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    Default My Xmas gift

    With holiday shopping coming up, I need to give my mom and my girlfriend a heads up on what I want. The only problem is that I have quite a few options. So, I was gonna let the wonderful people on BN help me out. I can get a bottle from each, for a total of 2 bottles. Each bottle can be no more than $100. My options:

    Chanel egoiste - elegant warm sandalwood and candied fruit.
    Dior homme - news of the increased cocoa has me wanting this more and more
    Givenchy play intense - just a wonderful, easy to find fragrance.
    Viktor and Rolf spicebomb - just puts me in a great mood. Sweet, and surprisingly not spicy
    Hanae mori HM - cocoa and vanilla with a citrus opening. Right up my alley
    Chanel allure edition blanche - lemon and vanilla. Looking towards spring with this one
    L'Instant de guerlain extreme - the ultimate gourmand, one of my favorite groupings of scents
    Diesel fuel for life - because I'm young and something about the raspberries in this has me curious

    I can't decide because I want all of these for different reasons. I can only have 2. I can't decide. Help!

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    DH and Ego.

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    I have a feeling DH, LIDGE and egoiste are gonna be the main recommendations with this crowd...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickS1169 View Post
    I have a feeling DH, LIDGE and egoiste are gonna be the main recommendations with this crowd...
    You truly understand basenotes! Yeah, pretty much. One of those OP.

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    Oh yeah, I want to add that, in my humble opinion, Allure Homme Blanche has become the most overrated fragrance of the past year. It's okay I guess. The opening is awful lemon pledge but it dries down alright. I'd recommend Dior Homme Sport over Blanche for a similar vibe, and even then, I wouldn't really recommend DHS.

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    Several good ones on your list, but I would say Egoiste and Allure Edition Blanche. Two of Chanel's best.
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    For these cold seasons, LIDGE and Egoiste.

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    I'd veto Hanae Mori H.M., only because you can find it cheap online. Save it for later.

    Spicebomb! ...because you like it, and because you can't find it cheap online.
    If not... go with Dior Homme. Same reason.

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    Dior Homme & Chanel Edition Blanche
    CURRENT TOP 5

    1. Dior Homme Intense
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Tom Ford Extreme
    4. Gucci Pour Homme II
    5. Terre d'Hermes

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    Chanel Egoiste & Dior Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Chanel Egoiste & Dior Homme
    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    DH and Ego.
    These would be my choices as well.
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    Dior Homme and probably LIDGE even though haven't smelled it. I just happen to dislike all the others from your list so can't recommend anything else.

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    All have great recommendation. I would get Dior Homme Intense instead of Dior Homme. Fragrancenet has sale for a 3.4oz DHI (unboxed) if you don't care for the box. Good luck!

    http://www.fragrancenet.com/dior-hom...mf/en_US/19763

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    L'Instant de guerlain extreme and Chanel Egoiste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CapriDog View Post
    All have great recommendation. I would get Dior Homme Intense instead of Dior Homme. Fragrancenet has sale for a 3.4oz DHI (unboxed) if you don't care for the box. Good luck!

    http://www.fragrancenet.com/dior-hom...mf/en_US/19763
    yea so you can scratch off DH cause i just purchased DHI for myself with this website...lol. 70 bucks with a 20% off coupon is just a steal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickS1169 View Post
    yea so you can scratch off DH cause i just purchased DHI for myself with this website...lol. 70 bucks with a 20% off coupon is just a steal.
    Haha. Glad you got it bc I paid almost double that for it a couple months ago.

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    LIDGE and either Spicebomb or Play Intense

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    Don't be without Egoiste by Chanel.
    Currently wearing: Candie's Men by Candie's

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    Skip the Fuel for Life. I purchased a 75ml...big regret (PS that was my first "Must have" fragrance).

    Based on other opinions: LIDGE and Dior Homme (personally, the only one I like and know of on the list is Givenchy PI)

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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    Don't be without Egoiste by Chanel.
    this

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    Dior Homme and LIDGE, do it

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    Dior Homme & Chanel Allure Edition Blanche.

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    Go with the most difficult to source first, that should help you prioritise in some way. One way or another you're going to end getting all of them no doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Chanel Egoiste & Dior Homme
    +1 spot on!

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    +1 Dior Homme, Chanel Egoiste, Lidge

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    Givenchy Play Intense by Givenchy and Egoiste/L'Egoiste by Chanel.

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    I would say Ego from your mom and give the rest of the list to your gf and have her pick out what she likes best; she will like how you smell even more because she helped in the creative process.
    I don't recommend DH because of the lack of projection, but maybe I should test again... Maybe I got a bad sample, or maybe basenoters have a nostalgic bias for old frags (I'm looking at you, Guerlain Vetiver.)

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    Chanel Égoïste!
    For the second spot I would perhaps choose Dior Homme, but V&R Spicebomb is great as well, and since you like it, why not choose that one for the second spot?
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