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    Re: Paul Sebastian PS Fine Cologne!

    ENT posted that nearly a decade ago, and hasn't logged onto BN in over a year..
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    Got a decant of this recently. i find it quite similar to Cartier L'Envol EDP, the main different being some of the top notes. I get a pickle smell, which I rather like, and then almost a tomato leaf...
  3. Re: NEW: Jil Sander - Strictly Jil Sander Fresh!

    Got a deal on this rare one, thought I'd give it a shot.

    It's hard to call a fragrance bad, but this one is close. It doesn't last for sh*t, and it's extremely boring. to me it smells like Chrome...
  4. Re: New website: ALL PERFUME TESTERS 30% OFF FOR 2! + extra 5% off

    prices aren't even that good. a tom of finland tester for 133 us? I just bought a bnib one for 109
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    Re: Stirling Fragrances

    Does anyone know if when they go out of stock, do they ever re-stock? I've been looking at a couple, and I have not seen them come back in stock. Or is it small batches, one and done type deal (which...
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    Re: Stirling Fragrances

    Yes, definitely interesting, thanks for the heads up.
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    Re: Tom ford for men extreme

    I actually thought it said Noir, and then disappeared.

    Note to self.. don't use BN when half asleep.
  8. Re: Metal Jeans, Giorgio/90210. Anyone? ...anyone?

    This really does smell like vintage Fahrenheit, it just doesn't have the performance. In general I think it's the best Fahrenheit clone though, even if it didn't smell like vintage.

    Looks like...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    This looks really nice, I almost blind bought a bottle, but went with a sample instead. I'm picturing this to be somewhere in the same genre as Bvlgari BLV, but with a Hermes touch, like use of their...
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    Re: Tom ford for men extreme

    Hope I don't get lynched for making a mistake!
  11. Re: NEW Ralph Lauren - Polo Cologne Intense Eau de Parfum

    Worn this now about a dozen times. Although I don't really get any Polo from it, I still think it's a solid fragrance. Its become a "dumb reach" for me, pretty often as of late, when I can't figure...
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    Re: Tom ford for men extreme

    Oh ya I see now.

    https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/326/853/9fe.gif
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    Re: Tom ford for men extreme

    In that case.. Extreme smells nothing like Black Orchid to me.
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    Re: your favorite Dunhill Desire?

    Btw, to anyone who likes Desire Red but find it overly synthetic, or maybe just too dated. I would highly recommend trying this gem called Legend by Jafra. It's usually cheap, when you can even find...
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    Re: your favorite Dunhill Desire?

    The Gold version seems to be the hardest to find. I've heard it's an Aventus clone, but with a Desire Red vibe.. that might actually be good.
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    Re: Tom ford for men extreme

    I definitely agree with everything you said. I would even go as far as saying Black Orchid is a female version of Noir Extreme, and Noir Extreme is a male version of Black Orchid. Same vibes,...
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    Re: Baldessarini Ambre Oud 2017.

    Bought this recently for a good price. Not a big fan honestly, the original is much better, more akin to Michael Kors for Men, and Dunhill Custom. I found the opening of Ambre Oud too heavy on the...
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    your favorite Dunhill Desire?

    Just smelled Desire Blue again for the first time in a while, it's quite bad. I think I got a bad bottle actually, the juice inside looks more purple than blue, and it smells like pure rubbing...
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    Re: Romance For Men - Ralph Lauren

    Never thought Romance was that bad.. kind of reminded me of Tommy, but with more woods.

    Romance Silver was better though, but it smells virtually the same as Gucci by Gucci, which I own.
  20. Re: Aramis: has the end of this classic arrived?

    I bought a bottle around 2018 and thought it was disgusting. Priot to that, having smelled it, I always remember it being quite strong, but not as bad smell wise. This is what my last impressions...
  21. Re: I just noticed something in my wardrobe..

    That's true. I'm actually paranoid about keeping butane and lighters in my room. I have a torch lighter than can burn through an aluminum soda can in a few seconds, and the flame shoots up about 6...
  22. Re: I just noticed something in my wardrobe..

    I think I'm seriously done at 500.



    Ah crap. Thanks RP! I wanted to stop at 10k, but a BN'er has to do, what a BN'er has to do!

    Though as much as I love perfumes, my interest in BN...
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    Re: Vetiver chit-chat

    I'll test it out again in the future. Might have been fatigued by vetiver around that time of testing.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I always go about measuring watches lug to lug, as case measurement is pretty much pointless. Most modern men's watches seem smaller on paper, because they measure under 42 mm, but few sites measure...
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    Re: Elysium Parfum Cologne - Is This a Joke?

    That's me going to the moon with my Dogecoins.
  26. Re: I just noticed something in my wardrobe..

    I wish I got in on that too, but I do own a few of ETC, which has skyrocketed lately. I'm gonna hold that. Ya I bought Doge when it was less than a penny a stock, never even dreaming it would even...
  27. Re: I just noticed something in my wardrobe..

    I would imagine you to have way more!



    I agree with everything you said, and my journey mimics yours to a T. The only difference is mine has been over more of a 15 year span I would say.


    ...
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    Re: Vetiver chit-chat

    To my nose, Sel de Vetiver smells pretty close to Bois de Vetiver by Lagerfeld, which smells like Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee. I was quite underwhelmed when I tried it.
  29. Re: I just noticed something in my wardrobe..

    Not anymore thanks to Dogecoin. :coolold:
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    Most Overrated Discontinued Frags?

    Candies for Men for sure.. it's amazing that this gets such high marks from people who review it. For nostalgic value, sure, it can be as high as your heart desires, but as a fragrance, it's very...
  31. Re: Liz Claiborne Candies in 2021? Was is re-released, repackaged and reformulated?

    About a month later now, worn this a good 5 times. It's one of those frags I spray on, and then an hour later I forgot what I put on. It had the most uninteresting mid you can imagine, and the base,...
  32. I just noticed something in my wardrobe..

    I hit 400..

    Time for therapy..
  33. Ability to add previos SOTD? Plus another suggestion..

    Tbh, don't really know why the suggestion board exists, since nobody seems to read them. Here goes anyways..

    SOTD is probably the most used feature on BN. People use it to share their fragrance...
  34. Re: Anything that smells like Hermes Voyage Parfum but with beastly sillage?

    I get good performance, but I used to think I didn't. I presume the old case of going nose blind. I haven't found anything that smells quite like VdH, other than the edt and edp smelling about the...
  35. Re: Does this exist? Imagine TdH, but soapy instead of cedar & vetiver

    Was wearing Loewe Solo today from a sample and thought maybe this fits the bill. Smells like a less dirty TdH to me, but it also reminded me of Bvlgari Man Exteme.
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    Re: Elysium Parfum Cologne - Is This a Joke?

    This is the only Roja I've tried too, and my thoughts mimic the OP's. It's a boring scent, granted it smells good, a little bit like Lysol though.

    I'm sure if this was smelled while blindfolded,...
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    Re: Vetiver chit-chat

    Have you guys tried Banana Republic Linen Vetiver? It's one of the only vetiver's I've tried that really smells like laundry detergent. I think it's very good, but may be challenging for some to...
  38. Re: Does this exist? Imagine TdH, but soapy instead of cedar & vetiver

    I have Silver Shadow, and I don't get the correlation.
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    Re: Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc Parfum

    Very surprising given the notes.
  40. Re: A blast from the past: What were the big hyped frags when you joined Basenotes?

    It's funny, cause I remember when Aventus first came out in 2010, people were dogging it bad. It wasn't til about 2012 when it became really popular.
  41. Re: Is Guerlain Vetiver Extreme a justifiable purchase if I own Guerlain Vetiver?

    Got Vetiver Extreme yesterday, and wore it to sleep. Pretty nice vetiver, but not unique at all. It's more green and earthy, and dry than the original which is more soapy and clean. It doesn't remind...
  42. Re: Recommendations Marine, Aquatic, Oceanic, Blue, Must try fragrances

    Bvlgari Aqva
    Bvlgari Aqva Marine
    Nautica
    Curve Wave
    Sel Marin
    Bond Wallstreet
    Erofla
    TB St Kitts
    Hermessence Epice Marine
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    Re: Thoughts on Gris Clair

    Never smelled it, but looks like something I wouldn't like.
  44. Re: Is Guerlain Vetiver Extreme a justifiable purchase if I own Guerlain Vetiver?

    I think so too :)

    I bought a bottle from an Ebay seller for $49. Could've gotten a capless tester for about 8 less, but I prefer a cap.
  45. Re: Green, Coniferous, and Forest - please critique my wish list

    I'd add Lubin Itasca for sure, it's like a niche version of old school Polo, but with vetiver too, it's one of the best fragrances I've ever smelled, and any fan of coniferous blends needs to try...
  46. Re: Is Guerlain Vetiver Extreme a justifiable purchase if I own Guerlain Vetiver?

    Thanks for all the feedback. I'll probably buy a bottle, especially if it's discontinued. I suppose even if it does smell too much like the original, that won't be a bad thing.

    I'll return to...
  47. Re: Does this exist? Imagine TdH, but soapy instead of cedar & vetiver

    I think Beckham Homme maybe. Of course it smells cheaper because it's a cheap celeb frag, but they do share similarities. I wouldn't say it smells soapy, but it definitely smells a lot more fresh.
    ...
  48. Re: Is Guerlain Vetiver Extreme a justifiable purchase if I own Guerlain Vetiver?

    Ohhh that sounds good. I love Sycomore!



    Do you agree with HFM that it's similar to Sycomore? If so, I think I'm sold.
  49. Is Guerlain Vetiver Extreme a justifiable purchase if I own Guerlain Vetiver?

    I've been on the fence with purchasing Vetiver Extreme for a while, but what are the differences between this and the original? I have not really seen a comparison of the 2 anywhere, and not in any...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Fahrenheit
    Arpege pH
    Paul Smith Man
    Itasca
    Spark Seduction
  51. Re: Paul Smith 'Portrait for Men' - Now discontinued? Similar alternatives?

    Whoa this is good. Got a bottle in the past month, I'll stick with my original reply, it's like a Summery Magnetism. The dry down reminds me of YSL L'homme Parfum Intense.

    It's a shame that so...
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    Re: Is this how you pronounce Loewe?

    Same, and then I saw on a Youtube video someone pronounce it as "low-way", then I started to. Now I hear Sebastian pronouncing it "low-way-vay".

    Most people I know who I've heard enunciate it,...
  53. Re: Saint Julep vs. You or Someone Like You. Your favourite of the two

    I believe it's the aromachemical they use for jasmine in the mid of YOSLY that makes it overly floral, and not so much the rose; in fact I don't remember getting any rose, just a lot of white...
  54. Re: Plum Japonais what doea it really remind you of

    Opening reminds me of Varvatos Vintage, or Jub XXV.
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    Re: What are your thoughts on L'Envol???

    Smells like dirty dish water to me.
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    Re: Smooth Vanilla-centric Fragrances?

    Solid mostly unisex frags. Problem is that acquiring samples is kind of hard in America, I believe this is a popular label in France.
  57. Re: NEW Ralph Lauren - Polo Cologne Intense Eau de Parfum

    Get BHPC Rogue, it smells the same and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
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    Re: Any fans of Arrogant?

    Spark Seduction is one I will never part with lol. It's one of the best hidden gems out there. Not sure how Ebay is there in Germany, but here in America, you can still find 15 ml bottles of it for...
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    Re: Smooth Vanilla-centric Fragrances?

    You'll be pleasantly surprised with it. I'm glad that snobbery often overlooks this one tbh, it's one of the best kept vanilla fragrance secrets.
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    Re: Any fans of Arrogant?

    Nope, haven't smelled this one. I do see it gets compared to Arrogant and Le Male on Fragrantica. I would also compare Arrogant to Le Male, only much more of clean and barbershop vibe. I do get a lot...
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    Any fans of Arrogant?

    Arrogant by English Laundry. This has been a sleeper for me, just purchased my second bottle. It's like a fresher version of D&G pH, or more so, it's like a better version of Realities.

    I think...
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    Re: Is this how you pronounce Loewe?

    So.. the w is a v really?
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    Is this how you pronounce Loewe?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBvWJ94368E

    I always pronounced it like Lo-way. Where is he getting the "vay" from?
  64. Re: Axe Marmite Shower Gel - WTF - I've Seen It All Now !!!

    Kinda sounds good tbh.
  65. Re: Saint Julep vs. You or Someone Like You. Your favourite of the two

    Saint Julep no question. Lasts much longer too. You or Someone Like You has a nice opening but quickly becomes floral and overly feminine. If you haven't tried it yet, I would avoid it, unless you...
  66. Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Seems a lot of people get wow'd really easily.
  67. Re: NEW Ralph Lauren - Polo Cologne Intense Eau de Parfum

    Modern Reserve actually smells like Polo.
  68. Re: NEW Ralph Lauren - Polo Cologne Intense Eau de Parfum

    There's not a lick of pine in this to me, and that's the main killer.

    I agree it's shower gel like, but as someone said, a cut above. It's like a good shower gel. I do think it's a good purchase...
  69. Re: Reformulation thoughts on Red for Men by GIorgio of Beverly Hills.

    Recently purchased this. Still a solid fragrance, and great for the price. The cumin note is more toned down in current formula.
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    Re: Vetiver chit-chat

    Recently blind bought something called Salted Vetiver by Maboussin. I'm familiar with the house, and they make pretty good stuff, but this stuff is absolute garbage. The vetiver is barely...
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    Re: boozy summer scents?

    Paris Fidji is a good one that nobody talks about. It may be hard to find now, I'm not sure. This is a boozy rum with a lot of citrus, it's a bit creamy too.

    Holister Socal may work too. Haven't...
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    Re: Questions for BN Experts

    Welcome. This is gonna be one of my longer posts..

    Firstly I wanna give my opinion on Luca Turin's guides. I think he is an important part of the fragrance world, but I would take his reviews with...
  73. Re: Daniel Josier is finally getting some love!

    I think Green Leather gets compared to TL, because it's the closest thing to it. It's definitely not a clone though.

    Quetzaly I would not blind buy, unless you're collector. I don't really get...
  74. Daniel Josier is finally getting some love!

    I've been an advocate of this house for a few months now since discovering them. It wasn't until recently I have seen people reviewing the stuff on Youtube.

    I have tried 4 of their scents. Ambre...
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    [CONUS] Re: Designers for swap, some rare and htf!

    Updated.
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    Re: Yet another recommendation thread

    Ferrari Radiant Bergamot, or Caron pour un Homme.
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    Re: V&R Spicebomb Infrared (new)

    This sounds really good based on the few reviews I've seen. I'll probably buy a sample when available on Ebay.
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    Re: Dior Sauvage

    Didn't know where to post this, but it looks like Sauvage now sells a 300 ml, yes 10 oz refill bottle. That's a lot of Sauvage..
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    Re: Best Louis Vuitton fragrances

    I've only smelled Afternoon Swim, and it's pretty nice. It lasts a long time and has like this sugary citrus thing going on. It's just way too expensive.
  80. Re: Bought my first bottle of L'eau de issey ph

    I enjoy this one too. I, like you, avoided wearing it in the mid 90's while it was all around me. I think that may be why when I wear it in this modern day, it's not played out to me. I think it's a...
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    Re: Tom Ford Lost Cherry

    More than Office?
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    Re: YSL Y - Which is the best one?

    What about Fraiche?
  83. Re: Difference between (vintage) Eau de Rochas POUR Homme and (new) Eau de Rochas Homme?

    Wonder what ever happened to Grottola, he was one of the first frag reviewers on Youtube too.
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    Re: Latest Azzaro - The Most Wanted!

    Sounds sexy.
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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Poll

    Out of the choices, Tobacco Vanille. Grey Vetiver is just too basic for me, although solid. Noir de Noir is quite good, but hard to find the time to wear it. Noir Extreme, like Noir de Noir, hard to...
  86. Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Daniel Josier Green Leather.

    I think if someone more prolific hyped this one, it would be the next BR 540.

    It smells like a mix of Tuscan Leather and Pure Havane.
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    Re: Smooth Vanilla-centric Fragrances?

    Vanille by Molinard, $40, great performance, and as vanilla as vanilla can get. Vanille Patchouli from Molinard if you want something extra.
  88. Re: Latest Armani Prive - Cypres Pantelleria!

    Aquatic cypress.. interesting.
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    Re: Any love for Bvlgari BLV?

    Likewise.
  90. Re: NEW Ralph Lauren - Polo Cologne Intense Eau de Parfum

    I haven't smelled Crest in about 25 years.
  91. Re: NEW Ralph Lauren - Polo Cologne Intense Eau de Parfum

    Did you notice the dry down to smell like cinnamon to you? I wore this today as well, and I got a lot of cinnamon from the dry down, but more of a dull cinnamon.
  92. Re: NEW Ralph Lauren - Polo Cologne Intense Eau de Parfum

    Same exact thing for me. Then I wore it today for my sotd, and I could smell the dry down 6 hours after applying, so that's good enough if it lasts 6 hours.
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    Re: Early love that is still a love

    Fahrenheit
    Fahrenheit Absolute
    Arpege pH
    Corduroy
    Polo Double Black
    Floris 1962
    Prada Amber
    Jubilation XXV
    Bvlgari BLV
    Menthe Fraiche
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    Re: Is current Aramis New West worth it?

    Ah I remember Petruccijc, he used to host the BN meet ups a lot, along with JaimieB.
  95. Re: Liz Claiborne Candies in 2021? Was is re-released, repackaged and reformulated?

    Agree with ANGIES. I still get the original Candies, but it's really dialed down. The base isn't as strong, and the opening is more of a tart citrus, than the old Candies which I think had a...
  96. Re: A blast from the past: What were the big hyped frags when you joined Basenotes?

    Reading some of these comments, I wonder if anyone could find the oldest topic in the Male Discussion Forum? Or maybe the top 10 oldest BN topics, I would love to read them, and see the old original...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2021

    Paul Smith Men
    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61uwTeLmxhL._SY355_.jpg
    Paul Smith Portrait
    https://cdn.fragrancenet.com/images/photos/600x600/243314.jpg
    Ferrari Red Power Ice 3...
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    Re: Any love for Bvlgari BLV?

    ChuckW said this was a hype beast on the "Blast from the past" topic I created yesterday. Wow, I never knew it. Too bad it didn't live on a little longer, I think a lot of people would have really...
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    Re: Bvlgari aqva

    Same. I never understood how people can smell fish from this. Then again Dior Homme Parfum smells like bbq meats to me.
  100. Re: What's the last frag you physically scrubbed off, and when?

    Sounds like a 5 star in a Luca Turin book.
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