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  1. Re: What do you dislike the most about your fragrance hobby?

    Disappointments (far too many) with performance/longevity. Of many tried or owned, I have found relatively few that make the grade (i.e. at least 6 hours longevity).
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    I think some peeps here need to stop scrapping on the OP. He's expressing his opinion (you don't have to like or understand it), he's passionate, and he's not trolling. He and I exchanged some pm's...
  3. Re: Fahrenheit Absolute - Let the raving begin...

    Dryer sheets? That would be Mont Blanc Individuel. Not to say it's a bad scent by any means.
    Fahrenheit Absolute does sound interesting based on what I've read on BN. May look into a sample if...
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    Re: After 20 years testing - these are the best

    As is your reply
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    Re: After 20 years testing - these are the best

    Thanks, dude. This is a really interesting and detailed post.
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    Re: What to wear when online shopping?

    Well that's a new question...
  7. Re: An unexpected upside to all those Tonka Bombs on the market...

    I'm still more interested in what women like than in what mosquitoes don't like.
  8. Re: Is it just me, or does Terre d'Hermes just OOZE sexuality?

    Some of your comments about the OP are not just presumptuous, but downright rude. Cool it, bro.
  9. Re: Is it just me, or does Terre d'Hermes just OOZE sexuality?

    Sexuality? Not in the slightest to me, or my wife. I gave TdH a trial once, then tried again about 2 years later, and it just doesn't work for me.
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    Re: Bergamotto Marino

    Crappy longevity? Count me out. No matter what the price or how good the scent.
  11. Re: S.M.S. (The Subjective Masterpiece-dislike Syndrome) The King that you can't worship

    Damn, you named the exact top 3 I would have.
    Others I can't appreciate are Azzaro PH, LIDGE, TdH, and Kouros.
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    Re: Winter is such a drag when it comes to frags

    I dislike heat (and especially humidity) of summer, but that is when my frags have the best longevity and projection.
    However, I found on a visit to Arizona that heat when combined with very low...
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    Re: Best "Masculine" Rose/Violet

    Rose + Masculine = Van Cleef and Arpels PH
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    Re: Lapidus pour Homme performance

    Most of the current formulations of the old "powerhouse" scents are not powerhouse at all in the longevity department.
    My F by Ferragamo Black for one, has better longevity and projection than any...
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    Re: Which performs better ADG v Polo Blue

    Never got a compliment on either, but the performance is definitely better with Polo Blue, with a few sprays. I found Aventus performance lacking, and the scent is nice but somewhat overrated.
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    Re: What actually smells like spice and wood?

    For a cheapie, I think Hanae Mori HiM is woody (cedar) with some spice. Pity about the lonegvity though... even the edp version.
  17. Re: The Most Embarrassing Ad, Packaging, and Bottle

    Yikes!!! An ad like this would only fly in a place like San Francisco. They're obviously not trying to appeal to real men.
  18. Re: The Most Embarrassing Ad, Packaging, and Bottle

    Holy cow! This is really pushing the limits! And I say that as someone who digs women. A lot!

    There are some good examples here of horrible bottles like LeMale and Fierce (how gay can we be?)...
  19. Re: This Is The Greatest Sub Forum Ever Created - Can Any Forum Knock A Vent? Us? From Its Throne?

    Thank you for keeping Aventus threads separate from the main MFD forum. The Aventophiles were starting to annoy the hell out of me.
  20. Re: Does anyone else mentally pronounce "Habit Rouge" like this?

    Yep.. just like you. I don't know how to pronounce many French words, nor do I care to.
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    Poll: Re: Fragrance battle, which one you prefer

    Too many choices. I'm overwhelmed.
  22. Re: I'm going to cop a bit of flak for this but...

    I don't think it's a bad scent by any means. But I have a theory that no one has ever actually bought a full bottle of it, and all the Exceptional out there in the world is via the samples from...
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    Re: Creed raising the prices by 20% ?

    20% increase would be bad business. But even if they decreased prices by 20%, I wouldn't bite.
  24. Re: Michael Kors for Men (2014) smelled great at first....

    I blind-swapped for this one a couple of years ago (quite sure it was a current formulation), and though the scent was great, but the longevity was among the worst of anything I've tried. MK for...
  25. Re: Got a "hubba hubba" and a "grrrrrr" from co-workers today

    Wonder what it is for camels?
  26. Re: Got a "hubba hubba" and a "grrrrrr" from co-workers today

    Old expression, originally used by American servicemen in WW2, upon spotting a pretty woman.
    Rarely used anymore. In general it is a slang phrase for expressing enthusiasm or excitement.
    ...
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    Re: What % of the population uses cologne ?

    Yeah... in an earlier post I said "10% at best," but on reflection it is probably 5% at best. At least on a regular basis.
    So us fragheads are a rare breed, indeed. And I can live with that. ...
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    Re: How much longevity do Axe body sprays have?

    I can't speak to the Axe, or any body sprays, except to say that some edt's (even edp's) have such bad longevity I wouldn't be surprised if a body spray could match or exceed in longevity.
    And I...
  29. Poll: Re: The best cheap fragnance that lasts and projects?

    F by Ferragamo Black, for longevity and sillage. No question.
    Nautica Voyage would be second, with several sprays. Great aquatic.
    I don't find Chrome nearly as good as the votes so far would...
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    Re: What % of the population uses cologne ?

    In the USA, amongst men, I would say regular/frequent wearing is at about 10% or less. Seriously. And I have been in military, white collar, and blue collar/manual labor worlds.
    My background has...
  31. Re: fragrances with similar sillage and longevity to 1 million?

    F by Ferragamo Black. Nice scent and best longevity of anything I've owned or sampled. It's somewhat like a stronger version of LaNuit. Pretty cheap, also.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Man, you are a compliment-getting machine.
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    Re: Bentley Intense - a good deal

    Just ordered. The notes and reviews sound promising. Thanks to the OP for the tip.
    My last cheapie blind buy on eBay, based on a tip here at BN, was Balenciaga HoHang Club. That one didn't work...
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    Re: Alternatives to Joop! Nightflight?

    To me, Nightflight was incredibly similar to the water and cleaner solution we used in the military to mop floors.
    Terrible blind buy for me too. One of the very few I rejected based on the scent...
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    Re: A Good All-Around Winter Fragrance?

    The Dreamer is gross, and I don't see how it is Christmasy i any way.
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    Re: A Good All-Around Winter Fragrance?

    If you want the Christmasy, spicy thing for cheap, try Halston Z-14 (current formulation).
  37. Re: Pick your top 3 'worst stinkers' from the person's wardrobe above you...!

    Schnozz, if you're going to participate in threads like this, at least have your wardrobe available here on your posts so we don't have to go to your profile, "see wardrobe", etc.
    Your stinkers...
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    Re: Just broke a nice bottle of...

    No probs with BK. The scent would have disappeared pretty quickly before it could annoy anyone.

    Haven't broken a bottle yet, fortunately. But give me time.
  39. Thread: Doppelganger.

    by bigsteve
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    Re: Doppelganger.

    Exceptional (Because You Are), and any really generic, short-lived crap frag. Got another sample of this in a Fragrancenet order I received yesterday.
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    Re: I'm loving Grey Vetiver!

    Got some of this for a good price here on BN. Had sampled it in a duty free and it seemed pretty good.
    But the reality turned out to be that I just can't do vetiver.. Grey Vetiver, Encre Noir, any...
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    Re: So I've been here a month

    Welcome to the frag hobby. It's a fun one. :happy:
  42. Re: Selling on BN - Anybody else frustrated with it ?

    Yeah, I finally saw the light and put my stuff up on eBay, then cancelled my BN listing.
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    Re: Azzaro Chrome Intense

    Actually, just got my first fb of Chrome, and like it a lot. Think the longevity leaves something to be desired, and I have to spray several times.
    If the Intense is actually a stronger version of...
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    Re: NEW! Paco Rabanne 1 Million Cologne

    Agree with all this, and will try this flanker. Intense had a dirty, unpleasant quality, imo.
  45. Re: Selling on BN - Anybody else frustrated with it ?

    Generally, peeps on here don't want to buy unless you are selling something quite popular for a very good price. Swapping is generally easier, but currently defeats the purpose for me as I am trying...
  46. Re: Just tried Pure Havane, what a piece of junk!! :/

    When I had it, I liked it. Thought it was quite similar to the cheaper Bogart Pour Homme. But alas, the longevity was poor, so I swapped it away.
    And like Bogart Pour Homme, I *did* get the cherry...
  47. Re: bleu de chanel and joop nightflight advice please?

    Bleu is OK any time of year. It is woodsy enough for fall/winter, but fresh and clean enough for the warmer weather. I'm glad you like the Nightflight, because I thought it smelled like a cleaning...
  48. Thread: Turning 41

    by bigsteve
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    Re: Turning 41

    Aqua di Gio Essenza. Trust me. Great, versatile frag, and different enough from those you already have.

    And have a great birthday, young man. :beer:
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I have 2 TJ Maxx and a Marshalls within an 8 mile radius. Only one of the TJ Maxx stores ever had a pretty good selection, and now even that store has cut down on the men's frags to a pitiful...
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    Re: Second Chances

    I reject many frags due to poor longevity. Moreso than I do because I don't like the scent.
    Two I gave a second chance recently were Azzaro PH and Quorum. Got new bottles of each.

    With the...
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    Re: Best Fragrance Review Ever

    I never did like Howard Stern
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    Re: Cancer treatment and perfumes. Help?

    I just hope you are doing OK, dude.
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    Re: Best Fragrance Review Ever

    Pretty girls > frags. For most of us. :happy:
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    Re: Best Fragrance Review Ever

    Wow. She is hot as a firecracker. Hard to concentrate on the frag review itself.
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    Re: What have you STILL not tried?

    The highly-acclaimed GIT. But now I finally have a sample spray vial coming from eBay. :bath: ..... (why this emoticon?...... why not?)
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    Re: Got a spare $15....buy this blind. like now.

    I just ordered it. Sounds like something I would like, and I can certainly swing $15.
    Thanks for the tip on this :beer:
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    Re: Modern farmer scent?

    Agree with Fahrenheit. A farm might be one of the few places where this frag will work. As well as a factory machine shop, auto repair biz, etc.
    The scent of oil and grease has limited appropriate...
  58. Re: Ever feel like nobody's listening or your fragrance recommendations go unnoticed?

    Nope. I pay attention to your posts and reviews.
  59. Re: Ever feel like nobody's listening or your fragrance recommendations go unnoticed?

    He's actually a pretty cool guy, and a serious fraghead. So save the stupid insults.
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    Re: What would you wear with these socks?

    Quorum
  61. Thread: Today's Haul!

    by bigsteve
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    Re: Today's Haul!

    No. No they won't.
  62. Re: There is a note in Azzaro that makes me nauseous. What could it be?

    I have a 1 oz that I got from FragranceNet. I assume it is the current formulation. This is not a frag I want others smelling on me.
    It's main note is like musty B.O., or someone's/something's...
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    Re: What makes your eyes glaze over?

    You think like I do...
  64. Re: Heads Up! Vintage Vermeil 100 ml new for $10 total !

    Thanks for the tip on this one, Bigs. Have one on the way. I'm praying it is not at all like Kouros.
  65. Re: Do people mistake your Green Irish Tweed for Cool Water?

    Lighten up, bro
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I am not fat. :lolk:
  67. Re: Hey you, KOUROS lovers, do you enjoy BODY KOUROS?

    BK is a great, unique designer scent, with that eucalyptus thing going. Just be prepared for very poor longevity, which caused me to sell it.
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    Re: F by Ferragamo Black

    I like this one. It has longevity and projection that many of the "powerhouse" frags can only dream of.
    Longest-lasting frag in my collection, and a nice, tonka-heavy scent that I suspect will...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    You'd probably like 'em better if they came from guys.....
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    Re: Bad Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme?

    Yes... I get a manly rose out of it.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 10th May 2015

    King Quorum :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: Think I stuffed up

    "Alcohol. It's the cause of, and the solution to, all of life's problems." ~ Homer Simpson
  73. Re: Crazy Deal $0 for 4 bottles only paid shipping.

    I hear ya. There are frags that someone would have to pay me to take.
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    Re: How Come People Don't Start New Threads?

    I'm too insecure :laugh:
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Ordered from FragranceNet:
    Caesar's Man
    Z-14
    Azzaro PH

    I realize this is an impressive haul, but please don't be jealous. :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: Race Track Scents

    Chergui
  77. Re: Any opinion or experiences with this frag site??

    The ones I looked up (sort of cheapies to begin with, like Quorum and Cool Water) were quite a bit cheaper than FragranceNet..
  78. Any opinion or experiences with this frag site??

    http://www.pennyscent.com/

    Sounds like it's a newer site. Very cheap prices. They "explain" how they are able to do this in the FAQ link at the bottom of homepage.
    No phone number, address, or...
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    Re: Best reasonably price Eau de Parfum (EdP)

    +1. Has good incense note also.
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    Re: Lets make a list: Your 1 spray fragrances

    I have yet to find anything that would give me decent longevity (or any longevity) with just one spray.
  81. Re: Bought my first aquatic (Bvlgaria Aqva Homme) and it smells Sweaty on my skin? WHAT GIVES?

    Even worse is Bvlgari Aqva Marine. Yuck. All the worst elements of a marine environment. Dead fish floating around, stinky seaweed rotting on the beach under a hot sun, etc.
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Much ado about nothing. Unhygienic? As if the alcohol and whatnot in the frag wouldn't take care of any "germs?"
    This hair won't affect you or the frag quality.
    I wouldn't worry about it in the...
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    Re: Original Santal: an opportunity wasted

    Yikes! Powdery?? Feminine?? Seems like enough people are saying things like this that there is no way I'll try OS.
    Gotta say I like MB Individuel well enough, though.
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    Re: What's the best masculine rose?

    A great, cheapie designer for masculine rose: Van Cleef and Arpels PH
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    Re: Burlington Coat Factory.

    At the one near me... frags are in a couple of locked glass cases, and good luck finding anyone to open them up for you. But if you could see the clientele and the workers at this place, then none...
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    Re: Bought Mont Blanc Individuel blind.

    Also blind bought this one, and like it quite a bit. Wife was impressed too.
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    Re: Someone help me like Quorum !

    Love the stuff (latest formulation), but wish the longevity was better. For sure, this scent isn't for everyone, and unlikely to get female compliments, but it is ultra macho and I suppose best...
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    Re: Please describe what Kouros really smells like

    I don't suppose you would , Mr. Patel
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    Re: Please describe what Kouros really smells like

    I'm happy for those that like it, but to me it really does smell like a men's room.
    Once at a duty free shop, I sprayed a little on the back of one hand, and then 1 Million or something on the other...
  90. Re: Maybe I'm Lucky, But....Today was a Good Sample Day

    WOW ! I can't imagine getting that many free samples at once. Unreal. But good for you. Wish that would happen to me.
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    Re: Yatagan, at long last

    I definitely got the celery note, but still didn't think it was half bad. But the longevity of the sample I had was pretty poor. That's the deal-breaker for me.
  92. Re: Guess what a classmate was wearing in class today...

    A Men :vrolijk_26:

    It seemed like a good idea when I sampled it, then I got a full bottle in a swap. In the final analysis I just couldn't bring myself to wear the stuff.
    And away it went in...
  93. Re: Lesson learned: How an Ebay buyer ripped me off...

    My experience here is exactly the same. Only way I was able to unload several a couple months ago was to sell 'em quite cheap.
    And you have to state in your sale ad, very clearly, NO SWAPS. ...
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    Re: Do you like Lapidus pour Homme?

    I gave this so many chances, but it just has a musty quality that I can't get past. Probably relatively close to Kouros, but with some sort of fruity thing (grape or pineapple) going. But again, in...
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    Re: Best projection and non offensive scent

    Agree. Individuel is a great scent, but the longevity/projection is not what I'd hoped.

    Might I suggest F by Ferragamo Black? That's my best one, as far as scent, projection, longevity.
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    Re: Two parfums for the ladies... USA only

    Final week
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    Re: Scents similar to Bogart Pour Homme

    Mugler Pure Havane was pretty darn close, when I had both. But neither had the longevity I desire.
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    Re: The Bogart Homme Appreciation Thread

    I bought this from Fragrancenet in very late 2012 and the longevity was not nearly what I'd been led to believe.
    Too bad, cuz it it a great scent, and one of the very few that got me a compliment. ...
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    Re: Two parfums for the ladies... USA only

    Bump, will try for another week or two.
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    Re: Manly Gourmand??

    I totally agree with this. I also think 1 Million is a masculine gourmand, not matter what this frag's detractors have to say about it.
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