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    Default The Most Honest Recommendation You've Heard

    What do you consider to be the most honest recommendation
    you've received for a fragrance? You know -- one where you
    feel there was no reason the person would have to be telling
    you anything but the truth; no hidden agenda, such as a
    sales associate may have when then keep telling you to try
    this "wonderful" new scent.

    I remember shopping at Nordstrom once when a woman whom
    I think was a sales rep for some fragrance line was there answering
    questions. If I remember correctly she may have been promoting
    Cartier fragrances. Anyway, we got to talking a bit and she mentioned
    that the most incredible men's fragrance she had smelled was one that
    they didn't even have for sale there at Nordstrom: Givenchy Gentleman.

    It struck me that this was likely a very honest recommendation.
    It also struck me that she was a very attractive woman [which partly
    explains why I remember the conversation, I suppose.]

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    Any recommendation I get on Basenotes...

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    The women who introduced me to Bvlgari Pour Homme when I told her I was looking for a scent for work. It's the scent that made me love this hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mosquito
    Any recommendation I get on Basenotes...
    For me the well-expressed, impartial recommendations for Voleur de Roses from the Basenotes Community coterie were the reason for beginning to develop my fragrance appreciation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trumpet_guy
    she mentioned that the most incredible men's fragrance she had smelled was one that
    they didn't even have for sale there at Nordstrom: Givenchy Gentleman.

    Had she ever smelled Givenchy Gentlemen?
    The pursuit of philosophy is the hope that there is more to life than we realize. By philosophy, however, we come to realize that in fact there is less to life than previously imagined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul G.
    The women who introduced me to Bvlgari Pour Homme when I told her I was looking for a scent for work. It's the scent that made me love this hobby.
    OMG! It's also the scent that made me love this hobby!!!

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    I'll say the most honest recommendation I received was from a sales lady at Neiman Marcus. I was testing the Creed scents and then she told me, "It's a lot cheaper to buy those online. You can get them for a fraction of the price." I don't know if they get paid on commission or not, but that was a brutally honest statement.

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    Neiman Marcus (as far as I know) SA get paid only in commision. So I'm really not sure why she did that, but maybe she was a vendor.
    The pursuit of philosophy is the hope that there is more to life than we realize. By philosophy, however, we come to realize that in fact there is less to life than previously imagined.

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    Yup, the ones right here on basenotes. Honest...yes. Informative...well? not everyone has the same nose as you. When in doubt, just buy a sample and sniff the hell out of it, put a little on, see how it reacts to you. If you like it, then buy a good sized decant to see if it is something you are going to tolerate throughout the day and on consecutive days.
    However if you come across a frag like Jaipur Boucheron EDP, then none of that stuff is necessary as the first whiff from the bottle itself will get ya hooked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul G.
    The women who introduced me to Bvlgari Pour Homme when I told her I was looking for a scent for work. *It's the scent that made me love this hobby.
    I loved colonge before bvlgari PH but, this fragrance was the first one I really, really went crazy over. I really thought this was amazing and it wowed me dearly. After 3 full bottles, an aftershave, dedorant sticks and shower gel useage, I have left it alone. Perhaps I will come back to my beloved old friend one day. As much as I love the CDG lines, vetiveru is just a copy of the master blend of bvlgari ph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul G.
    The women who introduced me to Bvlgari Pour Homme when I told her I was looking for a scent for work. It's the scent that made me love this hobby.
    When so many trustworthy experts love it, I must go and at least sample Bvlgari PH !
    Dec 31: sampled, but too quick!! All those gift sets at 50% now!!
    'Il mondo dei profumi č un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.

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    About 6 months ago I was in Von Maur and when the SA asked if I needed help I asked her if they had anything "kind of sweet, feminine, and different". She pulled out Hanae Mori, and I was sold. That was exactly the kind of scent I was looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by narcus
    [quote author=Paul G. link=1135749044/0#2 date=1135751906]The women who introduced me to Bvlgari Pour Homme when I told her I was looking for a scent for work. *It's the scent that made me love this hobby.
    When so many trustworthy experts love it, I must go and at least sample Bvlgari PH ![/quote]

    I was thinking the same thing

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