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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Funny story, got complimented on my Light Blue the other day. Was with a couple of women and one said "my God, you smell so good, is that Acqua di Gio?" I responded that it was, in fact, Light Blue,...
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    Re: Fragrance to cover gun powder residue

    I love the smell of gunpowder. I can understand it being a bit socially undesirable, but I appreciate everyone who is listing frags similar to powder itself.
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    Re: colognes that are too popular

    Reverse this and it's me. Can't stand Dior Homme (I know, I know).

    It is accurate, however, that most "people on the street" won't recognize what you're wearing. And if a lot of people are...
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    Re: Fragrance for a supermarket visit

    GIT if you're one of these snarky ones. Otherwise, I think you should only be allowed to post a recommendation if you are currently wearing the fragrance you recommend.



    Brilliant!
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    Re: Scent of an academician

    I think it's rather strong, and way too green. I dunno, if I had to pick a way to smell in a computer science setting, "too clean" might be a decent way to smell... But from the perspective of a...
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    Re: Scent of an academician

    No Kouros, and I think Vetiver will make the wrong impression with students as well.

    I vote for Chrome too! Come on, you're a computer science guy. It's a no-brainer!
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    Poll: Re: Armani code vs Burberry Brit

    They smell completely different to me. I think Shaheen hit it right on the head.

    I've never liked one of Burberry's fragrances, I dunno why. By the same token, I'm pretty sure I like every...
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    Re: Reviews you regret ...

    Luckily I've never felt smart enough or like my opinion mattered to anyone else to review anything.

    I've certainly changed those star ratings in my wardrobe quite a few times tho. I had a couple...
  9. Re: Which Gucci scent do you think is the most ''sexy''

    Lurking in Just Starting Out, trying not to step on anyone's toes or n00b all over the place. ;)
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    Re: OLD SPICE - After Shave & Cologne

    Man, finally a thread that's in my (very limited) area of expertise!

    The EDC is more powerful and more alcoholic. It's not a different scent, but it's not the same either. Because all of the...
  11. Re: Which Gucci scent do you think is the most ''sexy''

    I don't really like Gucci's stuff, but if I had to pick one, it would be Gucci by Gucci. BTW, I hate these damned confusing names. It's much easier when they have names like Envy, Rush, etc.
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  12. Re: Do you have a fragrance that you only wear at a certain day/time?

    I always shave before I shower, eliminating the need for an aftershave. However, in the rare instance that I shave without showering, it's always late at night (later than I should be up ;)), so now...
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    Re: Is something wrong with me?

    +1 about tracking things down and being disappointed, as well as finding gems you never would've thought of.

    I think the reason few talk about Happy is because there is a hierarchy on BN, starting...
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    Re: Seasonal styles?

    It's very strange, I like this too... And I think I've mentioned, AdG for me is a fragrance that says "I've made it." (actually, all the Armani fragrances say that) Which is why I haven't bought it...
  15. Thread: Spraying Mishap

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    Re: Spraying Mishap

    Now, see, my girlfriend is of the opinion that some of my scents taste lovely... Altho she isn't just straight drinking them...
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    Re: What is the #1 Frag a woman should own?

    Chanel No. 5 still stands...

    Calvin Klein Euphoria is a biggie.

    Mugler A*Men. I know, I know, but it's so much more pleasant and feminine than Angel. Not sure if that's intentional but... Eh....
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    Re: how do you do it?

    Maximum of two sprays straight to the (bare) sternum. Maybe I won't buy light fragrances but then again, maybe I just think fragrance is a garnish for those who are very close.

    But yeah,...
  18. Re: unconventional homosexual male & his new fragrance...

    Not related to the discussion at all but...

    I really hope we can get there in the States soon!

    EDIT: On topic, I think Le Male is probably woefully overdone by homo- and heterosexual males. OP...
  19. Re: Seeking suggestions for day/night spring-summer fragrances

    I would've said this.

    Unforgivable is an acceptable substitute. More of an all-around fragrance, tho, not summer-specific.



    When I think of Arizona, I think of Flagstaff. I know, random,...
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    Re: School me in fragrances!!!

    Go ask Sephora for a sample of something you think you hate. I was an aquatic-only guy until a sales associate randomly threw a sample of Ed Hardy in with the D&G Light Blue I was buying. I decided...
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    Re: Macy's or Sephora?

    My Sephora no longer carries Unforgivable. They do have I Am King, but apparently the original has fallen off the "bestseller" list for them.

    If you're looking for advice, someone who can help...
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    Re: Basenotes Remembers... the 212 for men ban!

    :sad:

    I like characters. They keep life interesting, especially when forums can get dull sometimes, and it's too cold to go outside during the winter.
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    Re: Why is Azzaro PH a hit in Europe?

    Joe Sixpack buys his fragrance at wal-mart.

    Actually, his wife probably buys it at wal-mart.

    And she buys these:
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    Re: Macy*s Now has Nautica OCEANS - Smell Yet?!

    Curse you people and your Macy's!

    SA at Dillards told me about it tonight, showed the preview, but had no more samples. I have to wait until "by April" to even smell it.

    I am very interested in...
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    Am I Doomed to Designer-Only?

    Alright, so I went to the mall tonight, where Dillards and Sephora (my two scent stores) are located. Dillards recently acquired Bois 1920 fragrances and had them on display. Upon realizing that I...
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    Re: Gucci by Gucci pour Homme?

    I've never smelled Guess Suede... If Dillards or Sephora doesn't sell it, I don't smell it (because I believe in having staff who are at least marginally knowledgeable about the product they sell).
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  27. Re: What's the maximum # of scents you sniffed Continuously?

    +1

    I'd say I've smelt about... 5(?) without doing something to clear my nostrils... Otherwise it's an exercise in futility. That was back in the day, too.

    The most I've smelt in one trip...
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    Re: Gucci by Gucci pour Homme?

    If I had seen this thread earlier, I would've tried sniffing this fragrance instead of "Love and Luck for Men," the "new" fragrance from Ed Hardy, which, by the way, I already have on my vanity, it's...
  29. Re: Just bought my first couple of "real" fragrances...

    If you have the money at your age to buy Creed... Wow.



    I think it's because every time they walk by the A&F store, they see the shirtless dude at around the same time they smell the fragrance....
  30. Re: Just bought my first couple of "real" fragrances...

    Sean John. Unforgivable.

    The perfect fragrance to make you smell irresistible but not like a poser. Acqua di Gio is a more opulent fragrance in my opinion. Not something I would wear "for the...
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    Re: Looking for some opinions

    Why are you buying them blind?

    I think the worst thing to do is to buy something you've never smelled on you. Something can smell completely different on you than it did on the card, even.
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    Re: Upcoming 09' frag releases ???

    Expanded release for Sean John's I Am King, if it matters to anybody.
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    Re: SA gave me her card

    I never get cards at Dillards... Which is pretty much exclusively where I shop for fragrance... I had an attractive salesgirl there once but I think (especially when I shop with my GF, which is...
  34. Re: Splash on's - your favorite Aftershaves/eau de colognes

    I've used an old bottle of Old Spice cologne as an aftershave when it was the cheapest alcoholic thing in the house... That hurt :(

    I've got a bottle of Ice Blue Aqua Velva, it's very nice. I...
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    Re: Advice for a 16-year old perfume noob male!

    I'd say spray, wait as long as you plan on waiting (So probably about an hour, right?) and then smell it. Smell it periodically all the way through, tho, since you're going to be smelling it for...
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    Re: Rich Kids w/Good Taste

    Only caring about niche fragrances does not "taste" make. Sometimes, the masses get it right.

    EDIT: Also, everso's story was hilarious. Incredibly distasteful, WTF is that? But still funny. ...
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    Re: Advice for a 16-year old perfume noob male!

    This is what I did, posted a question like yours, didn't get any replies, so I went to the mall and smelled about 15 fragrances. When I came back, I was vastly more informed, and beginning to link...
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    Re: Fragrance for everyday use.

    I hate Dior Homme. No offense, I'm just saying. It strikes my nose as very strange. Maybe if you really like it, you can just disregard my taste entirely. I've never smelt Eau Sauvage, it's on my...
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    Re: D&G Light blue - absolutely delicious

    I think, perhaps, a post in the "Men's Fragrance" forum probably refers to the men's fragrance. I could be shockingly wrong, of course.

    I like Light Blue pour Homme. I know it's a big seller...
  40. Re: General Wal-Mart bias or is there some truth to this?

    Wal-mart sells the exact same size bottle of AdG as my department store, for $20 cheaper. I do not question that Wal-mart might get older stock, or stock that isn't seen as "as good." Let me...
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    Re: Very Irresistible by Givenchy

    I like the female Very Irresistible. My girlfriend prefers the Very Sensual version, which is not very good in comparison, but a nice fragrance by itself. I've never smelt then men's version,...
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    Re: Scent for a seductress!!

    My mom wears Shiseido. For what it's worth. And she's... older than 24... :wink:

    Well, I'm 20. And my mom wears it.
  43. Re: Oh look, another "newb needs fragrance" thread.

    Thanks everyone for your responses, I guess the timing was just wrong. I'm used to forums where there's always someone around to see a post. Anyway, I think I know what went wrong with my...
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    Re: Understanding Creed

    First off, I'm very new at fragrances. But I'm not very new at sales. That said, I disagree somewhat. In theory, the marketing for a fragrance (or anything, really) should appeal to the type of...
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    Re: Where is Gucci Pour Homme?

    I'm big on aquatics. If I had had just a bit more experience/knowledge of what I liked when I registered (which was about... a week ago? :D) I would've used the SN "Aquaman" or something similar. ...
  46. Re: Yoooo Hoooo Fellas.......

    I must protest. There's a blanket there, too. There are actually 3 different poses, and only the first one has the unfortunate bottle placement...

    Still, how would you like to be that guy? I...
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    Re: Where is Gucci Pour Homme?

    My local Dillard's has plenty and so does the Sephora... I sampled it tonight and the saleslady didn't say anything about being discontinued...

    It doesn't really matter to me, I don't really like...
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    Re: What cologne for a guy in college?

    Oh man, I'm brand new, but I can answer this one!



    The phrase I've bolded indicates Unforgivable is right out. It's my favorite fragrance and, despite the fact that it's a very unique smell,...
  49. Re: Oh look, another "newb needs fragrance" thread.

    Well, I didn't get any replies.

    I'm not sure why, if anyone could tell me, that would be great, I like to learn how boards work but there don't seem to be any "guidance posts" on this one, so I'll...
  50. Oh look, another "newb needs fragrance" thread.

    Hey Basenotes, I'm a brand new member looking for some fragrance advice.

    I'm not a big fan of most fragrances you smell in the mall (and I'm not really in a position to buy anything more...
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