rochas Man is very similar to New Haarlem - although, given the choice, I reach for NH every time.
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    Yeah. Keep deluding yourself. :cheesy:
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    According to my wardrobe, I'm just shy of 200, which includes both cologne and aftershaves. I've also got somewhere around 165 samples. Before I discovered basenotes, my frag collection hovered...
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    Re: The smell of Spring!

    Ineke's Derring-Do for Men is marketed as a spring scent - according to their website, it's "spring rain, fresh and fearless, the first glimmers of light." Other than wondering what fearless rain is,...
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme Smells like......

    To me, the drydown is very similar to Gucci Pour Homme I (1976).
  71. Thread: Job interview

    by Midiguru
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    Re: Job interview

    I was gonna say the same thing. You wouldn't wear BdP to an interview for a bus driving position, just as you wouldn't wear Coco Extreme to an interview for a law firm.
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    Video games enhanced by scents

    Two things right up front:

    1) I'm a video game addict. Have been since 1977, when I got my Atari 2600.
    2) I'm a cologne addict. Have been since I discovered BN.

    Recently, I blind bought SL...
  73. Re: I just blind bought Musk Koublai Khan (MKK Spray version)

    I blind bought MKK last week and I gotta say I love it. I also own MR and find that MKK is a "dirtier" version of MR. Unlike some of the reviewers, I detect no fecal note whatsoever. And the best...
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    Re: What to wear after swimming?

    Demeter Swimming Pool! :lolk:
  75. Re: Jersey Shore Ah the Guido's - whats that scent?

    I forgot to mention that I grew up in New Jersey and spent my summers (some 20+ years ago) in Seaside Heights on the Jersey Shore (where the show is filmed). I used to remember counting the number of...
  76. Re: Jersey Shore Ah the Guido's - whats that scent?

    Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce.
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday, 30 December 2009

    Serge Lutens Arabie

    http://www.parfumkafe.it/public/prodotti%20profumeria/Arabie_.jpg
  78. Re: Tell Us Your Best Kept Secret (Niche Fragrance)

    Wow, you beat me to it! I just received my 100ml bottle from LuckyScent today and wore it today (5 sprays!). I'm a big sucker for gourmands and this doesn't disappoint - it's more candied fruit than...
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    Re: Most sensual fragrance?

    Musc Ravageur and Chergui. Runner-up: Gucci Envy for Men.
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    Re: Most Over-Rated Fragances

    Terre d'Hermes, by far. GIT as well.
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday 29th December 2009

    Frapin 1270

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/22600.jpg
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    Re: S o t D, Monday, 28 December 2009

    Creed Himalaya from a sample
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 26 Dec 09

    Rochas Man.

    http://www.yournewfragrance.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/rochas_man_m.jpg
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    Re: NR musc for him, impossible to find, NOPE !!

    Hey mi-hooked? -

    Brad is one of the most honest and reputable sellers here on BN, not to mention that he's a really cool dude if you choose to get to know him. He and I have swapped many frags and...
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    Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    Guerlain Derby

    http://www.scentsignals.com/.a/6a00e550a647bd88340120a64cefc5970c-320wi
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday, 16 December 2009

    Burberry London, to put me in the holiday spirit.

    http://www.shifeon.com/shifeon/catalog/images/bur45002.jpg
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    Re: Are you Over Bond 9 Scents?

    I've tried almost all of them and have only bought one bottle: New Haarlem, which is way better than Rochas Man, to me. The rest are, as one poster put it, "meh."
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    Re: Best Fragrance Names

    Hands down,

    Etat libre d'orange

    Samples, just to name but a few:

    Fat Electrician
    Don't Get Me Wrong Baby, I Don't Swallow
    Delicious Closet Queen
  89. Re: Is there a ten dollar word for this hobby/pursuit?

    Voluptuary. :)
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday, 9 December 2009

    Aramis Havana

    http://www.punmiris.com/himg/o.3990.jpg
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    Re: S o t D, Sunday, 6 December 2009

    Bond No. 9 New Haarlem

    http://www.fragrantica.com/images/perfume/nd.3258.jpg
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    Re: SotD - Friday, November 27, 2009

    Amouage Jubilation XXV

    [http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/41801.jpg
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 25 November 09

    Gucci Pour Homme (original 1976)

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/st/26120730.jpg
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 24 November 09

    Serge Lutens Chergui
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    Re: What Fragrance does Santa Wear?

    My guess is that by the end of the night, he smells like reindeer farts.
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, 22nd November, 2009

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta

    http://www.heals.co.uk/content/ebiz/heals/invt/678144/678144_m.jpg
  97. Re: Ten new members who have an interest in sampling

    I got my samples about a month ago and left some positive feedback for Aromi.
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    Re: S o t D, Friday, 20 November 2009

    Montana Parfum d'Homme (original Red Box)

    http://perfumela.com/images/full/montana-m.JPG
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    Re: NEW: Bond no 9 High Line

    Sounds slightly feminine, but my guess is it'll be unisex.
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    Re: Review: L'Artisan Havana Vanille

    Maybe that's why I like it above and beyond all vanilla scents I've tried so far. I've been changing my twins' diapers for 21 months now, and have developed a certain distinct affinity for the smell...
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