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  1. Re: Fragrances That Are Neither Under Or Overrated

    Burberry London.

    Besides some people having longevity issues...I don't..it does what it does and neither gets too much praise or too much kickback. Just a great Fall/Winter scent that stands on...
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    Re: 50th Bday Surprise

    Thanks!!



    Appreciate it doug!



    Thanks Jon! Cheers
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    Re: 50th Bday Surprise

    And if anyone cares the batch is CM3219U01. 2019. Seems strong and green
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    Re: 50th Bday Surprise

    Well sounds like they are doing well and working towards great things. I’m sure it’s tough for you and your wife but I’m sure you’re proud too! I get missing little things though. My Moms in memory...
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Line?

    I'm a big fan of Essenza and Colonia Club. Club has a great green mint and the drydown reminds me of some of the 80s fougeres. Essenza is just very classy and nice to me.
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    Re: 50th Bday Surprise

    Nice work Dad! Is he enjoying Chicago? I miss it all the time.
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    Re: 50th Bday Surprise

    Must be the coolest kid around! :laugh:

    ...and thanks again to all the kind comments here. Appreciate the well wishes and nice comments from the fragrance family! I’m excited to get to wear and...
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    Re: 50th Bday Surprise

    Thank y’all so much! So excited to get a great scent but to also have her pick. My barber has GIT, Aventus, Aventus Cologne, Viking and Santal
    and this was her pick. Will enjoy it. Thanks again
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    50th Bday Surprise

    Turned 50 today. Complete surprise but I guess my wife has been listening after all my years here and letting my kids pick. The other day she mentioned someone told her about Creed but thought she...
  10. Re: What do you consider an appropriate fresh/aquatic scent for a man in his 40s?

    If you used to like AdG Profumo before the change I’d suggest Polo Blue Gold Blend. It’s like they sweetened the aquatic vibe to start snd the drydown is similar..to me..to what Profumo was. Maybe a...
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    Re: Polo Blue Flanker Thread

    The EDP was my favorite until Gold.

    Here is the review I wrote..and put in a thread

    So this was a present from my kids on Christmas. As I stated on the Christmas thread, we narrowed a group...
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    Re: Polo Blue Flanker Thread

    I love the Polo Blue Gold Blend. Best of the bunch
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Good to know. Only one Iíve sampled is Blenheim Bouquet. I enjoyed it but would not buy it.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Kicking myself! Was in London this weekend with the family and had this view..only Basenoters could get excited to take pics..but got pulled away before I could go get my nose on stuff. Congrats on...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Histories de Parfum 1899 Hemingway

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    Loving this. A smoother, rounder Spicebomb for part of it with a great vanilla in the drydown
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    Re: Polo Blue Gold Blend

    Thanks, did it!



    No problem! I'm wearing this daily right now and love it. I think you will enjoy this version

    Glad others are enjoying it too.
  17. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Looks like a rounded, more lined Lauder for Men
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    Re: Polo Blue Gold Blend

    Thanks! Now you have me scared that my first hour may be killing people...lol...but yes it is strong and lasts all day



    Yes, it is my favorite from Polo since Modern Reserve.



    I love it...
  19. Re: Polo blue/gold vs spicebomb night vision

    Polo Blue Gold is a new fave of mine. Definitely go that direction
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    Re: Polo Blue Gold Blend

    Could not agree more. They've always done a good job finding something I like but I was really surprised at how much I've enjoyed this and how, as you said, it clicks. Hope you both had a great New...
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    Polo Blue Gold Blend

    So this was a present from my kids on Christmas. As I stated on the Christmas thread, we narrowed a group down at Sephora down to 4 and I told them "what do you want Dad to smell like everyday, if...
  22. Re: Christmas Morning, What Did You Give/What did you get?

    Thanks tspencer! Loving it and really enjoyed their thoughts to me

    Hope you had a Merry Day
  23. Re: Christmas Morning, What Did You Give/What did you get?

    Lol..thanks! We are hosting my large family so table set. It is my current favorite in the Blue line



    Second this! Love this place and our crazy group
  24. Re: Christmas Morning, What Did You Give/What did you get?

    Nice haul Chuck!! Merry Christmas
  25. Re: Christmas Morning, What Did You Give/What did you get?

    My kids got me this. Considering I liked Blue EDP and this is one of 4 they narrowed down too I’m happy. I asked them what they wanted me to smell like if you could remember my smell in 10...
  26. Re: What is topping your Christmas list this year

    On its way or here? Either way Congrats Hednic!
  27. Re: What is topping your Christmas list this year

    :lolk: I try Chuck. They did good when we were in Chicago because working downtown my wife would grab Bleecker St or something at a shop. But here in Texas suburbia she doesn't see the higher end,...
  28. Re: What is topping your Christmas list this year

    I'd love some Floris 1962 and maybe Creed Viking but honestly my wife and kids aren't into this hobby but like to go pick out things for me at Sephora, etc so whatever they deem fine I'll be happy...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Just pure class

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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Nice work! I really like the Marshall by me. They have 3 long shelves stocked weekly so I check in but I never buy unless the scent/price works. They've added nice ones but I'm not spending $59 or...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Saw these new ones at my Marshalls today. Colonia Pura Shampoo, Boss The Scent Private Accord and Light Blue Sun. They also added many new Lacoste L12.12 Series ones along with D&G scents like...
  32. Re: My first bottle of burberry london made by coty!

    Agree. My 2006 was great when it came out. My 2011 was great and now I'm on one that Fragrancenet sent me and code is showing 2008 and its awesome. I know they are older but I've tested ones in...
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    Re: Your 2019 favorites!

    I didn't buy much this year and sampled a lot but my three I liked that I sampled or bought were

    John Varvatos + Nick Jonas JVxNJ Silver--Should get more positive talk

    Tom Ford Beau de Jour
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Nice! I agree. First time I wore it I was trying to make out what was hitting me and if it was relevant to anything I have worn before. I'm not a big Sauvage fan so it wasn't something I was looking...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Prada Luna Rossa Carbon--Got a sample and I can mildly see a resemblance to Sauvage but I like this much better. In fact later today, after it had dried a few hours, I was getting wafts that sort of...
  36. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    I really enjoyed this ZC! Thanks for taking the time over your cereal! This thread and posts like this is what keeps me around here. Though I wish we had thumbs ups or likes on this board for...
  37. Re: Thanksgiving - choosing a scent for a day of family, friends, football and feasting

    Thanks Chuck! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family AND thanks for that wonderful wish. Hope it happens
  38. Re: Thanksgiving - choosing a scent for a day of family, friends, football and feasting

    I’m going to the Cowboys game with my wife’s family...30 of us..and it’s cold and rainy out so I wanted something cheery so went with my bright little Italian one Profumo di Stresa Legni.
  39. Re: 70s/80s fragrances that AREN'T: powdery, cinnamon, etc

    Haha..corrected! Thanks ZC
  40. Re: 70s/80s fragrances that AREN'T: powdery, cinnamon, etc

    Lauder for Men-1985- Green Aromatic Fougere that I used to love.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I never wore it when it was popular. I got it at Marshall’s two years ago..first bottle..and keep it in a drawer. But once every couple of weeks I lather in it and today it was a charmer. I loved it!
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I just got a crazy compliment. Was at a gas station convenience store and the middle aged Mom in front of me was buying some beer and turned to me in line and said, "I'm not trying to hit on you but...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I don’t claim to know others reasons on here or what they like but as I said when I first posted it here I had watched none. After I did and it made me feel semi entertained. I think if he’s done...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Agree! I reported getting them in this thread and had never even searched or watched the guy. Post reading this thread I did but the flood gates had already been open. Honestly I think it’s just a FB...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Nope! As I reported pages ago I donít watch his videos and until this thread didnít know much about him and I got ads on FB that continue daily until this day. After I started getting ads I went and...
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    Re: Polo Blue Flanker Thread

    Polo Blue EDT was always one of my favorite bottles, looks wise, but I found the juice for a long time screetchy. Then the EDP came out and I loved the look and juice. I think it's great. The other...
  47. Re: Fragrance Industry Secret Revealed.. is it true?

    I would assume it's true and well known like everyone is saying. Most designer EDPs may seem a little richer but to me they are also weaker. It's almost like EDP and Parfum are designated by...
  48. Re: What's your very own cologne you would love for Christmas?!

    I want Floris 1962

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  49. Re: Trip to Sephora and wow, Armani Code has some good ones

    I have too and really used to love Armani stuff....Mania, Emporio He, etc, AdG, AdG Profumo....but the Code line never has clicked. As I said above, the Code Profumo is not a hate but the Cola smell...
  50. Re: What are some good Vanilla scents for under $100.

    I don't wear it but I think Hanae Mori HM is very vanilla centric and a good buy.
  51. Re: Trip to Sephora and wow, Armani Code has some good ones

    I like this one too. Definitely more than the regular Absolu
  52. Re: Trip to Sephora and wow, Armani Code has some good ones

    I keep trying Armani Code Profumo but all I get is Dr. Pepper/Coca Cola/ Root Beer. It doesnít smell bad at all and I actually enjoy it but thatís what I get! Not sure if FB worthy due to it.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Fragonard Valentin. Great for Fall
  54. Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    Did Jake go on the date and what did he wear? Enquiring minds want to know
  55. Re: Use Glass to Turn Your Cheap Pinaud Clubman Aftershave into a Suave Smelling Scent.

    Thanks for this. I bought Pinaud Clubman last week to splash on here and there and noticed upon first application there is a really harsh skunky smell that I never got before. It eventually dries...
  56. Re: If YOU were in-charge of a NEW & UNIQUE fragrance

    Without a doubt. I think everyone likes familiarity in scents because they've gotten reactions from others or have scent memories that are good associations, etc. The issue I think with overcoming...
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    Re: What happened to Quorum?

    Nothing to add except I seemed to discover Quorum and Xeryus in its blue metallic bottle around the same time in the 80s post wearing Polo.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Right! As I said a couple of pages back I barely know of his background and when I did watch his videos I enjoyed them and found him entertaining. It’s not lime I was insinuating anything to anyone....
  59. Re: If YOU were in-charge of a NEW & UNIQUE fragrance

    Maybe I'm naÔve but I think part of it is pure experimentation luck. Let's say you are trying to create a scent and you want it to be crowd pleasing. In that process you are going to work with...
  60. Re: Has Dolce & Gabbana - The One lost its relevance among fragrance enthusiasts?

    Agree

    Honestly as a person who loves designers, especially this style of scent....I never got this. Just did nothing on me or for me.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I know he's still a good looking guy. If he wasn't his schtick would never have worked. But I still think his eyes look sunken in and he looks slighter in that video...just me. I'm also a person who,...
  62. Re: Does the band Train have a problem with cologne?

    Filed under "Titles of threads I could never have imagined on Basenotes."

    As an aside I enjoy Marron 5 more than Train due to my daughters loving every one of their songs. They kind of meld...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Fahrenheit....180 on this again
  64. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Wearing Fahrenheit tonight and Iím changing on this current version. Leather vibe has me hooked
  65. Re: Montblanc Explorer...like Aventus or like Sauvage?

    What’s weird is ALL I get is pineapple. I mean an Aventus replica pineapple. Yes I know it’s not in there but the combo of notes gives me that exact feel. It’s also one of the things I dislike about...
  66. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    Thanks for writing this. I read every word of War and Creed :laugh: and enjoyed your thoughts

    My thoughts arenít too deep and I semi agree that houses are trying to find the sweet spot but...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Eight and Bob Nuit de Megeve

    Really shines in the cold and a beautiful vetiver/tonka/powder drydown that has a barbershop vibe. In fact I put this on after splashing some Pinaud Clubman on the...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Eight and Bob Nuit de Megeve

    because I still have a large decant and it's cold today and this fits. Really shines in the cold and a beautiful vetiver/tonka/powder drydown that has a barbershop...
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    Re: Best clone of old school Drakkar Noir.

    I'll stick by this comment from 2 years back. Smelled this again at my barbers a few weeks back and while it's not an exact clone it has a refined DNA of DN as it dries down.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Curve

    Today the weather around Dallas got rainy and the temps dropped to low 40s. I was working out of the house and threw on a pullover and went to get coffee. I just decided to spray Curve...
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    Re: Autumn/Winter

    Aramis Tobacco Reserve

    Costume National Homme--this was one I didn't love sampling but I can see if someone likes cloves and a heavier scent how it would work in cold weather
  72. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Great pic Freewheeling! I'd say Sycamore!
  73. Re: What kind of man can pull off Dior Homme Intense?

    I get where you are coming from...I find ones like this and LIDGE difficult and challenging to wear because they feel "loud" on me. But, as others have said, if you enjoy it and feel good in it, go...
  74. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    I get this completely and I think it applies to many things on social media these days. Example...I love to travel. I have a wife who was..and has family involved in a section of industry so I get...
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    Re: RIP Dan "MyMickers" Mish

    Great story! Glad you had that type of relationship and memories. Sorry Cologneist!
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    Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    Ask Too Much:

    Dior Homme
    Costume National Homme


    Second Skin:

    TdH Edt
    Burberry London
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    Re: RIP Dan "MyMickers" Mish

    I wanted to look at some videos in general and I wish more people were this short and enthusiastic. Sucks for his family

    https://youtu.be/kAT5jpHU2Os
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    Re: RIP Dan "MyMickers" Mish

    Sorry to hear this! Hate to see young vibrant people leave the world! I didnít know much about him but Condolences to those who knew him well! He seems to have made a special mark
  79. Thread: Rip git

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    Re: Rip git

    I could never figure GIT out. I wore Cool Water for a majority of the 90s and loved it. So this “style” works. My issue was that one wearing I’d get this beautiful green violet I couldn’t stop...
  80. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    I own at most 5-8. Hednic and some in 1000s. Many in 100s and overall I donít care about how many people have or if they post pictures. Iím just here to discuss the scents and am glad so many people...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I’m not going to guess why but thought the same....eyes sunken in, thinner face etc.
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    Re: Sometimes the 2nd try is magical

    Hate may be harsh but I was new to the game and the initial spray of TdH made me wince. I’d say 6 mo later when it got cold I remembered the woods of it and decided to give it a spin. Bought a bottle...
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    Re: Sometimes the 2nd try is magical

    Has happened a lot with this journey but most notably TdH. A true hate to a love just in second chance
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 31st October, 2019

    Thank you kind sir! Iíve enjoyed it immensely and fit the weather great today!
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    Re: The New Armani Code PROFUMO

    I tried this two days ago. It was basically Coca-Cola! Right?
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    Re: Pasha de Cartier

    Good to hear this. I always thought Pasha was very classy but as you said cloying. So if that beautiful scent could be toned down I’d be game.
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    Re: Your 2019 Halloween Fragrance

    I'll be wearing the same all day because I had my sons Halloween Book Parade this morning while being Dad of the Day at the school and then am setting up for neighbors to come trick or treat....so
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  88. Re: Burberry London for Men - thoughts on Performance

    Agree with Zbg. Been wearing it since 2006 and always get great performance. I spray clothing at times too. You will hear some say that performance in the newer stuff is low but you can find older...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 31st October, 2019

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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I’m getting crushed by them on Facebook
  91. Re: Large Bottle Sizes You Were Not Aware Your Fragrances Came In!

    I was at Sephora today and there was a YSL L'Homme Parfum Intense in a 6.7 that was being used as their tester. I had never seen that after seeing their smaller round bottles for so long.

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  92. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Techt, looking great

    I'm seeing Creed SMW or YSL L'Homme
  93. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Looking good Chuck! Love that coat pattern.

    First thing that comes to mind is GIT, which I know you used to wear a lot. But I also think maybe Bond No. 9 Great Jones
  94. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Thanks, appreciate it.. and yes you can Chuck! Luckily the hair has stayed and is dark,..though when I grow a beard it is as almost all white. I hit 50 in Feb.

    I'd love to find this and wear it...
  95. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Thanks checkmate! Will look at both. I believe I tried NY Intense years ago and liked it. I need to follow up.



    Thanks bud! Appreciate the help. You know me. I do need to replenish the TdH EDT...
  96. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Ken thanks! Chanel pour Monsieur Concentree/EDP has been on my radar as I’m looking to lock on a little more sophistication at almost 50.
  97. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Thanks Joe..if you do have anything come to mind let me know :laugh:
  98. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Thanks hednic!! I've never tried it but will take a look
  99. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    It’s been a bit so here are a couple

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    Re: Got my Knize ten and knize ten golden

    I tested K10 over the years and it was disappointing after all it's praise I couldn't get into. Leather to me is more of a suede/cowhide type leather and in this it's a perfumed, polished dandy...
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