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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    I really enjoy BFMI... frequently spray my pillowcase with a spray or two so I can roll over and smell it when I'm sleeping.. Of course, its right in my wheelhouse, my favorite style of fragrance...
  2. Re: Creed Aventus "grey market" or middle-eastern market???

    I feel very confident in saying: EVERY "16C01" batch of Aventus on ebay is 100% fake.
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    Re: aventus decant

    what the heck is a "crack"??
  4. Re: New Baseball season is just underway...what would you wear to opening day at the old ball park?

    Beat it, advertising troll
  5. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    So so true. Not sure "sad" is even remotely close to describing my mood.

    Oh well, it certainly was a fun couple of decades, wasn't it??
  6. Re: Which of these fall fragrances would you choose?

    Eau Sauvage Parfum

    or

    1725 and Terre D'Hermes Parfum
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    Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    I have 3 bottles of metal cap, original 2009/10, formula La Nuit, and I think the performance is perfect. It is by no means a "beast" but it has excellent, above average longevity (lasts a solid 10...
  8. Re: What do most (non-fraghead) women think of guys who collect perfumes?

    I disagree, and in my experience, is wrong. My wife indulges it, and actually encourages it. In fact, I've gotten her curious about, and starting to collect, perfume. I'm somewhat of a foodie too, so...
  9. Re: [INTL] Anyone interested in Amouage Overture Man?

    This thread is from well over a year ago, I'm guessing the OP didn't buy this. I'd be interested in 10 or 15ml of this too, but I'm in the USA
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    Re: Best designer Aromatic Fragrance

    Hate to recommend it twice in one night but I'd say
    La Nuit De L'Homme. Definitely aromatic, as lavender plays a prominent role, and there is a touch of cumin in the base. Cardamom to sweeten it up...
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    Re: Evening scent?

    Fantastic choice, but out of his stated budge I'm afraid. I'd say:
    La Nuit De L'Homme. Its a very nice evening scent, a little bit of sweetness, grown up but not "old man"ish. Bit of sweetness from...
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    Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    Yeah no I definitely don't wear it for everyday use lol.

    Last time I wore it, it was for "remember the troops" Fridays - we wear red polo shirts on Fridays for that, and Baccarat Rouge felt...
  13. Re: What to do with a fragrance you bought but didn't like :(

    Agree with this. Give it 6 months or so. If you haven't worn it since, try it one more time then, and if its still a hard no, sell it or swap it here.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Fixed it for you
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    Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    I personally love BR540 (I'm male), but I don't wear it often, it has to be the right time & place. I consider myself lucky that this is a scent that I don't go anosmic to, like a lot of people.

    I...
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    Re: The best "woodsmoke" fragrances

    Blackmail by Kerosene has one of the best smoky wood smells I've ever had the pleasure of smelling. Its fantastic. Broken Theories also has a very strong woodsmoke that backbones the whole fragrance.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    AC0 batch (2010)
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  19. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Man I love OL, but its one that I go almost instantly anosmic to, no matter how much or how little I spray. *Sigh* so its for sale, can't keep a perfume I can't smell on myself :(



    8 sprays of...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Called out ebay "sclapers" lol
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well I finally got my nose on an Areej composition. Popped my cherry, so to speak :)

    I was hesitant, because the last thing I need is to fall in love with another unicorn, but I've lurked in this...
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    Re: Bleu De Chanel EDT or EDP ??

    This. By far
  23. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of Fahrenheit Parfum felt like overspraying today. But I was going to an outside event so all was good
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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme

    Man I wish I could have this mindset. I'm a lunatic when it comes to backups
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    Re: House of Matriarch 40% Off 16 Fragrances

    Well, F it. I bought the "limited edition" Black #1 perfume oil. $10/ml :shocked:YOLO
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    This stuff just mixes so well with my chemistry, I love it. Smells amazing, lasts forever, and I don't go anosmic to it at all. Fantastic fall scent
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    Re: Duty Free Dior Homme Parfum

    If I saw DHP (75ml bottle?) for 85 pounds I would buy their entire stock. This stuff is SELLING on ebay in the $240 range
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    Re: Fragrances Longevity - how many hours?

    Red Tobacco by Mancera
    approximately 50,000 years
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    Re: What you wore clubbing back in the day

    Man a lot of people dating themselves in here pretty bad lol

    Might as well throw my hat into the ring. My club days were the late 90s to early aughts.
    JOOP homme
    JPG Le Male
    Armani Lui
    were...
  30. Poll: Re: Which Men's Fragrance smells like a Billionaire the most? WOMEN ONLY!

    Seriously. I wish people would let this thread die the death it sooo sorely deserves. STOP BUMPING IT!! crap I just bumped it :sad:

    Most billionaires probably smell like ben gay anyhow, so there...
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    Re: House of Matriarch 40% Off 16 Fragrances

    You can. I did exactly that and ended up with a 16ml "scratch & dent" for like 40 bucks
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    Re: House of Matriarch 40% Off 16 Fragrances

    Black #1 perfume oil?? Anybody? Anybody? Bueller?

    Is it, like, an attar?? Is it any good?? I LOVE B#1 (fer' crying out loud, I bought the bracelet!) Trying to decide if I should drop ~$12/ml on...
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    Re: House of Matriarch 40% Off 16 Fragrances

    You haven't?!? HoM puts on either a 40% or a 50% sale at least three or four times a year. I have two 50ml bottles of Black#1 and two 16ml bottles (one of my favorite scents) and all of them were...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    4 sprays of Le Parfum under the shirt (which smelled like DHP from yesterday :coolold:)
  35. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Finally pulled the trigger on a FB of
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  36. Re: Such a dilemma: to spray or not to spray rare vintage?

    This, for sure. None of us are promised any specific amount of time here. Enjoy life while you're able to.

    edit: That article said it about as well as you could - at least, the way I (and the...
  37. [USA] Re: Jubi XXV, Tuscan Leather, Ombre Leather, VINTAGE LDDM, Rive Gauche, Individuel, Explorer, CDNIM.

    New stuff added!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Sort of ironic that this post tops page 301
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    Re: Mini-Fridge

    This gets my vote for "most odd thread bump" ever
  40. Re: Mid-40s man looking for a "sensual date night" fragrance that feels mature and masculine

    My suggestions have all already been mentioned but, I'll second (third? fourth?)

    Fahrenheit Parfum
    Amouage Epic Man
    Creed Royal Oud

    Those are three of my all-time favorite scents, and I'm on...
  41. Re: Would You Wear Eau Sauvage Parfum and Encre Noire à l'Extrême to Work?

    If you have - and love - DHP and FP, you absolutely need to buy ESP. Not that they're anything alike, but - like you said, they are the holy trinity of Dior parfums. All three are masterpieces IMO
  42. Poll: Re: Cozy/smooth fragrances for your soul and body!

    For your poll: EdB

    For me: Egoiste or Royal Oud
  43. Re: Would You Wear Eau Sauvage Parfum and Encre Noire à l'Extrême to Work?

    Yeah I agree - nothing polarizing at all about Eau Sauvage Parfum IMO. Its a clean, fresh smell that I've received nothing but positive feedback from. I wear it to work all the time.

    Because ESP...
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    Re: Is amouage fate a nice fragrance?

    I don't like Fate at all. Easily the worst Amouage I've smelled
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    Re: Which Amouage is for me?

    Amouage might be my favorite house, so take my opinions with a grain of salt.

    Epic Man is one of the best all-around scents, of all time. Super versatile, opulent, magnificent.
    Jubi XXV (as many...
  46. Poll: Re: MFK Poll (APOM / Oud / Baccarat Rouge EDP)

    Owch. My preference out of the 3 listed is definitely BR540, fluorescent pink scent or not. :lolk:

    I have recently come to appreciate the extrait though, it really (IMO) amps up the woody aspect...
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    Re: Current Fahrenheit EDT vs Parfum

    Do NOT buy this (Fahrenheit Parfum) from Russia!!! This is rapidly becoming one of the most faked designer scents out there. As I look on ebay, I'm guessing fully 50% of the Fahrenheit Parfum for...
  48. Re: Name a house that's overdue for a masculine release

    Viking wasnt original?
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    Re: Current Fahrenheit EDT vs Parfum

    Unfortunately, DHP is well on its way to unicorn status, unobtanium. I was absolutely astonished to find out that its going for ~$250 a bottle (!!!). Luckily I bought four backup bottles back when it...
  50. Re: Suggestions for 'edgy' night-time fragrances...

    This is also an excellent suggestion along the lines of Lonestar Memories
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    Re: Current Fahrenheit EDT vs Parfum

    There is definitely a "family resemblance" between DHP and FP. However, DHP is the darker, brooding, more serious older brother, and FP is the younger, funner, more carefree younger sibling.
    ...
  52. Re: How would you rank your top three fragrances from this list?

    This, and in this order
  53. Re: What's the best "warm blanket" for winter?

    For me, my "warm blanket" scents are Egoiste and Opium EdP
  54. Re: Suggestions for 'edgy' night-time fragrances...

    Lonestar Memories is much edgier than LDDM of those two Tauers - its a smoky, ambery, incense-y, birch-tarry leather. One of my favorite frags of all time. Both are masterpieces IMO.
  55. Re: Creed - Bois Du Portugal Drydown w/o the bitter top

    One of the things I love about both Royal Oud and BdP is thier versatility. Both are wearable pretty much year round, dressed up, dressed down, day, night - whatever.
  56. Re: Suggestions for 'edgy' night-time fragrances...

    DS & Durga Bowmakers is pretty "edgy" and I imagine, would be great for an avant-garde musician.

    I would also suggest checking out Tauer - both L'Air du Desert Marocain, and Lonestar Memories....
  57. Re: Name a house that's overdue for a masculine release

    Creed released Viking in 2017
    Chanel relessed BdC Parfum (the best "Bleu" iteration IMO) in 2018

    when was the last time Hermes released a masculine?
  58. Re: Creed - Bois Du Portugal Drydown w/o the bitter top

    As someone who loves both fragrances, this is an excellent suggestion.
  59. Re: Creed - Bois Du Portugal Drydown w/o the bitter top

    Boy, thats the dream, isnt it?? A perfume that takes the drydown of Bois du Portugal, and amps it up. Tell me where I can get that, I'd buy 100 bottles. :laugh:

    There are a LOT of people who would...
  60. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    Have to agree, I've only owned Michael for a few weeks now and "thin" is definitely apt. First time I wore it, I only sprayed 3 or 4 times and I couldn't smell it on myself after like an hour - had...
  61. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of 10K01 Royal Oud tonight (2 to each forearm, 2 to the chest, 2 on the shirt)

    God I love this stuff :happy:
  62. Re: Next purchase, 2 frag,recommendations, ( The One EdP, Fahrenheit edt, Narciso Rod. )

    This.
  63. Re: We Need to Talk About Scalping and Price Gouging

    My issue is less scalping and more, stupidity; when people ask "ebay prices" for stuff here on Basenotes.

    This should be obvious I feel like - and to most people here it is, but there are a few...
  64. Re: What makes you feel you always need a new fragrance?

    Materialism. Always want MORE, what you have is old and boring, you need to keep buying new stuff! Chase happiness by acquiring stuff
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    Re: Fragrance for a dapper gentleman

    Chanel Pour Monsieur EdT/Concentree (I prefer the concentree, but both are excellent)
    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum
    Creed Bois Du Portugal
    Creed Royal Oud
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Red shirt Friday (to show support for US troops) so Baccarat Rouge felt appropriate
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    Re: Thoughts on Montblanc as a brand?

    They make great pens!
  68. Re: We Need to Talk About Scalping and Price Gouging

    Glad somebody got it.

    edit: dammit, Hugh! now the joke doesnt work at all
  69. Re: Best from this list... must try ( 1 Million Privé, The One Intense, Eau de Baux )

    From your list, Eau Des Baux by a country mile. (which is actually just 1 mile)
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    Re: Niche Alternative to Dior Homme Intense

    I think unfortunately, the answer is Dior Homme Parfum. Its darker, deeper, richer in every way. Its stunning IMO and has performance that is really second to none.

    I would be patient and keep...
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    Re: Notes that overwhelm all others for you

    Clove, cumin
  72. Re: We Need to Talk About Scalping and Price Gouging

    I'm gonna go get the papers, get the papers
  73. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Waiting on two backups:
    another 10K01 (first year) bottle of Royal Oud
    another metal cap, 2010 bottle of La Nuit De L'Homme

    two of my most favorite scents, in their original formulations :)
  74. Re: Is La nuit de l'homme suitable for an 18 year old

    I think LNDL is a fantastic scent for just about anyone! See if you can find a bottle from 2012 or earlier - there's at least one for sale in the marketplace here.
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    Re: must have masterpiece/classic

    Chanel Pour Monsieur/Concentree
    Creed Royal Oud
    Creed Bois Du Portugal
    Dior Fahrenheit Parfum (as someone said, perhaps not *yet* a classic masterpiece, but agree that it will be)
    YSL Opium EdP...
  76. Re: Building a minimalist but situationally diverse wardrobe. Advice?

    Your collection needs Royal Oud, as several others have said. In my ~50 bottle collection, its far and away my most worn, and its not even close.
  77. Re: Advice for a 'Colder' Weather Fragrance: all suggestions welcome! (Wood, Tobacco, Incense, Spice

    Chopard Oud Malaki would probably fit into what you're looking for as far as a semi-sweet tobacco. Don't think anybody has suggested it yet either.

    Its a tobacco scent, made semi sweet by the...
  78. Re: Recommend me something better than Creed Aventus

    Parfums de Marly Layton
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    Re: Omg omg omg dior Fahrenheit parfum

    They're fake.

    No way anybody would sell authentic FP for 20 bucks. Finding this stuff for 80 bucks would be a steal! And if they were real, you would wear it a lot, because it smells fantastic.
  80. Re: Elegant, gentleman, rich and seductive fragrances

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    Re: Most worn in September 2020

    Strong work - a man after my own heart :) ECC is my 2nd most worn (and I own an unholy amount of it) but I've found that I reach for Egoiste EdT more in warm weather. Something about the EdT just...
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    Re: ⭐️ Costume National Homme, thoughts

    Sorry but I have to disagree - Royal Oud is my favorite frag, by far my most worn, and I feel safe in saying that there is NO clove anywhere in there. Not even a little bit.

    I would have to agree...
  83. Re: What is a high quality alternative to Herod?

    I would 3rd Red Tobacco


    also a vote for Oajan, which, as Anton pointed out, is NOT a tobacco scent, but has a similar feel, and smells higher quality
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    Re: Best all year round Creed(s)?

    Bois du Portugal
    Royal Oud
    Aventus

    ... are all year-round wears for me.
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    Re: Which of these 5 for fall/winter/why

    Have to say Grand Soir as well
  86. Re: Mercedes-Benz Man Private: This One's Good....and I Mean It!

    Maybe, I have two bottles, a first year 2012 and a second year 2013, according to the batch codes. So if you have a later batch - maybe it was reformulated? Or maybe in aging and maceration it...
  87. Re: Mercedes-Benz Man Private: This One's Good....and I Mean It!

    Fair enough. It doesn't come across as all that spicy to my nose, its smoothness is one of the things I love about it; it feels very well blended to me.
  88. Re: Mercedes-Benz Man Private: This One's Good....and I Mean It!

    I don't know how anyone could dislike Oud Malaki. Its truly one of the better bang-for-your-buck scents out there, one of my favorite woody-spicy-tobacco-y scents with a hint of sweetness from a...
  89. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    Brick after brick after brick here. Its ugly. C's are collapsing down the stretch :undecided:
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    Re: Best Zara fragrances?

    Did you? Interested in this one, as Royal Oud is my favorite frag. 100ml bottles of this stuff can be had for ~40 bucks
  91. Thread: Game Day!

    by Diamond Joe
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    Re: Game Day!

    He really is right now. Celtics need to find their DEFENSE here
  92. Re: Mercedes-Benz Man Private: This One's Good....and I Mean It!

    Glad your self-aware enough to admit this :lolk:
  93. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    They're not playing bad, but I don't feel like the desperation is there. Kemba being in foul trouble this early in the 2nd half doesn't help..
  94. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    Hoping Reflection Man is representative of the positive mind set of the Celtics tonight :laugh:
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    Re: Math problem

    I would imagine that youd be fine keeping 5 or 6 bottles and getting rid of the rest.
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    Re: what do you think of joop homme?

    It was my signature scent for a couple years in college. I can't stand it now as it just feels waaay too dated to me because of the association
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    Re: Are all these fakes or legit?

    Most of em that I can see are "0.27oz". which is still way wrong, 20ml = 0.68oz. Only one that got it right was the CK Euphoria box
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    Re: What are YOUR 10/10 fragrances?

    Quite a few but I hand out 10s like a kid handing out candy at Halloween :)
    Royal Oud
    Egoiste/Egoiste Concentree (vintage)
    Lonestar Memories
    Interlude Man
    Epic Man
    Bois du Portugal
    La Nuit De...
  99. Thread: Game Day!

    by Diamond Joe
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    Re: Game Day!

    This X1000. Zero consistency. Its really frustrating to watch, I thought Gordon Hayward was gonna be the glue that gave them some cohesion, some consistesncy, but... does not appear that way right...
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    Re: Mancera Red Tobacco

    Nice work Chuck! Two solid "LOVES" for me! Fahrenheit Parfum is in my top 5, its just stunning. Swoon-worthy if I may borrow a phrase.

    Just remember - don't judge Red Tobacco on the first 5...
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