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    Default 1 Million and A*Men as signature scents...am I crazy?!

    I am a huge believer in the "wear what you want, when you want" rule, as opposed to the "there's a fragrance for every occasion, season, and time" rule. Aside from University, I will typically spray whatever fragrance stands out to me!
    Because of the...overpowering nature of 1 Million and A*Men, would you guys and gals think of them as potential signature-scents? If sprayed correctly of course. Mind you, when I refer to a signature scent, I am not talking about one fragrance that you wear ALL the time. I am simply talking about a fragrance that you wear on most occasions.
    As of now, the two scents I wear the most are DHS and Boss Bottled. Especially the latter.
    I will probably keep A*Men and Pure Malt as my date/going out at night scents. But I can see 1 Million being a fairly good daily scent.
    What do you all think?

    By the way, the way I see it is, had I never discovered BN and the "rules" I would probably be wearing it daily anyways.

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    Honestly, no.

    I encounter so many people who wear these really potent frags as their signature scents (mostly it's Le Male but also a lot of A*Men), and they just choke people out constantly. The only possible way I can see it working is if you purposefully under-apply the fragrance, like, one spray walk-through.

    Of course this depends on what kind of a life you lead. But if you're in an office or in classes during the day, I'd leave the powerhouses for nighttime.

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    I tend to agree with Izzy, but as you already said - wear what you want when you want, as long as you really don't care what other people think!

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    I wouldn't choose either of those as signature scent - i want signature scent to be more rare, not a top-seller type of frag.
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    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
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    Default Re: 1 Million and A*Men as signature scents...am I crazy?!

    If they work for you, why not?

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    Default Re: 1 Million and A*Men as signature scents...am I crazy?!

    I am not a fan of either, but if you like them, of course...
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frdric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
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    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
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    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Priv (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
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    Default Re: 1 Million and A*Men as signature scents...am I crazy?!

    I don't see why not. However, layering them may just be crazy....hm.....

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    Default Re: 1 Million and A*Men as signature scents...am I crazy?!

    Not familiar with A*Men, but I see nothing wrong with 1 Million at all. Women like it alot.
    Signature scent? Why not? Just don't overdo it, especially in hot weather.

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    Default Re: 1 Million and A*Men as signature scents...am I crazy?!

    I've only encountered two scrubbers, the two you mention are them. I would say you are crazy.

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    I'd say sure, as long as the application isn't too heavy, as others have mentioned. If you love a frag that much, and actually want to wear it that often, then I say do it, regardless of it's popularity. I would just adjust your "spraying habits" according to the situation & environment.

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    Default Re: 1 Million and A*Men as signature scents...am I crazy?!

    Quote Originally Posted by fit&frag'd View Post
    I'd say sure, as long as the application isn't too heavy, as others have mentioned. If you love a frag that much, and actually want to wear it that often, then I say do it, regardless of it's popularity. I would just adjust your "spraying habits" according to the situation & environment.
    This is good advice, spray away from body in a well ventilated area for best results.

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    Especially in the case of A*Men, for the love of god, do NOT over-apply. It's one of those that can be truly sickening with over-application.

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    I think you should both over apply and layer them... You will simultaneously create a 10' kill zone around you eliminating anyone over 30 and attracting women under 25...

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    Default Re: 1 Million and A*Men as signature scents...am I crazy?!

    I ordered a bottle of 1 Million a couple days ago. Went to Macys to sample, and it was the only one thatreally stood out as something special to me. I know this will make a lot of people on BN cringe, but I really liked it. I'm not around a lot of cologne wearers, so its popularity is not an issue with me. I can see myself wearing this a couple times a weeek at least.

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    Default Re: 1 Million and A*Men as signature scents...am I crazy?!

    Quote Originally Posted by timmy-j View Post
    I ordered a bottle of 1 Million a couple days ago. Went to Macys to sample, and it was the only one thatreally stood out as something special to me. I know this will make a lot of people on BN cringe, but I really liked it. I'm not around a lot of cologne wearers, so its popularity is not an issue with me. I can see myself wearing this a couple times a weeek at least.
    Even after experiencing a lot of fragrances, I still think 1 Million has its place. I may just wear it tomorrow for the first time since the summer.

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    If you like them both, there is no reason why they should not be your signature scents.

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    Default Re: 1 Million and A*Men as signature scents...am I crazy?!

    if you do this, just know that the general consensus of your aroma is going to be "obnoxious"

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    Thanks for the input, everyone!
    I don't intend on layering the two. I also do not intend on wearing either to class/office settings. I have Boss Bottled, Fierce, and a few others for those situations.
    I meant using them as everyday, going out scents. Going to lunch, dinner, the beach, etc.
    I've actually got both on my hands right now; can't wait for my bottle of 1 Million to come in!

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    I think Angel Men can be a signature scent if you restrict yourself to one spray on the chest. I wear Angel Men to work sometimes but I do just that: one spray and one spray only. Nobody's had any issues with it so far.

    Not sure about One Million. Don't have much experience with it other than trying it out once and enjoying the top notes.

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    I wouldn't say crazy but i would say obnoxious

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    I agree with your philosophy Mike. Wear what you like. Be yourself! Everyone else is taken!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    I am a huge believer in the "wear what you want, when you want" rule, as opposed to the "there's a fragrance for every occasion, season, and time" rule. Aside from University, I will typically spray whatever fragrance stands out to me!
    Because of the...overpowering nature of 1 Million and A*Men, would you guys and gals think of them as potential signature-scents? If sprayed correctly of course. Mind you, when I refer to a signature scent, I am not talking about one fragrance that you wear ALL the time. I am simply talking about a fragrance that you wear on most occasions.
    As of now, the two scents I wear the most are DHS and Boss Bottled. Especially the latter.
    I will probably keep A*Men and Pure Malt as my date/going out at night scents. But I can see 1 Million being a fairly good daily scent.
    What do you all think?

    By the way, the way I see it is, had I never discovered BN and the "rules" I would probably be wearing it daily anyways.
    A*MEN and A*MEN PURE LEATHER are my signature scents and I can live among other people without killing them with the fragance

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    Default Re: 1 Million and A*Men as signature scents...am I crazy?!

    no youre not crazy, you just know how to exercise independent thought.

    one million is a great scent, imo. and a men can be worn very well.

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    You're not crazy.

    One of my coworkers wears A*Men and its flankers as his signature scent to work every day. And 1 Million is my "guilty pleasure" fragrance, and one that I reach for often.
    "The stench / The stench / Of summer sex / And CK Eternity / Oh hell, yes"
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    Default Re: 1 Million and A*Men as signature scents...am I crazy?!

    No, adjust the amount of sprays to your skin and circumstances and go ahead!
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    Thanks everyone! I truly do appreciate the input!

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    YES. If you like them, go for it. Just do not overspray. (1 spray on chest under shirt should not choke anyone and will still give you nice whafts for yourself)
    TOP 3 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Creed Millesime Imperial
    3. Lalique Encre Noire


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    1. Dior Homme
    2. Eau Des Baux
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    Thanks everyone! I truly do appreciate the input!
    As I said earlier,
    A*MEN and A*MEN PURE LEATHER are my signature scents and till this day know one as ever complain about the smell itself

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    Default Re: 1 Million and A*Men as signature scents...am I crazy?!

    Go right ahead and knock yourself out, and perhaps a few hundred others along the way. Take those 2 bottles and call us back next year.

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