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    Re: KC Reaction - I don't get it

    Good point. However, Givenchy Blue Label and Bulgari Aqua are both aquatic fragrances that came out after Reaction, yet they got stellar reviews from members here at BN.
  2. Re: A while ago, I posted a question about a cloying, powdery, marine cologne that I

    Curve is no surprise, but Lacoste Pour Homme? I would have never guessed.
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    Poll: Re: bulgari aqua vs Acqua Di Gio

    I agree that there is some unfairness to AdG. However, Gio's unpopularity here due to it being overly popular and worn everywhere else does not discount the fact that Aqva is well made, and possibly...
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    Re: Similar Fragrances

    Davidoff Echo is almost identical to Nautica Voyage.
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    Poll: Re: bulgari aqua vs Acqua Di Gio

    Longevity: Bulgari Aqua, hands down. Smell is subjective, but I believe the Bulgari is better made.
  6. Re: Could you list some good non-niche summer scents for a 19 y/o student?

    Bulgari Aqua
    Azzaro Chrome
    Lanvin L'Homme
    Halston Unbound
    L'Eau par Kenzo

    All excellent fragrances for summer.
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    Re: A perfume that smells fresh, manley and young?

    Bulgari Aqua
    Lacoste PH
  8. Re: Smelled it again...that horrid, powdery sweet, marine men's cologne - what is it?

    Givenchy Blue Label. It's not horrid, but it's powdery sweet and marine.
  9. Re: What are you thoughts on L'Eau Bleue D'Issey?

    I read the reviews and some were spot on. Rotting vegetables are what I got after the initial spray. I don't know how many took the time to smell the drydown? Very herbal, very unique, IMO.
    The...
  10. What are you thoughts on L'Eau Bleue D'Issey?

    I tried this earlier today and wasn't impressed at all by it's topnotes. The drydown, however, was excellent and I did get the herbs smell that others mentioned.

    I'd like to hear your views on...
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    Polo Black compared to Double Black

    What was the reason in releasing Polo Double Black so soon after the original Black? Was it really an improvement or simply RL trying to capitalize on the sales of Black? Or was it something else?
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    Re: What's the best aquatic fragrance?

    Thank you citing this, my friend. I realized from the first few posts that many replies were going to be for "Marine" fragrances rather than Aquatic. Although the title states Aquatic, I should have...
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    Re: Cologne for kiddies

    You forgot to add "IMO" to your statement ;). Many will disagree.



    For teens I would recommmend:

    Cool Water
    Blue Jeans
    Fierce
    Style in Play
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    Re: Fresh-cold scents for youn people

    Azzaro Chrome
    Lanvin PH
    Polo Blue
    Davidoff Echo

    All fresh and suitable for the young.
  15. Thread: YSL L'Homme

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    Re: YSL L'Homme

    So now you want to play games with me? Start a poll? You have to be insane. I'd also like to know who's the "people" I reported. It looks like Peter V, according to you, is more than one person?
    ...
  16. Thread: YSL L'Homme

    by Shiver
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    Re: YSL L'Homme

    I find it strange you now noticed that post after such a long period. Perhaps you are going blind?

    If you read my followup post more carefully, which I know could be difficult for your aging and...
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    Re: Summer scents and air conditioning

    Very interesting post, Trebor. I always wondered about this from the beginning, but thought it too trivial to ask.
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    Re: Christian Dior Polos for men

    Thanks all for the helpful replies. I've came to the conclusion that it's fake as the store isn't known to sell old stocks, especially those that came out 8-9 years ago. The logos does not match...
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    Re: Christian Dior Polos for men

    I should mention that after converting the currency, the price of the clothing is ~ US $20. This price alone says alot.

    Sorry I don't have pics, but I'm almost convinced that it's fake as the...
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    Christian Dior Polos for men

    Does Christian Dior make Polos for men?

    I came across two Christian Dior Polos today at a local store. The tag had the name "Christian Dior" in black on a white background. The logo "Dior" was...
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    Re: Polo with the Strongest Sillage

    Indeed it has. It would be interesting to know what comes in after Green.
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    Polo with the Strongest Sillage

    Which of the Polo* line of fragrances by RL do you think has the most powerful sillage?

    I've tried the original Polo recently and thought it's sillage was far more stronger than Polo Blue, the...
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    Re: Hugo Energise, Lacoste Cool play, Versace Man?

    You mentioned three fragrances in the title but in the OP you said they are your two personal favourites?

    The three are all compliment getters, but the scents are not superior compared to each...
  24. Thread: YSL L'Homme

    by Shiver
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    Re: YSL L'Homme

    Good to see fellow BN'ers revising their initial reviews on this fragrance.

    Not being Daring is a good thing about YSL, IMO. No more "Urinal cake" (whatever the **** that is?), "Barber shop...
  25. Thread: YSL L'Homme

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    Re: YSL L'Homme

    PeterV, please grow the f**k up.

    If it is you are fishing for a flame, you wouldn't get it with me, as I refuse to lower myself having a flame with someone like you. It really isn't worth it. If...
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    Re: Samuel de Cubber nude for YSL M7 ad

    Now I understand. After reading the first replies that she got (mine included), she posted the same thread over at FFD violating rule #6. Then both threads got merged (and ended up here because of...
  27. Thread: YSL L'Homme

    by Shiver
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    Re: YSL L'Homme

    Not your taste in fragrances, Jock_With_Scents. Just your opinions on other threads.

    I'm sorry if I caused any misunderstanding.;)
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    Re: Samuel de Cubber nude for YSL M7 ad

    This link should provide some insight: http://perso.orange.fr/imagesdeparfums/Saint_Laurent_Yves/M701.htm
    I'm with you on the Belle En Rykiel image - an exceptional work of art.



    It was...
  29. Thread: YSL L'Homme

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    Re: YSL L'Homme

    I totally agree with this member - Jock_With_Scents is a member who I tend NOT to agree with.

    YSL L'Homme is a safe scent. It does not smell like Urine; Shaving Cream; or some other scent that...
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    Re: Samuel de Cubber nude for YSL M7 ad

    Hence the reason I said this should be posted elsewhere on the board.

    I too would like to see some artistic, full frontal female nudity especially in fragrance advertising.
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    Re: Samuel de Cubber nude for YSL M7 ad

    I'm sure there is, but I think they've had enough of those ads. It's not the first time in recent history this link has been posted.
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    Re: Samuel de Cubber nude for YSL M7 ad

    Yes Ms. Jasmin de Grasse. I posted the exact link to this just over a week ago here, but didn't think many knew the model's name.

    I believe this thread would have a better reception (and in fact...
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    What is it about aquatics?

    Several of the more experienced (and respected) members don't really care for (or absolutely hate) aquatic fragrances. Is it how they are made? Do they smell too synthetic? What is it.
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    Re: Designer Houses: Best and Worst

    So far the leaders in each category are:

    Best: YSL (12)
    [Runner up: Dior (10)]

    Worst: Hugo Boss (Can we really say this is the worst designer house?)
  35. Re: Seriously, which are THE best DESIGNER fragrances ?

    Cool hobby (I hope you've been trying new scents as well during this short time you were away ;)). Forgot to mention in my post above: I detected a coffee note in A*Men, so you could probably try it....
  36. Re: Seriously, which are THE best DESIGNER fragrances ?

    SixCats,
    The way in which SOME members welcome you back made ME think you've been away for MONTHS. When I looked at your post HISTORY, I was surprised to see your last ACTIVITY was on February...
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    Re: Designer Houses: Best and Worst

    I strictly meant companies that are considered designer, not niche, that produce men's fragrance. Hence my title. Niche houses such as Creed, Lutens etc. don't belong on this list.

    I'm sorry if...
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    Re: Designer Houses: Best and Worst

    I hate the smell of several of YSL top fragrances - Kouros and it's many descendents and M7, hence the reason it was on the worst list. After reading your replies, I've realized that so many members...
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    Designer Houses: Best and Worst

    What are your choices for best and worst men's designer houses?

    Mine are:
    Best: Bulgari, Christian Dior, Gucci, Hermes.
    Worst: Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger.

    List as many as...
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    Re: Bulgari Aqua vs Givenchy Blue Label

    Thank you all for the additional replies. I'm sort of leaning towards Blue Label, because of the "seaweed and salt" descriptions I've been reading of Aqua. Definitely not something I would like to...
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    Bulgari Aqua vs Givenchy Blue Label

    I've read the reviews and saw comparisons to each other (confused as to why a very respected reviewer gave Blue Label a thumbs down). No doubt these are two of the best aquatic, or marine?, designer...
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    Re: Fresh Fragrances with lots of Sillage

    I'm afraid "decent" isn't enough. We are talking of scents with powerful/potent sillage; as much sillage a fresh fragrance can possibly have (which I know is still poor compared to other fragrance...
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    Fresh Fragrances with lots of Sillage

    What are some fresh scents that you've owned/tried with powerful sillage?
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    Re: Worst Comment (or reaction)Ever Received?

    Hmm...so many that are well liked and recommended by many BN'ers are also those that smell disgusting to others.
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    Re: My last few weeks sniffin ...

    ziffy321,
    I'd be interested to see...

    Edit: Nevermind.
  46. Re: Today I bought (March 2007.. whats left of it)

    Nothing! (if that is an appropriate reply)

    This may be a hit amongst the ladies, but it doesn't seem like the kind of topic most men would talk about amongst themselves. We'll have to wait and see...
  47. Thread: Sotd???

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    Re: Sotd???

    It's also another way of getting a higher post count. Probably the easiest.
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    Re: Lacoste Fragrances

    I'm interested because I get the idea that the fragrances are fresh, young and masculine; just the type I'm looking for. Their two best so far seem to be Lacoste PH and Essential.
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    Re: Name a fragrance you own AND ...

    Milano, Sacha Platinum by Sacha.

    Never mentioned ever. 101% certain.
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    Lacoste Fragrances

    I know they're no Guerlain or YSL, but I'd like to hear your views on this house. How is the general quality of their fragrances, especially in comparison to other mainstream houses (Giorgio Armani,...
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    Re: Male Body sprays.....An enemy to cologne? lol

    I can see why Axe line has become so popular. Apart from having similar scents to best selling male fragrances, they tend to project far better and cost next to nothing. I think it should be suitable...
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    Re: Need your help on choosing ...

    I'll second CK Be. Average longevity, but not too great sillage. As mentioned in a nother thread, CK Be develops into a light floral scent a couple hours after application. However, many do not mind...
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    Re: men attracting colognes different from women?

    I think the M7 ad campaign should appeal to gay men as well. For the minority who haven't seen it, here you go:

    http://perso.orange.fr/imagesdeparfums/Saint_Laurent_Yves/M701.htm

    I don't...
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    Re: The faded REALLL scent.....amazing!

    Is this all that you do? Take the posts of others and turn it against them?

    BTW, good job in digging up my old posts and regurgitating. Perhaps the most amount of work you've done so far. That...
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    Re: The faded REALLL scent.....amazing!

    My post wasn't intended as a flame, but simply to correct your somewhat obscure posts. Now you come along with the above garbage, hijacking this thread. What an ignorant, old fool are you.

    I'm...
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    Re: The faded REALLL scent.....amazing!

    I was slowly scrolling down the page, carefully reading every post until I came to "Dashiell Hammett probably never used...". Now I must admit, this caught me by surprise.

    I'll simply do a Google...
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    Re: The faded REALLL scent.....amazing!

    With all due respect, who is Dashiell Hammett and Mickey Spillane? What have they got to do with any of the previous posts? Although I have difficulties understanding your point of the sentence in...
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    Re: The faded REALLL scent.....amazing!

    Surprised you found this of Polo Blue. Women tastes vary considerably - your wife* may not like PB, but it's definitely a hit amongst many women. If you're looking for the scent that garners the most...
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    Re: John Varvatos vs. John Varvatos Vintage

    Nice reviews. It seems that vintage is not an improvement over the original, but just a different take on it.

    I would expect younger buyers to prefer the scent of the original over the vintage...
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    John Varvatos vs. John Varvatos Vintage

    What is the difference between these two? Which do you prefer taking smell and longevity into consideration? I'd like to hear from your experiences.
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    Re: FHM Fragrance Picks

    Voyage certainly is one of the best aquatics in production today. I think it's 1st spot is deserved. Their inclusion of Unforgivable lead me to believe that they never even tried Creed's MI - a scent...
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    Re: FHM Fragrance Picks

    Mass market? Maybe; but not so popular as AdG, L'Eau D Issey, Cool Water, etc.



    Only the US version.
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    FHM Fragrance Picks

    Leading men's magazine FHM picked their top men's fragrances in the "Grooming Awards 2006"; here's the link for those who haven't seen it:

    http://www.fhmonline.com/articles-1498.asp?page=8

    That...
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    Re: New Armani Fragrance

    Good question CologneJunkie, worthy of an entirely new thread. (BTW, excellent point made by Gary).

    Armani, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Nautica I discovered were the most underrated of the popular...
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    Re: Need blue scent advice

    Here's two more:

    Polo Blue
    Nautica Voyage
  66. Re: Is there a way to get top rating colognes in a list?

    No problem, but thanks for the confirmation Grant. I understand that managing a website could be quite tedious at times.
  67. Re: Is there a way to get top rating colognes in a list?

    Sorry G Man. I posted a similar question in the "Help!, Feature Requests etc" section almost two months ago, but I'm not sure if the Basenotes Admin (Grant) read it. It was aptly titled "Fragrance...
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    Re: What wears surprisingly well in the summer?

    60 F on a cool summer evening? LOL. Living in the tropics, the coolest summer evenings I experience are around 27 C or 81 F, with extreme humidity. Not surprisingly, no winter frag. (not even any of...
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    Re: Sexiest Fragrance??

    This is quite a controversial thread. Haven't got many replies from the women? You sure got several replies (> 50), as well as over 3000 views on the Male thread. Something very extraordinary, which...
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    Re: Which two should I get

    Do NOT get Silver Mountain Water. Just a waste of money. I made a similar thread and what was recommended to me were:

    Azzaro "Chrome"
    Bvlgari "Aqva PH"
    Yves Saint Laurent "Live Jazz"

    From...
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    Re: Silver Shadow Altitude

    An interesting scent it is, though marketed towards older men. A step up considering several of their recent offerings were geared towards the younger crowd.
  72. Re: Apologies for starting another Terre D'hermes thread

    TdH is a strange fragrance indeed. I've read descriptions such as "Bitter orange mixed with a light ethereal wood note" and "Smells like dirt", which both seem to describe a frag. totally different...
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    Re: A long lasting fresh scent?

    Bulgari Aqua
    Davidoff Echo
    Nautica Voyage
    Polo Blue

    All with excellent longevity.
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    Re: Nautica Island Voyage

    I've found that it lasts longer than the original, having sampled both. Although limited, it is nevertheless a great followup to one of the better aquatics.
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    Re: Most odd fragrances and notes

    Never smelled anything out of the ordinary but I do get that odd saliva note with Versace's Blue Jeans.
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    Re: Sillage of Light Fragrances

    In some other forums, your "one word" post would be regarded as spam, in a poor effort to achieve a higher post count.

    Keep your contributions relevant to the original post, please.
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    Sillage of Light Fragrances

    Below are some light and fresh fragrances with respectable longevity (on my skin), that I'm considering.

    Davidoff Echo
    Lacoste PH
    Lacoste Essential
    Nautica Voyage
    Polo Blue

    (Listed...
  78. Thread: Envy for Men

    by Shiver
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    Re: Envy for Men

    Nice spoof thread on those who keep asking dumb first questions.

    Anyone who's been here for just a mere month will know who Trebor is. I'm surprised oolong didn't catch on, though.
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    Re: amouage frustration

    Oh, thanks for clearing that up Vibert - taught it was an actual note or something.

    BTT.
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    Re: amouage frustration

    This is not the first time I'm seeing the term "cat pee" here. I'm curious to find out what is this "cat pee" you and others keep talking about?
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    Re: Frags with Great Sillage

    Yesterday I sampled Lacoste PH with just 1 spritz to my wrist. Less than an hour later a friend asked what was I wearing.
  82. Re: Vindicated! Guerlain is the Best Fragrance House

    Yeah, apart from L'Homme.
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    Most Exclusive/Expensive Fragrance Notes

    Just curious to find out which notes are the most expensive.
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    Dolce & Gabbana PH vs. The Dreamer

    I'd like to hear your comments on these two fragrances, which from the reviews I've read, is similar. In the end, which of the two would you recommend for a younger buyer (in his 20's)?
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes feminine?????

    I think M7 is a poor choice and should be the one to least consider given the climate in your country Kenya. Terre D'Hermes would be your best bet, without a doubt. If you could get hold of it,...
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    Re: Bulgari's Aqua Bottle

    Exactly what I wanted - a real, user taken photo of the bottle in palm. Hope it's the 100ml though.

    Many thanks asleep.
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    Re: Bulgari's Aqua Bottle

    10, 30, 50ml is quite small and neat indeed, but how on earth can the 100ml (3.4 OZ) fit in the palm of one's hand?
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    Bulgari's Aqua Bottle

    I've only seen it in images and can't come to terms on how you can hold this "pebble shaped" bottle to spray it on your skin. So my question to Bulgari's Aqua users is:

    Do you have any difficulty...
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    Re: Which Hugo Boss?

    Thanks John for clearing that up:thumbup:. I think I'm starting to lean towards the Boss brand of frags.
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    Re: Which Hugo Boss?

    I've also noticed that Hugo Boss fragrances are released as two separate brands:

    1) Hugo - which released Energise, Hugo, Dark Blue and
    2) Boss - Selection, Bottled, In Motion

    Does any...
  91. Thread: L'artisan Pool

    by Shiver
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    Poll: Re: L'artisan Pool

    It's just a speculation, rach2jlc, based on my past experience with polls here at BN.
  92. Thread: L'artisan Pool

    by Shiver
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    Poll: Re: L'artisan Pool

    Nice poll. I doubt you'd get much votes here with it being public though.
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    Re: Which Hugo Boss?

    Renato, your post was exactly the sort of breakdown I was looking for. Thanks a whole lot.

    Renato's recommendations: Elements, Boss Bottled, Hugo, Boss in Motion, (possibly Elements Aqua).
    Other...
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    Fragrance Search

    The single and greatest annoyance for me since joining the excellent Basenotes community is the inability to search fragrances by ratings. When you go to a fragrance's page, the 5 star ratings are...
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    Re: Which Hugo Boss?

    Apart from Energise, I was thinking of Boss Bottled (No. 6). Many reviews reported it to have a "fresh" fragrance ideal for summer, as well as potent sillage.

    What do you guys think?
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    Poll: Re: The Most Respected House (Male)

    I'm sorry if I did not phrase my sentence correctly. What it should have been was "...their latest offerings had never really been too impressive, with most of their better releases being...
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    Re: Which Hugo Boss?

    Which version - Original or Aqua? Judging by it's notes, the original doesn't seem to fit the description of a warm weather fragrance.
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    Re: I guessed his scent, he bought us drinks

    ROFL, maybe the rest of us should start guessing other people's scents as well!
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    Which Hugo Boss?

    Recently I was looking at the Hugo Boss offerings for men in the Basenotes directory and was impressed by the sheer amount fragrances that was released since '85.

    Which of them are good warm (and...
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    Poll: Re: The Most Respected House (Male)

    Great! Now all those Guerlain fans could start their voting, if it's not too late.

    Edit: I almost forgot...



    I didn't feel the need to include Aramis since apart from Havana, their offerings...
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